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HOMI Smart Home raises US$1.3m in seed round
1 Aug 2019
SMART home products and services provider HOMI Smart Home has raised US$1.3 million in a seed round led by SeedPlus, AngelCentral and Xoogler Angels.
MoneyFM
Singapore fashion tech startup MadThread bags over $500k from AngelCentral
24 Jul 2019
Singapore-based fashion rental startup MadThread has raised over US$513,000 (or S$700,000) in seed funding in a syndicate deal managed by AngelCentral, an angel investment community that supports startups in Southeast Asia.
MoneyFM
Angel Investing: How Risky Is It for an Investor?
11 Jun 2019
A huge number of startups and unicorns have been popping up in South-east Asia and that has fuelled a wave of angel investing clubs in Singapore. Huang Shao-Ning, Partner and Chief Angel of AngelCentral, together with other angel clubs share more about the risks and how to get an angel to invest in the company.
Business Times
As unicorns emerge, angels gather for the hunt
31 May 2019
THE emergence of South-east Asian "unicorns" has fuelled a wave of angel investing clubs in Singapore that cater to wealthy individuals hoping to capture their own magical startup. Among the newly-incepted organisations are AngelCentral...
Business Times
Snackbox subscription startup Boxgreen raises pre-Series A round led by Octava Impact Investment
30 May 2019
SNACKBOX subscription service startup Boxgreen has secured an undisclosed round of pre-Series A funding from Octava Impact Investment, Angel Central Syndicate...
The Edge Singapore
AngelCentral builds 'kampong' for angel investors and start-up community
29 April 2019
Entrepreneurs motivated by what they see as the next big thing are not the only driving force of a thriving start-up ecosystem.
Singapore Business Review
Fintech startup Rely looks to SEA for expansion
23 April 2019
This is why its CEO and co-founder Hizam Ismail thought that they were fortunate enough to be introduced to various investment networks, such as AngelCentral.
StartupSG
AngelCentral: Growing startups through angel investing
4 February 2019
As part of their main activities, AngelCentral organises regular curated pitch sessions and angel education workshops here in Singapore to promote good and effective practices in angel investing.
Entrepreneur
6 Inspiring Women Changing Tech and Business This New Year
11 January 2019
Shao-Ning Huang is currently the chief angel and co-founder of AngelCentral, a Singapore-based community that manages and facilitates angel investments across Southeast Asia.
Deal Street Asia
SG’s Cocoon Capital launches $20m second fund, eyes Vietnam, PH, Myanmar
26 November 2018
"There is very little funding available for a lot of early-stage companies," said Michael Blakey, co-founder at Cocoon Capital. "The good thing is there are a number of angel networks formed by Angel Central.
AIM Group
TribeHired raises $437k
13 November 2018
In Malaysia, TribeHired, which calls itself Southeast Asia's first IT recruitment vertical, has raised $437,000 U.S. in funding from AngelCentral.
Only Info Tech
The Angel Investor’s Cheat Sheet To Successful Portfolio Building
29 October 2018
One of the key messages we emphasize to participants at AngelCentral’s workshops is that that angel investing is an illiquid and binary activity that is highly risky. This is why we believe that portfolio sizing is something very important that all angel investors should do.
KOBE
Honouring the B2B Influencers in Singapore
27 July 2018
Currently, Mr Lim runs AngelCentral together with his cofounder Huang Shao Ning. Together they are active angel investors and have invested in over 30 regional startups and VCs.
Straits Times
It Changed My Life: Power couple spread their angel wings
22 July 2018
That led them to start AngelCentral, which offers services including start-up deal flow, angel education and syndication services. He acknowledges that not everyone has the means to be an angel investor. "But Singaporeans who have done well can perhaps find a new purpose in retirement or semi-retirement as angel investors."
TODAY Online
Not a millionaire? You can still consider being an angel investor
30 June 2018
Stories abound about angel investors who made fortunes by putting money into start-ups. While more people than before can invest in start-ups, there are still plenty of risks and you’ll need to assess the start-ups carefully before you put money into them.
e27
How Shao-Ning Huang and Lim Der Shing built and sold JobsCentral when there was no ecosystem
25 June 2018
They also set up an angel investment network AngelCentral, with the goal to unite and strengthen relationships between angel investors through workshops.
e27
6 bad angel investor practices that will sabotage a startup's success
13 June 2018
Lim Der Shing, an experienced angel investor in Southeast Asia, has trained over 150 angels in less than 2 years through AngelCentral, with a mission to build an active community of effective and competent angel investors in Southeast Asia.
Business Times
A vision for the future of STEM
6 June 2018
My vision is to build an effective and competent angel community for the South-east Asian region. We can achieve this by providing curated high growth tech-focused deal flows, angel education programmes and angel investment software and syndication support.
Norway Asia Business Review
Women remained underrepresented as both startup founders and angels investors. AngelCentral offers to change that.
1 June 2018
The organisation's goal is to create an informed, active angel community for Southeast Asia by hosting educational activities, curated deal flows, funding syndications and more.
Markets Insider
Retired Asia President of Motorola Solutions Joins CEO Coaching International, Strengthening Asia Market Presence
31 May 2018
Phey previously held leadership positions at Motorola, Pacific Internet, Compaq and IBM Singapore. At Motorola Solutions, Phey was credited with rapid growth, grew more than 15% per annum to US$1.1Bn revenue in Asia Pacific.
The Busy Woman Project
Together On Top: Huang Shao-Ning & Lim Der Shing, JobsCentral, AngelCentral, Singapore
10 May 2018
In this interview, we speak to the couple who co-founded JobsCentral - Huang Shao-Ning and Lim Der Shing! Today, the duo runs AngelCentral - a community started in Feb 2017 to facilitate angel investments in Singapore.
e27
Adtech startup DREA claims it enables SMEs to reach target clients in 60 seconds, raises funding
16 January 2018
Singapore-based adtech startup DREA has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding, led by Investigate Network Capital and several other investors from the AngelCentral network.
Inc. Southeast Asia
How to Choose Your Investors
6 October 2017
One of the most experienced angel investors in Southeast Asia is Lim Der Shing of AngelCentral Investor. Together with his wife, Shing began angel or start-up investing in 2011 and committed more seriously when they retired in 2014.
Asian Money Guide
Huang Shao-Ning, The Angel Investor With A Vision
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