About Us

Who are we?

The Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN) is the official trade association and governing body for angel investors and angel clubs in Malaysia. It strives and aims to put forward the agenda of angel investing in an all inclusive manner for the benefit of members, the angel ecosystem and start-ups.

What do we do?

MBAN is responsible for the accreditation of individual angel investors and angel investors clubs, creating awareness and training for angel investors, as well as monitoring angel investment statistics in Malaysia.

 

MBAN is a body that functions like a trade organisation, driving regional and international linkages between angel investors from different countries. Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, through its Angel Tax Incentive Office, acts as the secretariat for MBAN. It is the aspiration to have a private entity manage MBAN in the near future.

 

MBAN’s vision is to become the official voice of the Malaysian angel investor community as well as a platform for engagement and knowledge sharing for domestic and international angel investors. It also aims to foster the development of angel investing ecosystem within Malaysia.

 

MBAN is registered under the Societies Act, 1966 (ROS Reg. No. PPM-016-14-03122014).

How do we support investors and the ecosystem?

Angel Education

We run our quarterly Angels in the City Investor Workshops & bi-annual Wadwhani Foundation ‘deep dive’ courses.

Deal Flow Sourcing & Management

We organize our monthly Angels in the City Pitch Sessions where we select and showcase potential deal flows to our members.

Networking

We work closely with agencies such as Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, which gives us the opportunity to connect with the wider start-up ecosystem in both Public and Private sectors.

Advocacy

We try to affect policies for the benefit of the investing public.

What are our objectives?

To provide the vision and direction to drive the development of the angel investment ecosystem.

To verify and certify angel investors and/or clubs in Malaysia.

To track the development and growth of angel investments within the country.

To facilitate the setting up of angel clubs in Malaysia.

To run angel investment training and development programs for both new and experienced angel investors.

To advise the Government on issues pertaining to angel investments in Malaysia.

To encourage high income earners and high net-worth individuals to get involved in angel investing.

To lobby for policies and incentives that encourages angel investments in Malaysia.

To develop a platform in order to allow deal flows and investment proposal submissions.

To disseminate and share deal flows, investment proposals and submissions.

To organise regular networking events in order to create a tighter angel investor community and also to foster best practices.

To conduct other necessary initiatives for the benefit of the association.

To provide education and to create awareness on angel investment in Malaysia to spur the growth of business angels in the country.

What do our Council Members do?

The Council organises and supervises the day-to-day activities of the Association and make decisions on the running of the association.

Name Post Organisation Portfolio
Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah President Proficeo Ventures Overall Leadership
En. ‘Azra’I Shu’ib Vice President TPM Government Relations
Mr. Alan Lim Secretary Nexea Angels Membership Promotion
Lok Choon Hoong Treasurer Pintas IP Group ASEAN Angel Partnership
Dato’ Sri Dr. Vincent Tiew Council Member MD, Andaman Properties TBC
En. Shamsul Shafie Council Member PitchIn/WTF Deal Flow Management
Mr. Matt Van Leeuwen Council Member Platcom Ventures MBAN Summit
Datin Samantha Tee Council Member Wealth Mastery Academy Women Angel Agenda