SC x SC – Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum by Securities Commission Malaysia

The SC Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum (SCxSC) was held on 19 & 20 September 2014 to build awareness on alternative methods of capital formation for start-ups and small enterprises. The forum provided a platform for industry leaders, international crowdfunding experts, as well as up-and-coming entrepreneurs to share their experiences in utilising digital technologies to galvanise their businesses.


SC x SC – Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum Session 1

The Future of the Web and How it Enhances Capital-raising – Global insights on online web trends and new methods of capital funding for startups and entrepreneurs such as equity crowdfunding. How to instill trust confidence in selecting investments through interactive online platforms? How important is user experience?

Panelists

Jason Best

Co-founder & Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Nazrin Hassan

Chief Executive Officer, Cradle Fund

Foo Lee Mei

General Counsel, Securities Commission Malaysia

Asohan Aryaduray

Executive Editor, Digital News Asia (moderator)


SC x SC – Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum Session 2

Building Digital Empires – The big Asian giants of today were minnows in the dotcom & tech space in the late 1990s/early 2000s. This session aims to feature their resilience and determination growing their business to multi-million ringgit global enterprises.

Panelists

Thongchie Shang

Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Seow Choong Huei

Head of Investments, Jobstreet Corporation Bhd

Kelvin Goh

Venture Partner, Crystal Horse Investments

Omar Giri Valliappan

General Manager, Mudah.my

Karamjit Singh (moderator)

Chief Executive Officer, Digital News Asia


SC x SC – Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum Session 3

Technopreneurship – Tech startups are on the rise in Malaysia. High-tech, uncertain returns; what causes the youth to venture into them and how do they convince investors to fund groundbreaking ventures?

Panelists

Kieran Garvey

Business Development Manager, Crowdcube

Lee Ching Wei

Founder & CEO, iMoney Group

Aaron Gill

Co-founder & Head of Products, MyTeksi

Dash Dhakshinamoorthy

Co-founder, StartupMalaysia.org (moderator)


SC x SC – Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum Session 4

Angel Investing via Equity Crowdfunding – Why invest via crowdfunding? Why should investors be excited about the potential reach of equity crowdfunding?

Panelists

Khailee Ng

Managing Partner, 500Startups

Jason Best

Co-founder & Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors


SC x SC – Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum Session 5

The Self-made Woman – Startup stories from female entrepreneurs. A session for women in startups and idea-stage ventures, as well as those curious to explore if they have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Panelists

Loo Jia-Wei

Managing Director, Popfolio Network

Mouna Aouri Langendorf

Founder & CEO, Woomentum

Jennifer Tan

Head of Business Development, Mekar Entrepreneur Network

Ng Wan Peng

Chief Operating Officer, MDeC