Mdec facilitates creation of VR-powered travel platform called Igoroom

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (Mdec) in collaboration with pitchIN, an equity crowdfunding platform, today announced the creation of a revolutionary way to travel and book hotel rooms, powered by a virtual reality (VR) platform, Igoroom.

In a statement, Mdec said, in collaboration with pitchIN, Igotopia, the parent company, is set to land the largest equity funding in Malaysia to-date, to be worth RM8.2 million.

Igotopia will take shape though the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Gecko Digital Global Ltd (Asia’s leading VR agency) and Igotrip Sdn Bhd, which operates as Igoroom.

“Igotopia’s online travel agency Igoroom will be powered by VR tours focusing on offering customised luxury travel experiences across the world, at distinguished resorts and hotels.

“Igoroom aims to offer a wholesome user-centric experience by driving a wholly innovative UI/UX navigation front-end, revolutionising the way people book hotels,” it said.

Meanwhile, its vice-president, tech ecosystem and globalisation, Gopi Ganesalingam said Mdec will continue to collaborate with platforms such as pitchIN to facilitate and curate alternative funding to ensure catalisation and growth of start-up ecosystem.

“Public-private initiatives will be crucial in realising the goals of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital) and Malaysia 5.0, a nation that is deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses,” he said. – Bernama  

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