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Islamic venture capital: Key to knowledge-based economy

Posted on 11 October 2011

Zarinah AnwarFailure is a mark of success in venture capital. Today, Islamic venture capital is a feel good theory presented at conferences about the lofty goals of this niche market with the focus on the formalism of structuring and screening. Its impact investing, yet we see it as a cost (at best) and a write-off (at worst).
The chairman of Malaysia’s Securities Commission, Zarinah Anwar, stated in a keynote speech in 2007, “… how can Malaysia distinguish itself in the emerging market VC (venture capital) pool? Our belief is that Islamic VC provides that distinguishing factor.” Obviously, the industry needs to catch-up to the vision of the chairman……………………………………….Full Article: Source

 
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