JomHack partnership

I’m happy to announce that Izwan & Partners is coming on board as one of the partners for the upcoming hackathon hosted by JomHack. JomHack is a leading hackathon organiser in Malaysia over the last few years. This year, JomHack is hosting HACK2HELP to look into new technologies that we can use in a post-Covid-19 […]

I spoke to Tech This Way on being a startup lawyer

This is a bit of a late post but I’d like to share a recent interview I had with Amran Hassan, the guy behind Tech This Way, a new podcast in town Amran is a well-respected technology leader himself. He is currently the head of strategy and innovation leader at Maybank, a major local bank […]

6 funding schemes for technology companies and startups affected by the Covid-19

I’ve written a short summary on the Technology Startups Funding Relief Facility (TSFRF) to be administered by the Malaysia Debt Ventures. If you think you may not qualify for the MDV loan, there are also several other funding agencies that you may want to check. So what are other funding opportunities available for technology companies […]

Technology Startups Funding Relief Facility Simplified

Dubbed as Technology Startups Funding Relief Facility (TSFRF), the government yesterday announced that RM100 mil has been allocated to Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd (MDV) help technology startups affected by the Covid-19 crisis. A copy of the full speech of the announcement by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Minister Khairy Jamaluddin can be […]

Why equity crowdfunding should be part of your fundraising strategy

Malaysian startup community in Malaysia is an active and vibrant community

Several years ago, many small businesses wouldn’t have even heard of equity crowdfunding. Some may even say it’s a fraud and a foreign or alien concept. This week, due to overwhelming responses, MDEC had to extend its current alternative fundraising programme as we see more companies exploring equity crowdfunding and peer to peer lending to […]

3 ways edtech can boost online learning adoption in Malaysia

Online learning is the way to go in Malaysia, and other developing economies

My mother has been a school teacher all her life. She teaches in a small school in a rural town in Kedah. When I spoke to her recently, it’s encouraging to know that the education ministry is pushing hard for students and teachers to adopt online learning. Every day, students and teachers use platforms like […]

#kitajagakita is bringing heartwarming Malaysians together

Kitajagakita is a local campaign to help people buy food and groceries affected by Covid-19

The #KitaJagaKita hashtag has been viral for the last several months since the government announced the lockdown to get everyone to stay at home to flatten the curve. Malaysians, regardless of races or religions are coming together to help other affected Malaysian as there are so many people affected by the lockdown especially the day […]

Will we see more people getting used to working from home in Malaysia?

Working from home is dubbed to be the new norm in Malaysia

Looks like workers need to get used to working from home as the Malaysian government further confirmed today that they are extending the current two weeks movement restriction will until the mid-April next month. I am quite lucky as I do have some experience working from home as this is what I’ve been doing work […]