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In the News: The Kini Halal team interviewed Investors and Issuers where they shared stories on how microLEAP has helped them.

Kini Halal

In the News: The Kini Halal team interviewed Investors and Issuers where they shared stories on how microLEAP has helped them. microLEAP Shariah-compliant offerings play a big role in helping micro-SMEs boost their businesses and recover from the Covid19 impact via Peer-to-Peer micro financing. Learn how this alternative financing mechanism connects investors and issuers, as well as the social and economic impact it has towards businesses. VIEW FULL VIDEO

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microLEAP secures RM3.25mil funding from MAA Group

NST Business

KUALA LUMPUR: microLEAP has secured a RM3.25 million funding from MAA Group Bhd, comprising RM1.25 million in equity and a RM2 million advance. The Islamic and conventional peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform said it had also received another RM10 million investments from MAA Group. READ MORE 

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Asia-Pacific fintechs Volopay and Microleap land funding

FIntech Futures

Singapore-based Volopay and Malaysia-based Microleap, have raised $2.1 million and $3.3 million, respectively. READ MORE 

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microLEAP is helping Malaysian micro-enterprises access Shahriah-compliant loans; raises $3.26 million from MAA Group

Beamstart Asia

microLEAP, a Malaysian Islamic and a P2P micro-financing platform, has just raised $3.26 million in funding. The funding was in the form of equity and other financing modes from Malaysian investment holding company MAA Group — RM1.25 million in equity, RM2 million advance, and RM10 million alongside microLEAP's investment products. READ MORE

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Malaysia’s First Islamic & Conventional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Financing Platform microLEAP to Receive RM3.25 Million in Funding and RM10 Million in Investments Following Strategic Partnership with MAA Group

News Hub Asia

“microLEAP is glad and honoured to receive support from such a prestigious and highly respectable entity. It is a signal that we are on the right track and that we have built a company that has grown leaps and bounds within the highly competitive P2P financing industry. With the impact of COVID-19 affecting businesses large and small till this day, microLEAP is motivated to empower and ease the burden of those in need.” stated Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar, CEO of microLEAP. READ MORE

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Malaysia based P2P Financing Platform microLEAP Acquires $800,000 in Capital to Expand Business Operations

Crowdfund Insider

Malaysia-based microLEAP, a platform that provides conventional and Islamic or Shariah-compliant peer-to-peer (P2P) financing options, has acquired RM 3.25 million (appr. $800,000) in capital. The platform’s investment round consists of RM 1.25 million in equity and a RM 2 million advance. The funds raised will be used for supporting advertising and promotions for microLEAP, to hire additional staff members, and to make technology enhancements. READ MORE

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microLEAP receives RM3.25 million in funding and RM10 million in investment through strategic partnership with MAA Group

Business Today

microLEAP, the platform that offers both Islamic and Conventional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing, announced a RM3.25 million funding round. The funding is made up of RM1.25 million in equity and a RM2 million advance. The company also received RM10 million in investments from MAA Group Berhad. READ MORE

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P2P Lender microLEAP Receives RM3.25 Million Funding From MAA Group

Fintech News Malaysia

microLEAP, Malaysian platform that offers both Islamic and Conventional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing, announced a successful RM3.25 million funding round, made up of RM1.25 million in equity and a RM2 million advance. The RM3.25 million will be used for advertising and promotions, hiring of more staff and tech enhancements. READ MORE

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microLEAP receives RM3.3m funding

The Malaysian Reserve

MICROLEAP, Malaysia’s first platform that offers both Islamic and conventional peer-to-peer (P2P) financing, has received a RM3.25 million funding which consists of RM1.25 million in equity and a RM2 million advance.

According to a statement from microLEAP, the RM3.25 million will be used for advertising and promotions, hiring of more staff and technology enhancements. READ MORE

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microLEAP raises US$3.3M to help small businesses raise funds via Shariah-compliant means in Malaysia

E27

microLEAP, an Islamic and conventional P2P microfinancing platform, announced today it has raised a total of US$3.26 million (RM13.25M) in equity and other modes of financing from Malaysian investment holding company MAA Group. READ MORE

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Malaysian fintech firm Microleap banks $3.3m from MAA Group

Tech In Asia

Malaysia-based peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform Microleap announced that it has raised a total of over 13.2 million ringgit (US$3.26 million) from Malaysian investment holding company MAA Group in a new financing round. READ MORE

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microLEAP on BFM Open For Business

BFM

Full Interview: microLEAP on BFM - Open for Business on 10/12/2020 Founder Tunku Danny and COO Matt joins host Richard Bradbury to discuss Islamic P2P and share their entrepreneurial journey thus far. Ideas, challenges, and expansion plans - Open For Business is a show that talks to entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. WATCH VIDEO

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Islamic P2P Financing with microLEAP!

Invest Smart

Special video for Invest Smart Fest (ISF) 2020. microLEAP CEO Tunku Danny Mudzaffar presents this witty and informative video on everything you need to know about Islamic P2P Financing with microLEAP! Organised by the Securities Commission Malaysia / InvestSmart SC, the 3-day event, themed ‘Silap Labur Duit Lebur’ gives you an opportunity to learn about how to invest in the capital market wisely and avoid falling prey to scams. WATCH VIDEO

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Top 10 BEST Reasons Why You Should Invest In Islamic P2P Now!

Facebook LIVE

Tunku Danny and Matt are back with more powerful insider tips and insights on why you should start Investing in Islamic P2P. In this episode, the dynamic duo will guide you on how Islamic P2P Financing works and how you can maximise your Investments with microLEAP. With Covid19 looming still, learn how your Investment will make an impact by helping microbusinesses grow. See how easy it is to set up your account with us and enjoy almost immediate returns! WATCH VIDEO

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microLEAP's first Facebook LIVE. Learn Islamic P2P Financing with Tunku Danny and Matt.

Facebook LIVE

Learn how to Make an Impact with Your Investments with microLEAP CEO Tunku Danny and COO Matthew Fernandez. In this session, the dynamic duo will share everything you need to know about Islamic P2P. You will learn how to Invest and Raise Funds with us. They will also explain the Impact you are making if you Invest with microLEAP! WATCH VIDEO

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Malaysia’s business-friendly regulatory environment is reaping rewards for fintech

Salaam Gateway

Fintech players have welcomed this approach. “This is because Malaysia doesn’t want to be like China’s massive P2P failures, where online P2P lending went crazy with 6,000 players came crashing down. Malaysia is on the right path, by limiting the numbers as well as allowing for growth at the same time,” said Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar, Chief Executive Officer of microLEAP, a Shariah-compliant P2P microlending platform licensed by the SC this year. READ MORE 

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Malaysia: A Hub for Shariah fintech

The Edge Markets

Then, there is pent-up demand in the Malaysian retail market for new Islamic investment products and services, which makes the country attractive to Islamic fintech players, says Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar, founder and CEO of microLEAP PLT, the first local P2P financing platform to offer Shariah P2P investment notes. READ MORE

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Collaboration needed for market access and to scale Malaysia’s Islamic fintech

Salaam Gateway

microLEAP, a Shariah-compliant Peer-to-Peer (P2P) microlending platform, is one of 26 Islamic fintechs operating out of Malaysia that has benefitted from collaborating with MDEC. “Tie-ups with government-owned companies like MDEC really gave us a push in a big way,” said Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar, Chief Executive Officer of microLEAP, which was licensed by the Securities Commission this year. READ MORE

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Registered market operators offer alternative fundraising for MSMEs — CMM

The Edge Markets

Meanwhile, Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar, chief executive officer (CEO) of microLEAP, an Islamic and conventional P2P microfinancing platform regulated by the SC, said the awareness and appetite for fundraising in Malaysia via ECF or P2P platforms is growing but a lot more needs to be done especially for micro-enterprises.

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Registered market operators offer alternative fundraising for MSMEs — CMM

Capital Markets Malaysia

Meanwhile, Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar, chief executive officer (CEO) of microLEAP, an Islamic and conventional P2P microfinancing platform regulated by the SC, said the awareness and appetite for fundraising in Malaysia via ECF or P2P platforms is growing but a lot more needs to be done especially for micro-enterprises. READ MORE

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Ruang PKS, Pelabur dan Pengendali berkembang, kata CMM

Capital Markets Malaysia

Sementara itu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif platform pembiayaan mikro perangkai padanan P2P, microLEAP, Tunku Danny Mudzaffar berkata kesedaran dan kecenderungan untuk mengumpul dana di Malaysia melaliu platform pembiayaan dana awam berekuiti atau P2P semakin meningkat, namun masih banyak lagi yang perlu dilakukan terutamanya persuahaan mikro. READ MORE

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Islamic fintech offers potential for SMEs, investors and operators to grow

Salaam Gateway

Based on feedback they have received, the RMOs are also confident that sourcing for Shariah compliant businesses seeking to raise funding through alternative sources is feasible. For microLEAP – an Islamic and Conventional P2P (Peer-to-Peer) microfinancing platform regulated by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) – its CEO Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar said the awareness and appetite for fundraising in Malaysia via ECF or P2P platforms is growing, but there still is a lot to do, especially for micro-enterprises. READ MORE

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Registered market operators offer alternative fundraising for MSMEs

The Edge Markets

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Malaysia need to consider alternative methods of raising capital which are accessible via digital platforms provided by Islamic financial technology (fintech) companies known as Registered Market Operators (RMOs). READ MORE

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MicroLEAP, An Islamic Fintech Startup That Helps B40 Microenterprises Cope With Covid-19

Warga Biz Feature Story

One of the youngest P2P fintech company, microLEAP has succeeded in raising and distributing funds to B40 microenterprises across the nation in less than a year. READ MORE 

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Financing micro-enterprises during a crisis

The Edge Markets

As the only peer-to-peer (P2P) financing operator in Malaysia that focuses on the microfinance sector, microLEAP PLT certainly has its hands full at this time with many microenterprises struggling to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. READ MORE     

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Kerjasama MTDC dengan microLEAP bantu rangsang syarikat teknologi tempatan

Astro Awani

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MTDC, Datuk Norhalim Yunus berkata, usahasama ini bakal membantu lebih banyak usahawan tempatan yang aktif dalam membangunkan teknologi bagi industri 4.0 atau revolusi industri yang lebih luas. VIEW SPECIAL REPORT

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MTDC signs MoUs with microLEAP

The Edge Markets

KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) today inked two memoranda of understanding (MoU) in a virtual signing ceremony with Pitch Platforms Sdn Bhd (pitchIN) and Microleap PLT (microLEAP), respectively. pitchIN, a recognised market operator, offers an Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) platform for companies, while microLEAP is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing platform that allows businesses to raise crowd-sourced funds. READ MORE

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MTDC to Co-Invest up to 30% in P2P with MicroLEAP

Fintech News Malaysia

Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) today signed two MOUs with pitchIN and MicroLEAP respectively to collaborate and cooperate in the areas of peer-to-peer (P2P) financing and equity crowdfunding (ECF). The collaboration enables MTDC to participate in equity crowdfunding investment and P2P financing up to 30% in eligible prospective companies per campaign. In a statement, they said this partnership is to create synergy between private funded companies and funds provided by the government. READ MORE

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MTDC signs MoUs with microLEAP

Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 -- Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) today inked two memoranda of understanding (MoU) in a virtual signing ceremony with Pitch Platforms Sdn Bhd (pitchIN) and Microleap PLT (microLEAP), respectively. pitchIN, a recognised market operator, offers an Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) platform for companies, while microLEAP is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing platform that allows businesses to raise crowd-sourced funds. VIEW SPECIAL REPORT

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In Boost To Malaysia's P2P Markets, MTDC Allocates US$2.8MIL Co-Investment Fund

Digital News Asia

Aiming to stretch the funds it has received from the government to invest in technology and science-based companies, the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pitch Platforms Sdn Bhd (pitchIN) and Microleap PLT Sdn Bhd (MicroLEAP) yesterday to invest US$2.3 million (RM10 million) and US$460,000 (RM2 million) respectively to collaborate in the areas of equity crowdfunding (ECF) and peer-to-peer (P2P) financing. READ MORE

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MDEC partners microLEAP to promote alternative financing to MSMEs for COVID-19 cash flow relief

Digital News Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing about huge economic challenges. To this end, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) today announced a partnership with seven crowdfunding operators to help entrepreneurs brace through this difficult time. READ MORE

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MDEC partners with microLEAP to promote alternative financing to MSMEs for cash flow relief

Salaam Gateway

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) today announced a partnership with seven crowdfunding operators to help entrepreneurs tide the economic challenges brought on by the COVID19 onslaught. READ MORE

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MDEC partners with microLEAP to help entrepreneurs amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Sun Daily

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has entered into a partnership with seven crowdfunding operators to help entrepreneurs tide over the economic challenges brought on by the Covid-19 onslaught. READ MORE

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MDEC Partners with microLEAP to Provide SMES Cash Flow Relief

Fintech News Malaysia

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) today announced a partnership with seven crowdfunding operators to help entrepreneurs tide the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 onslaught. This announcement follows another partnership that MDEC has done with crowdfunding platforms to raise funds for COVID-19 frontliners. READ MORE

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P2P Focus: The microLEAP Story

Capital Markets Malaysia Feature Story

First introduced in 2015, peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platforms have served to raise financing for 1,866 micro, small and medium enterprises, with a total RM632 million raised through over 8000 campaigns, as at December 2019. The Securities Commission Malaysia has thus far approved licenses for 11 P2P Financing Platform Operators. One of the newest to the game is microLEAP PLT - a Malaysian P2P platform that have differentiated themselves in two ways, by focusing on the microfinance sector and offering a Shariah-compliant service. READ MORE

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microLEAP Partners with Masryef Management House to Launch Shariah-Compliant P2P Financing

Fintech News Malaysia

microLEAP PLT, a P2P (Peer-to-Peer) financing operator which manages microLEAP, has partnered with boutique Shariah advisor, Masryef Management House, to launch its Shariah-compliant investment notes. Based on principles of Commodity Murabahah, Masryef Management House ensures that the Islamic funds raised on microLEAP’s platform adhere to ethical and Islamic teachings and that they are compliant with the resolutions issued by the Shariah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission of Malaysia. READ MORE

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MDEC Partners Crowdfunding and P2P Lending Platforms to Provide SMEs Cash Flow Relief

Fintech News Malaysia

microLEAP is proud to partner with Malaysian Digital Economic Corporation (MDEC) to help MSMEs tap the alternative funding space during these challenging times.COVID-19 has been an unstoppable wrecking ball looking to destroy the Malaysian economy and we are trying our best to assist micro enterprises as best we can. READ MORE

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P2P Investing - Ideal for Millennials

Smart Investor Feature Story

Smart Investor speaks to our CEO about P2P financing being an ideal investment option for millennials. "By becoming a P2P investor, millennials have the chance to have a real impact in people's lives by providing much-needed working capital to our microenterprises" READ MORE

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Special Focus - Small Steps, Big Impact

Smart Investor Feature Story

With its focus on the micro-finance sector, microLEAP aspires to empower the 'smaller guys'. Smart Investor sits down with microLEAP PLT chief executive officer Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar to talk about the company's P2P journey, and the value-added services it offers to business owners. READ MORE

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Malaysia"s peer-to-peer (P2P) financing and equity crowdfunding (ECF) space just got more exciting

The Edge Markets

Malaysia"s peer-to-peer (P2P) financing and equity crowdfunding (ECF) space just got more exciting, with the introduction of eight new registered market operators last month. Investors will have plenty of options to choose from, given that the new operators will provide unique offerings. READ MORE

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Igniting the alternate funding scene in Malaysia

Malaysia SME

"Out of the 25 applicants vying for the P2P financing operator registration the SC only approved five - all from different sectors and segments within the economy that are not in direct competition with existing and new operators.” — CEO, Tunku Danny Nasaifuddin Mudzaffar READ MORE

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Securities Commission Malaysia Announces 8 New Licenses for Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

Fintech News Malaysia

Securities Commission Malaysia today announced 3 new licenses for equity crowdfunding and 5 for P2P lending. This new batch sees names that are familiar to those in the startup scene and some new names. The new equity crowdfunding players are; 1337 Ventures, Ethis Ventures and MyStartr. Whereas on the P2P lending front the new players are; CapitalBay, Capsphere Services, Crowdsense, MicroLEAP and Money Save Capital. READ MORE

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SC registers new ECF and P2P platform operators

The Edge Markets

KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar announced the registration of three new equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform operators and five peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform operators. The new ECF operators are 1337 Ventures Sdn Bhd, Ethis Ventures Sdn Bhd, and MyStartr Sdn Bhd, while the P2P operators are Bay Smart Capital Ventures Sdn Bhd,Capssphere Services Sdn Bhd, Crowd Sense Sdn Bhd, MicroLEAP PLT, and Money Save Capital PLT. READ MORE

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Malaysia"s SC announces new ECF and P2P platform operators

Deal Street Asia

The Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia on Friday SC announced eight new recognised market operators, including three equity crowdfunding (ECF) and five peer-to-peer (P2P) financial platforms, that will be operational by the end of the year. READ MORE

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18 teams from fintech start-ups are working with UNCDF to develop and refine innovative new solutions.

UNCDF

What is the B40 Challenge? Financial Innovation Lab Malaysia, funded by the MetLife Foundation, is running the B40 Challenge to find solutions that could drive usage of financial services by lower and middle income customers in Malaysia (or the B40 population) beyond access to bank accounts. 18 teams from fintech start-ups are working with UNCDF to develop and refine innovative new solutions. They"re attending Bootcamps to learn and apply the design thinking process, working with our mentors and partners from Bank Negara and MDEC amongst other companies, and engaging in our online community of practice. READ MORE

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More than payment solutions at 1337 Venture"s Alpha Startups Fintech Edition

Digital News Asia

CONTRARY to common belief, fintechs are not all about e-wallets and remittances. The Alpha Startups Fintech Edition Demo Day by 1337 Ventures, in collaboration with MDEC and Innostart Capital, presented a spectrum of digital solutions ranging across microloans, debt collection, investor profiling, insurtech and even will-writing and funeral planning. READ MORE

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Get a glimpse of the 25 teams for Alpha Startups: Fintech Edition

1337 Ventures

Malaysia early-stage Venture Capital, 1337 Ventures, in partnership with InnoStart Capital and MDEC, will be kicking off their Alpha Startups: Fintech Edition on July 4th, in Malaysia"s upcoming Fintech Hub. READ MORE

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