Aiding Potential, Generating Growth

How Average Malaysians can Shape the Economy

The Time is Ripe for Equity Crowdfunding All over the world, equity crowdfunding is being hailed as a game changer for stimulating small and medium-sized business growth. This is how the little guy can make a difference. With wage stagnation, cutbacks in subsidies and declining oil revenue from a global slump in oil prices, sentiment […]


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How to Channel Philanthropy into Education

Skolafund Creates Greater Access to Education through Crowdfunding A little bit of money can go a long way when the crowd comes together. We find out how Southeast Asia’s first education crowdfunding site Skolafund is constantly improving its platform for the community to help build a better Malaysia through education. A few weeks ago we introduced […]


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The Mercy Excellence Awards for Social Enterprises are open to submissions!

Are you a Social Enterprise? We know you don’t do it for the glory, but how about some recognition for all that hard work?   
Announcing the Mercy Excellence Awards for Social Enterprises! We believe in supporting and encouraging businesses, corporations, NGOs and cooperatives that have found smart and effective solutions to make the world […]


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Why invest in PasarTap?

People are one of the most critical factors to consider when investing in an early stage startup.  Check out our interview with Hisham Talib, co-founder and business manager of PasarTap to find out more about the people behind Malaysia’s first online grocery platform to offer door-to-door delivery service of local produce, fresh from the market. […]


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Introducing our revamped website: ata-plus.com V 2.0

Welcome to ata-plus.com V2.0 We are pleased to inform you that our revamped website (ata-plus.com) is up and running with new features and capabilities aimed at enhancing your experience through increased functionality and easier navigation. Here’s a list of our new features: The New Dashboard A command centre for keeping track of deals and investments Whether you […]


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A Fresh Approach to getting your food

The Malaysian company that helps you cut out the middleman by bringing the Pasar to you. Your weekly shopping at the supermarket seems like the most logical option when it comes to groceries. Is it though?  PasarTap doesn’t think so. Think about it. The pack of Australian carrots you just picked up off the shelf may have travelled over 4000km from a […]


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How the oldest watch factory in Switzerland re-invented its shareholder base

Equity crowdfunding is a relatively new financing method and DuBois et fils is the oldest watch factory in Switzerland.  This is the story of how a luxury watch brand successfully reinvented itself – redefining its relationship with shareholders, by giving its customers an opportunity to become part of the brand’s story.  When Thomas Steinemann became CEO of  Phillipe […]


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5 Key Learnings on ECF Successes and Failures from the US

What can we learn from the first quarter of US Regulation Crowdfunding? It’s been three months since Regulation Crowdfunding in the US, and tech news site Venture Beat have done a great piece on what successes and failures in the space so far can tell us. A key characteristic of equity crowdfunding is that if you don’t raise […]


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