Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

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The Malaysia-based investor firm said the fund seeks to provide investments to unicorn startups Kenanga Investors Berhad (“Kenanga Investors”), a subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank, announced that it has launched Kenanga Global Unicorn 1 (KGU1), which aims for medium-term returns by investing in unicorn companies. The fund feeds into the Ericsenz-K2 Global Unicorn Fund, which involves two VC firms (Ericsenz and K2 Global) heading the investment strategy. It will be managed by Ericsenz Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital and private equity firm. The VC typically invests in high growth middle-market companies primarily within the technology, healthcare, consumer, and energy sector. For K2 Global, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm will help with accessing late-stage private technology companies located in tech hubs. Unicorns are privately held startup companies, with near term…
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Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Photo about the keynote speakers during the conference. Photos during the discussion. E-wallets becoming a trend in Malaysia, most of the speakers encourage the audience to use E-wallets.  Touch & Go CEO, Mr. Syahrunizam shared about his experience working as an entrepreneur to innovate new technologies for Touch & Go, looking for possible ways to keep it local as possible.  He mentioned that we need to see in a different way because there will be a lot more exciting during the journey. In addition, Mr. Syahrunizam gives some perspective about building loyalty like changing the narrative data that is required to give back to the customers, and successes on youth through their own innovation. Co-founder of Fave, Mr. Yeoh spoke that the youngest always come with spirit. The main focus…
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S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

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KUCHING: Sarawak's digital economy strategy is now in the early stages of implementation, with various projects and initiatives being rolled out by the state government. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said one early initiative was an online identification and authentication system called Sarawak ID, which enables the public to access and use the state government's online services. "The Sarawak ID is the first step towards a service-based, people-centric government. Twenty government services are now online and registered Sarawak ID users benefit from the flexibility and ease of access to these services. "In the near future, more innovative, personalised and seamless services will be introduced," he said when opening the International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak 2019 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on Monday (July 8). As of July…
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Sarawak Shell Livewire

Sarawak Shell Livewire

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Great energy today at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Kuching for the first Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE Bright Ideas workshop this year. Our journey in search for the brightest business ideas in Sarawak continues next week at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Bintulu on July 13 and at SMA-TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Miri on July 20. To join, sign up at https://livewire.shell.com.my/register.html Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub Photo from SMA - TEGAS Digital Innovation Hub
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New app sends plumbers and electricians to your house within three hours

New app sends plumbers and electricians to your house within three hours

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Jiffy's Ryan Shupak, Jaimie Grossman and Paul Arlin A few months ago, Mark and Pepper Ventresca noticed ants filing into their house via the back door. "There was nothing wrong with the door, but the door frame was clearly rotted," says Pepper. Mark Googled "door repair" and called three or four different listings in Toronto. Only two of the companies phoned back and only one said it did repairs. "It will cost you $50 for us to come out and take a look," he was told. As with most dual-career couples with kids, Mark (an urban forestry supervisor) and Pepper (a teacher) had to negotiate who would man the house during the two-hour window offered by the repairman. "The reality is you usually have to take a personal day from…
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Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

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PENGHARGAAN: Awang Tengah menerima cenderamata daripada Arham (dua kiri) sebagai tanda penghargaan selepas majlis pelancaran semalam. Turut kelihatan Naroden (kanan) dan Mussen (kiri). — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tempoh tiga tahun seperti yang diramalkan Menteri Kewangan persekutuan sebelum ini, kata Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. Beliau menegaskan, Sarawak telah dinilai oleh agensi penarafan antarabangsa seperti Moody’s dan Standard & Poor selama bertahun-tahun. Menurutnya, malahan kedua-duanya telah mengesahkan penarafan kredit pelaburan negeri masing-masing pada A3 dan A-. “Begitu juga, Ketua Audit Negara telah memberi Sarawak Sijil Audit Bersih bagi Kewangan untuk tempoh 17 tahun berturut-turut. “Belanjawan kerajaan Sarawak sentiasa mencatatkan lebihan selama bertahun-tahun. Kami mempunyai sumber pendapatan yang mantap terutama menerusi pelaksanaan cukai jualan ke atas produk petroleum untuk eksport.…
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CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

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SINGAPORE: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will be officiating the soft opening of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office (Statos) here today. The office, which is located at Robinson Road, is to serve as a one-stop centre to promote tourism and agricultural products from Sarawak while at the same time bring in more investments, promote trade and attract more tourists to the state. The event is expected to be attended by around 100 invited guests from Sarawak and Singapore including deputy chief ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah and Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing as well as acting State Secretary Datu Jaul Samion. The initiative to set up Statos in Singapore was announced by Abang Johari last year during the Sarawak International Business Exhibition and Conference (SIBEC).…
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Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah
Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Assaffal P. Alian standing in the middle (seventh right) with Ken Pan (eighth right), chairman of Sabah Tourism; Datuk KL Tan (sixth left), president of MATTA Malaysia; Srinjay Sengupta (fifth left), Co-Founder of Travel Earth India with the rest of the sponsors during the launching of Digital Influencers’ Convention. KOTA KINABALU: Digital Influencers’ Convention and Earthy Awards, organized and spearheaded by Travel.Earth, an Indian travel media company, started in Sabah yesterday. The event saw a huge response since its first announcement. With over 300 applicants registering for the event, a select 54 have been chosen to attend the event. These participants will  witness various aspects of Sabah and its local culture on two days of tours. This will be followed by two days of…
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