Analysis

Net zero transition risks to business

As the world embarks on the net-zero transition, businesses face new costs and risks associated with making the switch to a low-carbon or net zero economy. These costs could…

Travel tech firms await ‘revenge traveling’ as Malaysia reopens, but concerns remain

The tourism industry could be one of the most affected sectors globally when COVID-19 pandemic hit starting the end of 2019. The tourism business almost came to a halt as…

Consortiums partnering banks, e-wallets have an upper hand to bag Malaysia digital bank licenses

Editor’s note: MIDF is part of a consortium applied for a digital banking license. Consortiums partnering with banks or financial institutions and e-wallet operators will have an…

FinTech continues to be a hot sector in Southeast Asia after a booming 2021

Editor’s note: AC Ventures, Gobi Partners & HomeCrowd are participants of Life’s A Pitch! (FinTech) on March 24. The next Life's A Pitch! (renewable energy) will be held on…

Malaysia’s drone tech hub ambition: Opportunities & Challenges [Part 2]

Editor’s note: In Part 2, we focus on the challenges faced by drone tech startups, the Malaysia government’s initiatives to support the industry and some suggestions from drone…

Clearer laws, better funding: A startup wishlist for Philippine regulators

TechNode Global’s series on the Philippines delves into why Filipino startups are attracting venture capital (VC) money in droves. In this fourth and final part, TechNode Global…

VCs scout opportunities in MedTech despite higher valuation fueled by pandemic

Editor’s note: Kairous Capital, AC Ventures & StratifiCare are participants of Life’s a Pitch! (MedTech) on Feb 25. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, medical…

Finding a niche in the Philippines’ Iron Triangle

TechNode Global’s series on the Philippines delves into why Filipino startups are attracting venture capital (VC) money in droves. In this third part, we explore how much…

Malaysia’s drone tech hub ambition: Opportunities & Challenges [Part 1]

Editor's note: In this first part, we briefly look into the opportunities awaiting Malaysia drone tech startups. We talked to drone startups, MDEC, MRANTI and Gobi Partners, which…

Beyond The Billion partner funds invested over $600M in close to 800 female-founded startups in 2 years

Beyond The Billion, whose first pledge campaign (The Billion Dollar Fund for Women launched in 2018) mobilized a global consortium of venture capital funds (VC) and limited…