PlaTCOM steps up initiatives to support SMEs
Najihah S | 16 Jun 2017 00:30

It is important for businesses to have the necessary support to move to the next level. Hence, PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd is taking a proactive approach in supporting startups and SMEs from various industries seeking funding from angel investors. And, the agency is calling on more high net worth individuals to become angel investors.

PlaTCOM, which is an Agensi Innovasi Malaysia subsidiary, is involved in funding and commercialisation for startups.

Its CEO Viraj Perera tells FocusM that it has looked into over 800 projects in the past three years and has taken on board 110 SMEs to drive their innovations to commercialisation.

“The SMEs come from multiple industries and are not restricted to a particular sector. As such PlaTCOM looks at innovations from cross-sector organisations or SMEs,” he says.

To accelerate the progress of start-ups in the country, PlatCOM has worked on a programme to bridge the companies looking for funds with investors who are interested in funding them.

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