28 October 2018

Five Successful ECF Campaigns in Malaysia

According to the statistics from Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), Malaysia's equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform had raised a total of RM38.36 million since its inception in 2015 (until June 2018) through 40 campaigns.

Among the key take away from the statistic was:

  • 48% sought funding of RM500k and below
  • 60% of the issuer was technology-based companies
  • 72% of investors are below the age of 45

However, many investors don't have an idea of what sort of companies will be in an ECF platform and if you're curious to know some of them, we believe this article will help you to have a glimpse of them. Here you go...

21 October 2018

[ECF] Knowing all the SC approved ECF operators (Updated in March 2019)

After understanding how and why Equity Crowd Funding (ECF) existed nowadays (click here to read our previous ECF article), let's move on knowing all the approved ECF operators in Malaysia now.

Below is the intro of SC approved ECF operators (as at end Mar 2019):

16 October 2018

FIVE Key Take Away from 2018 KRI Report

It created abit of hoo-haa in Malaysia since the published of the latest research report by Khazanah Research Institute titled "The State of Households 2018 : Different Realities" on 15 Oct 2018.

With 200+ pages, I believe most of us won't go through it. Let us take you straight to the main key take away (in which we think that it's good for all of us to know) here. ✌👀

#1 : Real residual household income

14 October 2018

What Triggered the latest Global Market Sell-Off ???

It was not a good day to starts with on 10 Oct 2018, where US stocks suffered their worst fall since early February. The turbulence in US stock markets triggered another sell-off in Asia the following day, with the MSCI Asia ex-Japan falling to a 19-month low.

The sell-off hit broader equity markets in Asia – bourses in Taiwan, South Korea, and China registered deep losses. Of course, Malaysia could not shield itself from this slump either.

Why Global Market Sell-Off ???

13 October 2018

[Crowdfunding] What is Equity Crowd Funding (ECF)?

As promised, in this month of October, we will be writing about Equity Crowd Funding (ECF). Another crowd funding method which aspiring new start up entrepreneurs can source for their business funding during initial stages. The ECF platforms provide an alternative venue for capital-raising to SMEs and innovative new businesses.

Proudly to tell you that Malaysia is the first country in ASEAN to introduce a regulatory framework to facilitate equity crowdfunding in 2015, with six registered equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform operators was fully operationalise since 2016. Good job to Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Get to know more here... ⏬⏬⏬