IZWAN ZAKARIA

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Hi, I'm Izwan. I'm a KL based technology and startup lawyer.

I run Izwan & Partners, a corporate law firm focusing on startups, technology companies, and nonprofits. 

Why start a law firm?

As a corporate lawyer, I have over ten years legal experience dealing with M&A, fundraising, and other corporate matters.

I started as a projects lawyer in a boutique corporate law firm. I worked on projects and infrastructure related practice like cars assembly, getting a mini hydro power projects off the ground and so on. energy, projects. While I enjoyed working for large deals and big projects, I found that I actually enjoyed working with startups a lot more.

Apart from lawyering, I also mentor and pay it forward at nonprofits like Closing The Gap (a nonprofit focusing on education inequity), Future Lab (mentoring platform for professionals), and Founder Institute (A Silicon Valley based largest pre-seed startup accelerator).

So what else do you do apart from being a startup lawyer?

I enjoy mentoring. I have benefited a lot today because of others that have invested their time in me and I do believe that I have some obligation in paying it forward.  

So during free time, I spend a lot of time giving back at nonprofits like Closing The Gap (a nonprofit focusing on education inequity), Future Lab (mentoring platform for professionals), and Founder Institute (A Silicon Valley based largest pre-seed startup accelerator).

If you are looking for a mentor, do get in touch and I’d love to see if there’s any area that I can help you grow.e

How do I get in touch with you

We can arrange a call. And of course we can meet up over a cup of coffee too!