How Should Angels conduct Due Diligence?

It has been almost 2 years since we founded AngelCentral. We now have a  quality pool of angels who are investing with (hopefully) a considered portfolio strategy, selecting from a large pool of varied startups and who have a framework for evaluating founders, market and deal terms. The next question we get from more experienced … Continue reading How Should Angels conduct Due Diligence?

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

Announcing the 2nd run of AngelCentral's Learning from Experienced Angels Series!

Here at AngelCentral, our Partners meet and assess a variety of startups across the Southeast Asian region, close to 300 a year. One of the key insights we have gathered was that the number of deep technology startups have been increasing over the years. Some of these technologies include Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Biomedical/Medical sciences, cybersecurity, … Continue reading Announcing the 2nd run of AngelCentral's Learning from Experienced Angels Series!

6 Asian celebrity angel investors you may not have heard about

In the past, celebrities stayed in the entertainment space. Whether they were singers, athletes, actors, or models, they tend not to deviate much from what they were originally doing. However, most evidently in the US, prominent celebrities such as Aston Kutcher, Tyra Banks, and Justin Timberlake have entered the world of business over the past … Continue reading 6 Asian celebrity angel investors you may not have heard about

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)

Angel investors appreciate these 5 uncommon things that founders do

This post first appeared on e27. In the startup ecosystem, there is a variety of resources available teaching founders how to fundraise. Some of these topics include the art of effective pitching and creating compelling investor decks. However, through my time at AngelCentral, I found there were behaviors that founders exhibited, which angel investors appreciated … Continue reading Angel investors appreciate these 5 uncommon things that founders do