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Forward School raises funds in Pre-seed Funding Round

Malaysia-based Forward School raises US$500K in pre-seed funding led by ViTrox and Exabytes Founders.

Forward School is a revolutionary new technology and future skills school based in Penang, Malaysia developed to equip web and mobile developers with industry-ready skills required for the fast-moving tech sector. It provides a range of expert-led on-campus training in coding, data science, design, digital marketing, and more.

The Malaysian edtech announced a US$500K raise in its pre-seed funding led by Kee Siak, founder and CEO of Exabytes, and Chu Jenn Weng, Founder and CEO of ViTrox Corp. Joining them are Chiew Kok Hin, CEO of AIMS Group, Lawyer Ang Siak Keng, Partner at Zaid Ibrahim & Co, and Brian A. Wong, Managing Director at Seacliff Partners, and other two investors.

According to Forward School, they are planning to use the collected funds to move into a new campus. Forward School’s philosophy is driven by real-world learning experiences developed in tandem with its industry partners. Powered by its outstanding faculty and trailblazing technology practitioners, Forward School offers world-class, cutting-edge education in a conducive learning, living and co-working space.

“National and international demand for students with innovative digital and creative skills will only continue to expand as Industry 4.0 sweeps the globe. The challenge is not just for individuals to keep pace with technological developments but for learning institutions to lead the way. My team and I set out design a new, revolutionary technology school that I wished had existed when I was a student,” said Founder and CEO of Forward School, Howie Chang.

Forward School is said to be first-of-its-kind in Malaysia with the intention of immersing highly motivated students and professionals in a tech-driven community space.

“Forward School is a revolutionary new school that focuses on expertise and skills, not paper qualification. Tertiary education today can over-academized and as both an investor and industry level, I trust Forward School has what it takes to lead us in charting a new model of higher education in science and technology innovation,” commented Chan Kee Siak, CEO of Exabytes Group.