Our History


Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV) was established by the Government of Malaysia in 2002 with the objective of providing flexible and innovative financing facilities to develop the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector that had been identified and prioritised by the Government as the catalyst for the nation’s growth.

As the nation developed, MDV’s financing mandate was concurrently extended to serve other high-impact and technology-driven sectors of the economy prioritised by the Government, including Green Technology, Biotechnology, Strategic and Emerging technology, and start-ups.

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MDV also offers conventional and Shariah compliant financing solutions that cater to the requirements of young technology-based companies and start-ups with innovative products and/or services as well as sustainable business propositions, who are generally underserved by commercial financial institutions, namely credit financing for young technology-based companies. This includes Venture Debt financing for startups, for which MDV is the pioneering and largest local provider of this type of debt financing, typically used as complementary financing to equity venture capital. Venture Debt provides startups with credit financing to extend their growth runway while minimising equity dilution.

As one of the few financiers in Malaysia solely focused on technology-driven companies, MDV will continue to play a vital role in supporting the Government’s initiatives and aspiration to promote high-value technology and innovation as a path towards a high-income nation.


Providing flexible financing for technology-based companies or projects based on companies’ business needs including serving new businesses with primarily intangible assets but with high product and service potential. MDV’s focus is on technology-based companies with novel business models that have limited access to traditional financial platforms.

MDV may utilise any financial instrument to provide the required financing to increase the probability of success for the company financed.

Our Vision

The Nation’s technology financier

Our Mission

To support the Nation’s technology agenda and increase Malaysian technology companies’ probability of success through:

  • Providing access to financing
  • Innovative and flexible financing solutions
  • Specialised funding programmes
  • Industry expertise and advisory services

To remain financially sustainable while fulfilling our developmental role.

Core Values

MDV’s core operating values encompass our business philosophy of Transparency, Trustworthiness and Timeliness to ensure good corporate governance and credibility while meeting the needs of clients. This philosophy is complemented by MDV’s mindset of ‘Harmony’ as the foundation of MDV’s relationships both internal and external, ‘Think Customer’ to enhance MDV’s commitment to business building and ‘Deliverable Oriented’ in its working environment.

The final component of MDV’s values comprises MDV’s corporate identity of being a high performance, highly disciplined, highly cohesive, highly innovative and a highly ethical organisation.


MDV provides project and financing facilities to high-potential technology and technology-based companies.

Our niche is helping fund young companies that are unable to secure funding from commercial financial institutions due to their novel business model, lack of proven operating track record and lack of collaterals.

This is why our approach to funding is different from any other financial institution. MDV’s approach to funding such companies is to focus on the potential of an applicant and its projects by analysing the viability and suitability of its technology, the quality of their key management and technical personnel as well as the reasonableness of its business plan and cashflow projections as an indicator of their ability to reach their potential.

With the vision of becoming the nation’s leading technology financier, MDV offers innovative and flexible financing solutions and specialised funding programmes to help fund technology project requirements by customising the loan or financing structure based on each customer’s business needs.

Besides providing financing assistance, MDV also offers nurturing and advisory services as well as providing market expertise to startups as part of our nation building mandate.


As a financing organisation, MDV offers financing facilities to technology companies to cater to the unique funding requirements at different stages of their business. From just starting up, to where the company has progressed into the growth stage, right up to the expansion phase, MDV has in place the right funding for your business either via our Venture Debt products or Project Financing facilities. These products are offered in both Islamic and conventional principles.

Pre-Seed and Seed fundings are also available for startup companies in the forms of targeted financing programmes managed by MDV such as the MDV Technology Acquisition And Commercialisation Scheme (MDV-TACT) programme and the Commercialisation Financing programme.