Startup FAQs

How do I get to pitch at an AngelCentral pitch day?

All founders who are keen to raise an angel funding round are encouraged to submit their details to us via our online form. Our partners will review the submitted information, and contact the founder for clarifying questions if any. From there, the partners will shortlist and invite the suitable startup founders for face to face interviews. At these interviews, our partners will evaluate the business further on its progress and fundraising readiness, and invite those of exceptional quality to pitch at our monthly events.

Please note that AngelCentral does NOT train startups on its presentation skills, nor do we vet or improve your presentation materials.

Do I need to pay to participate in a pitch day?

No, you do not.

You will have to sign an agreement to pitch at AngelCentral pitch days and pay a refundable deposit S$1000. The agreement asks that you agree to us forwarding your submitted deck to AngelCentral members for pitch day marketing; also you agree to keep us posted when you receive funding interests that result from AngelCentral activities. We want to know if we have been effective in helping the angel funding process. In addition, all AngelCentral pitch sessions are videoed and photographed.

The intellectual property rights of these videos and photographs belong to AngelCentral, and you will consent to us using footages containing you or your images for AngelCentral’s publicity initiatives in any format or medium, and also for our internal activity archiving purposes. As soon as you close your fundraising and update us your completion round details, we will refund you the deposit.

For startups that raised successfully via an AngelCentral syndication, they are required to pay a flat fee to defray the syndication administrative cost.

What are the key things AngelCentral look for from startups to participate in the pitch day?

Upon receiving your information online, our partners will evaluate the startup’s fund raising readiness, based on their past experience and knowledge. Our partners are exited startup founders and seasoned corporate executives; they have collectively some 20+ years of startup mentoring and investing experiences between them.

For startups they find interesting, they will arrange face to face interviews, or teleconferencing with startups not based in Singapore. Such sessions usually last 60 to 90 minutes.

Key assessment areas: the founding team, market opportunity, business model, product / solution, and of course investment deal terms.

Very often, being experienced venture builders themselves, our Partners will provide feedback to the founders too during these sessions, regardless if the team is selected for pitch eventually.

What happens after I submit my application online?

Typically we will review the received deck within the week. But due to the volume, we can only reply to those we have shortlisted for next step (interviews).

After finding out more about your business, our partners will decide whether to feature your startup to our community of investors. This can be done either through our online platform, monthly pitch days, or both.

I need AngelCentral to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before I will send my information online.

We regret that we will not sign any agreement of any nature regarding the startup fundraising applications. You should reveal information that you are comfortable to reveal in your application. In addition, you should only reveal information that you have the right to reveal.

Note that AngelCentral does not share individual startup company related information with external parties.

I know the AngelCentral founders personally, and I have already emailed them my details.

Yes, that’s great. But we still need you to submit via the online form. It's to help us manage and track our workflow better, so that we do not miss any companies.