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Supercharging Your Startup Valuation with Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah

Nov 21, 2023  The Epicenter: Conversations with top entrepreneurs & marketers

Considered the “godfather of Malaysia’s startup scene,” Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah has been an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor for nearly 40 years and has a Ph.D. in Venture Capital from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He is the Co-Founder and Senior Partner of “ScaleUp Malaysia” Accelerator, Malaysia’s first Accelerator for highly scalable, high-growth regional companies. Dr. Vivekarajah is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Science and Technology at Sunway University and the author of the books “Supercharge Your Startup Valuation and “Blue Sky Innovation: Killer Innovations That Changed The World of Business.”

Our host, Ronen Mense, considers Dr. Vivekarajah one of his heroes and mentors. The gravity of their personal and professional relationship is explored in this episode as they dissect: 

Why Malaysia is one of the world’s best-kept secrets for tech entrepreneurship 

How streamlining funding agencies and beefing up corporate tax incentives can spark a nation’s startup boom 

The most accurate and appropriate benchmarks for startup valuation 

Why liquidation preference is crucial 

…and many more! 

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