More than 180 startups, investors, and venture capitalists participated in the second series of Cradle Circle by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) which provided a platform for founders to present their pitches and for potential investors and players in the startup ecosystem to connect and share insights.

Acting Group CEO of Cradle, Norman Matthieu Vanhaecke highlighted that Cradle Circle aimed to facilitate pitching sessions and to foster networking and collaboration among various stakeholders other than empowering startups to present their business solutions.

The event also provided the startups the opportunity to gain valuable insights from industry experts.

The first session, led by Cradle’s Legal team, titled “From Legal Limbo to Investor Bingo:
Cracking the Code for Startup Success” discussed challenges that startups face while dealing with matters such as funding, compliance and investor appeal.

It also outlined a detailed strategy to handle these problems and to maximize fundraising success. The second session, titled ‘Failures among Startups’ was led by startup founders involved the sharing of their experiences and the challenges they faced throughout their entrepreneurial journeys.

“Cradle Circle is an excellent channel for startups to present their products in a collaborative and inviting environment, supporting growth and empowering fresh ideas.

“We expect this event to work as a strong catalyst for growth, providing businesses with the connections and recommendations they require to thrive in today’s highly competitive business environment,” elaborated Norman.

Juliana Jan, Cradle’s Senior Vice President of Grant and Investment, expressed her gratitude towards the ecosystem’s overwhelming support and involvement in the second series of Cradle Circle.

This year’s event promoted more collaborations among stakeholders within the ecosystem, which is in line with Cradle’s mission to build stronger relationships and to overcome
obstacles that startups frequently face.

“We are delighted to see the positive impact that this event inculcated on the participating
entrepreneurs, as they could pitch for fundraising, as well as have access to legal and HR
guidance. We look forward to integrating more enriching activities in the upcoming round of
Cradle Circle, providing the thriving startup community with even greater support,” said Juliana.

Building on the success of the second round, Cradle will continue its dedication in offering
valuable guidance and mentorship to the next generation of startups with a holistic approach to assist them in every possible manner.

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