Penang i4.0 Seed Fund

A seed programme customized to fund early-stage tech startups in Penang

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Penang i4.0 Seed Fund


The Penang i4.0 Seed Fund is a special seed program initiated by the Penang State Government through investPenang & @CAT Penang to provide funding for qualified high potential early stage technology startups and enhance the growth of Penang’s tech ecosystem.

The Penang i4.0 Seed Fund offers funding amounting up to RM150,000 to assist startups with innovative technology products & services to attain commercialization. Value added services such as mentorship and linkages are also provided.



In our efforts to realize Penang’s mission to become the Silicon Valley of Asia, this fund is established to further enhance & develop Penang’s start-up industry, encapsulating ‘Powered in Penang’ capabilities.

Funding scope

The fund is aimed at financing any activities related to:-

  • Product enhancement
  • Marketing & branding activities (this does not include office/renovation cost)
  • Technical, product or design hires


Eligibility criteria:-

Startups who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply for the fund. 

  • Early stage startups that have a working minimum viable product with positive early traction
  • A company incorporated in Malaysia          
  • Company ownership at least 51% by Malaysians          
  • Operating less than five (5) years
  • Accumulated revenue not exceeding RM1 million


Funding focus:-

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Consumer Digital
  • EdTech
  • Enterprise Tech
  • CleanTech
  • HealthTech

Other technology-based activities are welcomed to apply


Successful applicants must be obliged to:-

  • Commit to have a corporate and operation headquarter in Penang for at least 8 years.
  • Commit to become a mentor for any future Penang State entrepreneurship development programmes for startups.

**These dates may be subject to change. Check our website for the latest updates.

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