List of Startups In Malaysia

When it comes to countries with innovative and intriguing companies, Malaysia may not be the first place that comes to mind. Despite this, the country was ranked as the 11th most promising startup ecosystem in the world. In 2019, the country's startups raised a large amount of money, with a total of $226 million raised. A total of $99 million was invested in early-stage development.

There are a lot of elements that could be at play when considering why Malaysia has such a quickly growing startup ecosystem. For example, among the Southeast Asian region, the country with the largest number of digital products per person in Malaysia. The regulatory framework in Malaysia has also changed, giving startups in the country a higher chance of success. This article is all-in on everything you need to know about startups and the Malaysian startup list.

Ever wondered why Malaysia has such a high number of ever-growing startups? There are a variety of elements that could be at play in explaining why Malaysia has such a quickly growing startup ecosystem. For example, among the Southeast Asian region, the country with the largest number of digital products per person is Malaysia. The regulatory framework in Malaysia has also changed, giving startups in the country a higher chance of success.

Startup Essentials

What is a startup and how does it differ from other companies? A startup is a small firm, focused on technology-based products, started by one or more entrepreneurs to develop and market a unique product or service. The average startup is, by definition, a shoestring company, with early money provided by the founders or their friends and family.

One of the startup's first tasks is raising substantial money to further develop the product. To do that, they need to have strong pitch decks, if not a minimum viable product, that supports their claim that their idea is truly new or a great improvement to something on the market.

Read more about What Is A Startup here.

Successful Malaysian Startup List and Databases

Below is a startup list of some of the most successfully running startups in the nation. It would be quite difficult to fit them all in one page, hence listed below is the startup list for the most well-known.

  • NEXEA. Our very own list at NEXEA. This page will include everything you need to know about startup Malaysia. The page will guide you through the things you need to know about startups from the definition, stages of startups to how to grow and fund startups as well as resources regarding startups.
  • Muru-ku. The startup list at Muru-ku lists over a 100 Malaysia Startups. These startups belong to all sorts of industries; from artificial intelligence and machine learning to fintech and e-commerce.
  • TechInAsia. TechInAsia's compilation on a list of startups can be found here.
  • Startup Stash. Malaysia was listed as the 11th most exciting up and coming startup ecosystem globally. Startups in the country managed to raise a significant amount of money in 2019, with the total reaching $226 Million. $99 Million of this funding was put into early-stage development. The startup list by Startup Stash is listed.
  • MaGIC. The Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre or MaGIC is an innovation and creativity centre located at Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia. MaGIC has their own startup list here.
  • Gust. With platforms like Gust, you are able to search for startups from their very own startup list. There are multiple options available to sort from, industry to location.
  • Angel.co. Angel.co have compiled their own database for startups in Malaysia.

Angel Investment Network

NEXEA is the leading Angel Investment Network in Malaysia - and we invest in Startups across Southeast Asia. With a proven track record and numerous high-growth Startups in our portfolio, we have gathered a large group of angel investors that invest and mentor Startups.

What's different at NEXEA Angel Investment Network is how we work with investors and Startups. We do not make money until our investors make money - and even then, we only charge on the profit portion. Our belief is that fund managers and investors should be aligned with regard to compensation in Startup investments. We have a list of about 7000 startups with 1500 applications every year. NEXEA focuses mainly on tech-based startups

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Because of the above, we are highly motivated to:

  • Find only the best Startups to invest in to increase the return rates significantly
  • Get only the best mentors to guide our Startups (Successful CEOs, Entrepreneurs and C-Suites)
  • Get only the best corporate partners to partner, become customers and to buy out our Startups

Do get in touch with us if you are looking to contact startups.

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Written by Meerat Qureshi

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