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Khazanah and CGC Digital Announce Strategic Investment in Funding Societies

Khazanah Nasional Berhad and CGC Digital Sdn Bhd announced an investment into the largest unified small and medium enterprise digital finance platform in Southeast Asia, Funding Societies | Modalku, to broaden financing access to unserved and underserved businesses.
Co-founder and group CEO of Funding Societies, Kelvin Teo

Khazanah Nasional Berhad and CGC Digital Sdn Bhd announced an investment into the largest unified small and medium enterprise digital finance platform in Southeast Asia, Funding Societies | Modalku, to broaden financing access to unserved and underserved businesses.

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With this investment, Funding Societies aims to expand its Malaysian coverage to areas beyond Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, and Johor. By the end of 2025, Funding Societies targets to serve more than 25,000 MSMEs across Malaysia, thereby improving MSME’s access to financing, growth, and scalability while fostering job creation and income development for those employed by these businesses.

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Khazanah’s Managing Director, Dato’ Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir, said, “The investment in Funding Societies reflects our commitment to fostering financial inclusion and bridging the funding gap, especially within the MSME community. Being the backbone of Malaysia’s economy and contributing nearly half of the nation’s employment, MSMEs are both critical and critically underserved. Hence, this investment aligns with our mission of contributing to nation-building and socioeconomic growth”.

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Yushida Husin, CEO of CGC Digital, said, “CGC Digital sees this investment as a strategic win for Malaysian MSMEs. We share Dana Impak’s vision and believe that, by working together with Khazanah, CGC Digital can advance financial inclusion among underserved and unserved MSMEs in the digital ecosystem. CGC Digital seeks to push the envelope by developing a suite of innovative digital guarantee products for thin-file MSMEs that can be offered together with Funding Societies’ financing products to increase their chance of obtaining much-needed financing.”>

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Co-founder and Group CEO of Funding Societies, Kelvin Teo, said, “We are honoured to receive support from Khazanah and CGC Digital, who share our conviction to impact and MSMEs. This is a testament to our commitment towards extending credit to reach more underserved MSMEs. We would also progressively offer MSMEs more cash flow management solutions to power their growth.”

About Funding Societies

Founded in 2015 in Singapore, Funding Societies | Modalku is currently licensed and operating in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. We have also achieved global accolades for its works on financial inclusion to make financing accessible to SMEs in Southeast Asia, which includes the MAS FinTech Award, the Global SME Excellence Award from United Nations, and the prestigious global Fintech100 by KPMG and H2 Ventures.

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