TAG: Malaysia

Backseat driving: Key takeaways from the Google/Temasek e-commerce report

By Kevin McSpadden | May 25, 2016

The 'e-conomy report' points to an e-commerce industry set for serious growth, but it also highlights potholes and obstacles in the region Read More

Slew of investors help KL fintech startup Jirnexu raise US$3M Series A

By Kevin McSpadden | May 24, 2016

PropertyGuru Co-founder and CEO Steve Melhuish was a private investor in the deal Read More

No copycats. LaunchPad that aims to incubate original ideas in Malaysia gets US$6M funding

By Sainul Abudheen K | May 20, 2016

Currently, LaunchPad is incubating six startups — SkootJobs, PayrollPanda, PunchinPanda, Teeyoot, Menyoo, and Pisheyab Read More

Tech plays matchmakers for fashion and manufacturing in the ASEAN region

By e27.co/felicity.millman | May 10, 2016

Design Make Produce matches fashion designers with international technical experts and manufacturers across the ASEAN region to break down the barriers of the fashion and manufacturing and market. Read More

The best 'F word' is not Founders or Funding

By e27.co/joel-leong | May 09, 2016

Founders are essential, without them their idea and the startup would not exist. But maybe that is their greatest contribution Read More

Facebook opens office in Malaysia, where 94% of people discover products and brands on the social site

By Sainul Abudheen K | May 05, 2016

In the country, more than 18 million people use Facebook and 6.5 million use Instagram Read More

It's Official: MaGIC appoints Ashran Dato' Ghazi as new CEO

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 26, 2016

Ghazi was part of the founding team for social content networking site Joota and started the Rice Bowl Start-up Awards Read More

Giving viewers what they want: how consumers are changing the VOD industry in Southeast Asia

By e27.co/nickhil-jakatdar-1 | Apr 25, 2016

As Southeast Asia continues its 'glocalising' trend, companies need to tailor content for each specific country. Read More

What initiatives has the Malaysian government introduced to boost startups?

By e27.co/edison.chen | Apr 25, 2016

The Malaysian tech ecosystem is seeing no lack of state initiatives—and will continue to see more—to support its growth Read More

Spot news: Malaysia’s Marna Capital invests in SEA-focussed localised news app

By Sainul Abudheen K | Apr 15, 2016

The Spot News app allows users to select, customise by genre, discuss and share their preferred news source in their native language Read More

Rakuten sells Tarad.com, moves one more step away from Southeast Asia

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 06, 2016

Tarad.com says it will be adapting its business model and specifically cited a desire to target businesses in Thailand Read More

Malaysia’s FashionValet secures Series B funding from Japan’s Start Today

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 30, 2016

FashionValet has operations in Singapore and Jakarta, and also operates a brick-and-mortar store in Kuala Lumpur Read More

Running a startup means constantly putting out fires: ServisHero CEO Karl Loo

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 24, 2016

We chat with ServisHero head man about entrepreneurship, the startup scene and why his company is different from Homejoy Read More

Telco Digi launches accelerator for Malaysian startups

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 24, 2016

At the end of the 4-month intensive bootcamp, two selected startups will each receive up to US$40,000 in seed funding Read More

Surfing the K-wave: Hermo launches beauty platform in Singapore

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 23, 2016

Hermo focusses on sourcing Asian beauty products, specifically leveraging the Korean Wave and popularity the country's beauty scene Read More

Gobi Partners is an funding spree; leads US$2M in Malaysian e-commerce group Nuren

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 23, 2016

Nuren is a female-dedicated content, community and e-commerce group that operates Wedding.com.my and Motherhood.com.my in Malaysia, and Nuren.sg in Singapore Read More

Gobi Partners injects US$1M into SEA’s on-demand services startup RecomN

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 22, 2016

The startup, which operates RecomN.com in Malaysia and Sejasa.com in Indonesia, enables users to get on-demand services such as home repairs and wedding services Read More

Up, up, and away! ServisHero raises US$2.7M led by Golden Gate; flies into Thailand

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 21, 2016

ServisHero also announced it has launched multilingual capabilities, with English, Malay, Mandarin and Thailand all available Read More

There is social media and then there is Facebook; company releases data of dominance

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 16, 2016

Additionally, Facebook's photo-sharing app Instagram is also finding success, with 22 million users in Indonesia Read More

Singapore tops mobile app economy, but for how long?

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 26, 2016

While China, India and Indonesia rank low in today's regional ecosystem, they are set for major jumps in the future and are projected to lead APAC in the years to come Read More

Exclusive: Malaysian IoT startup Pipeline Network raises US$1M led by Helios Ventures

By Sainul Abudheen K | Feb 23, 2016

The startup will use the capital to expand into the US, as well as for R&D Read More

Off they Go: Malaysian travel company Mayflower acquires majority-stake in GoCar

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 15, 2016

GoCar leadership, including Founder TJ Tan, will remain in place and control overall, as well as day-to-day, operations Read More

Layoffs for Rakuten as it closes marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 12, 2016

The company is also pushing a C2C marketplace called Rakuma into Southeast Asia; Rakuten is already an investor in Carousell Read More

Markus Bihler says now is time for HappyFresh to harvest the Philippines

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 05, 2016

Learn why Bihler insists that foreign founders should hire locals as Country Managers Read More


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