Bikesh Lakhmichand

1337 Ventures’ ECF Accelerator For SMEs Seeks To Strengthen Equity Crowdfunding In Malaysia

Malaysia, 10 May 2022- The funding options for Malaysian SMEs and growth-stage businesses have now evolved beyond bank loans, grants, schemes, angel investors and venture capitalists. Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) is slowly gaining popularity as a new and viable way for local businesses to raise funds. This is evident in Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Annual Report 2021 which …

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Last Call for FWD Start-up Studio Accelerator Cohort 3, with a focus on Islamic Fintech, Insurtech, and other sectors

Malaysia, 21 March 2022- Startups in the Fintech, Islamic Fintech, Insurtech, Healthtech, and Proptech industry are welcome to apply for the Alpha Startups™ for Insurtech Pre-Accelerator organised by 1337 Ventures and FWD Start-Up Studio, supported by Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). In its 3rd Cohort, the Alpha …

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Green Lagoon aims to raise RM15 million, the largest amount to be raised via an ECF campaign in Malaysia

Malaysia, 14 February 2022- The Securities Commissions of Malaysia (SC) has stated that the fundraising cap for companies raising on equity crowdfunding (ECF) platforms has been increased from RM10 million to RM20 million. This was revealed in the revised Guidelines on Recognized Market published in late November 2021. The increase supports the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021 – …

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1337 Ventures Launches New RM1.2 Million Fund For Malaysian Startups

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 capitalist, Asgari Stephens and former …

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