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Why Malaysia?

Your Startup Journey Begins Here

Malaysia is a country of tremendous potential. To date, local startup success stories include Malaysian unicorn, Carsome, valued at US$1.3B in 2021; and Aerodyne, a globally recognised drone company aiming for an initial public offering (IPO) in the next 2-3 years.

Located strategically in Southeast Asia, Malaysia offers access to burgeoning middle-class markets in the region, as well as China and India—fostering opportunities for startup market expansion. Coupled with cost-effective infrastructure and access to leading industries like energy and manufacturing, startups can optimize their investments. Moreover, Malaysia's diverse talent pool, high proficiency in English and expatriate-friendly environment—facilitate seamless integration for players in the startup ecosystem.

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States of MalaysiaNo. of StartupsIndustries of Startups
SelangorSelangor 1833 Technology & Innovation, Retail & Marketplace, Financial Services
Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur 1356 Technology & Innovation, Financial Services, Retail & Marketplace
PenangPenang 169 Technology & Innovation, Retail & Marketplace, Financial Services
JohorJohor 141 Technology & Innovation, Retail & Marketplace, Financial Services
SarawakSarawak 49 Technology & Innovation, Retail & Marketplace, Financial Services
SabahSabah 39 Retail & Marketplace, Sustainability & Environment, Technology & Innovation
MalaccaMalacca 31 Technology & Innovation, Retail & Marketplace, Financial Services
Negeri SembilanNegeri Sembilan 30 Technology & Innovation, Retail & Marketplace, Sustainability & Environment
KedahKedah 29 Retail & Marketplace, Technology & Innovation, Sustainability & Environment
PerakPerak 26 Retail & Marketplace, Technology & Innovation, Logistics & Infrastructure
PahangPahang 14 Technology & Innovation, Healthcare & Education, Retail & Marketplace
KelantanKelantan 8 Retail & Marketplace, Sustainability & Environment, Financial Services
PutrajayaPutrajaya 5 Sustainability & Environment, Financial Services, Healthcare & Education
TerengganuTerengganu 5 Technology & Innovation, Logistics & Infrastructure, Retail & Marketplace
LabuanLabuan 3 Financial Services
PerlisPerlis 2 Retail & Marketplace, Technology & Innovation

NEWS & EVENTS

Malaysia's Semiconductor Strategy: Leading the Industry Forward0
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Malaysia's Semiconductor Strategy: Leading the Industry Forward
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AI Startups in Malaysia: A Growing Hub of Innovation1
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AI Startups in Malaysia: A Growing Hub of Innovation
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MYStartup NXT returns!2
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KL20 Summit 2024: Redefining Malaysia's Startup Investment Landscape3
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KL20 Summit 2024: Redefining Malaysia's Startup Investment Landscape
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Angel Investor: Driving Malaysia's Entrepreneurial Renaissance4
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Angel Investor: Driving Malaysia's Entrepreneurial Renaissance
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Private Capital's Impact on Southeast Asia and Malaysia5
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Private Capital's Impact on Southeast Asia and Malaysia
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Unlocking Robotics: Malaysia's Tech Frontier & Startup Opportunities | TBMY
Unlocking Robotics: Malaysia's Tech Frontier & Startup Opportunities | TBMY0
Avoid These Common Pitching Pitfalls | Building Blocks
Avoid These Common Pitching Pitfalls | Building Blocks1
A Deep Dive into Cradle Fund's Grant Process in Malaysia - Part 1 | Building Blocks
A Deep Dive into Cradle Fund's Grant Process in Malaysia - Part 1 | Building Blocks2
Into the Minds of Khailee Ng - GTK
Into the Minds of Khailee Ng - GTK3
From RM300k to RM16 Million: AFA's Meteoric Rise in Sports Tech | GTK
From RM300k to RM16 Million: AFA's Meteoric Rise in Sports Tech | GTK4
Turning Trash into Gold: Entomal Biotech's Environmental Impact | GTK
Turning Trash into Gold: Entomal Biotech's Environmental Impact | GTK5
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Participating in the accelerator programme provided us with unparalleled resources and mentorship needed to fine-tune our business model. We owe a great deal of our success to the accelerator programme. The support from mentors, access to investors, and exposure to a vibrant startup community were crucial in propelling our company forward.
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The accelerator not only invested in our business but also in our team. The mentorship we received not only focused on business strategies but also on personal and professional development, making it a holistic and enriching experience.
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The MYStartup accelerator not only provided us with crucial funding but also offered tailored support and guidance. The structured programme helped us navigate challenges and pivot when needed, making a significant impact on our success.
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MYStartup, a key platform for early startups, understands our strengths and gaps. Collaborating under the tech talent pillar, we inspired university students about the startup ecosystem by providing access to thousands of startups. Now, Kabel is integral to MYStartup, offering benefits like discounted rates and talent recruitment.
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John Ooi
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Farhan Khairol
Co-founder & CEO | Products2U
Navin
Navin
Co-founder & CEO | Sayur Kita
Mahadhir Yunos
Mahadhir Yunos
Co-founder & CEO | Krenovator
Shermaine Wong
Shermaine Wong
Co-founder & CEO | Cult Creative
Jeshua Choong
Jeshua Choong
Co-founder & CEO | Carching
Camelia
Camelia
Founder & CEO | Kabel

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