Angel Investing: How Risky Is It for an Investor?

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?

AngelCentral/Angel Portfolio Report Card

ANGELCENTRAL=============AC goal is to build effective angels by offering quality deal flow, investor education and syndication services. Our Community Manager Zijie has written a wonderful summary of what AngelCentral has done in 2018. You can read it here. Some highlights: Hit our goal of doubling investment commitments. From 3m in 2017 to 6m. Of that about 4m … Continue reading AngelCentral/Angel Portfolio Report Card

Cashflow is King. The importance of positive cash flow.

Originally posted by Huang Shao Ning.  I was moderately surprised when Professor Warren McFarlan said at our first Accounting class at the HBS GMP program,”if there is one thing that I would like you to remember from my class, it’s that cash flow is king.” Then he showed us the short clip of Cuba Gooding … Continue reading Cashflow is King. The importance of positive cash flow.

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)