MAVCAP was incorporated on 19th April 2001 by the Government of Malaysia and was allocated RM500 million by the Minister of Finance Inc for investment in, nurturing and growing the technology sector and the investing and growing of venture capital market in Malaysia.
MAVCAP is a truly unique venture capital company in the way it is set up and managed. It is committed purely to the technology sectors and will invest in a mix of local and overseas businesses to bring together a successful blend of technologies and entrepreneurial skills.
MAVCAP will invest only in sectors and countries it is familiar with. When we invest, we will actively participate in the management and operations of the businesses in which we have direct experience.
We believe that a core factor for success in our investment is personalised attention and extensive involvement between our team and each partner company. We seek to keep a high partner-to-investment ratio so as to ensure each partner company gets the attention it deserves.
Only a select group of companies will qualify under MAVCAP’s stringent investment criteria, and the deserving few will enjoy the best intellectual, business and financial resources at MAVCAP’s disposaL.
No majority positions unless in exceptional circumstances
Size for direct investment other than start-up – typically ranging from RM500,000 – RM10 million per investment depending on the stage of development. Howeverthe maximum investment per company is RM40,000,000. For start-ups, the typical investment will be between RM50,000 to RM500,000
For private equity investment only
Board membership (min. 1 representative on the partner board)
Investment horizon for both initial and follow-on investments – average of 5 years for exit from initial investment