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14 Key Fintech Investors in Malaysia You Should Know About

14 Key Fintech Investors in Malaysia You Should Know About

With a regulator that has been described as open to innovation and disruption, a maturing tech scene,  a mobile-friendly population, and a financial scene rife with incumbent and outdated technology, there is definitely a lot of potential in this region for fintech, if you’re hitting all the right notes. These factors and more make Malaysia an appealing market for VC investments. Despite dealing with finance though, it’s an open secret that fintech companies in Malaysia are ironically often strapped for ...

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Malaysia Government Grants for SMEs & Startups

Malaysia Government Grants for SMEs & Startups

IPO Roadmap – Start with Government Funding Government Schemes Cradle Fund Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) is Malaysia’s early stage start-up influencer, and has helped fund over 900 Malaysian tech start-ups and holds the highest commercialisation rate amongst government grants in the country. Cradle Investment Programme 300 (CIP300) is a pre-commercialisation programme which provides financial and value added assistance up to RM300,000 for entrepreneurs to kick-start innovative technology based business ventures. DEQ800 is a form of equity investment of up ...

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Singapore Early-Stage Venture Funding

Singapore Early-Stage Venture Funding

If you are planning company incorporation in Singapore or have an existing business on the verge of exploding into a phenomenal growth, Singapore government offers several attractive grants and funding schemes that help grow a business through its various early stages. In addition to the government support, there are many angel investing networks, venture capital firms, private equity firms, startup incubators and accelerator programs that assist entrepreneurs in raising capital. Government Schemes Government agencies in Singapore provide the following cash ...

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Financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia

SMEs are a critical component of the Malaysian economy, contributing more than a third of gross domestic product (GDP) and providing job opportunities to more than four million workers in Malaysia. Banking institutions is the main source of financing for SMEs, providing more than 90% of total financing. Provision of SME financing is also complemented by the Development Financial Institutions, Bank Negara Malaysia’s Funds for SMEs and Government Funds.  List of Financial Institutions Providing SME Financing in Malaysia Development Financial Institutions ...

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善用政府補助金, 小企業做成大企業

沒錢把生意做大,是許多中小企業的心聲。不少業者也在苦訴政府沒有好好援助推動經濟成長的中小企業領域。 現實的情況卻是,政府旗下援助基金多達40個,但國內很多企業家依舊對相關援助、優惠貸款便利及補助金或獎掖等毫無頭緒,以致錯失大好機會…… 問題出在沒有找對管道!

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MDEC (Multimedia Development Corporation)

The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) was incorporated in 1996 to oversee the development of the MSC Malaysia and to advise the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, as well as to set breakthrough standards for multimedia operations. Established in the same year, MSC Malaysia’s primary focus was to create an ideal and conducive platform to nurture Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the ICT sector, to become world-class businesses whilst attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest in ...

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MOSTI (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

The Ministry was first established in 1973 as the Ministry of Technology, Research and Local Government. In 1976, in line with new functions and responsibilities pertaining to environmental matters, the Ministry then changed its name to Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE). On 27th March 2004, the Cabinet agreed to the restructuring of MOSTE and the name was changed to Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) in order to lead the National ICT Development function, Multimedia and Innovation. ...

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MTDC (Malaysian Technology Development Corporation)

Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) was set up by government of Malaysia in 1992 to spearhead the development of technology businesses in Malaysia. Its initial role was to concentrate on the promotion and commercialisation of local research and invests in new ventures that can bring in new technologies from abroad. Since the 7th Malaysia Plan, MTDC has been instrumental in the development of technology companies and commercialisation of new technologies. MTDC has now evolved to become an Integrated Venture Capital ...

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Cradle Fund

Our Mission Cradle aims to help promising Malaysian technology entrepreneurs pave their way to success. Our services are specially designed to help technology start-ups at various stages. Click on the following links to learn more. CIP Catalyst & U-CIP Catalyst CIP Catalyst and U-CIP Catalyst are pre-seed conditional grants provides technology entrepreneurs with funds up to RM150,000 to turn their ideas into life-changing products. CIP500 Malaysia’s first technology commercialisation fund that provides entrepreneurs with funds up to RM500,000 to bring ...

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