How Malaysia's equity crowdfunding market performed in 2017

In 2017, ECF deals in the country saw a 37 per cent growth year over year, and the amount raised rose by more than 113 per cent 

A tech academy in Malaysia is accepting bitcoin as payment for school fees

NEXT Academy says students only have to scan a QR code to make payment 

Malaysian startup Zoom helps businesses integrate delivery services; raises US$1.01M

In the world of e-commerce, having an effective logistics system is crucial 

Exclusive: Malaysian ECF platform Ata Plus working on Crowdfund of Funds, closed Secondary Exchange

A closed Secondary exchange will enable ECF investors who have shares in an issuer to buy from and sell shares to each other within a closed user group, hence allowing investors to sell down or increase their stakes 

Conservative nature of VCs prompts startups to go for crowdfunding in Malaysia: Ata Plus’s Elain Lockman

Unlike most VCs in the US who come from a startup background, VCs in Malaysia come from finance/banking/accounting background, so they tend to be generally highly risk averse, Lockman says 

Securities Commission asks Singapore's blockchain trading platform CopyCash to cease its ICO plans in Malaysia

An enquiry has found there is a reasonable likelihood that disclosures in CopyCash's white paper and representations to potential investors contravene relevant requirements under securities laws 

GrabPay ropes in Ooi Huey Tyng from Visa as Managing Director for Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines

In 2017, GrabPay on-boarded a total of 1,000 merchants in Singapore, and this year it targets more than 20K local, cash-based businesses 

Malaysia’s security commission to summon Singapore's foundation launching ICO for enquiry

The security commission will be launching an enquiry into CopyCash foundation, which is planning an ICO in Malaysia next week 

dahmakan raises US$2.6M pre-Series A funding round, ready to enter Thailand and Indonesia

dahmakan has recently broken the record as the first Malaysian startup to participate in the YCombinator programme