Tag Archives: malaysia


This startup can help you learn absolutely anything

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


Putting the U in LINE’s UX

What propelled LINE to a billion downloads earlier this year? User experience played a big part, according to Soon Aik of Netizen Testing Like all giant smartphone brands that are struggling hard to build an “ecosystem” by extending services (music streaming, cloud storage etc.) for their users, messenger apps are on similar routes to acquire


MAD Incubator secures funding from Start Up Nation, Kathrein Ventures

It will use the funds to expand into new markets. Currently, MAD Incubator is in home country Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines Malaysia-based business incubator MAD Incubator (MAD) today announced securing an undisclosed sum of funding led by the Malaysian subsidiary of Singapore-based Start Up Nation, with participation from Singapore-based Kathrein Ventures. MAD will


WaryBee, the wearable that keeps victims locatable

Malaysia-based startup Warybee has launched its namesake personal safety device on Starhub’s Crowdtivate platform. What does it do? Aiming to raise S$50,000 (US$39,990) on StarHub’s new crowdfunding platform Crowdtivate is Malaysia-based personal safety wearable startup WaryBee. To be embedded in jewellery, its namesake flagship device will trigger an alarm when pressed in an emergency. Everything


Malaysia’s MOL Global to list on NASDAQ with US$300M IPO

Seventy three per cent stake owner Vincent Tan expects the online payments firm to be worth US$3 billion in five years’ time In a move to raise US$300 million and list on the NASDAQ, Malaysia-based online payment system provider MOL Global yesterday filed for its first initial public offering (IPO) with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.


iOS or Android? Go both, or neither and HTML5: Kenneth Wong

If you can’t decide between iOS and Android, Kenneth Wong, President, Malaysian Digital Association, suggests to go straight for HTML5 “The answer is you can’t miss out on both (iOS and Android),” said Kenneth Wong, in a chat with e27, before his panel discussion at ad:tech last week. Wong, Head of Digital, Carat Malaysia, was recently


4 Malaysian teams to join Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute programme

By the end of 2014, the startups will be flown over to Silicon Valley for a two-week-long intensive programme It is definitely not Christmas, but Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and Kuala Lumpur Founder Institute (KLFI) are playing Santa. The two organisations today announced plans to send four Malaysian startups to Silicon Valley under the MSC Malaysia


Trend Micro is planning on making Asia’s mobile gaming space safe

Japanese security software company sets up Safe Gaming Alliance together with local developers; introduces Dr. Safety mobile security app It’s all fun tapping onto your iPhone or Android games until you realise that you unintentionally let spyware and/or viruses into your phones and tablets. You can trust the Angry Birds, Clash of Clans and other


Running a cafe in Malaysia? Check out Slurp’s cloud POS system

Slurp enables restaurants and retailers to automate their ordering process, as well as analyse customer data to improve their service Point-of-sale (POS) and consumer-oriented IT systems are one area of technology which has seen quite a lot of innovation lately, with our recently-concluded Echelon 2014 featuring innovative startups like iChef and Appy Hotel. Now, Malaysia-based SaaS