Investor Matching Program & VCs – What is it about?

Moving forward and navigating through the post pandemic world, 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 onboarded more than 50 investors and VCs to participate and support the Malaysian startup ecosystem.

Apply to be matched

2021 PROGRAM KEY STATISTIC

Investors Participated

56 VCs/investors

Total Applicants

108 companies

Total Funding Request

USD 94.8 mil

No of Companies Matched

66 companies
(61% successfully matched)

Participating Investors

How it Works


Step 1

Submissions by companies via MDEC’s GAIN platform by 16 April 2022

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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, MDEC will facilitate the introduction between the investors and the companies for follow up discussion
  • Investors and startup are encouraged to keep to the meeting to 30 mins (20 mins for presentation and 10 mins for Q&A)
  • 3. Sharing the contents

  • Please do not share the video contents of the meeting on social media channels but you are allow 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.