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How To Find Investment For Your Startup

Update January 31, 2019: Added a fundraising resource section below. Enjoy! How To Find Investment For Your Startup Most early-stage business founders have very high expectations and confidence when it comes to seeking investment. What they often do not understand is how to look from an investor’s point of view. There are a lot of factors that can kill startups …

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Malaysia Will Launch A RM2 Billion VC/PE Matching Grant To Support Startups

Nov 2, 2018 is a great day for Startups in Malaysia, and turbulent day for venture capital in Malaysia on the announcement of the matching grant. Let me explain what’s good and bad about it. But before that, here is the official statement from the government of Malaysia: 135. TWO: Government-Linked Investment Funds will similarly allocate RM2 billion in matching …

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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 …

Why Southeast Asia is so attractive for Venture Capital and Private Equity

Why Southeast Asia is so Attractive for Venture Capital and Private Equity

Southeast Asia Growing in Popularity Southeast Asia came from far in its aim to be an attractive investment area. Over the past years the region experienced a strong economic growth. Since 2012, Southeast Asian startups were able to put in more money than the year before. In a market with over 600 million consumers together with the world’s fastest growing …

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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 …

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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Startup Valuation Methods & Fundraising

Startup Valuation Methods & Fundraising Slides Here are the slides presented at MDEC’s Fundraising Workshop on 26 Oct 2017. Content: Most commonly used startup valuation metrics, and fundraising strategies. If you have any questions regarding the slides, feel free to ask in the comment section below or email us directly ([email protected]).  If you are particularly interested in SaaS business model valuations, …

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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 …

Are you raising the right startup funding amount

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 …