Sam Shafie

Co-founder, WTF Accelerator

Sam Shafie

Sam is the CEO and Co-founder of pitchIN, a registered market operator by the Securities Commission to offer Equity Crowdfunding and a pioneer of crowdfunding in Malaysia. pitchIN is best described as Malaysia’s premier crowdfunding platform, having championed crowdfunding since 2012 and offering both Equity and Reward crowdfunding services. In 2017, pitchIN had 60% market share of the Equity Crowdfunding market in Malaysia.

Sam is also the Founder of WatchTower and Friends (WTF) Accelerator, a tech accelerator company that invests in early stage tech startups. To date, WTF has invested in 43 startups. Notable of them include logistic startups, TheLorry and PostCo, FinTech startups, MoneyMatch and MyCash Online, to name a few.

Prior to this, Sam spent a total of 15 years in the public sector, first as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Commercial Crime Unit of the Attorney-General Chambers and later with in the Market Supervision Division of the Securities Commission and in the Security, Trust and Governance Division of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. Sam was also named in Digital News Asia’s 2016 Digerati 50 as being those who will help shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy and most recently, Fintech’s Prominent Personality of the Year for 2018.

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