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Cradle's Nazrin: The unsung hero of Malaysia’s startup ecosystem

THE phrase “sent shockwaves through the industry” may sound trite and overused, but it is apt in some cases. In a few rare cases, it does not even do justice to the impact some events have.


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MALAYSIA has a history of its government seeking to support its local technology and innovation efforts by providing venture capital (VC) money.

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The business of the ministries

IN this second article, on political economy issues that must be considered by political parties as they prepare for the 14 thGeneral Election, my focus is on modes of government intervention in the Malaysian economy. It is well-known that the government actively intervenes in the economy, primarily through the employment of government-linked companies (GLCs). However, what is not well-known is that federal ministries, under the control of cabinet ministers, also have control of GLCs.


Najib launches Sri Lanka’s biggest digital VC fund

COLOMBO: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has launched Sri Lanka’s biggest digital venture capital fund.


Select TV’s growth strategy for mobile app Roomie

PETALING JAYA: Roomie, a mobile app which provides hotel guests access to services via their smart devices, is a relatively new kid on the block operating in a market that appears to be overcrowded.


Pioneering new service for delivery

Platform provider to focus on regional growth


Former Mavcap CEO to helm Federation of Investment Managers

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Norazharuddin Abu Talib has been appointed the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM) chief executive officer effective Monday.


Aiming for new heights in bioeconomy development

IN LINE with efforts to create greater international visibility for Malaysia’s bioeconomy, Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) is participating in this year Expo Astana 2017 in Kazakhstan.


Students learn entrepreneurship, coding

A total of 45 students from eight secondary schools in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, took part in SPARK, a two-day entrepreneurship and coding programme held by the Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP), in conjunction with GREAT (Gabungan Rakan Entrepreneur Aspirasi Terhebat) Sabah 2017.


Axiata Digital Innovation Fund gets RM10mil investment from JCorp

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s largest corporate venture capital fund Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF) has received RM10mil in investment from Johor Corp (JCorp) to further drive Malaysia’s digital industry.