Match with Investors & VCs – What is it about?

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, getting through these uncertain times is a major worry for startups and access to investor is the biggest challenge that they will have to contend with. In response to this, MDEC is launching the Investor Matching program to provide a platform for investors to seek potential investment and assist startups to fundraise during this tough times.

This initiative will provide a much-needed avenue of funding for many Malaysian-based startups and it has already signed on more than 50 investors to participate and support the Malaysian startup ecosystem.

Apply to be matched

2020 Outcomes

Investors Participated

104 VCs/investors

Total Applicants

176 startups applied

Total Funding Request

USD 212 mil

No. of Startups Matched

66
startups successfully matched (37.5%)

Participating Investors

How it Works


Step 1

Submissions by companies via MDEC’s GAIN platform by 16 April 2021

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Step 2

MDEC to conduct basic screening, and match companies with investors based on funding stage and verticals/industry

Step 3

Investors to shortlist companies that they are keen to connect for further discussion

Step 4

MDEC to facilitate the introduction to VCs

To register for the above program, kindly create an account on our GAIN platform,
then select the program that you are interested to participate (Register -> Login -> Start Application -> Investor Matching)

Terms & Conditions


1. Application is only for:

  • Tech startups based in Malaysia or
  • Tech startups having operations in Malaysia and at least one of the founders is based in Malaysia
  • 2. Logistics

  • Upon successful matching, an online session will be arranged by the investor with the startup
  • Investors and startup are encouraged to keep to the session to 30 mins (20mins for presentation and 10mins for Q&A)
  • 3. Sharing the contents

  • Please do not share the video contents on social media channels but we encourage you to share the picture of the meeting scene with the interested investors (upon confirmation)
  • 4. Disclaimer

    We make no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, availability or completeness of any information in this initiative and under no circumstances shall we have any liability to you for any loss or damages of any kind incurred as a result of the participation in this initiative or reliance on any information provided herein.