Date: 17th January 2023 (Tuesday) | Time: 09:00 – 15:00 (MYT)

 Venue:  MRANTI Park, Bukit Jalil 57000, Kuala Lumpur

TECH VENTURE MEETUP Malaysia 2023 is where TECH PLANTER Alumni and real-tech startups gather to explore funding opportunities from venture capitalists, angel investors, potential collaboration with corporate partners, and other support available from government agencies to accelerate the business further.

Who Should Participate?

  • Startups that are looking for funding and collaboration from local and international partners
  • Non-incorporated teams that want to explore the benefits of venturing into business and seek mentors.
  • Angel Investors/Venture Capitals that are looking into investment opportunities towards Deep-Tech Startups.
  • Government Agencies that want to share potential support towards Deep-Tech startups.
  • Multinational & local corporations that are looking into collaboration with Malaysian startups.



9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:35  Welcoming Remarks
9:35 – 9.40 Opening Remarks
9:40 – 9:50 Keynote Speech
9:50 – 10:15 Partners Presentation
10:15 – 10:45 Startup Pitch: 4 teams
10:45 – 11:30 Panel Discussion 1 | Scale Up Your Business: How to Approach & Close the “Right Deal”
11:30 – 12:00 Startup Pitch: 4 teams
12:00 – 13:00 Panel Discussion 2 | IPO: A Destination or a Spring Board towards Sustainability
13:00 – 13:05 Closing Ceremony
13:05 – 13:15 Short Break 
13:15 – 15:00 “Deep Tech Venture of the Year” Award Ceremony & Networking Lunch

Why You Should Participate

Learn how to accelerate your business from notable global startup leaders
Explore potential funding from local and global funding partners
Network with startups, angel investors, Venture Capitals and corporate representatives
Identify business partners and supports from corporate partners and government agencies


Mr. Kamarul A. Muhamed,
Founder & Group CEO, Aerodyne Group

Kamarul A Muhamed is the Founder and Group CEO of Aerodyne Group, a Malaysian-founded drone solutions provider ranked 1st in the world by Drone Industry Insights of Germany. He led Aerodyne from a 3-person start-up in 2014 to a global company with a presence in 35 countries in just 6 years. Kamarul is the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020” and “Technode Global’s Startup Leader of the Year 2021”, as well as a member of the Economic Action Council, the Digital Economy and 4IR Policy Council, the Bumiputera Prosperity Council, the Board of Directors of Bank Negara Malaysia and Forbes Councils. He is also an adjunct professor of UPM and KUIS.


“Scale Up Your Business: How to Approach &  Close the “Right Deal”

To close an investment deal is important. But to close the right deal is more important. This session will uncover the know-how of how successful startups close their deals that catapult their business to the next level and how government agency can support the commercialization of research. Here in this session, we want to share the strategies and tips so that the participants can plan their business model to accelerate their company growth.

Moderator: Mr. Abdul Hakim Sahidi, Managing Director, Leave a Nest Malaysia
Time: 10:45 – 11:30



IPO: A Destination or a Spring Board towards Sustainability

Initial Public Offering (IPO) is seen as the final goal for a company due to the access to a very large and inexhaustible pool of capital. While it is true, however there are other goals that could be achieved by targeting to be listed. This session aims to shift the common mindset of entrepreneurs of “chasing IPO” towards using the IPO as the stepping stone to achieving bigger visions. It will also provide the “Secret Sauce” towards achieving IPO stage in Japan market. From the discussion, it will bring insights and new knowledge for the participants to open their perspectives regarding IPO. 

Moderator : Dr. Yuko Ueno, Director, Leave a Nest Malaysia
Time : 12:00-13:00

Session Plenary Speaker

Mr. Yasuyuki Konuma

Director, Executive Vice President,
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

Mr. Konuma joined Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in 1984. He has served in the listing, equities, and international business development departments. His experience includes being seconded to the Bank of Tokyo (currently, MUFG Bank, Ltd.). He is charge of developing and improving the listing rules for ETF and other asset backed products and bringing them to the TSE market. He also leads activities to encourage domestic and overseas companies to list in Japan and increase their corporate value in the market. He graduated from Keio University and received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.



STARTUPS CLINIC (Panel to be announced)

For this startups clinic, startup founders will have opportunity to have 1-on-1 session with our participating partners to discuss and get their feedbacks on any potential support or collaboration opportunities. The slots are limited and each participating companies will be selected by the committee

EXHIBITORS (To be announced)


The 1st ASEAN Deep Tech Venture of the Year Award Ceremony

Leave a Nest Group is excited to introduce this special award ceremony called “ASEAN Deep Tech Venture of the Year “ to celebrate Deep tech ventures that challenge to solve deep issues in the region and the world.

Four Deep tech ventures from four Southeast Asia countries, which are Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines  will be the recipients for the awards. They are entrusted to be the role models for the next-generation entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia as well as encouragement to foster more Deep tech ventures throughout the region.




Come and join us for this exciting event.

For more information and partnership enquiry, please contact Ms. Mahirah ([email protected]) or Ms. Aisyah ([email protected]) or you may Whatsapp us at +6018-2233-230