Iris Capital Partners launches Malaysia’s first venture debt fund

The Edge, 20 December 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 20): Iris Capital Partners Sdn Bhd has launched Malaysia’s first privately led venture debt fund, the Iris Fund, which aims to finance high-impact startups from Malaysia and the Asean region.

AC Ventures, East Ventures join $8.5m round of Malaysian F&B startup

TECHINASIA, 2 December 2021

Food Market Hub, a Malaysia-based procurement and inventory management platform for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, has raised US$8.5 million in a series A+ round led by AC Ventures Malaysia, which is backed by the country’s Penjana Kapital. East Ventures and Gojek’s VC arm Go-Ventures also participated in the round.

Budget reaction: Turning the corner - the hits, misses and challenges from the biggest budget in Malaysian history

The Edge, 15 November 2021 

Budget 2022 was highly anticipated, not just because it was the first of the Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob administration but also because, for the first time in two years, we have an opportunity to reset the economy and refocus on growth, post Covid-19.

Interesting times ahead for Malaysian capital market

The Sun Daily, 14 November 2021

PETALING JAYA: There is an interesting horizon ahead for Malaysia’s capital market on the back of the Securities Commission Malaysia Third Capital Market Masterplan’s key tenet of creating a vibrant capital ecosystem with the inclusion of alternative players, such as equity crowdfunding and debt crowdfunding, according to private investment firm RHL Ventures co-founder and managing partner Raja Hamzah Abidin (pix).

Tie-up enables startups to venture into Indonesia

The Star, 12 November 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s startups stand a higher chance of go-to-market success in the Indonesian US$1 trillion (RM4.16 trillion) economy following the agreement signed between Penjana Kapital Sdn Bhd and AC Ventures, a leading Indonesian venture capital (VC) investment firm.

“We are pleased with AC Ventures’ decision to partner with Penjana Kapital and invest in the Malaysian startup space.

Syarikat pemula masuk Indonesia

Harian Metro, 12 November 2021

SYARIKAT pemula niaga Malaysia mempunyai peluang lebih baik untuk mencapai kejayaan dalam pasaran ekonomi Indonesia yang bernilai AS$1.0 trilion berikutan pemeteraian perjanjian antara Penjana Kapital Sdn Bhd (Penjana Kapital) dan AC Ventures, firma pelaburan modal teroka terkemuka di Indonesia. Menteri Kewangan Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz dalam satu kenyataan berkata, kerajaan mengalu-alukan keputusan AC Ventures untuk menjalinkan kerjasama dengan Penjana Kapital dan melabur dalam syarikat pemula niaga Malaysia.