There has a recent spurt of bad news coming out of startup world this year. Readers will know Ning & I are conservative angel investors - is there such a thing? We take calculated risk in angel and VC investing and worst case, are prepared to write off our money. Of course, we are obviously … Continue reading How Should Angel Investors Think About WeWork?
Startup investing is a high risk, illiquid, and challenging asset class. Yet, the amount of interest and funding into startups continue to grow each year. VCs, PE funds, Corporates and family offices invest billions annually into the ASEAN startup space. Increasingly, more individuals also known as Angel Investors, have been investing in the space too. … Continue reading A quick recap of the AngelCentral Learning Forum: Why Angel Invest? (Hint: It is more than just money)
A huge number of startups and unicorns have been popping up in South-east Asia and that has fuelled a wave of angel investing clubs in Singapore. Angel networks executive agrees that the growth of privately held startups valuation is USD$ 1 billion or more (this is what they call a unicorn company) causing the sprouting … Continue reading Angel Investing: How Risky Is It for an Investor?
In the past, celebrities stayed in the entertainment space. Whether they were singers, athletes, actors, or models, they tend not to deviate much from what they were originally doing. However, most evidently in the US, prominent celebrities such as Aston Kutcher, Tyra Banks, and Justin Timberlake have entered the world of business over the past … Continue reading 6 Asian celebrity angel investors you may not have heard about
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
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)