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Malaysia Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Ecommerce & Retail
#31 worldwide
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#33 worldwide
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Hardware & IoT
#40 worldwide

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The Malaysia Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 42 globally, and shows a negative momentum -2 spots since 2021. Malaysia also ranks at number 3 for startups in South East Asia.

There are 5 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Malaysia and the top ranked city in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur at 88 globally. Kuala Lumpur is followed by George Town at 341 and Johor Bahru at 998.

Malaysia is an ideal place to locate for Ecommerce & Retail, Foodtech and Hardware & IoT startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 74 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Malaysia, 50 Foodtech startups in Malaysia and 42 Hardware & IoT startups in Malaysia, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 286 startups in Malaysia, 3 accelerators in Malaysia, 18 coworking spaces in Malaysia, 3 organizations in Malaysia and no leaders in Malaysia.

Startups in Malaysia


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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Senai, Malaysia

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TNG Digital is an e-wallet operator of digital wallet and online payment platform for urban mobility. Read more
iFlix offers both free and paid video-on-demand (VOD) subscriptions. Users can access a huge selection of TV shows and movies from around the globe. Read more
LottieFiles features a mobile-based platform that enables designers to share, test, and iterate micro animations. Read more
iPrice was set up to offer shoppers the widest selection of products and brands, provided by hundreds of partners in Southeast Asia. Read more
BigPay is a FinTech on a mission to democratize financial services across ASEAN by challenging traditional banking. Read more is the most trusted and transparent car selling platform originated from Malaysia. Read more
StoreHub allows business owners to manager and grow their business with cloud-based POS systems, an e-Commerce platform, QR-powered loyalty programs and QR table ordering. Read more
Pop Meals is a food delivery service that utilizes artificial intelligence in logistics and cooking automation. Read more
AI Powered F&B Procurement and Inventory Platform (Restaurants, Central Kitchen, Hotel, Marine Supply, Canteen, Cafe). Read more
Torum is the SocialFi ecosystem (Social + NFT + DeFi + Metaverse) that is specially designed to connect cryptocurrency users Read more
GoQuo implemented in record time the intuitive IBE across their main distribution channels, B2C and B2B. Work is in progress to implement the dynamic packaging and component selling of ancillary products Read more is a fast & easy lorry booking website. Get at least 5 quotes in 30 seconds and book a lorry in minutes. Read more
The Recommend Group is Southeast Asia's home improvement services platform. Read more
Deep tech firm focusing on IoT, fintech, and digital ID with core strengths in embedded systems, intelligent wireless communications, & AI. Read more
Signature Market is a direct to consumer natural & organic brand delivered direct to door. Signature Market is operating in South East Asia. Read more
Common Ground is a co-working space that aims at building a sustainable and integrated community. Read more
Soft Space is a tech company working in the digital payments sector. Read more
Dropee is a SaaS-enabled marketplace that connects local independent retailers with brands via an ordering app. Read more
Naluri is a human-driven, AI-augmented digital health solution that delivers improvements in mental and physical health. Read more
We provide financial institutions with a full stack fintech solution that increases sales by attracting, retaining and monetising customers Read more
Speedhome is a free to use mobile property classified app that allows you to deal direct with property owners. Read more
GoGet is an on-demand job marketplace that connects businesses to freelancers. Read more
HealthMetrics is a cloud-based employee medical benefit solution for corporates via healthcare partners. Read more
Nutrition Technologies produce sustainable insect proteins, oils and frass from black soldier fly larvae for aqua and animal feed. Read more
MoneyMatch is a FinTech startup enabling cross-border international payments and remittances which are cheaper, faster and more convenient! Read more
Oxwhite is a lifestyle brand that aims to make luxury affordable for everyone. Read more
Stories from data. Piktochart helps users create engaging infographics from their data/information. Users know how to create presentations, but they lack the design-know-how. The data visualization market is estimated at $10 billion. Customers include marketing companies and data/market research agencies. Piktochart now has over 400,000 free users and a good percentage of users who are on recurring subscription. We are looking to raise USD800k to expand product features to tap into another exciting market as well as increase marketing efforts to strengthen our position as an infographic platform. Read more
KFit provides access into the best fitness studios. Read more
Vettons is amplifying new standards in the digital business landscape. Vettons help people save time through cutting-edge solutions. Read more
Pandai is a learning app that offers curriculum-based daily quizzes to help students get better grades. Read more
iStore iSend is a full-fledged fulfilment solution provider with state of the art warehouse management system. Read more
Jibble is a SaaS start-up which owns Jibble, a time and attendance app, and PayrollPanda, a payroll app for Malaysian SMEs. Read more
Precision and preventive Science Research, hospital and Development, (WGS,WES mRNA gene expression and stem cells research) Read more
Deemples is a golf app that helps golfers find a game whenever, wherever. Join available games, or create your own and let others join you. Read more
CloudHax is designed to help SMEs connect to end-users and vice versa via various clouds. Read more
SalesCandy™ is an action-based Sales Performance and Lead Management System (LMS) which automatically updates lead statuses with the actions taken by the salespeople. It is capable of instant-routing online leads from any lead source directly to the salespeople’s mobile phones to be attended immediately. Unattended leads will be automatically rerouted to the next available salesperson after 45 seconds. Read more
KATSANA is a data company focusing on connected cars, telematics and usage-based insurance. Read more
Eprocurement Saas | Procure to Pay Solutions | B2B Marketplace Read more
microLEAP is the Malaysian fintech platform. Read more
Sustainable and affordable Home Improvement Platform Read more
HR, Payroll, Benefits, Expense Claim in South East Asia Read more
Payment Gateway that doesn't need a website Read more
Female community platform that follows the important journey of a couple from getting married to entering motherhood. Read more
ReSkills - Your Daily LIVE Learning Buddy Read more
The Custom Movement is a Messaging and getting exclusive updates from the celebrities you love startup. Read more
RunCloud is a SaaS server manager for PHP servers. It manages your servers by provisioning your server with the best tweaks and settings available. Deploy web applications without the need to know complicated PHP server configurations and optimizations. Web applications can be easily created in a single click! Read more
Lockin Malaysia is a home security company. Read more
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