Startup-Corporate
Matching Programme

The NEXEA Startup-Corporate Matching Programme aims to match Startups with the best Corporates in Malaysia. Startups can apply at no cost, to work with Corporates for potential acquisitions, investments, partnerships or even pilot projects.

Pre-Application

Potential Corporate Investment & Acquisition Opportunities

In some cases, our corporates partners might end up investing in these startups to form long-term partnerships.

Investment Case Study: 
Lapasar raised RM3.5 million investment through The startup corporate matching programme in 2021.

Testimonies From Past Startups 

Kyan, Founder

We managed to meet with corporates through NEXEA which otherwise would have been tougher. Leveraging NEXEA as a trusted intermediary made the conversation easier with corporates. Through NEXEA we were able to gain access to more corporations to potentially create partnerships with. 

I would recommend the programme to any startup looking to fast track or get connected to the corporate world quicker. Reaching the right person in a corporation that can help champion a startup or help direct/introduce the startup to the right person internally will save startups valuable time, and build connections much easier for the eventual partnership collaboration pitching.

Additional Benefits Of Joining Startup-Corporate Matching Programme

Get Corporates As Clients

Corporates have been becoming customers to startups introduced by this programme, creating millions in revenues.

Build A Relationship With Potential Future Acquires 

There is a potential for our corporates to acquire the startup if they see the startup's potential. 

Learn How To Work With Corporates

Join our workshop to gain a better understanding of how to work with corporates better

Get Potential Investments

Corporates have been investing millions in startups after meeting them via this programme. 

Get Potential Partnerships

Corporates have been partnering with startups via this programme to come up with new products and sources for both parties.
Pre-Application

What Our Main Corporate Partners Are Looking For 

Acquisition and Piloting

Key industry Allianz is looking for is insurance 
(for internal uses and distribution services). 

They are open to startup which do:-

AI services
Insurance related technology
Property technology
Customer relationship management 
Human resource management and payroll system 
Data collection (demographic, geolocation, vehicle and vehicle services)

Collaborate, Partnering and Piloting

Key industries Spritzer is looking for include FMCG and logistics. 

They are open to startup which do:-

Marketplaces
Sustainable packaging services
Product innovation services


& 80+ Corporates In These Industries

Fintech
Insurtech
Blockchain
Ecommerce
Property
FMCG 
Logistics
Environment
Waste & Water Management
Hospitality

How To Work With Corporates

Join Our Corporate Innovation Experts On Our Workshop "How To Work With Corporates" 
What are the 3 steps startups should follow to ensure the partnership blossoms? 
How do you get the right team to execute this partnership?

Peter Wee

Corporate Innovation Expert 
Invested In 20+ Startups 
Ex- PwC & Ex-Ricoh Managing Director

Subash Palaniappan

Head of Idea Design For Maybank Innovation
Faciliated 40+ Startup Partnership
Agile, Design Thinking & Lean Startup Expert

Shen Chang

Brand Engagement Expert - Ogilvy & Mather, Ted Bates, Batey Ads and Asatsu
Worked With 100 of Corporate Clients 

Timeline

Applications Open 
(Month 1-2)
Corporates To Interview Startups 
(Month 2-3)
Corporate Innovation Workshops
(Month 3-4)
Startup Corporate Matching
(Month 5-7)
Work On Partnership, Acquisitions, Investments, or Pilot Projects 
(Month 7 onwards)

RM2,000,000 of Startup Benefits For Participants

The Corporate Accelerator Program offers a variety of benefits to its Startups. We have partnered with 
these top providers so you can avail the benefits from them for your Startups

Usually, each Startup takes up RM200,000 to RM400,000 of the benefits provided.
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Startup-Corporate Matching Programme Statistics

Potentially Match With 80 Corporates
30 Startups Matched To 10 Corporates In 2021
Popular Startups Were Introduced To 5-10 Corporates Each In 2021
Each Corporate Had 5 Serious Startup Matches On Average

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is This Programme Free?

It is sponsored by the Government & Corporates

What Are The Benefits Of Joining This Programme?

Potential Corporates As Your Customers
Potential Pilot Projects From Corporates
Potential Investments
Potential Acquisitions

Who Is Organising This Programme?

NEXEA is one of the leading Startup Investment Firms (www.nexea.co) and Startup Accelerators (corporateaccelerator.org) in Malaysia with over 40 True Mentors, and 40+ Startups Invested.

How Does It Work?

Kindly click here if you are interested in connecting with any of the corporates mentioned above. 
NEXEA will contact you further if the corporate(s) is/are interested to meet you. Then, NEXEA arranges a meeting for both parties to connect.

Where Will The Introductions To Corporates Be Made?

Due to the Covid-19, all meetings will be done virtually for safety reasons.

When Will The Introductions To Corporates Be Made?

If the corporate(s) is/are interested in connecting with you, NEXEA will contact you further to arrange a meeting for both parties.

Apply Now !

We would be happy to share more about Corporate Innovation and to help you plan 
for your entry into the Startup Accelerator program

Apply now and our analysts will be in touch with you!
Pre-Application

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