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Angel Funding in Singapore

Angels are people who are ready to invest in others business, but don’t wish to manage it.Angels usually invest their own funds. Angel investments are subject to high risk and therefore expect a very high return on investment. Since a large percentage of angel investments are lost completely if startups fail, professional angel investors seek investments that have the potential to return at least 10 or more times their original investment within 5 years, through a defined exit strategy, such as plans for an initial public offering or an acquisition
Why Angels Invest
  • They invest because they believe in the feasibility of the business.
  • They get a share of the profits in proportion to the share invested by them.
Characteristics of Angels
  • Angels are most often entrepreneurs and they comprehend the difficulties that start ups face.
  • They need not be millionaires or high net worth individuals. An angel could be your neighbor, family member, friend, business partner, supplier or an investor.
  • Angels not only bring in funds, but also business contacts. Any funding from a well networked angel, adds to the credibility of the start up.
How to Find an Angel
  • The best way is through word of mouth, be it through the entrepreneurs banker, lawyer or business associates.
  • Seek help from chambers of commerce, business groups and trade associations to increase the network.
  • Approach dealmakers who specialize in bringing together angel investors and start ups.
Government Role in Angel Funding
Singapore Government has played a significant role in Angel Funding. The Government actively co invests in start ups. The Government has taken several initiatives to encourage Angel Financiers from across the Globe to establish base in Singapore and finance new ideas and projects. In this regard, the Government in Singapore launched the Singapore Investment Network. The site virtually has new users signing in everyday, looking for potential investors to fund their startups. This site provides a platform for interaction not only for entrepreneurs and investors based out of Singapore, but also for those based Internationally.
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Singapore Investment Network
Singapore Investment Network is a online platform which connects Singapore's entrepreneurs with angel investors from countries across the globe. Entrepreneurs based in Singapore and other countries can find an angel investor for the business. Similarly investors can access a network of business opportunities in various sectors and find the ideal investment opportunity. The Angel Investment Network offers investors free access to business proposals submitted by entrepreneurs both in Singapore and globally.

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