Aiding Potential, Generating Growth

Eid: A Personal Perspective

Days before many millions of muslims all around the world will be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, one of the most significant celebration in the Islamic calendar, I couldn’t help but to ask why is the idiosyncratic concept of giving so prevalent in almost all major celebrations in the world, be it cultural (Chinese New Year or […]


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Be all you can be with PurelyB

Today, the Ata Plus team polished off three bags of chips and some nasi lemak. We made sure to eat the cucumbers in the nasi lemak, because that’s the most veggie we’ve gotten in awhile. And hey, no judgement – today’s society is mostly employed in jobs that require we sit at a computer for […]


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Many hands make light work in the world of equity crowdfunding

  It’s always difficult for a startup to, well, start up. Dreaming, as Blondie once sang, is free – but cold hard cash is a little harder to come by.   The average startup is run by people who are decidedly not average. To pour time, effort and money into a project you believe in […]


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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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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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Education Powered by the Crowd

Education empowers people, but not everyone can afford one.  There are many who understand its true value, however.  And many who would be happy to help others get an education – if they knew how.  In this era of digital, Skolafund have come up with an answer. And it involves the crowd… Education – A Human Right […]


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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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Meet our First Listings!

It’s been an exciting week for us here at Ata Plus, and after months of hard work, we are pleased to be kicking-off with a bang. Today, we present you with not just one, but three up and coming companies, each doing some very interesting work within the fintech, e-commerce and crowdfunding landscape. People are […]


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