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The SME Investment Partner (SIP) programme is one of the High Impact Programmes (HIPs) under the SME Masterplan (2012-2020). The objective of this Programme is to enhance access to financing for SMEs, particularly those at early stage through the provision of risk capital financing. The Programme is a co-funding initiative between the Government and private sector with the aim to crowd in private investors to invest into viable SMEs. Under the Programme, SME Corp. will appoint the fund management firm referred to as SME Partner who is responsible to raise funds from private investors which will be matched by funds from the Government through SME Corp. Malaysia. This pooled fund will be channelled to viable SMEs in the form of loan, equity or a hybrid of loan and equity. The Programme is available for SMEs in all sectors including mainstreet firms that have strong high growth potential, innovativeness and in newly emerging areas. This is more well spread compared to current venture capital financing which are mainly for technology-based companies.


Qualifying Criteria:
Potential investee must fulfil basic criteria as below:

  • Have fulfilled the definition of SME (click)
  • Registered with Companies Commission of Malaysia 
  • Has at least 51% Malaysian equity
  • In operation between 1 to 3 years only 
  • Have exhibited evidence of market traction, especially revenue generation 

SME Investment Partner (SIP) Programme at a Glance


How to apply:

Info Line : 1300 30 6000
Fax Line : 03-2775 6001
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All commitments and assistance extended under the said Programme are subject to the availability of fund. SME Corp. Malaysia reserves the right to discontinue or suspend the Programme, or change the content or formatting of the Programme, at any time without notice to anyone, and to require the immediate cessation of any specific use of the Programme. In addition, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to suspend, terminate or restrict the public's access to the Programme at any time and for any reason. SME Corp. Malaysia will not be held liable for any loss or damage suffered by any Parties participating in this Programme.  

Providing false or misleading information for the purpose of defrauding SME Corp. Malaysia is a crime under the Penal Code which penalties include imprisonment and with whipping and shall also be liable to fine.  In addition, SME Corp. Malaysia may deny any benefits, rewards or assistance if false information is associated to an application.

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Chief Implementation & Monitoring Officer


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Chief Ecosystem Development Officer

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Chief Knowledge Management & Strategy Officer

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Sharifah Najwa Syed Abu Bakar

Chief Cluster Development Officer

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The ‘Chor & Chah’ Mini-Drama Series is a business guide in the form of a drama which is made available online via YouTube. This initiative was in line with efforts to hype-up SME development activities in the year 2017, which was declared as the ‘Startup and SME Promotion Year’.


This 12-episode mini-drama series is a communication platform aimed to assist the Government in disseminating relevant and useful information related to operating business effectively; as a guide to entrepreneurs, in particular microenterprises, as to help them develop and expand their businesses.

The production of this drama is in tandem with the Government’s aim of encouraging Malaysians, in particular the youths and bottom 40% of the income pyramid (B40), to venture into entrepreneurship as a main career option.


‘Chor & Chah’ highlights the journey of a young entrepreneur who has just started his business. This drama is produced by SME Corp. Malaysia and Suhan Movies; featuring actors such as Saharul Ridzuan, Ummi Nazeera, Ruhainies, Hafreez Adam, Afifah Nasir, Kazar and Haleeda. Season One began airing on 1 August 2017, three times a week via ‘Chor & Chah’ official YouTube channel.

Due to the positive response from the public to ‘Chor & Chah’ Season One, SME Corp. Malaysia continued to produce ‘Chor & Chah’ Season Two which was aired in October 2017. Season Two of this mini-drama series focused on assistances for business expansion and export incentives available for entrepreneurs.


Check out to watch Drama Mini Chor & Chah




The Guidebook allows the public to search for information on Government initiatives and programmes for SMEs.

Now it is available online and can be accessed from mobile devices and computers. This Guidebook will assist the SME community - right from the start-ups onward - seeking information using a simple, easy-to-use single platform.


Click here to download the full Guidebook!




SME Corporation Malaysia
Level 6, SME 1, Block B 
Platinum Sentral
Jalan Stesen Sentral 2
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Info Line: 1300-30-6000
Fax Line: 03-2775 6001

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