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.
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.
We run our quarterly Angels in the City Investor Workshops & bi-annual Wadwhani Foundation ‘deep dive’ courses.
We organize our monthly Angels in the City Pitch Sessions where we select and showcase potential deal flows to our members.
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.
We try to affect policies for the benefit of the investing public.
The Council is the highest decision making authority within MBAN and is led by the President. It develops, considers and decides on all key decisions of the Association.
|Mr. Alan Lim||President||Nexea Angels|
|Dr. Melissa Foo Suyin||Vice President||AIM|
|Mr Peter Wee||Secretary||Nexea Angels|
|Ms. Xelia Tong||Treasurer||ScaleUp Malaysia|
|Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah||Council Member & Honorary Advisor||Proficeo Ventures|
|Adjunct Professor Ts Hj. 'Azra'i Bin Hj. Shu'ib||Council Member||Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM|
|Dr. Ng Sing Kwei||Council Member||Cradle Fund|
|Ms. Elaine Lockman||Council Member||Ata Plus|
|Mr Matt Van Leeuwen||Council Member||Sunway iLabs|
|Karen Puah||Council Member||Fintech Association of Malaysia|
|Mr Richard Wong||Honorary Council Member||Vistage|
The daily operations of the association are managed by an Executive Director and a Manager. The current Executive Director for MBAN is Ms. Tricia Ann Francis whose role is to provide overall management and execution of initiatives decided by the Council in a manner consistent with the objectives of the association. Ms. Syazzana Arina M. Azmi assists the Executive Director by acting as the primary liaison for all membership related matters, coordination with partners and the Secretariat and Cradle’s Angel Tax Incentive Office (ATIO).