The Accidental Angel

People fall in love with angel investing for various reasons. Some look to angel investing as an alternative tool to diversify their portfolio with a high risk, high return asset class. Others take this as a passion to support the burgeoning ecosystem and entrepreneurs while keeping up-to-date about business models and applied technologies. However, would … Continue reading The Accidental Angel

From JobsCentral to AngelCentral: Retired couple founders share about their new startup journey (MoneyFM’s podcast interview with Der Shing & Shao Ning)

On 9th July, Der Shing and Shao Ning were interviewed on The Breakfast Huddle with Elliott Danker, Yasmin Jonkers and Ryan Huang. Here is an edited excerpt from the interview: How is it that you have retired but still running a company? SN: This is because we want to continue to paying it forward, and … Continue reading From JobsCentral to AngelCentral: Retired couple founders share about their new startup journey (MoneyFM’s podcast interview with Der Shing & Shao Ning)

Angel investors appreciate these 5 uncommon things that founders do

This post first appeared on e27. In the startup ecosystem, there is a variety of resources available teaching founders how to fundraise. Some of these topics include the art of effective pitching and creating compelling investor decks. However, through my time at AngelCentral, I found there were behaviors that founders exhibited, which angel investors appreciated … Continue reading Angel investors appreciate these 5 uncommon things that founders do

Syndication is the single greatest hack for Angel Investing

This article was first published on e27. Having just joined the angel investment scene about a month ago, I am amazed at the number of things investors have to understand and be aware of before they can begin. For example, angels need to have a good grasp of evaluating the strength of the proposed solution, … Continue reading Syndication is the single greatest hack for Angel Investing

6 bad angel investor practices that will sabotage a startup's success

This post was first published on e27. As I wrote before in a previous article, an important thing I learnt about the angel and early-stage funding scene is that there is still lots of room for improvement among the investors in the region. There has been talk about how the startup ecosystem is broken due … Continue reading 6 bad angel investor practices that will sabotage a startup's success

5 Valuable Things I Have Learnt About the Angel and Early Stage Funding Scene in Southeast Asia

Earlier this year, I made the switch from working at ACE, a national startup ecosystem builder in Singapore, to join AngelCentral - which aims to build a community of effective and competent angel investors in Southeast Asia. During the first couple of weeks of my new role, I have gained many insights into the angel … Continue reading 5 Valuable Things I Have Learnt About the Angel and Early Stage Funding Scene in Southeast Asia