What do Angels look for in a co-founder?

In the world of startup investing and especially in the early stages, the most important thing that many investors look at will be the team. Thus, for any angel who is starting out, it is crucial that he/she understands how to assess founders and what specific traits to look out for. Having delved into the … Continue reading What do Angels look for in a co-founder?

The angel investor’s cheat sheet to successful portfolio building

Through my personal experience in AngelCentral over the past couple of months, I observed that the amount of interest in angel investing has been increasing steadily. With the rise of equity crowdfunding platforms and activity among angel networks in this region, many more individuals are keen to explore the possibility of investing in startups as … Continue reading The angel investor’s cheat sheet to successful portfolio building

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)

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