The Art of Asking for Help and Acknowledging Your ShortComings

Nuraizah is a multi-award-winning technopreneur and serial entrepreneur. With a background in Electrical Engineering, Nuraizah began her career in engineering and R&D with industry giants like Motorola and Nokia. Since founding her first company in 2006, she now leads Madcat World, a software development powerhouse, and Madcash, a groundbreaking Fintech focused on empowering women with […]

Front & Female Awards Malaysia 2024: Meet the Winners

On March 7, 2024 we announced the six winners of our second Front & Female Awards Malaysia, which celebrates the individuals championing the progress of women. Selected with the help of our expert voting committee, which includes some of the most influential leaders in Malaysia, these six women were chosen from a shortlist of 19 […]

MADCash’s Long Term Data Play, using 0% Microlending to Empower Women Entreprenuers, and Formalising the Business Model

Founded in April 2020, MADCash stands for Multiply, Assist, Donate Cash and the startup funds and grows unbanked and underbanked women entrepreneurs, aiming to create an alternative credit scoring to increase their future bankability. The company runs on a proprietary technological platform that allows donors to contribute and see whom their funds are helping at […]

International Women’s Day: The tech industry needs to do more to be inclusive, say experts

It’s International Women’s Day (IWD) this Friday (March 8), and the theme for this year is ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’ under the hashtag #InvestInWomen. Industry experts have long acknowledged that bringing women into the tech industry and investing in their futures is a core part of building a skilled workforce that can help further […]

Ice Breakers with Nuraizah Shamsul Baharin

Nuraizah Shamsul Baharin is the founder and Managing Director of MADCash, a fintech that enables women who run micro-businesses to realize their dreams by using the platform to access micro-lending. MADCash raised a $1M Pre-Series A last year. ‍How would you explain your job to someone outside tech? I find funders who would like to […]

Funding Alone Won’t Grow A Business, Here’s How This M’sian Startup Empowers Womenpreneurs

During the announcement of Budget 2023, Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul said that a total of RM235 million in financing funds would be specifically allocated to women. These would be delegated through BSN Semarak-Nita, Tekunita TEKUN, DanaNITA MARA, and Biz Lady Bank Rakyat schemes to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and enhance their marketing strategies. […]

Hong Leong Islamic Launches New Social Finance Programme

PETALING JAYA: Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB) has rolled out a new social finance programme HLB Jumpstart – Micro Business as part of its value-based intermediation (VBI) offerings. This programme will provide funding to individuals who may not have the opportunities and means to secure full-time employment or to aspiring entrepreneurs who lack credit history […]

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