Analysis

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…

Striking while the iron is hot: The Philippine venture scene is heating up and getting hotter

TechNode Global’s series on the Philippines will delve into why Filipino entrepreneurs and founders are attracting venture capital (VC) money in droves. In this second part, we…

Philippines: Southeast Asia’s next big breakout market?

TechNode Global’s series on the Philippines will delve into why now, after years of depending on income from remittances, Filipino entrepreneurs and founders are attracting…

Unicorns-in-the-making: The underrated, untapped, and unknown of Malaysia’s tech ecosystem

So much has been said and written about the vast potential of the Malaysian tech ecosystem--and for all the right reasons. Within ASEAN, Malaysia was one of the first countries to…

Southeast Asia’s top 50 rising women in tech 2021 [Updated]

Southeast Asia has seen its fair share of unicorns--23 at last count if we include startups that have already gone public like Sea and Razer. A quick scan of these billion-dollar…

AC Ventures insights: Emerging e-commerce opportunities in Indonesia

As Indonesia’s largest commerce businesses approach IPO scale and considering the dominance of Shopee, Tokopedia, Bukalapak, and Lazada, there can be few opportunities left in the…

Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Political uncertainties in Malaysia seen as ‘short-term risks’, say tech investors

The political uncertainties in Malaysia following the resignation of its Prime Minister are seen as ‘short-term’ risks as the tech industry in the country is expected to continue…

Challenges and opportunities as Buy Now, Pay Later shopping gains traction in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur-based Lau Chi Yan, 33, bought an oven online using Grab’s Pay Later services when the ride-hailing and payment firm ran a cash rebate promotion in Malaysia in June.…

Where are we headed in this brave new world? Here’s a look into BCE (Before COVID Era) and CE (COVID Era)

We are close to 1.5 years into living with COVID-19, reacting to its multiple variants (alpha, beta, gamma, delta). The shifts in and out of lockdown across the world have been,…