Tag Archives: Malaysia


Doobie wants to be the Instagram of custom t-shirts

Doobie wants to be the Instagram of custom t-shirts

Do you want to design you own tee? All you have to do is snap, upload an image, and place your order with this new app Leveraging the textiles might of his existing Malaysia-based design and manufacturing company SaltyCustoms, young entrepreneur Shannon Toh is set on going where no startup in Southeast Asia has gone before: a mobile


[Malaysia] Startupbootcamp FinTech Pitch Day Kuala Lampur

Join FinTech Pitch Day Kuala Lampur to connect with some of the best innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the world. Synopsis: Startupbootcamp FinTech is the leading startup accelerator for FinTech startups worldwide with two programs in London and Singapore. 10 startups will be selected for a 13 weeks program to be accelerated to a fast growth


GigFairy, CLOSETStyles win at 1337 Ventures’ pre-accelerator initiative

They will each receive about US$3,000 and mentorship. 1337 Ventures has also announced five new separate investments of US$15,000 each Malaysia-based 1337 Ventures has announced the two winners of its five-day Alpha Startups pre-accelerator programme (Batch 4) – GigFairy, a live music booking platform, and CLOSETStyles, a C2C fashion marketplace app for ladies. They were chosen from an initial batch


Amazon Web Services’ Joseph Ziegler invests in Malaysia’s Mobile 360

Ziegler will be an active advisor, bringing his expertise in cloud-based architectures, Big Data and ad tech to the startup Malaysia-based Mobile 360, which offers two Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions: RichMediaAds and MobileAds, has received undisclosed investment from Joseph Ziegler, Startup Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific, Amazon Web Services. He will also be an active advisor to the startup. The investment was made


Malaysia’s Shoppr raises US$400K seed investment

The money will be used to ramp up development speed in order to increase engagement and interaction, as well as to hire talent Malaysia’s Tinder-for-shopping app Shoppr today announced a US$400,000 seed round. The round saw participation from East Ventures (its first investment in a Malaysian startup), 500 Startups, and an angel investor. The money will be used to


Start Up Nation appoints Lim Ming Ling as GM of Malaysian subsidiary

Lim, who previously founded Work Palette, will boost SUN Malaysia’s investment, acceleration and social impact divisions Singapore-based investment firm and accelerator Start Up Nation (SUN) has appointed Lim Ming Ling as General Manager of its Malaysian subsidiary, SUN Malaysia. The appointment was made official on January 1, 2015. Lim, who previously founded the now-defunct Malaysia-based co-working

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Lean Startup Machine gets Malaysian entrepreneurs to hit the streets

The workshop focusses on teaching innovators to build what their customers want using lean startup principles to validate their idea With the aim to share advice on starting up lean and get some of the community’s brightest minds to inspire budding entrepreneurs, a competitive three-day workshop Lean Startup Machine (LSM) was recently held at the Microsoft office in


1337 Ventures announces intake for latest batch of its pre-accelerator programme

The programme, Alpha Startups, will see selected teams go through a pre-accelerator stage to get their business plans and pitch decks ready for seed and pre-series A funding Malaysia based 1337 Ventures has announced intakes for the fourth batch of its pre-accelerator programme, Alpha Startups, on the 5th of January, the company said in a statement.


Follow footsteps of locals and discover new places with Seeties

This Malaysia-based startup that focuses on local discovery, tries a unique adrenaline-fuelled marketing campaign to catch user-attention Seeties, a new website and mobile app allows users to discover new local points of interests in Southeast Asia like food and drinks, culture, landmarks, outdoor and sports and nightlife. The Malaysia based startup offers a SoLoMo (social


10man is a Malaysian tenancy management startup with a regional vision

The 10man Co-founder believes Southeast Asia’s tenancy management space is lying largely untapped and severely underserved 10man is a newly-launched tenancy management startup in Malaysia, with a base in Kuala Lumpur and plans to expand regionally. It has so far raised nearly MYR 800,000 (US$230,000) in capital, but is looking for a more sizeable US$2 million


For prompt delivery, there is no faster way than stocking in: Hermo’s Ian Chua

Hermo Co-founder talks about being men in a woman’s industry, gaining trust of brands and expansion plans We shortlisted top e-commerce websites in Malaysia more than a year ago, and there is one in particular that is getting increasingly popular, especially among the ladies – Hermo. Hermo is among the top 500 websites in Malaysia, according to Alexa,


[Malaysia] Equity Crowdfunding: Make money investing in startups

Learn how to make money investing in startups via equity crowdfunding Synopsis: Want to invest in the next “Facebook” before it becomes as popular as Facebook? Want to own a part of high growth Malaysian start-ups like iMoney before it goes public? Historically, investing in start-ups has been limited to the top 1%. However, according


Regulations hindering cloud growth in SEA: Aravindan of Barracuda

Cloud computing in Asia is thriving mostly in Japan, Singapore, Australia, rather than India, Malaysia or China, shares Aravindan Anandan of Barracuda As the trend towards cloud computing continues, the advantages are constantly being weighed against the potential risks. This is especially true in the enterprise space, with some large corporations still hesitant about the