TAG: Malaysia

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

What foodpanda taught me is ‘execute, execute, execute’: Pawel Netreba of Bfab

By Sainul Abudheen K | Feb 04, 2016

Execution is a very important variable in the formula for success, meaning you have to get your hands dirty by getting in the field, he says Read More

Medium refuses Malaysian government's takedown request

By Yon Heong Tung | Jan 27, 2016

On Friday last week, its users in Malaysia reported that the popular publishing platform had been blocked Read More

India’s budget hotel booking platform OYO Rooms enters Malaysia

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jan 13, 2016

OYO is reportedly in talks to acquire smaller rival and Tiger Global-funded Zo Rooms Read More

This startup mails you SIM cards days before you travel

By Iris Leung | Jan 11, 2016

The just launched KL-based Hello Roaming is an online shop for travellers who plan ahead. SIM cards currently available for five Asian countries Read More

Startup in Spotlight: Bookurve lets Malaysians buy, sell books online

By Elaine Huang | Jan 06, 2016

Within two weeks, the online bookstore startup has populated its marketplace with more than 1,500 books Read More

Malaysia's Bfab gets seed funding from KK Fund, 500 Startups, Captii

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jan 05, 2016

The online beauty and wellness marketplace was founded by former foodpanda Managing Director Pawel Netreba Read More

The MaGIC of building a thriving startup ecosystem in Malaysia

By Cheryl Yeoh | Jan 04, 2016

You can’t build an ecosystem without first understanding what the end goal is – to help startups succeed at a regional and global level, says Cheryl Yeoh of ex-MaGIC fame Read More

Why Southeast Asia is poised to produce the next unicorn

By Choon Yan Tan | Dec 30, 2015

With strong mobile penetration and access to international and regional capital, Southeast Asia will soon become a global tech ecosystem to reckon with, says Braintree's CY Tan Read More

These startup-related controversies in 2015 will leave you shocked

By Sainul Abudheen K | Dec 24, 2015

Masturbation and threats by cab drivers, intolerance and heated email exchanges were among the horrible highlights of 2015 Read More

500 Startups leads US$500K seed round in Malaysian health marketplace

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 21, 2015

Started by an all-women founding team, PurelyB wants to help educate and motivate people seeking a healthy lifestyle Read More

HostelHunting raises US$500K from KK Fund, Incubate Fund, Cradle Fund

By Sainul Abudheen K | Dec 15, 2015

The Malaysian online student accommodation marketplace will use the funds to build a team, develop new features and expand regionally Read More

Whatever I work on in the future will have global impact: Cheryl Yeoh

By Colin Tung | Dec 14, 2015

The CEO tells her side of the story of her impending departure from the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) Read More

It is time for Malaysian startups to look beyond MaGIC

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 11, 2015

MaGIC is not the Malaysian ecosystem and with the government's pro-Bumiputera agenda it is time for the community to look elsewhere Read More

Malaysia's LaunchPad raises US$1M to incubate startups in-house

By Sainul Abudheen K | Dec 11, 2015

LaunchPad is currently incubating four startups — Scoot, PayrollPanda, Pamperoo and Karyaab — in addition to two unnamed ventures Read More

Malaysia-based startup Offpeak bags US$117,000 grant from Cradle Fund

By Yon Heong Tung | Dec 11, 2015

The restaurant discovery and dining privileges online platform will use the money for continued expansion in Malaysia Read More

Logistics firm RocketUncle -- now Zyllem -- goes into Malaysia, Philippines

By Elaine Huang | Dec 09, 2015

Claiming to have 5,000 customers, the Singaporean firm wants to help more Filipino and Malaysian businesses make same-day deliveries Read More

Malaysia's Axiata-MAVCAP reveals first 6 investments from US$23M fund

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 09, 2015

From on-demand cleaning services to travel accommodations for Muslims and more, the fund has covered a wide variety of Malaysian startups Read More

500 Startups, Cradle Seed invest in Malaysian startup Involve Asia

By Sainul Abudheen K | Dec 08, 2015

The e-commerce digital marketing platform will use the funds for Southeast Asia expansion, tech development and developing partnerships Read More

Malaysia's Supahands raises seed round from Axiata, 500 Startups

By Iris Leung | Dec 08, 2015

The round is in the "single-digit million range" and will be used by the virtual assistant startup to fund a "two-pronged growth strategy" Read More

Startupbootcamp Fintech lands in KL for FastTrack whistlestop event

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 02, 2015

Earlier this week, the accelerator was in Bangkok organising the city's first FastTrack event; will tour other cities in Asia Read More

Echelon Central Asia: Adrian Vanzyl's 7 e-commerce trends to watch

By Elaine Huang | Dec 02, 2015

From going mobile-first to using messaging for e-commerce and more, the CEO of venture firm Ardent Capital shares insights in his keynote address Read More

3 lessons on building a great company from Air Asia's CEO Tony Fernandes

By Beverly Tantiansu | Nov 19, 2015

At the APEC SME Summit, Fernandes talked about corporate culture, embracing data and tech, nurturing new talent and more Read More


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