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I have often needed a list of Venture Capital (VCs) that invest in Malaysia for work. However, I find most lists extremely lengthy and confusing. So, here is a simple list of venture capital in Malaysia, updated for 2017.
These lists include Venture Capitals that are not based in Malaysia but do invest in Malaysian companies. Inactive VCs are not included. If you know more VCs, Accelerators, or Incubators, please comment below so I can add it to the list.
Very Early Stage Investment Venture Capital in Malaysia (<RM2m)
Venture Capital is a type of funding provided to Startups that is long-term and is usually a high risk, high reward form of investment.
- BizAngel – An Angel Investment group in Malaysia.
- Expara Ventures
Cradle Fund – Nexea (that’s us!) has a co-investment partnership with Cradle Fund.
- TinkBig Venture
Teak Capital + Intres (via the Axiata Digital Fund)
Later Stage Investment Venture Capital in Malaysia (>RM2m)
- Cradle Seed Ventures Management Pte Ltd
- Incubate Fund
- Rebright Partners
List of Accelerators in Malaysia (Idea Stage Startups)
An accelerator is a 3-4 month program that helps Startups jump-start their business with about RM50k for about 8%. Startups that graduate should be able to raise funds. Accelerators usually offer mentoring and coaching, as well as networking opportunities.
- 1337 Ventures
- Cyberlab Living Lab Accelerator / FINNEXT
- TuneLabs (Airasia)
- HLB (Hong Leong Bank) Launchpad
- Digi Accelerate
- The Hangout (Johor)
Update: Here is an updated, full list of Startup Accelerator Programs in Malaysia:
List of Incubators in Malaysia (Idea Stage Startups)
An incubator is a place where startups gather in one workspace, funded by an investor group. Startups stay there until they have grown too large. Mentorship is provided, including shared learnings from CEO peers.
List of Government Grants in Malaysia (Early Stage Startups)
A government grant is a financial award given by the federal government to an eligible startup. In Malaysia, this usually originates from the Ministry of Finance.
I have listed the Government Grants available in Malaysia (for Startups):
I hope you found the list of Startup venture capital in Malaysia to be useful – give me 5 Stars below if you do! Also, let me know below if you have more to add – I will definitely edit this post. You may ask me anything regarding funding below.