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Crowdfunding is an approach to fund an idea, a project or venture by appealing to a large number of people. Equity crowdfunding (ECF) gives investors access to a list of businesses looking for funding in exchange for their shares. ECF provides an efficient and alternative channel of fundraising to SMEs and start-up businesses. Additionally, it also offers a pool of quality, high potential and legitimate deal flow to the investor community.
Featuring panel session with 2 to 4 Ata Plus' successful campaigns.
Panel of Speakers
Elain Lockman, Director and Co-Founder, Ata Plus
Elain is a Co-Founder and Director in Ata Plus, a Malaysian licensed Equity Crowdfunding platform. Upbeat and optimistic, she believes nothing is impossible and all challenges are just another form of opportunities. This proves to be the fuel in her 23-year career in the areas of management, business strategy, human resource, business development, relationship management, marketing and corporate communications. She has served notable organisations, namely Petronas, MDeC, Malaysia Debt Ventures, DiGi Telecommunications and Packet One Networks. She currently sits on the Board of Western Union Payments Malaysia and the Chairman of Western Union Internal Audit Committee, while being actively involved in the start-up community, advising entrepreneurs in funding, strategy and operations. Elain is instrumental in establishing Ata Plus’ partnerships, deal screening and operations framework. Elain graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Actuarial Science and MSc in Operational Research.
Kyri Andreou, Director and Co-Founder, Ata Plus
A British national, Kyri has resided in Malaysia for over 20 years. He has 17 years of experience in marketing and branding for international agencies such as Batey Advertising, Saatchi & Saatchi and Dentsu, Young & Rubicam. For the last 15 years, Kyri ventured into ICT software development and brand consultancy leading to involvement in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies particularly in the area of financial inclusion and the new economy. He has a strong interest in social entrepreneurship, sustainable business ideas & Islamic Peer-to-Peer Micro financing.