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1337 Ventures teams up with Maybank in regional FinTech drive

1337 Ventures teams up with Maybank in regional FinTech drive

The initiative will start with a roadshow spanning four cities in April and culminate in a three-day idea validation bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur in June Malaysia-based 1337 Ventures has struck a partnership with Maybank to find top FinTech startup talent from around the region. Applications are now open until May 29. The initiative will start with a

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HighlightOnDemand launches Alpha to socially curate sports highlights

While licensing hasn’t been resolved at this stage, HOD would look to strike partnerships with the likes of Astro and other broadcasters Feng Lim and his team won the Astro GO Innovate 2014 Hackathon back in October for their pet project of a streamlined sports highlights experience, but at the time didn’t expect it would

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Malaysia’s MaGIC to launch new gov-funded accelerator in July

Over 60 mentors will be involved, including the founders of Jobstreet, Mindvalley, Catcha, Groupon APAC, Zalora and Lazada The Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has announced the launch of its government-funded, early-stage startup accelerator programme to be based in Cyberjaya. The first batch of 50 startups and 25 social enterprises will run for

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[Malaysia] Growth Hacking Malaysia – How To Growth Hack Customer Retention

Want to growth hack your customer retention and profits? Christopher Star, Marketing Manager at Duriana will show you how at GH Malaysia! Synopsis: This event is all about customer retention strategies, tactics and tools for startups to achieve sustainable long-term growth. We have invited Christopher Star, Marketing Manager at Duriana to share his extensive experience

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Showcase your talent as tech stalwarts host developer workshops in your city

e27 hosts exciting developer workshops – organised by the top tech companies – in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. As e27 travels to 14 cities in search of the TOP100 Startups for the Echelon Asia Summit, five developer workshops will be hosted in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore featuring the top tech companies

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Malaysia’s social marketplace Gaption hopes to raise US$500K seed

The Co-founder is optimistic that the business model could hit US$1 million in revenue within the first year of launch After launching its Beta in January, Malaysia-based social network cum online marketplace Gaption is now looking for a US$500,000 seed round. It previously secured about US$40,000 in pre-seed grant funding from the Malaysian government. The idea is

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Malaysian e-commerce newbie Corpick looking for US$4M seed

Corpick positions itself as something of an alternative to IKEA in Malaysia and eventually the wider region where choices remain scarce Malaysia-based home e-commerce player Corpick is already cashflow positive and looking to raise a US$4 million seed this year, the nine-month-old startup revealed to e27. While Corpick has mostly stayed under the radar and grown organically — seeing

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Tourplus launches Alpha to help you find ‘amazing travel itineraries’

Tourplus is experimenting with revenue streams, one called ‘Treasure Hunt’, which will partner with local businesses in the traveller’s immediate vicinity Malaysia-based Tourplus has today announced the launch of its Alpha website to help travellers discover super-detailed travel itineraries that make the ones available on TripAdvisor look like weak sauce. Available cities at launch will be

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What it’s like to be a fast growing Malaysian VPN startup: Hide.me

The Hide.me Co-founder says the ecosystem in Malaysia is quite favourable for startups given the likes of Cradle Funds and MDEC With all the buzz around Malaysia’s growing startup ecosystem, sometimes it’s easy to dismiss the more obscure tech startups. VPNs, which help Internet users get around local firewalls or access content anonymously, may seem dry

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[Malaysia] Cradle Buzz

Learn to bring your business regional, from stars in the ASEAN region! Synopsis: Cradle Buzz brings together entrepreneurs and investors across ASEAN in a single venue to highlight and discuss issues that concern growing a business in the region. With a line up of speakers made up of influential start-up personalities from the South-East Asian region,

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CLOSETStyles launches “pre-loved” fashion marketplace in Malaysia

The three-month-old startup recently won at 1337 Ventures’ five-day Alpha Startups pre-accelerator programme in Kuala Lumpur Malaysian startup CLOSETStyles yesterday announced the launch of its “pre-loved” fashion marketplace in its home market. “Pre-loved”, according to the startup, refers to used clothes in good or new-like condition. The three-month-old startup recently won at 1337 Ventures’ five-day Alpha Startups pre-accelerator

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[Malaysia] Halal Hi-Tech Challenge

Looking to accelerate your business and be the next global success story? Join the Halal Hi-Tech Challenge. Synopsis: We strongly encourage everyone to join Halal Hi-Tech Challenge 2015, a collaboration between Halal Tech Venture Builder (HTVB), PlaTCOM Ventures, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, and SME Corp on April 11th-25th, 2015, with Award Ceremony on May 6th, 2015.

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Indonesian online contact lens retailer Lensza closes seed round

Indonesia’s online-only eyewear retailer is active today in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore Seed round funding amount revealed to be a high six-digit USD figure Money will be used to grow the team, R&D and expanding geographically Indonesia-based InternetOptics which operates Lensza, a Southeast Asian online retailer of eyewear accessories and products, has just raised a fresh seed

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Kaodim to use US$550K seed money to expand user and service base

Kaodim, an online marketplace for services in Malaysia, raises US$550,000 in seed funding  Round led by East Ventures, with participating VCs that include 500 Startups  Funding will be used to focus on Malaysian market, expand the company, and grow users and service providers Malaysia-based Kaodim, an online platform to find professional services, recently announced that

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