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January 2016 Kosmo!
Maideasy tawar pembantu rumah sambilan
PERKHIDMATAN pembantu rumah domestik separuh masa melalui tempahan dalam talian semakin popular dalam kalangan golongan berkerjaya di negara ini ekoran kekangan masa untuk menguruskan rumah.

December 2015 Digital News Asia
Corporate VC fund ADIF invests US$2.9mil in 6 startups
ADIF is pumping a collective US$2.9 million (RM12.5 million) into six Malaysian technology startups, but declined to give a breakdown. Axiata is the Kuala Lumpur-based regional telco group, while Mavcap is the Malaysian Government’s venture capital arm.

December 2015 The Star
ADIF invests in first batch of 6 companies
The Malaysian-owned companies were involved in travel, services, education, logistics and media industries. They are Maideasy, Tripfez, Easyparcel, Easyuni, SPOT News and Supahands, which will be funded over a period of 12 to 18 months.

December 2015 The Sun Daily
Axiata-Mavcap fund invests RM12.5 million in six tech firms
Speaking at a press conference, Axiata group COO Idham Nawawi said the group aims to further develop the technology companies – Tripfez, Easyparcel, Maideasy, Spot News, Easyuni and Supahands – to help them evolve into regional champions within the digital space area.

December 2015 Vulcan Post
These 6 Malaysian Tech Companies Just Received A RM12.5mil Boost From Axiata
6 Malaysian tech companies were recent recipients of the RM12.5 million funding known as the Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF). Tripfez, Easyparcel, Maideasy , Spot News, EasyUni and Supahands are the companies which will have the upper hand with funding that can allow them to grow in the digital sphere.

December 2015 The Malaysian Reserve
ADIF to invest RM12.5m in 6 local tech firms
Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF) is making its maiden RM12.5 million investment in six locally-owned technology firms to strengthen their business and products in the regional digital services marketplace. ADIF in a statement issued yesterday said the recipients of its maiden investment are Maideasy, Tripfez, Easyparcel, Easyuni, SPOT News and Supahands.

December 2015 E27
Malaysia’s Axiata-MAVCAP reveals first 6 investments from US$23M fund
One of Malaysia’s largest telecommunications companies, Axiata, revealed yesterday the first batch of six companies that received a portion of RM12.5 million (US$2.9 million) invested from its RM100-million (US$23.4-million) Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF). The startups were Maideasy, Tripfez, Easyparcel, Easyuni, SPOT News and Supahands — all Malaysian-owned.

December 2015 Tech in Asia
Axiata fund to inject up to $1m more into each of 6 portfolio startups
The six startups include Supahands, a virtual outsourcing assistant; Spot News, a curated news app; Tripfez, a company that provides hotel and tour packages to Muslim travelers; Maideasy , a platform to hire cleaners; EasyUni, which lets parents and students search and connect with universities and colleges; and Easyparcel, which allows people to book courier services. Supahands and Spot News also received funding from 500 Startups for this round.

November 2015 Deal Street Asia
MAVCAP’s fund size hits $325.6m making it Malyasia’s largest VC firm
MAVCAP, a government-owned company, has invested in 225 technological start-up companies directly and through its 16 Outsource Partners (OSPs) since its establishment in 2001.

June 2015 Digital News Asia
Rice Bowl awards kick off to celebrate ‘breakout’ Asean startups
MALAYSIA’S Ministry of Finance has kicked off the inaugural Rice Bowl Startup Awards, which will recognise breakout startups in the Asean (the Association of South-East Asian Nations) region that harness digital technology.

March 2015 Digital News Asia
Services startups: A trend that is sweeping up?
Should Rocket Internet choose to cast its expansion eye towards Singapore’s northern neighbour, one emerging rival would be Maideasy – a current labour of love for local entrepreneur Azrul Rahim.

February 2015 E27
Connecting cleaners with Malaysian homes now Maideasy
Maideasy is a new Malaysian startup that connects people to local cleaning service providers. Users key in the date, time and address, and Maideasy takes care of the rest. The platform launched exactly one month ago, but the idea has been with Co-founder and CEO Bee Bee Sim since October. She joined 1337 Startups’ five-day pre-accelerator programme around that time, where she met angel investor Azrul Rahim, who has since joined Maideasy as Co-founder and CTO.