As the curator of this digest, I have constantly been monitoring the startup activities in Malaysia. I have always believed that startups are an important ecosystem in the country. By focusing on the issues that startups in Malaysia face, we hope that startups will be able to grow stronger.
Johor, as a gateway connecting to Singapore and other regions, is a place where talents are nurtured and are known as a city where talents were exported to nearby cities, such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Local startups have faced many challenges, such as funding and building a team of talents to work together.
Startup activities are starting to grow in Johor, but there is a lack of funding activities and venture capitalists, which becomes an obstruction to startups. Startups will need to do more to expand their growth.