DisruptInvest aims to unite 1000+ great entrepreneurs, investors, and corporates to boost startup investments and acquisitions

ByYasmeeta Oon

Feb 1, 2024

Malaysia’s Premier Startup and Corporate Innovation Event: DisruptInvest Summit 2024

Fostering Innovation and Collaboration

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23, 2024 – NEXEA, a leading venture capital and startup mentorship platform, has officially announced the annual DisruptInvest Summit, set to take place on the 23rd of May, 2024. This event is recognized as Malaysia’s largest gathering in the startup and corporate innovation sector, with a mission to stimulate the startup ecosystem, encouraging valuable connections and collaborations. The summit aims to unite angel investors, venture capital funds, family offices, large corporations, and startup entrepreneurs in a singular, innovative environment.

Event Highlights and Key Speakers

This year’s DisruptInvest Summit boasts an impressive lineup of key speakers, including industry leaders and pioneers:

  • Chua Kee Lock, CEO of Vertex Holdings (Tentative)
  • Prashant Kumar, Founder of Entropia
  • Idris Jala, Chairman of Pemandu Associates
  • Georg Chmiel, Co-founder and Chair of Juwai-IQI Holdings
  • Arsalaan (Oz) Ahmed, Founder & Executive Chairman of Mmob
  • Ben Lim, Founder and CEO of Nexea
Table 1: Keynote Speakers and Their Contributions
SpeakerPositionContribution to the Summit
Chua Kee LockCEO of Vertex HoldingsInsights on Venture Capital Trends
Prashant KumarFounder of EntropiaInnovations in Digital Marketing
Idris JalaChairman of Pemandu AssociatesStrategies for Sustainable Growth
Georg ChmielCo-founder of Juwai-IQI HoldingsReal Estate Innovation
Arsalaan (Oz) AhmedFounder of MmobFintech Evolution
Ben LimFounder and CEO of NexeaThe Future of Startup Ecosystems
Exploring Critical Topics for a Thriving Ecosystem

Among the selected key topics for the summit are:

  • The Angel Investors Hot Seat: Addressing the crucial questions entrepreneurs have for angel investors.
  • Maintaining Malaysia’s #1 Position in Islamic Fintech: Strategies for sustaining leadership in the global Islamic fintech ecosystem.
  • Corporate Disruption: How family-owned businesses and multinational corporations are preparing for disruptive challenges.

Ben Lim, the founder and CEO of Nexea, emphasized the importance of the DisruptInvest Summit in driving collaboration and investment within the startup and corporate innovation community. He highlighted the event’s role in fostering a dynamic environment for mergers, acquisitions, and exits, ultimately benefiting the Malaysian startup ecosystem and encouraging more success stories.

Special Guests and Industry Stakeholders

The summit will also feature a distinguished list of special guests, including:

  • Paramjit Singh, Chief Investment Officer of Mavcap
  • Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, Senior Advisor of Zico
  • Shi Ying Lau, CEO & Managing Partner of Adaptive Capital Partners
  • Sai Kit, Founding Managing Partner of Artem Ventures
  • Peter Wee, President of Malaysian Business Angel Network

Bullet Points on Why Attend the DisruptInvest Summit:

A Milestone Event in Malaysia’s Innovation Journey

Building on the success of previous years, the DisruptInvest Summit sets a new benchmark for collaborative growth, innovative thinking, and strategic partnerships in Malaysia’s startup and corporate innovation landscape. With over 1,000 attendees expected, including industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors, the summit is poised to mark a significant milestone in Malaysia’s startup investment journey.

Peter Wee, President of the Malaysian Business Angel Network, highlighted the summit’s role in fostering a vibrant community of innovators and leaders. He noted, “This DisruptInvest Summit has generated interest in the last few years because it is where successful and innovative founders, investors, and corporate leaders converge. It’s an opportunity for all of us to learn, be inspired, and forge valuable connections that will be important in our respective entrepreneurial and corporate journeys. I look forward to learning, participating and building meaningful connections there.”

For more information and to get involved, visit DisruptInvest Summit’s official website.


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Yasmeeta Oon

Just a girl trying to break into the world of journalism, constantly on the hunt for the next big story to share.