Daniel Cerventus

  • Nextupasia, Founder
  • Malaysia
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About Me

Daniel has been an avid practictioner in technology and business for more than 20 years now. Having initiated his first technology related startup since tertiary years was a demonstration of relentless taking the challenge to the next level even at a tender age. The ambition only grew bigger when the startup was then invested by Multimedia University Malaysia (MMU). Through the growing years, he has worked on various mid to large sized projects ranging from the Ministry of Youth and Sport's projects (Rakan Muda) to consulting several companies in digital marketing and e-commerce space before embarking on building an education portal. The venture took shape along the years and through keen eyes on latest trends, pivoted into an education tourism company that facilitates middle eastern students to Malaysia in tandem with aims of Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia in bringing in foreign investment. Daniel soon exited this company and moved on with many other great interests. Upon exiting, Daniel pursued various community driven and entrepreneurial projects in Malaysia such as Barcamp and Startup Camp to help to grow the startups and developers ecosystem in Malaysia. Through his experience, he then founded Entrepreneurs.my and soon became one of Malaysia's leading resource for entrepreneurial content around Malaysia and neighbours Singapore and Indonesia. Entrepreneurs.my grew in online traction and seeing the interest from Asian countries, it has been rebranded to NextUp.Asia. Daniel has also served as advisor, mentor and board of director of numerous entrepreneurs' organization around Malaysia and South East Asia. With his vast knowledge in the industry, he plays an instrumental role in innovating the entrepreneurial landscape.