AngelCentral Learning Forum: Angel Investing Post-COVID

 The good news: Global startup investments totaled ~$300 billion up 4% from the previous year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The interesting bit: the deal volume was 3% lower in 2020 with most of the capital invested concentrated in the later stage technology startups. The not-so-great bit: total funding for early-stage startups decreased 11% in … Continue reading AngelCentral Learning Forum: Angel Investing Post-COVID

Lessons from a $1+M write down of a startup investment

This article was first published on Der Shing's Blog. Frequent readers, friends who know us, or fellow members of AngelCentral will know that Shao-Ning & I are careful risk-takers. We don't just think of upside but rather deliberate methodically before investing and we also have parameters and systems set up for our investments so that … Continue reading Lessons from a $1+M write down of a startup investment

Our Personal Startup Portfolio Report for 2020 – Impact of COVID

This article was first published on Der Shing's Blog. It has been a good 5 years since we started being a whole lot more active on angel investing. We now have now invested in 35 startups in our angel investing portfolio and 8 VC funds which probably have another 500 startups between them (skewed due … Continue reading Our Personal Startup Portfolio Report for 2020 – Impact of COVID

AngelCentral Startup Performance Report Card for 2017 and 2018

AngelCentral Startup Performance Report Card for 2017 and 2018 We set up AngelCentral in 2018 to build effective angels for ASEAN market. To achieve this, we offer comprehensive dealflow, loads of learning and services to help Angels syndicate deals. We are happy to say after three years, we have made good headway on all the … Continue reading AngelCentral Startup Performance Report Card for 2017 and 2018

Differences between Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

Differences between Venture Capitalist and Angel Investors This article was first published on Shao-Ning's Blog. Who do I fundraise with? I thought to just share the key differences between venture capitalist and angel investors, to help fund-seeking founders navigate the space better. This list is done with the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem in mind. Who … Continue reading Differences between Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors