Lessons from a $1+M write down of a startup investment

This article was first published on Der Shing's Blog. Frequent readers, friends who know us, or fellow members of AngelCentral will know that Shao-Ning & I are careful risk-takers. We don't just think of upside but rather deliberate methodically before investing and we also have parameters and systems set up for our investments so that … Continue reading Lessons from a $1+M write down of a startup investment

Stories of an Angel Investor: Helena Wasserman Eriksson

In this edition of Stories of an Angel, we caught up with Helena Eriksson, Angel Investor and Founder of Stage 6, an impact-focused angel investment network in Singapore. Helena shared with us how she looks at the returns in impact investments, and the trends she is closely observing in the world of impact investing. Starting … Continue reading Stories of an Angel Investor: Helena Wasserman Eriksson

Startup Conversations: Sendjoy

With the evolution of social media, fans and followers are able to connect with their favorite celebrities and on a much higher frequency, forging a stronger bond as compared to traditional media channels. Additionally, COVID-19 lockdowns reinforced the importance of connecting digitally and accelerated the adoption of social media in the world. As such, Sendjoy … Continue reading Startup Conversations: Sendjoy

Startup Conversations: Flexstay Rentals

Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest-growing regions attracting many expatriates and tourists from all over the world. Being an emerging market presents many opportunities for innovative solutions to develop the region and close up the gap between emerging and developed markets. Flexstay Rentals is a trailblazer disrupting the rental property space in Thailand … Continue reading Startup Conversations: Flexstay Rentals

Our Personal Startup Portfolio Report for 2020 – Impact of COVID

This article was first published on Der Shing's Blog. It has been a good 5 years since we started being a whole lot more active on angel investing. We now have now invested in 35 startups in our angel investing portfolio and 8 VC funds which probably have another 500 startups between them (skewed due … Continue reading Our Personal Startup Portfolio Report for 2020 – Impact of COVID