Two interesting developments have taken place in pandemic-hit Malaysia. KitaFund, which is a humanitarian and healthcare-focused crowdfunding platform, has set up a Covid-19 page to support fundraising campaigns for medical frontliners and marginalised communities. Started in 2019, the platform has crowdfunded RM4.2 million (US$960,000) across 62,257 unique donors. Biji-Biji Initiative, a sustainable living platform which…

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Ka Kay Lum

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Ka Kay covers investment activities, aka following the money, across Southeast Asia and in-depth stories on the often-overlooked Malaysian startup ecosystem. She was previously a regional writer for Nikkei-owned DealStreetAsia.

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