1337 Ventures’ pre-accelerator program opens to Malaysian startups

Malaysian venture capital firm 1337 Ventures is set to run its month-long Alpha Startups pre-accelerator program, which will conclude with a demo day in June. The demo day will be held during MyFintech Week 2019, a collaboration event between 1337 Ventures and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Malaysia’s

RHL Ventures launches $24m fund for Malaysian SMEs

Malaysia-based private investment firm RHL Ventures today announced it has launched a US$24.3 million fund to support local early-stage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The fund included a significant investment from SME Corp. Malaysia, the central coordinating agency under the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development Malaysia,

7 different types of investors and how to win them over

1. The non-tech investor These types of investors may not fully understand the technology behind your idea but will have plenty to say about your product, market, and business model. They will form their own opinions and assumptions based on their experience, which

How Indonesia’s unicorns achieved hyperscale

Indonesia’s “everyday” app and unicorn Go-Jek processes more than 100 million transactions a month across its wide array of services – from ride-hailing and payments to food and medicine delivery to massage and laundry. Go-Jek’s user and partner network is just as

Bangladeshi ride-hailer Shohoz raises $15m

Shohoz, a Bangladesh-based online ride-sharing and ticketing platform, announced today that it has raised US$15 million pre-series B investment. Shohoz lets consumers book car and motorbike rides for their daily commute, reserve bus and ferry seats, and even buy movie tickets from

Sell your ideas to 50 investors at TIA Jakarta 2018

With every business idea comes the pragmatic need for funding, and that is no easy feat for companies that are only starting out, Tech in Asia Jakarta 2018 thus provides a platform that connects both startups and investors to find their perfect match.