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Complete List of Top Startup Accelerators in Malaysia

Update Nov 2018: More information added about accelerators in Malaysia. Update June 2018: More Accelerators have been added below! Update Nov 2017: We are proud to announce that NEXEA Accelerator is now working in collaboration with Sunway iLabs to combine our strengths and provide Startups with the best Accelerator experience in the region. Do check out our Startup Accelerator in …

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How to secure the right short term loan/financing options for your startup

The classic financing problem for startups Entrepreneurs are often well versed with an archetypal cash flow problem but not really understand their loan options. They deliver their goods/service and then may be made to wait 90 days prior to receiving payment – particularly in the B2B market. In the meantime, they must pay ongoing operational costs. As a result, these …

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iFlix Business Model Breakdown Analysis vs Netflix, Viu, Astro

iFlix is a subscription video-on-demand (VoD) service focused on emerging markets. Its global headquarters are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and they are present in 25 countries today with 150 content partnerships and dozens of telco partnerships. They self-funded via their own fund, Catcha Group for $30 million. They recorded 200,000 subscribers by Nov 2015. Today, they have raised more than …

Startup Competitor Raised Huge Funding from Investors

Startups: Competitor Raised Huge Funding from Investors

Imagine a competitor to your Startup (which you’ve never heard of before) suddenly raised a huge amount of money after bootstrapping for quite awhile. You have been out-funded and your war chest is tiny in comparison. Most founders would panic and start looking for funds. I know of few who would keep calm and would not do much about it. …

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SaaS Startups: Why ARR is a Vanity Metric vs Bookings

SaaS Businesses & ARR Some Software as a Service (SaaS) Startup Founders may find themselves guilty of bragging about their ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue) figures. ARR is their latest monthly sales multiplied by 12 to get an annualised revenue figure. That is fair because SaaS businesses often keep the customers they sign on as subscribers, and their churn rate (rate …

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Insights: The Shopee Business Model & Revenue Model

How Shopee Works – Shopee Business Model Analysis & Breakdown First, let me begin by saying that I initially got curious about the Shopee business model when someone told me their shipping is free (well, not all of it). How great is that for consumers! I got quite intrigued as to how they could recover this cost! So, I did …

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Is Your Startup Raising the Right Amount of Money?

Most early-stage startups in Malaysia not aware of funding amount needed Around 90% of early-stage(!) startups I meet request more startup funding than they need. Sometimes, founders are looking to raise a multiple of what the startup requires at that point. This can lead to entrepreneurs giving away more equity than they would have to, or entrepreneurs having difficulties raising …

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About Equity CrowdFunding (ECF) in Malaysia – Pros & Cons

What Is Equity Crowdfunding (ECF)? Equity Crowdfunding is a method for Startups and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or Businesses to raise funds via the general public, a.k.a. Retail Investors. Retail Investors look for deals on ECF platforms to Invest in businesses in exchange for Equity. These businesses are generally a high risk, high return investment alternative to other Investment …

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Is Uber Actually a Charity Organisation?

Is Uber Actually a Non-Profit Organisation? What Exactly is Uber’s Revenue Model? I remember debating with my team on this a while back. Is their revenue model based on a transaction fee or is it based on subsidies? The latter, of course, is not a revenue model as it does not make any revenues. Anyway, which one exactly is Uber …