MDEC chief Yasmin Mahmood steps down; to join a tech venture in Jakarta

Under her leadership, MDEC embarked and participated in nation-building projects such as the Digital Free Trade Zone and brought in FDIs into Malaysia 

How Malaysia helps bolster the less glamourous side of tech

Leading Malaysian Startups RunCloud, Neuroware, Supahands, and Blinkware weigh in on the true value of back-end development 

Malaysia's alternative education provider Me.reka raises US$380K in crowdfunding via pitchIN

Me.reka provides a platform for creative entrepreneurs to find the talent they need, and gives students the opportunity to work on real-world, industry-centric projects with a client, deadline, budget and team 

Golden Gate Ventures to invest US$18M into Malaysia-based startups

The funds will come from its new US$100 million Fund III 

eziPOD's smart laundry locker doubles as your courier delivery point and personal storage

Malaysia-based eziPOD has launched a campaign to working raise US$300K in crowdfunding on pitchIN over the next two weeks 

MaGIC CEO Ashran Ghazi is stepping down

He will go on to join consumer intelligence company Dattel 

Malaysia-based travel tech startup LokaLocal secures funding at a valuation of US$1.5M

This marks South Korean BonAngels Ventures Partners’ first investment in Malaysian company 

Middle East's Holidayme merges with Malaysia's Tripfez, raises US$16M

Gobi Partners led this latest funding round for Holidayme, which is set to expand to Southeast Asia following the merger 

Tencent grants Sea’s Garena first access to its games titles with a publishing contract

Right of First Refusal (ROFR) contract binds both parties in which Tencent would give exclusive rights of first publishing to Garena