Malaysia Digest: BookDoc partners Indonesia’s Siloam; 1337 Ventures invests in 10 startups

BookDoc founder Dato' Chevy Beh

Healthcare tech firm BookDoc  is collaborating with Siloam Hospital to enter the Indonesian market, while venture capital 1337 Ventures has announced its investment in 10 local startups.

BookDoc teams up with Indonesia’s Siloam Hospital

Malaysia’s investor-funded healthcare tech firm BookDoc has announced a partnership with Siloam Hospital Group to enter the Indonesian market.

The collaboration will allow BookDoc, which already has operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, to benefit from working with a reputable name in Indonesia, while Siloam will gain access to BookDoc’s expanding network of patients across the region.

Siloam has a team of over 500 general practitioners in Indonesia, 2,200 specialist doctors and 9,000 nurses, allied health and support staff.

BookDoc received investment from Indonesia’s wealthy Hamami Family last year after previously securing funding from a family member of Macau billionaire tycoon Stanley Ho and a round of funding led by Prince Abdul Qawi, a member of the Brunei Royal family.

1337 Ventures selects 10 startups for investment

Malaysian-based venture capital 1337 Ventures has announced that it has selected 10 Malaysian startups for its 12-week acceleration programme together with funding.

The 10 startups include CTHhelp, an auto payment reconciliation service for online marketplaces; Foodbike, a mobile café chain powered by motorcycles to alleviate urban poverty and help the disabled; and Sync, a messaging application for schools to engage with targeted group of parents, students and teachers in real-time via mobile.

Each startup will receive an investment of RM20,000, along with the options of $15,000 of AWS Credits, $20,000 of Google Cloud and Firebase credits, and $120,000 of Microsoft Azure credits on top of support and mentorship from the 1337 Venturesteam.

The programme received close to a 1,000 applications, in which teams were filtered down, taken through a 5-day intensive training bootcamp, with the top emerging companies of the nation selected to receive funding and mentorship.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.