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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Unlimited Runway – A Vital Startup Concept

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Too often I see Startups trying to burn cash quickly to bring in revenues, meaning they have a limited runway vs an unlimited runway. More often than not, I see that these revenues come in short. Upon inspection, they often have not validated what I call Startup Fundamentals. However, to even achieve that in the first place, they first need …

Startup Competitor Raised Huge Funding from Investors

Startups: Competitor Raised Huge Funding from Investors

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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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How to Kill A Startup: We Burned 1M USD in 1 Year

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How a Startup Blew 1M USD in 1 year How to kill a Startup, and what we learned from it. Being in this industry for a number of years now, we get to hear all kinds of Startup stories. I will not reveal the founding team behind this to protect their identity, and also to respect their privacy. They have …

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Startup Valuation Methods & Fundraising

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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

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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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When is The Best Time to Raise Funds for your Startup?

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When is the best time to raise funds? Let me begin by saying that it is never easy to raise funds. The answer is the same for anything else in financing history – raise your Startup Funding when; You are highly confident that you are able to get much higher growth It is the sweet spot for trade-off in equity …