Aiding Potential, Generating Growth

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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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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Disruptive Blockchains Decrypted: Introducing The Internet of Value

Blockchains 101  How many of you foresaw the advent of the internet age before it became a staple of our daily lives? Chances are, very few of you. Certainly, the average person couldn’t have anticipated just how much the internet would change our lives. Global access to the world wide web  has altered the way we consume information; how we communicate, learn, and conduct business. […]


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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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In Pursuit of Collective Happiness

Half the religion in the world propagates some form of fasting as a path to spiritual cleansing and enlightenment. The underlying principle of fasting/abstaining from the many kinds of human needs and desires is a display of man’s commitment to a cause, be it implicitly or otherwise. Muslims around the world had fasted continuously in […]


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Why Opt for Crowdfunding Part II

Our last article demonstrates that the fundraising exercise on crowdfunding could be proven to be very convenient, quick and cheap compared to the conventional way. There are also other inherent benefits you can gain from raising funds through crowdfunding by looking at the mechanism that makes it’s the suitable alternative way for businesses to get […]


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