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?

How to handle investors on your cap table

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

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

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

Syndication is the single greatest hack for Angel Investing

This article was first published on e27. Having just joined the angel investment scene about a month ago, I am amazed at the number of things investors have to understand and be aware of before they can begin. For example, angels need to have a good grasp of evaluating the strength of the proposed solution, … Continue reading Syndication is the single greatest hack for Angel Investing