Wednesday, January 26, 2022
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 January 2022 – 1337 Ventures announced a new RM1.2 million, 1337 Accelerator Fund I to invest into promising early-stage Malaysian startups. The new fund is open to seed-stage startups across any industry, from fintech, edtech to healthtech.  It will be co-funded by seasoned angel investor and venture...
Funding Societies Malaysia has announced that it has achieved RM1 billion disbursement in business financing across more than 17,000 financing deals, directly supporting creditworthy underserved SMEs across the nation. This milestone comes as the platform enters its fifth year of operations in the country. Learning from the challenges and uncertainties...
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 January 2022 – NexMind AI has further cemented its position as an exciting and innovative player in the big data analytics and software industry with its win at the 20th APICTA awards. The company bagged the top spot for creating the World’s 1st Multilingual SEO Machine...
Nordigen, a free Open Banking platform, has partnered with SME lending provider Spotcap to support lending solutions with in-depth customer insights. Spotcap Global Services is a global lending as a service (LAAS) provider with prior experience in own balance sheet lending across multiple countries in Europe and Asia Pacific. The developed...
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) will draft more effective aid aimed at speeding up the delivery of assistance to SMEs affected by the floods. Senior International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said his ministry has asked all the ministries involved to confirm the number...
Subang Jaya, ​​14 January 2022- ZCOVA, a diamond jewellery store started with the mindset to revolutionise the diamond industry in July 2015 by founders Low Ziwei and Low Ziyin. They added innovations like 360° diamond viewing videos, personalised virtual consultations, virtual try-on using augmented reality and even introduced a dual...
CIMB Bank Bhd plans to channel the proceeds from its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Bond to eligible sustainable projects such as SMEs and start-ups, affordable housing, public schools and hospitals, green mass transit, climate resilient buildings and infrastructure, forestry, and wildlife conservation projects, as well as Covid-19 and other...
Malaysia’s oldest association for small and medium enterprises, SAMENTA, will be celebrating its 35th anniversary on 18 March 2022 with an anniversary dinner and SME100 awards night to be graced by His Excellency Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak, Governor of Penang. SAMENTA...
Malaysia, 13 January 2022 – Startups innovating through financial services and digitalising financial solutions make up the 10 finalists shortlisted for the Alpha Startups MyFintech Week 2022. The Alpha Startups programme, co-organised by 1337 Ventures and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). It is supported by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC),...
SMEs intending to hire workers from Bangladesh do not have much option other than to follow the terms and requirements as spelt out in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two governments. President of the Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Samenta) Kam Lian Hooi said that the employers do...
Rising raw material costs and continuing logistical problems are hampering the recovery of local SMEs, who are also facing a worker’s shortage. Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA) central chairman Datuk William Ng said worker shortage is just the latest in a list of setbacks affecting small companies as they...
Kuala Lumpur, 11 January 2022- If nasi lemak is a national dish, MILO is a local drink. Energising Malaysians for over 70 years, the beverage brand bets their cards on the first ever limited-edition gold makeover from the iconic green MILO Tin in celebration of the year of the...

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