Since 2015, MBAN has organised a yearly Summit targeting at existing and prospective angel investors, the investing community, entrepreneurship ecosystem players and entrepreneurs to raise greater awareness on angel investing, build capacity as well as forge networks across Malaysia, the ASEAN region and beyond. The Summit focuses primarily on angel investing in Malaysia with invited ASEAN & international speakers providing valuable perspectives.
MBAN Summit 2015 was held in conjunction with 1 ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit (1AES) from 19-20 November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur.
MBAN Summit 2016 was held in conjunction with WIEF IDEALAB 2016 on 1 November 2016 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
MBAN Summit 2017 was held in conjunction with the Global Entrepreneurship Community 2017 (GEC 2017) from 12-13 December 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLConvex).
MBAN Summit 2018 was merged with the inaugural ASEAN Angel Alliance (AAA) Summit as MBAN was the host country.
Every last Friday of the month, Enter the Tigers’ Lair monthly pitch takes place for companies seeking for angel investment. This monthly pitch is in collaboration with Hong Leong Bank Berhad. Applications are received online throughout the year, shortlisted candidates will pitch to a panel of judges that is made up of 1 representative from Cradle, 1 representative from MBAN, 1 representative from Hong Leong Bank and 1 industry or ecosystem representative. Results will be scored and 1 monthly winner and 1 reserve candidate will be selected. The monthly winner will be given an immediate invite to attend the Angels & Unicorns Quarterly Dinner. From the 3 quarterly reserves 1 wild card winner will be selected to attend the Angels & Unicorns Quarterly Dinner. In the event a winner from a particular month declines the invitation to the Angels & Unicorns Quarterly Dinner, then the immediate reserve from that month will automatically take their place.
For more info & to submit your application, visit: https://mban.com.my/enter-the-tigers-lair
A special quarterly dinner will be held with a carefully curated audience made of Angels and Monthly Pitching Session Winners (3) and Wild Card Winner (1). Angels that have an investment portfolio match or an interest match with the industry segments of the Monthly Winners and Wild Card Winners will be invited to a special dinner to meet and the winners in person. The first Angels & Unicorns Dinner was held at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur in April 2019, attended by 20 angel investors & high networth individuals.
Upcoming Angels & Unicorns Dinner: July, October & December 2019
The inaugural AAA Summit was held on 27 & 28 November 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) as the main sponsor. Themed “Celebrating ASEAN Angel Investment”, The ASEAN Angel Alliance Summit 2018 provided a platform for angel investors to discover new investment ventures, expand networks, share opportunities and support market intelligence and market penetration throughout the region’s ecosystem.
Over 300 delegates participated, engaged and contributed towards the advancement of Angel Investment in the region during the 2 day summit. With an increase of over 60% in participation and 90% attendance, the summit culminated on a new high with stronger participation from angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, ecosystem influencers, and industry leaders, as well as sparking deeper conversations on the drivers of future economies, and richer ecosystem involvement. For post event report, photos, videos, etc, click HERE.
AAA Summit 2019 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, hosted by the Vietnam Angel Network (VAN).
MBAN’s Angel Academy strives to provide best quality capacity building courses on subjects related to angel investment in Malaysia and the region. As the nations’ official trade association and governing body for angel investors and angel clubs in Malaysia, our comprehensive, localised and up-to-date nature of programmes will significantly expand investor’s horizons for both newcomers and experienced angels.
Our training programs are designed primarily for individuals or corporate who invest directly into small but growth-oriented companies. We provide angels with sophisticated methods and skills for lowering risks of failure and achieving higher returns on investments in early-stage companies.
In April 2019, two immersions tours were carried out in partnership with the AAA partners in Vietnam & Manila. The purpose of the tour is to provide Malaysian companies with Market Access to investors in ASEAN countries and to also provide them with knowledge of the local market, covering topics such as market and innovation trends, investment appetite and the legal aspects of foreign investment.