IWD 2023: Xelia Tong, Managing Partner of ScaleUp Malaysia

Disruptr:  Xelia Tong

Job Designation:  Managing Partner, ScaleUp Malaysia

Industry: Venture Capital/Accelerator

Can you share your Top 3 achievements?

  • I brought in an international games development company to set up a world class games development centre in Malaysia.
  • Managed a RM 200 million creative fund
  • Facilitated the funding of close to 200 entrepreneurs, some went on to raise in total close to RM 90 million from both local and foreign investors.
  • Implemented a tax incentive program for early-stage investments by private individuals.

Can you share your biggest regret?

  • I did not start investing in startups earlier!

What’s one advice you would give to young women who are just starting out in their careers?

  • Don’t be afraid to speak up, both about your opinions as well as asking questions to clarify your understanding. This will allow you to build humility whilst continuously learning.

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