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)
This article is originally written by Nexia TS. Entrepreneurs have big dreams to grow their business to its fullest potential and reach a status of recognition. Other than a solid vision and much hard work, growth and business expansion require substantial capital. While entrepreneurs may rely on their own funds and even financial support of … Continue reading The IPO Endgame: What are the Considerations for Start-ups?
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=============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
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.
This post was first published on Shao Ning's personal blog. Have spent the past two plus months preparing various EF companies on fund raising. Thought I would just write down some thoughts here. Fund raising is a sales process – build your funnel, contact, follow up. The works. **Do not take rejections personally. It’s not … Continue reading 7 Fundraising Tips for Startups
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?