Startup Nusantara 07: Izwan & Partners

In this episode we spoke with Izwan Zakaria, founder of Izwan & Partners, a legal firm that specializes in helping startups and new businesses on their legal needs. The meat of the discussion revolves around a primer on Equity Crown Funding in Malaysia.

Lesson’s Learned.

  1. Equity Crowd Funding can be a viable alternative to raise funding. (regulated by Securities Commission, 11 licensed platforms available, ability to raise up to 10M MYR (2.5M USD), secondary trading in shares allowed etc).
  2. Difference between equity vs reward based crowdfunding.
  3. Don’t be shy to approach legal firms (they typically won’t charge for the first consultation).

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