Seed to Growth: Entrepreneurship & Fundraising in Malaysia


The startup landscape in Malaysia continues to flourish and evolve. Navigating the journey from seed funding to sustainable growth presents unique challenges and opportunities for founders.

At WORQ’s Entrepreneurial Quriosity Series, we’re here to support you so you don’t have to go at it alone. Whether you’re a growth-stage entrepreneur or just embarking on your startup journey, this event is for you. Join us for a panel and open discussion with 500 Global, early- and growth-stage founders who will share their stories, experiences, and strategies for success. We hope these may even lead to some ‘aha’ moments for you that will make a real impact on your entrepreneurial journey!

Event Details:

📅Date: 29th February 2024 (Thursday)
⏰Time: 6.00 PM – 9.00 PM
📍Venue: WORQ KL Sentral

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6:30PMWelcome speech by WORQ
6:45PMFounders’ Open Mic
7:00PMPanel + Open Q&A Discussion
8:30PMNetworking & Dinner

Who Should Attend:

  • Seed-stage startups
  • Growth-stage startups
  • Founders
  • Investors
  • Community Builders & Thought Leaders

Here’s why you should be part of this:

✅ Networking opportunities with investors, founders, and industry professionals.
✅ Gain actionable insights for company-building and fundraising.
✅ Learn through stories and the real-life experiences of founders on starting and scaling startups.
✅ Ask your questions during the open Q&A session.

Speakers Profile :

Cheryl Lee
Principal, Growth Investments, 500 Global

Cheryl Lee is the Principal of Growth Investments at multi-stage venture capital firm 500 Global. She leads strategic initiatives for the firm’s growth investment practice, including crafting investment strategies, sourcing and structuring deals, due diligence, and advising portfolio companies.

Amanda Cham
Associate Director, Investments, 500 Global

Amanda Cham is the Associate Director of Investments at 500 Global for its 500 Southeast Asia funds. Amanda leads early-stage investment deals, the development of new fund structures, and oversees all aspects of fund management. Amanda also supports over 340 companies across multiple sectors in 500 Southeast Asia’s portfolio.

Chee Hoe
Co-founder & CEO, Qarbotech

Chee Hoe is Qarbotech’s Co-founder & CEO. Founded in 2021, Qarbotech’s patented photosynthesis enhancement nanotechnology increases crop yields by up to 60%. Qarbotech has raised $700, 000 in seed funding and grants. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the firm serves customers in Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries.

Jesmine Tan
Co-founder & COO, Applecrumby®

Jesmine Tan is Applecrumby®’s Co-founder & COO. Applecrumby® is a babycare brand & eCommerce platform that offers chlorine-free, toxin-free products for babies. Founded in Malaysia in the year 2012, Applecrumby® now has a strong market presence across 11 countries globally.