Nazrin Hassan was a fan of Arsenal football club. Photo: Facebook

How the death of Cradle’s Nazrin Hassan shook up the Malaysian start-up scene

  • CEO of state grants administrator Cradle Fund died aged 48 in an alleged murder that remains shrouded in mystery
  • The financier played a major role in building the country’s small yet burgeoning tech scene, and his absence has been deeply felt
Topic |   Malaysia

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Nazrin Hassan was a fan of Arsenal football club. Photo: Facebook
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Malaysia is looking to tap into the surging value of Southeast Asia’s internet economy. Illustration: Dennis Yip

Malaysia’s cunning plan for start-up dominance: if you can’t beat them, own them

  • The country has struggled to nurture home-grown tech success; now it hopes to steal a march on its rivals by becoming a venture capital financier instead
  • Officials hope that splashing the cash will eventually make Malaysia an attractive base, but in the meantime are aiming to pull the purse strings
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysia is looking to tap into the surging value of Southeast Asia’s internet economy. Illustration: Dennis Yip
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