Top Angel Investors in Malaysia

Top Angel Investors in Malaysia

Malaysia has become one of the fastest-growing markets over the last decade, attracting many talented entrepreneurs to start new businesses in the region. However, numerous studies indicate that early-stage businesses experience greater challenges to grow due to insufficient access to relevant financial and technical support. Angel investors play a critical role in expanding the pipeline of investible businesses by providing early-stage ventures with essential resources including capital to bridge the funding gap and by sharing their expertise and networks to unlock business opportunities that facilitate growth.

In conjunction with the steady rise in the number of angel investors in the region, the practice of angel investing has also been increasingly structured through the establishment of Angel Investment Networks. This has led to more coordinated efforts to streamline angel investments, often resulting in larger-scale deals into early-stage ventures. These networks have a considerable part to play in the investment spectrum by advancing co-investments, reducing the risk borne by individual investors, and coordinating support to help enterprises to scale to the level where they can access larger sources of growth capital provided by other private sector investors such as venture capitalists and impact investors.

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Here is a list of the most active angel investors in Malaysia:

 

1. Henry Loke:

Henry Loke is the  former Chief Financial Officer of pitchIN. He is currently the Director at Affin Hwang Capital.  Henry has extensive experience in project financing, debt capital markets and treasury. He is also passionate about early stage financing. He has invested in more than 15 startups.

Sector: Enterprise Software, Mobile, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning.

Portfolio: Yobs, Sourceeasy, Roomi, Rezi, Onfleet

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

2. Khailee Ng:

Khailee Ng is the Managing Partner of a seed venture Capital firm, 500 Startups. The firm has done over 2200 investments in 60 countries, of which Khailee has led 160+ investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak and other regional champions. He also founded an e-commerce site, Groupsmore which was later acquired by Groupon.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, E-Commerce, Mobile, Content Discovery.

Portfolio: 99.co, Call Levels, Change Foods, Cargobase, CompStak.

Connect with Him: LinkedInTwitterAngelList 

 

 

3. Mohd Ridzwan Nordin:

Mohd Ridzwan Nordin is the co-founder of Kaymbu, a visual messaging and authentic assessment platform for early education. He is currently the Director and Country Head of Finaxar, Malaysia. He has led several initiatives to nurture  entrepreneurial talents within corporates and the public at large through angel funding and pre-accelerator programs.

Sector: Mobile Commerce, SaaS, Big Data.

Portfolio: Atomico, Genreal Fusion, Retaily, TTV Capital.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

4. Ben T. Lim:

Ben Lim is the Managing Partner at NEXEA, an early Startup Accelerator, Angel Network and Venture Capital. NEXEA is backed by experienced entrepreneurs and CEO’s of public listed companies. Ben has deep experience in validating startups. Ben has advised over 1000 startups in fundraising and the fundamentals of a startup over the years. Ben has been an active angel investor.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Healthcare.

Portfolio: RunningMan, Lapasar, Pestodia.com, Kevtech, Kayametrics.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

5. Asim Qureshi:

Asim Qureshi is the CEO of Jibble and PayrollPanda. He is also the CEO of LaunchPad startups, a venture builder platform that identifies and maximizes tech-related opportunities across South-East Asia. Asim Qureshi has a Masters degree from The University of Oxford.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile Commerce, SaaS.

Portfolio: Prospek Baru, SkootJobs, Jibble.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

6. Kai Kux:

Kai Kux is the Managing Director of Asia Venture Group, that focuses and invests in digitally scalable business models in South East Asia. He is also the Chief Financial Officer at Limitless Technology. Kai Kux also co-founded  HappyFresh, an online grocery platform.

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Healthcare.

Portfolio: iMoney, iPrice group, KFit, TrustedCompany.com

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitterAngelList 

 

 

7. Alan Lim:

Alan Lim is the co-founder and former CEO of MediaBanc Group. Alan is a Partner at NEXEA, an early Startup Accelerator, Angel Network and Venture Capital. NEXEA has invested in more than 35 startups  across Southeast Asia and is known for creating value in their investments. Alan is part of the founding Partners and Principal Advisor for NEXEA. Alan Lim is also part of the Investment committee, he has advised and mentored a number of startups in Malaysia. 

Sectors: Consumer Internet, Healthcare, Enterprise Software

Portfolio: Jobworks, YogaTrial, Smartly, JomRun.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

8. Sivapalan Vivekarajah:

Sivapalan Vivekarajah is the Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist of Proficeo Consultants, a training and mentoring platform for startups and entrepreneurial ventures. He is currently the Senior Partner and Co-Founder of ScaleUp Malaysia Accelerator. Sivapalan is a coach, mentor and  active angel investor.

 

Sector: Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software,Healthcare.

Portfolio: EASYUNI, IGL Coatings, Auto Craver.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitterAngelList 

 

 

9. Hamzah Raja:

Hamzah Raja is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at RHL Ventures. Prior to founding RHL Ventures, Hamzah Raja was a Director in  Rasma Corporation. Hamzah brings his vast experience in various investment roles to advise companies and startups in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Hamzah is also a Board of Director at Atap.co, an online marketplace for interior designer sourcing and hiring.

Sector: Healthcare, Consumer Internet, SaaS, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: HealthMetrics, Sidestep, atap, Signature market.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitter 

 

 

10. Raymond Hor:

Raymond Hor is a Venture Partner at Kejora Capital and SunSea Capital. He was a Director of an Australian listed company, Isentric Ltd. Over the last 12 years, Raymond has invested in 30 startups as an accelerator and angel investor. He has also served as an Advisor to a China-based Education Group, Global Edutech  Management Ltd.

Sector: Fintech, E-Commerce, Clean Technology, Co-working space.

Portfolio: Interpid, Wise AI, The Lorry.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

11. Sai Kit Ng:

Sai Kit Ng is the Executive Director of Captii Ventures, Malaysia. He leads the Captii Ventures team and spends lot of his time connecting tech startups across Southeast Asia. Sai Kit supports investee founders on many things from strategy to business development to fund raising for their business.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Healthcare, Fintech.

Portfolio: Bfab, Digify, OnePouch, OnOnPay.

Connect With Him: AngelList 

 

 

12. Nicholas Daniels:

Nicholas Daniels is an Associate Partner at Stonewater Partners LLC, a management consultancy serving clients in financial services, telecommunications and operators of multisided platforms. Nicholas Daniels provides seed funding to marketplace, platform and SaaS startups.

Sector: AI, SaaS, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Actuate, Mylance, Byte Technology Systems, Kobunga Korean Grill.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

13. Kee Saik Meng:

Kee Saik Meng is the Chief Executive Officer of Mediasoft Entertainment, an IP development company. He was also the Founding Partner of Havson Group. In 2019 Kee built digital transformation and omnichannel strategy for a furniture business. Kee Saik Meng has extensive experience in startups, entrepreneurship and management consultancy.

Sector: Social games, Mobile games, Digital media, Entertainment, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Virtuix, Havson Group, Digital Brands Group, Nuren Group.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

14. Naysan Munusamy:

Naysan Munusamy is the Co-Founder of MoneyMatch, a multi-national financial technology firm focusing on international payments. He is the former Chief Operating Officer at pitchIN. Naysan is currently the Managing Partner at TH Capital. He has extensive experience in investing and fund raising for startups.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Fintech, SaaS, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Versa, Babydash, MoneyMatch, WeInvest.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitter 

 

 

15. Jo Jo Kong:

Jo Jo Kong is the Managing Director of KHK Group of Companies. She started her career at Nirvana Asia- the largest integrated death care service provider in Asia, where she was overseeing groups expansion plans and operations in Malaysia, China and Singapore. Jo Jo Kong is currently the General Partner at RHL Ventures. Jo Jo Kong is passionate about the development of fin-tech businesses in Malaysia.

Sector: Fin-tech, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Rage Coffee, all.health, atap, CoffeeMeetsBagel.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

 

 

16. Chua Seng Teong:

Chua Seng Teong is the Venture Partner at Sunway Berhad. He has over 15 years of experience as a startup entrepreneur. Prior to joining Sunway, he founded a fin-tech startup that was successfully sold and a machine learning startup integrated with top e-commerce site. Chua Seng Teong holds an MBA degree from INSEAD, France.

Sector: Consumer Internet, Fin-tech, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Interpid, lorry.com, Kezaar.com, Predictry.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

17. Zhen Hui Low:

Zhen Hui Low is the Associate Director at Captii Ventures. He is the former Analyst at Fieldstone Private Capital Group, Malaysia. Zhen Hui does a quite a bit of research and analysis on markets and industry verticals, on top of participating in investment origination and processing.

Sector: SaaS, Consumer Internet, Fin-tech, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Curlec, Computer Guys, Sorabel.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

18. Garvy Beh:

Garvy Beh is the Founder and CEO of Doctor2U, a mobile app that brings healthcare services to your doorstep. He is also the IT Director at BP Health Group. Garvy Beh is an emerging young angel investor. He has a degree in Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of Virgina.

Sector: Clean Technology, Healthcare, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software.

Portfolio: Doctor2U, BP Healthcare.

Connect With Him: LinkedInTwitterAngelList 

 

 

19. Shazy Noorazman:

Shazy Noorazman is the Chief Executive Director at Ouch!, a platform to make insurance more accessible to Malaysians. He is also a General Partner at TH Capital. Shazy Noorazman has a lot of experience in investing in startups. He is also the Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director at Company27.

Sector: Fin-Tech, Consumer Internet, E-Commerce

Portfolio: Ksher, igloohome, naluri, Moladin.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList 

 

 

20. Asgari Stephens:

Asgari Stephens is a Director and founding member of Intelligent Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Business Administration from Cranfield University. Asgari has extensive experience in both public and private equity investment in Malaysia. He is an active angel investor and mentor for startups.

Sector: Fin-Tech, Consumer Internet, Healthcare.

Portfolio: Fi Life, Kakitangan, More to Life.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

21.Ganesh Kumar Bangah:

Ganesh Kumar Bangah is the Executive Chairman at Netccentric Ltd. He is an award winning entrepreneur, startup investor and technology industry leader that was the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia 2012. He was also recognized as one of South East Asia’s Top 30 Tech Founders by Tech in Asia in 2016.

Sector: Consumer Internet, SaaS, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: TableApp, Y Ventures Group, Sprintla.

Connect With Him: LinkedIn 

 

 

22. Shi Ying Lau:

Shi Ying Lau is a partner, investor and  mentor at NEXEA, an early Startup Accelerator, Angel Network and Venture Capital. Shi Ying is a tech entrepreneur with experience in building business from ground zero. She is the former Head of GrabCar for Malaysia, responsible for building the business from near ground zero to be a market leader in Malaysia.

Sector: AI, SaaS, Fin-Tech, Healthcare.

Portfolio: RunningMan, GrabCar, Jomrun.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

 

 

23. Michelle Sum:

Michelle Sum is the former Finance Director at iSentia, Malaysia. Michelle is part of the founding partners of NEXEA and she is currently the CFO at NEXEA. Michelle has invested in over 35 companies. She has mentored countless companies in the areas of Finance, HR and Governance.

Sector: Consumer Internet, SaaS, Healthcare, E-Commerce.

Portfolio: Hauz, Runningman, Red Dino.

Connect With Her: LinkedIn 

 

 

24. Anthony Lawrence:

Anthony Lawrence is the former Managing Director at Helix Healthcare, a post-hospital care company. He has also been a Venture Partner and Mentor at NEXEA. Anthony also brings over 10 years’ worth of angel and venture investment experience and has actively invested in a range of startups globally. 

Sector: Healthcare, Consumer Internet, Clean Technology, Bio-Technology.

Portfolio: Mesh Bio, Red Dino, TAFi, UMAI Restaurant Software.

Connect With Him: LinkedInAngelList

 

 

 

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