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Frontier Digital Ventures invests US$3.5 million in PakWheels

Frontier Digital Ventures invests US$3.5 million in PakWheels

This is the second deal by the firm in Pakistan, following its maiden investment in Zameen.com Frontier Digital Ventures, a digital investment firm headquartered in Malaysia, has invested US$3.5 million in PakWheels.com, Pakistan-based automotive website. PakWheels.com is a portal to buy and sell cars and motorcycles, read automotive reviews and news, check automotive prices and find solutions to


[Malaysia] Mobile Developer Day KL 2014

Mobile Developer Day is an event dedicated towards aspiring Mobile Developers around Asia for mobile technology updates Synopsis: The Mobile Developer Day conference is made of 2 parts. The first covers the current state of the mobile platforms. Things like market share of smartphones and it’s operating systems throughout the world and here in South East


Catcha Group launches Catcha Ventures for digital firms across SEA

Catcha Ventures will invest between US$50M to US$100M in growth-stage companies in new media, mobile and technology in the region Catcha Group today announced the formal launch of Catcha Ventures, a division focussed on minority investments in high-growth new media, technology and mobile companies in Southeast Asia. Catcha Ventures will invest between US$50M to US$100M in selected companies


MaGIC wants to make Malaysia the startup capital of Asia

MaGIC launches MaGIC Startup Academy, a platform for startup education, with an aim to provide regional and global exposure to new Malaysian startups In an endeavour to make Malaysia the startup capital of Asia, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) launched MaGIC Startup Academy (MSA) last week at Cyberjaya. The five-day event — from October 15 to 19 —


Did you know these 5 facts about Malaysia’s tech ecosystem?

Malaysia boasts a vibrant tech and startup ecosystem. Here are 5 reasons why e27 chose it as the next destination for its Echelon initiative It’s just over a month to e27‘s next big event – Echelon Malaysia 2014. You may wonder: Why Malaysia? Just what makes Malaysia the next Echelon destination – is it the quality of the startups,


[Malaysia] Alpha Startups – Telco Edition

Got a startup idea and not sure where to begin? Let us sort you out at Alpha Startups Synopsis: We have designed a content-packed, hands-on programme for startups in alpha mode. Beyond big ideas and cash, discover the proven methodologies behind building a successful startup. Learn from experienced mentors and fellow peers on your ramp


Empower your startup with Echelon Malaysia 2014

e27 is taking Echelon to Malaysia. Learn from Asia’s tech and business leaders, and power up your startup to the next level   Synopsis e27 is bringing the Echelon magic to Malaysia with Echelon Malaysia 2014. Home to tech companies like JobStreet and the recently-listed MOL, the Malaysian startup scene is developing rapidly, with initiatives like


[Malaysia] Digital Atelier Kuala Lumpur #01

Learn from digital & social marketing experts at a lecture/workshop by Hyper Island & award-winning digital agency VLT     Synopsis: Regional award-winning digital agency, VLT Kuala Lumpur is partnering with Hyper Island to bring you Digital Atelier Kuala Lumpur Edition #01. Enter Hackerscape at SSTwo Mall, and learn from industry mavens as they share


MOL raises US$169 million in its initial IPO round on Nasdaq

This is way less than its expected US$300 million. Each share was priced at US$12.50 The Malaysia-based online payment company MOL has just finished wrapping up its IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$169 million in the initial round of offering with the price of each share being US$12.50, the bottom of the initial US$12.50 to US$14.50 price


1st government-led cyber sale; are websites glitch free?

1 more day to first ever government-led cyber sale in the world; are participating merchant websites in Malaysia well-prepared for it? Malaysia will be the first in the world to have an online sale that is organised by any government. It will be the largest online sale ever in Malaysia starting from 29th September to 1st October 2014.


Loanstreet introduces suite of services to help the bankrupt

The firm’s CEO Jared Lim talks to e27 about how its eligibility testing system helps loan seekers save time and effort Malaysia-based loan comparison service Loanstreet’s CEO Jared Lim knows the sort of hurdles one has to cross in order to procure a home loan. In 2009, his family got into financial difficulties and lost


Thailand’s Pomelo Fashion now in Singapore; soon to enter Malaysia

Ten thousand registered users in Singapore so far. How will Singaporeans react to this Thailand-based Korea-style fashion e-commerce website? Thailand-based fashion e-commerce website Pomelo Fashion announced last week that it has officially launched in Singapore. For background, the online-only brand was first launched in Thailand a year ago with a focus on Korea-designed and -manufactured


Financial comparison website iMoney secures US$4M from iSelect

Malaysia-based iMoney wants to triple its regional web traffic to five million monthly unique visitors by next year Malaysia-based financial comparison website iMoney has today announced securing MYR 13 million (US$4 million) from Australian publicly-listed online comparison service iSelect Limited, which will now own 20.1 per cent of shares in iMoney. According to an official statement,