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?
At AngelCentral, our Partners, who have all been active angel investors for many years, meet close to 500 startups annually. As such, they have met a diverse group of founders with extremely different backgrounds and personalities, and been pitched a wide range of business ideas and opportunities. While we believe that the quality of startups … Continue reading What founders need to understand about fundraising from angels
2018 has been a year of great progress and growth for AngelCentral. Having started from a community-driven initiative by Der Shing and Shao Ning back in 2017 (and now with a team of 4), AngelCentral was formally incorporated in February 2018 with a mission to build a community of effective angel investors in Southeast Asia. … Continue reading Looking back at 2018: The AngelCentral Journey Thus Far
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
Yesterday, I was on a panel sharing with Khailee, talking about founder well-being. The panel was part of a 500 startup course on startup growth and founder mindsets. Then I sat in for the afternoon session on “founder fears, anxieties, identities, attachments” facilitated by Justin from the Good Culture. This morning, I woke up … Continue reading The Reality Behind Being a Startup Founder
This article was first posted on Der Shing's blog. Over the years, in addition to running our own businesses, we have also invested in about 24-25 startups where Shao Ning & I play different roles. Board member, Advisor, Angel Investor, Syndicate Lead Investor, Joint Venture Investor and even chairman type investor. Two main factors are … Continue reading How to handle investors on your cap table