[Webinar] Employee Share Schemes for Tech Companies and Startups

ESOS (employee share option scheme) is an innovative tool that tech companies and startups can use to let their employees and talents have the opportunity to be part the potential success and profitability of the company by owning shares in the company. ESOS can also motivate talents to work harder and can build company loyalty.

About the Event

Join us on Zoom to hear the overview on setting up an employee share scheme for Malaysian tech companies and startups.

We will explain the general overview of the issuance of equity under the Malaysian companies law, and how tech companies and startups can set up an ESOS.

Once we’ve covered the basics, we’ll walk you through the creation of a simple ESOS offer letter. This will have you setting up your own ESOS in no time (or getting a jump start on your lawyers at least!).

The session is complimentary.

About the Speaker

Izwan Zakaria is an experienced corporate/commercial and technology lawyer with over a decade of legal experience in commercial matters. He is the managing partner of Izwan & Partners, a commercial, technology and startup law firm in Kuala Lumpur.

Izwan has direct experience in acting for online and digital businesses like equity crowdfunding, peer to peer lending, ecommerce, and robo advisory platforms and other disruptive technologies. His involvement in the technology sector also extends to advising fintech clients on compliance matters relating to regulatory developments in the industry as set out by the Central Bank and the Securities Commission. Izwan has experience in venture capital fundraising having acted for startups and investors across sectors such as technology, media, e-commerce, fintech, fashion and agritech.

Izwan is a member of the Fintech Association of Malaysia and active in the Malaysian startup ecosystem, where he regularly mentors early-stage entrepreneurs and speaks at events on compliance and fundraising matters. He is currently a mentor at ScaleUp Malaysia (an incubator for tech startups) and Founder Institute (a pre-seed start-up accelerator with a presence in over 180 cities worldwide).


"When it comes to the fast-moving tech and startup scene, Izwan knows what he is talking about. Always ready to help and provides an excellent professional service. Having him by your side is an asset to your business." - Amine Fatah, Cofounder and CTO of Grainer

"Izwan has been, and still is, an invaluable partner as our legal counsel and friend, throughout our journey as an agritech startup in Malaysia and Singapore. It has always been sincere support through and through, across our fundraising, relevant business connections, legal contracts, understanding the fundraising landscape and helping us with our equity crowdfunding." - Kelveen Soh, CEO of Fefifo

"Izwan's experience, knowledge, perception and empathy were instrumental in guiding us at MercuryPay as we began our new startup. We would have made costly mistakes and stepped into several traps if not for the time and energy that Izwan put into counselling us. If I could advise other startups to just get one thing right, it would be to engage Izwan and Partners early on. It will save you a lot of pain and frustration. " - Joel Wijesuria, Founder and CEO of MercuryPay

"Izwan is an experienced fintech lawyer. He helped us close our seed angel round, and also connected us with useful connections to get our fintech startup off the group. I highly recommend Izwan as a lawyer." - Fumiko Inada, Founder of Bee Informatica

"Izwan Zakaria, the only name that pops up each time my tech startup friends ask me to recommend them a future-proof lawyer. He has the skills, knowledge and experience. His advice is sound and practical too." - Azleen Abdul Rahim, Cofounder of Marketing In Asia

  • Title was changed to "[Webinar] Employee Share Schemes for Tech Companies and Startups". Orig#602422 2020-05-29 01:53:14
Mon Jun 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MYT
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