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 

South Korea's car-sharing startup SoCar drives into Malaysia

In 2015, SoCar raised US$18 million in funding, led by US investor Bain Capital 

Women co-founded beauty services marketplace Mecapan launches equity crowdfunding campaign on Ata Plus

For merchants, Mecapan offers tools for managing appointments, digital transactions, data analytics, and customer loyalty programmes  

Exclusive: Bfab co-founder's new affiliate marketing startup Indoleads raises angel funding

Advertisers can use Indoleads as an additional traffic source as well as for affiliate marketing, where can manage publishers, analyse traffic, detect fraudulent activity, and integrate with other networks 

Malaysia's online gold trading startup HelloGold wins TechMatch ASEAN 2017

Other category winners are fintech startups MoneyMatch and Brankas; online platform for pet lovers PetBacker; and farm-tech startup Jala 

IFCA MSC joins hands with Google to launch US$2.4M accelerator programme for proptech startups in Malaysia

The 10 selected startups will also participate in the Google Cloud Platform Start-up Programme and have the opportunity to pitch their innovation to VCs on Demo Day 

Adventoro launches online platform to discover and book adventure-based tours and activities in Malaysia

Adventoro currently lists 400 tours and activities in Malaysia, and plans to expand its listings to include tours and activities around Southeast Asia in early 2018 

Grab receives e-money license for payments services in stores, restaurants in Malaysia

In addition to online transport services, the Grab app will also enable users to pay for food and drinks, buy gadgets and make money transfers to friends 

ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017 unveils 89 regional finalists

They will be competing at the finale in Kuala Lumpur on 13 December 2017, and eventual winners will represent Southeast Asia at the Global Startup Awards to be held in Tianjin, China in 2018 

DHL opens 350 service points for e-commerce vendors, online shoppers in Malaysia

The company plans to expand the network to over 1,000 ServicePoints across Malaysia over the coming months