TAG: Malaysia

Penang tech mafia Curry Khoo on growing a startup community in Penang and launching Second Startup

By Dayana Sobri | Jul 28, 2016

The Malaysian tech community builder shares his thoughts on his upcoming tech event and why Penang is the next best thing for startups Read More

Kickin' it old school: KL-based SmartBite is using SMS technology to become the next player in foodtech

By Kevin McSpadden | Jul 28, 2016

SmartBite is using a unique approach for everything from logistics to marketing to build a foodtech company that workers will use every day Read More

In a significant local exit, iFashion Group buys Singapore's Dressabelle for US$5.5M

By Kevin McSpadden | Jul 19, 2016

iFashion has been pursuing a strategic M&A business model and hinted at further acquisitions moving forward Read More

Shine Theory: LadyMafia is bringing a female-focussed networking event to Malaysia

By Babar Khan Javed | Jul 14, 2016

Fighting back against competitiveness amongst females in the business world, LadyMafia believes women should actively befriend powerful peers Read More

This app wants to make Quran memorisation a fun and easy routine

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jun 28, 2016

Quran Companion, an app developed by serial entrepreneur Bilal Memon, has clocked around 15,000 downloads across 109 countries since its launch in May Read More

Major edtech player makes a move: EasyUni expands into Vietnam

By Kevin McSpadden | Jun 27, 2016

A leading university application platform in Asia, EasyUni claims five million people have used the site Read More

beely: Boosting consumers’ experience by rewarding their time spent

By e27.co/bobbydeboy | Jun 10, 2016

Hyperion Labs is bringing back the consumers to the offline world, just by rewarding them for their time spent doing what they love the most. Read More

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

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