Venture Building

MRANTI’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Innovation Hub to benefit 1,250 biz owners this year

The 4IR-themed innovation center was one of the government's initiatives to guide entrepreneurs comprehensively from the prototype development process to product commercialization.

Malaysia’s Penang state government launched fourth seed fund for tech startups

Priorities will be given to Internet of Things (IoT), Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Digital, EdTech, Health Tech, Clean Tech companies.

Malaysia launches new technology commercialization agency MRANTI, merging tech-focused agencies TPM & MaGIC

The announcement also comes as Malaysia aims to create more tech startups, unicorns and accelerate M towards becoming an innovation-driven economy.

Indonesia’s Open Labs launches $100M fund to invest in e-commerce sellers

The fund will invest in high-potential businesses and help them grow online, scale operations and become great consumer brands. Touted as the biggest fund among brand aggregators in Southeast Asia, the fund will focus specifically on investing in and providing operational support for e-commerce sellers, initially in Indonesia.

Wavemaker Partners launches climate tech venture builder Wavemaker Impact with $25M target for its first fund

Wavemaker Partners believes that climate change is an existential threat for the region, with three of its largest cities facing the threat of being underwater by 2050. Thus, the founders of Wavemaker Impact believe that entrepreneurs will drive solutions to addressing climate change and aim to launch companies that will reduce 10 percent of global…

Global streaming platform Viki founders launch TheVentures Singapore, a venture builder for startups across Southeast Asia

TVSG is focused on early-stage, high-growth tech businesses in Southeast Asia. It will seek opportunities in domains including e-commerce, community, FinTech, online to offline, biotech, healthcare, FoodTech, and sustainability.

Malaysian government entities MaGIC & Penjana Kapital collaborate to offer seed stage startups better funding access

By bridging the funding gap, MaGIC and Penjana Kapital aspire to reorient private capital for innovative start-ups, attract global and regional VCs into Malaysia, as well as elevate knowledge transfer, talent development and creation in Malaysia ecosystem.

Globe is capitalizing on its 80M+ customer base and 150K+ enterprise partners in venture building through 917Ventures [Q&A with Natasha Dawn Bautista]

In this Q&A with Natasha Dawn Bautista, Head of Marketing Communications and Program Management at 917Ventures, we learn how Globe aims to utilize its wide reach and assets in building upon viable technology startup ideas.

Velocity by 917Ventures, a venture building program for Southeast Asia founders, to start 3-month bootcamp in April

Velocity is a 3-month corporate innovation program that enables venture builders to build their MVP, market their solutions, and refine their value proposition, along with Seed funding support for successful startups.