Date: 13 July, 2019
Organized by: AngelCentral
Even after understanding the fundamentals of angel investing and knowing how to evaluate a startup, there are 2 things many angels overlook which are in fact, essential for their long term success.
They are on the topics of how to go about conducting due diligence, and post-investment management.
Join us for a 3-hour workshop as Partner of AngelCentral, Lim Der Shing, shares about how angels should go about approaching these 2 topics.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- The importance of due diligence and why we should always do it even with an experienced VC/angel leading the round
- The most common (but important) areas of due diligence you need to take note of
- What exactly to look out for when conducting due diligence, including sourcing for potential red flags, areas of concern, etc.
- The entire walkthrough of the process of how a competent founder would close his/her fundraising round
- What's next for angels who have invested in a startup
- The crucial mindset you need to have after your angel investment, that can help increase the chances of success for yourself and the founder(s)
- When does it make sense for you to become a board member of a startup
- Portfolio management strategies that the trainers use personally to track their angel investments
- And more
The idea for AngelCentral started in late 2016 as an initiative by Der Shing and Shao Ning to share their experiences and lessons learnt on angel investing. Also, as the Partners meet hundreds of startups annually, they decided to organise pitch days help promising startups connect with angel investors.
With the initial success and validation of their efforts in 2017, AngelCentral incorporated officially in February 2018 with the mission to build a community of effective angel investors in Southeast Asia. in 2018 alone, AngelCentral has trained >200 angels and raised >S$6m for the startups that they featured.
About the Trainer:
Der Shing is an active Regional Angel Investor with direct investments worth >$5M in over 25 startups and 7 VCs. At the same time, Der Shing serves as a Venture Partner at Jungle Ventures and Partner at AngelCentral. Previously, Der Shing cofounded JobsCentral Group and grew both the profit and revenue over a 14-year period. He built JobsCentral from a 2-man startup into a leading regional job portal with over 150 staff in 3 countries. In 2011, the business was sold to CareerBuilder.
His experience covers all the topics required to start, build, scale and invest in a consumer internet business in South East Asia. He shares some of his insights at his blog. Since 2017, Der Shing has trained >140 angels around the region which has received numerous positive reviews
About AngelCentral Partners:
Phey Teck Moh is a mentor and angel investor in the Singapore entrepreneur ecosystem. He cofounded AngelCentral, which provide education and curated startups for angel investments. At Entrepreneur First, Teck Moh is a mentor to extraordinary people to build amazing startups from scratch. Xpanasia is an advisory company specializing in Telecommunications and Information Technology companies in Asia Pacific.
He had retired as Asia President, Motorola Solutions in May 2013. During his tenure, Motorola Solutions Asia Pacific grew more than 15% per annum. Prior to Motorola, Phey was the President & Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Internet, a NASDAQ-listed Internet service provider in Asia Pacific. He started his career at IBM and moved to Compaq. His startup investments include Homage, Metro Residences, Portcast, Rainmaker Labs, and many others.
Shao-Ning is the Chief Angel and co-Founder of AngelCentral (www.angelcentral.co). AngelCentral started as a community in Feb 2017 to facilitate angel investments in Singapore. The community grew rapidly to almost 280 strong within ten months, and helped raised 8+M since 2016. Seeing the enthusiasm and support from the community, Shao-Ning together with Teck Moh and Der Shing, decided to incorporate and provide deeper angel training and investment support, with the key mandate to bridge good angels with good startups in Southeast Asia.
For the past few years, Shao-Ning focuses on three aspects in her life, being an angel investor, startup advisor and most importantly as a wife and mother to four boys ages between 3 and 16. Shao-Ning meets with around 5-7 startups weekly as a possible investor and also shares her experiences with some of them. The startups are mainly technology startups, with verticals ranging from Medical to HR to Education to Food Tech. Whenever she can, she tries her best to support entrepreneurship causes, especially for women executives / founders. Previously, Shao-Ning was the Managing Director/ Group Deputy CEO of JobsCentral Group (now CareerBuilder Singapore). She started the company as a fresh graduate in 2000, grew it from a two-man team to 150-pax regional business, and sold it in 2011 to the US market leader, CareerBuilder. She left the company in 2014. In 2015 she started a web-based video platform to promote women’s confidence but sadly had to shut it down due to partner incompatibility. Her life focus is to be relevant and pay it forward, helping wherever she can.