Posts From Ellia Pikri

3 Malaysian Crowdfunding Projects That Are Shaped by Nationalism

I’ll admit, I wasn’t a believer of the Tabung Harapan crowdfunding campaign when it initially went up. I didn’t think a crowdfunding scheme with no return of investment could ever amass enough donations to justify its existing. RM153,445,814.86 in donations

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How Many E-Wallets is Too Many Wallets In Malaysia?

I don’t think there are any concrete lines we can draw about how many wallets one country actually needs, but I would argue that 30 is far too many for one ecosystem. And that’s just the ones that we found.

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Hong Leong Seeks Fintech Startups For Its HLB LaunchPad Mentorship Programme

Last year, Hong Leong Bank Berhad launched its inaugural HLB LaunchPad with a vision of helping Malaysian fintech startups rethink the whole industry—similar to how ride-hailing reimagined the public transportation industry. To that end, Hong Leong is now opening up

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Is Khalid Samad’s Harapan Coin ICO Legitimate?

Both the political and the cryptocurrency spheres alike are talking about the Harapan Coin, a donation token endorsed by Khalid Abdul Samad—our current Federal Territories Minister. It was created as a fundraising coin for the Pakatan Harapan coalition to combat

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Sunway And KKFund’s Founders Team Up To Launch A US$50 Mil VC Fund

Sunway has just set up a venture capital fund named Sun SEA Capital LP. It’s proposing to spend up to US$50 million on digital startups in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Sunway Berhad, through its subsidiary Sunway

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5 Top Funded Fintech Companies In Malaysia—Here’s What We Noticed

We have some ways to go before catching up to the top fintech nations, but the scene in Malaysia is growing nicely. At the time of writing, we already have, as far as we can find, 5 fintech companies that

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Robo Advisors Are Coming To Malaysia, Here’s Why You Should Care

I’ll admit, I was a tad disappointed when I first learned that robo advisors aren’t some form of Jarvis or a virtual Alfred. That being said, actual robo advisors are still quite an interesting type of technology—no really, I’m serious

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