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Goldman Sachs backs a wedding-planning start-up

AIRBNB Inc in travel, Uber Technologies Inc in transportation, Zillow Group Inc in real estate; most industries have been changed dramatically by tech startups in recent years. Zola Inc just tied the knot on a big financing round to try to do the same for the costly and complex business of weddings.

New Phnom Penh space is no ordinary factory

ABOUT a kilometre south of the Monivong Bridge along National Road 2, an old garment factory has been renovated and transformed into Cambodia’s newest and most ambitious co-working space.

Adaptive reuse: The facade of Phnom Penhs latest co-working space, the Factory.

Giving female entrepreneurs a boost

MALAYSIAN Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has launched its MaGIC Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp: Female Founders Edition, a programme aimed at helping female entrepreneurs validate their business ideas, develop a working prototype, and create a focused go-to-market strategy.

Bringing local produce to the fore

THEIR interest in Tongkat Ali stems from a visit to a trade expo four years ago.

Marketing platform: Lim (left) and Lee hope to promote the Tongkat Ali herb through their business.

Finding the right fit

WHEN I saw firsthand the live performance of Negaraku sometime last year, I remember sitting up straight in my chair to identify who the lead singer was. Not only did this man’s melodic voice captivate me, but the lyrics of the song stirred something in me.

Reaching out: Faizal delivering a motivational talk during one of the Skim Latihan 1Malaysia open interview programmes this year.

The beauty of a growing market

BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder. And local skin care and cosmetic products company, Crynx Group, is raising the bar on what Malaysian consumers can expect when it comes to personalising individual beauty.

More products: Crynx has invested into R&D and product development, which enables the company to grow its product range.

Asia’s rising consumer sector

WITH rising affluence and the increasing accessibility of reputable and popular beauty brands, Asian consumers are becoming more self-indulgent when it comes to beauty regimes.

For patriotism and positivity

REMEMBER when Malaysians from all walks of life celebrated the triumph of national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei when he defeated Lin Dan in the semi-final match of the Rio Olympics 2016?

The top five video contest winners at the prize presentation ceremony.

Car distributor signs on new dealer to extend reach

NAZA Kia Malaysia held a signing ceremony at the MAI Autoshow 2018 to mark a new dealership appointment with MBf Automobile Sdn Bhd.

Samson (left) and Choo at the dealership signing ceremony between Naza and MBf Automobile at MAI Autoshow 2018.

Matta inks deal for umrah travel

THE Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Asfar Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Fursan Convention & Exhibition to promote and enhance umrah travel to Saudi Arabia through networking, marketing and promotional activities between travel agents of both countries.

(From left) Zairul Annuar, Shahrulnezam and Samir at the MoU signing.