Issue #02 | December 2022
Sivavenayakam Velayutham Managing Director, 25 Startups
2022 has been a year of awakening for many in the startup ecosystem. After two turbulent years in survival mode, both VCs and founders have experienced changes that have influenced the way they operate, invest and work.
While some did not survive, the pandemic has definitely built our perseverance and resilience towards facing challenges. We not only saw the birth of stronger leaders in the ecosystem but newer and younger ones too. With this in mind, a group of people from not only different backgrounds but also locations and skill sets came together to form a team with mutual purposes to empower these groups of founders and push the ecosystem in Malaysia forward.
The formation of 25 Startups was made with a simple aim in mind, to assist, empower and grow the startup ecosystem in Malaysia as it experiences the next step of evolution with the rise of 5G, AI and Web 3.0, to name a few.
In our inaugural newsletter, 25 Media, the team aims to keep you abreast of our initiatives to close gaps, ensure opportunities are spread equally and empower founders across Malaysia. In this issue and upcoming ones, you will also find efforts led by myself and my team as we engage with ecosystem authorities, both locally and internationally to bring opportunities to founders not only to established startup hubs in Malaysia but rising ones with potential as well. Our commitment in ensuring opportunities is spread equally across the nation is well reflected by our recent expansions and collaborations with authorities from various locations, such as Johor Bahru, Penang, Kuching and Cyberjaya.
As we move forward, we will be unveiling more initiatives and exciting announcements that we are confident that you will benefit greatly from. I would also like to request you to join us in the journey not only as a reader, but also as a fellow member of 25 Startups as we pave a new path for the ecosystem.
Enjoy this issue and do get in touch with us at [email protected].
An ASEAN startup community builder that helps startups grow their businesses through market access, funding facilitation, mentoring, training programs, and more. We also collaborate with international startup ecosystem partners to support our members to grow globally.
We are on the lookout for creative minds and risk-takers. If you have innovative business ideas and want to materialise them, this is the place to be. Through 25 IDEAS, you will have the opportunity to showcase your business idea and stand a chance to be part of a 4-month programme where you will benefit from the workspace & mentorship to turn your inspiration into action.
So why should investors consider dipping their hands into SafeTruck?
SafeTruck has a strong management team that believes its products are ready to compete globally. Innovative development and technological advancement are two key factors in driving its products for commercialisation and market acceptance. Skilled workforce and strong sales force are twin engines that will help to propel the company to greater heights. Ultimately, the company wants to focus in creating value for its customers and will not compromise on the quality of its products. They will work with the transportation industry to reach their maximum potential,” he shared.
Get in touch with SafeTruck at contact[email protected] or visit their website at https://safetruck.co/.
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