For Investors

ECF Requirements & Limitations

ECF investing is open to all investors. As a regulated equity crowdfunding platform, pitchIN is required to comply with legal and regulatory requirements to prevent fraud and money laundering. It is vital for investors to carefully read and comply with these requirements.

What are the investment requirements?

In order to begin investing, investors must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old, regardless of whether you are a Malaysian citizen or a non-Malaysian citizen.
  • If you are a Malaysian citizen, you will need to provide your IC (identity card) number.
  • If you are a non-Malaysian citizen, you will need to provide your passport number or any other identification document recognized by the authorities.
  • Please declare in the registration process whether or not you are a Politically Exposed Person (PEP).

If you have fulfilled all the necessary criteria, it's important to understand the investor category that applies to you and gather all the required documentation before initiating the investment registration process

How do I know if I am a Politically Exposed Person (PEP)?

A Politically Exposed Person (PEP) is defined as:

  • An individual who is or who has been entrusted with prominent public functions domestically or by a foreign country, for example, Head of State or of government, senior politician, senior government, judicial or military official, senior executive of state owned corporation, important political party official;  or
  • Person who is or has been entrusted with a prominent function by an international organization which refers to a member of senior management, i.e. director, deputy director and member of the board or equivalent functions. 

Investment limitations

Always remember to invest sums that you can afford to lose.  Investors may invest more than the limits specified. The limits are set so that investors are aware of the risks taken.

Investors may invest in any issuer hosted on the ECF and PSTX platform, subject to the following limits:

Investor Annual Investment Limit (ECF + PSTX)
  1. Up to RM5,000 per issuer
  2. Up to RM50,000 within a 12-month period
Angel Up to RM500,000 within a 12-month period
Sophisticated No investment limit

Equity Crowdfunding is risky. You are investing in early stage companies which may not do well and could even fail. You could lose part or all of your investment. You may not be able to sell your shares easily. Learn more