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Peatix celebrates official launch in Malaysia with Ringgit option

Peatix celebrates official launch in Malaysia with Ringgit option

Will Malaysian event organisers gravitate towards ticketing platform Peatix? Japan-based online ticketing platform Peatix yesterday announced its official move into Malaysia with a Malaysian Ringgit payment option. Prior to its announcement, organisers on the platform could only create US dollar-based paid events in the country, said Emi Takemura, Head of Asia, Peatix. According to an official

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12 facts you might not know about mobile in Malaysia

If you think you know enough about the neighbour, you surely are in for a surprise #1. Mobile penetration in Malaysia is higher than Indonesia, United States and world’s average However according to UBS research, Malaysia only ranks #4 in Southeast Asia in terms of mobile penetration, behind Singapore, Vietnam and guess what, Cambodia! #2.

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Fatfish acquires majority stake in Malaysian mobile game studio AppXplore

Fatfish’s subsidiary High Joyful International to buy 70 per cent of AppXplore for US$220,000 Singapore-based internet venture accelerator Fatfish Internet Group recently acquired 70 per cent stake in Malaysian mobile game company AppXplore Sdn Bhd. The buyout of AppXplore will to be done by Fatfish’s 70 per cent-owned subsidiary High Joyful International for US$220K. “Mobile games developed by AppXplore


Meet your personal date consultant with Malaysia’s Lovesprk

Now, perfect dates aren’t that hard to create. Just ask newly launched platform Lovesprk My sort of date night might sound utterly boring to some: two absolutely scrumptious bacon burgers, root beer floats, a comfortable couch with pillows aplenty, and a flat screen TV playing Breaking Bad in 3D. I am, of course, exaggerating, but for many


[Malaysia] SoftLayer Asia Roadshow – Kuala Lumpur

Softlayer Asia Roadshow comes to Kuala Lumpur to train startups and tech teams on creating positive business impact through cloud computing Synopsis: Speed is a startup’s main competitive advantage against larger companies. For tech startups and SMEs, scaling fast without breaking things is a primary concern for technical co-founders and tech teams. Your business demands easily deployable


[Malaysia] Startup Weekend Johor Bahru

Test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup at the 1st ever Startup Weekend in Johor Bahru! Synopsis: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join


aWhere raises US$6.3M from Elixir’s ECM Straits Fund

The investment will help aWhere take its data analytics platform outside North America. The company is opening an office in Malaysia to manage its Asia operations Denver- (Colarado) based agri-tech company, aWhere, which is looking to expand into Asia and is opening an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to manage its Asia operations, has raised


[Malaysia] Halal Tech POWER Challenge

100 entrepreneurs build 20 startups in 4 days - Join the Halal Tech POWER Challenge in KL for free and join us in innovating Asia! Synopsis: The applications for the Halal Tech POWER Challenge are now officially open! 100 talented entrepreneurs gets the chance to build 20 ventures in 4 days! Entire program FREE for the selected


This startup can help you learn absolutely anything

Want to learn magic tricks? What about ridding childhood abandonment issues? Malaysia-based Massive Open Online Course platform eduPOW might help you out At 27, Vince Tan was travelling the world speaking to thousands of people on how they too can make a living on the Internet. The Malaysian entrepreneur then realised that while speaking on an elevated


Thailand’s Priceza wants more of that Southeast Asia pie

After Thailand and Indonesia, price comparison service Priceza wants to enter Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines Thailand-based price comparison website Priceza recently announced plans to further expand in Southeast Asia, with its sights set on Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. To do so, however, it will be raising US$2 million to US$3 million


This Malaysian startup might be nearlyweds’ go-to platform

Enjoying nuptial bliss shouldn’t be that difficult. This startup wants to help engaged couples find ideas and vendors for their dream wedding Wedding planning should be simple and fun, say Teoh Weng Foo and Ross Affandy, the Founders of Planyourwedding.my, a Malaysia-based resource platform for engaged couples. But those words — ‘simple and fun’ —


Visa payWave hit 2 million transactions in Singapore last month

How is Visa’s contactless payment option payWave doing in Singapore? We hear it’s growing fast in Thailand as well Tap and go. Contactless option Visa payWave did extremely well in Singapore last month, having processed more than two million transactions in July 2014. According to an official statement, that represents more than one out of


[Malaysia] Trust Award 2014 – Malaysia Winner Ceremony

The Trust Award 2014 – Malaysia is designed to reward trustworthy online businesses across the country Synopsis: TrustedCompany is awarding the winners of the Trust Award 2014 – Malaysia. We are welcoming participants form our Top 20 ranking and senior management level from Malaysia’s eCommerce scene. Management from companies such as Reebonz, iBuy Group, TuneTalk or


Anchanto operates Levi’s Malaysia’s e-commerce store

Singapore-based e-commerce fulfilment startup Anchanto is the firm behind Levi’s Malaysia’s website When Singapore-based e-commerce fulfilment startup Anchanto announced raising an undisclosed amount of funding from Innosight Ventures in May 2014, it had revealed to e27 its plans of entering neighbouring countries Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Well, it has entered Malaysia, and business is brisk. An anonymous reader sent


TableApp gallops ahead with US$78K from Crystal Horse

Kuala Lumpur-based restaurant booking startup TableApp will expand into Penang and Johor with funds from CHI and angel investor Hanson Toh Malaysia-based restaurant reservation platform TableApp has secured MYR 250,000 (US$78,000) in seed investment from Singapore-based Crystal Horse Investments (CHI) and angel investor Hanson Toh, reported Digital News Asia. Having started in Kuala Lumpur, TableApp will use


Understanding e-commerce legislation in Malaysia

What’s the legal landscape like for e-commerce firms in Malaysia? Here’s a low-down United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a report “Review of E-commerce Legislation Harmonization in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations” that allows us to understand more about e-commerce (related) laws in Southeast Asia countries. Read on for the