Yearly Archives: 2016

Exclusive: Malaysia’s Cradle Fund to start direct equity investments next year

Posted on October 18 2016

DealStreetAsia: October 16, 2016 – Armed with almost two years of experience as an investor, Malaysian early-stage tech startup influencer Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd is now looking at making direct equity investments next year, a step further from its current role of a co-investor, it had taken in 2014. The government-backed agency currently has a co-investment […]


KakiTangan helps ECF gets its breakout moment in Malaysia

Posted on October 17 2016

ANYTIME you are introducing a new product into the financial market and hope it gains traction, you always start with a public awareness and education campaign. That’s the tried and tested manner. The other method, which you can hope for is that your product secures a quick win, one that captures the imagination of the […]


Fatfish and Swiss VC Mountain Partners in US$9.2mil tie-up

Posted on August 18 2016

  18 August 2016 – AUSTRALIAN Securities Exchange-listed Fatfish Internet Group Limited said it is entering into a strategic and financial alliance with Swiss-based venture capital firm Mountain Partners AG.   The two companies have entered into a non-binding term sheet, that pending various approvals, will see Fatfish become a strategic partner of Mountain in South-East Asia. […]


Common startup issues

Posted on August 15 2016

This Article is written by Razif Aziz, COO of Cradle Fund & Executive Director of The Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN). (This article was published on The Star – SME Biz on 15 August 2016)   ONE of the things that have become routine for me at the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN) is the […]


It’s about solving problems

Posted on August 9 2016

Source from The Star Online – SME Biz Effon Khoo Giok Hong, 37, of, says his company’s mission is to help small and medium businesses manage their staff better with automated online systems. LIM WING HOOI chats with him. What were you doing prior to starting your company? I spent about eight years working […]


Malaysians Set To Make History By Landing The Nation’s First Rover On The Moon

Posted on August 4 2016

Have you ever dreamt about going to the Moon? Very rarely we hear such excursions by local enthusiasts venturing into space apart from those in the ‘Angkasawan’ programme, and not many are aware, but the technology needed to send a spacecraft on the Moon has already existed in our country. Seeing as the cost of […]


Saving lives with the early detection of cancer

Posted on July 25 2016

Story can also be found on Digital News Asia   By Renuka Sena | Jul 25, 2016 Many women lose their lives because malignant tumours are detected too late Mobecomm’s technology aims to save lives and reduce treatment costs   IN most developing countries, breast abnormalities are often identified when lumps and other symptoms are detected […]


Flying high with international recognition

Posted on July 12 2016

Source from Digital News Asia   By Renuka Sena | Jul 11, 2016 Pulsar drones have chalked up impressive accolades, locally and abroad Invest in knowledge and learn how to apply it for the good of mankind THE Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as a drone, is a hot new trend. Able to get ground […]


Do We Still Send Hari Raya Cards?

Posted on July 11 2016

      Do We Still Send Hari Raya Cards? By Hazel Hassan *This is an article written by Hazel Hassan, Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Partnership of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd and was published in Malaysia SME Newspaper [June 25 – July 8, 2016] under 'Insight' Section.         A few […]


Malaysia: ECF players, Quest Ventures now co-investors with Cradle Fund

Posted on July 1 2016

Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan and chief investment officer Juliana Jan (centre two) with the new co-investment partners. June 24, 2016: Malaysian tech startup influencer Cradle Fund has roped in six other investors into its equity co-investment programme, revealing that five of the present six licensed equity crowdfunding (ECF) operators in Malaysia are on board. The […]