USD30k grant by Financial Lab to find financial health solutions for gig workers

Financial health solutions for gig workers in Asia Pacific

The Financial Innovation Lab (FinLab) under the United Nation Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is running a “Gig Economy Challenge”. They are giving a grant for gig economy solution. Financial health solutions for gig workers The idea is to source for MVPs that can be piloted in KL that can offer solutions that can improve the […]

More calls to boycott all-male panellists in Malaysia

You know that feeling when you open an event page. You looked at the event description. All seem pretty interesting. Then you look at the panellists. All male apparently. Ugh, I’ll usually shrug and wonder why does it have to be that way? Personally, in 2020, I don’t think this should even be the case […]

3 questions to ask a startup lawyer before hiring one

Hiring a startup lawyer isn't as expensive as you think it would be

As a practising startup lawyer, I can only imagine the challenge faced by founders when they have to look for a good startup lawyer. In my interaction with many founders, they still cite legal fees as a big issue why they don’t engage a lawyer or even run away when someone gets introduced as a […]

Southeast Asia’s internet economy is valued at over USD100 bil this year

There’s an interesting report being circulated in the startup ecosystem on the internet economy in the Southeast Asia region. Jointly published every two years by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, the report sets out the internet economy across Southeast Asian countries with special emphasis on its largest economies namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, […]

What will happen to the unlicensed crypto exchanges in Malaysia?

Last week before the Eid break, the Securities Commission announced the result of the first round of crypto exchanges in Malaysia. The three successful applicants are Luno, Sinegy and Tokenize. The statement doesn’t say how many applicants actually applied for the licence. However, according to, a Malaysian based fintech news site, claimed that 19 […]