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Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) has disbursed more than RM11 billion in financing to more than 680 technology companies since its inception in 2012. Its latest fund of RM1 billion will focus on technology-based companies that are in early stages of growth and development. This is in stark contrast to MDV’s previous funds that were catered to developed, mature and revenue-stage companies that had clear and strong credit profiles. Why venture into a riskier area? Are they not concerned if these companies do not see profits fast enough? MDV Managing Director and CEO Datuk Md Zubir Ansori Yahaya believes in thinking big rather than to focus on fast profits. He also shares his observation of the challenges in the tech start up industry and where is the funding gap here.
The costs of bringing up a child can vary substantially depending on the educational choices that are made by their parents.Prudent financial planning must be taken into account for not just the needs of the child but also the financial capabilities of parents as well as long term retirement plans. We look at the cost of bringing up a child at various stages of their lives from Pre-delivery to University.
We get you out of bed, to your first cup of coffee or to your first destination of your day with thought-provoking discussions on ideas, people and events shaping all our lives.
Have you ever asked to see textual evidence of a he-said, she-said argument? On this episode of Digital Desires, Fuad and Vizla delve into the curious world of demanding (digital) receipts and wonder whether, at a time when so much of our communication takes place online, we should archive seven year’s worth of electronic correspondence.
Exceptionally high temperature, melting glaciers, polluted river, hazy sky and the smog so thick the sunlight couldn’t penetrate. It’s the effect of climate change and lives are at stake! Is there something we can do about it? Here we have in the studio, Dr Wong Chiew Yen, a climate scientist, to give us an insight on the progress of climate change and what are the actions we can take to prevent the further damage on our mother earth.
Competence can be a double edged knife. Being good at something can lead to improved performance but it can also create a competency trap. This happens when organizations become so focused at what they are good at that it creates a comfort zone. While this enhances their reliability of functioning but undermines their ability to adapt. How do organisations get into the competency trap and are there competencies that organizations should acquire to avoid the competency trap? We investigate these questions and much more in this episode of Resource Centre.