Singapore Enterprise Association matches start-ups with angel investors. We welcome both start-ups and angel investors to look for us for collaboration. We provide both angel investors or seed capital consultancy. Our goal is to partner with angel investors to facilitate the creation of as many profitable SMEs as possible for the prosperity of Singapore.
So who is an angel exactly? An angel is a wealthy individual willing to invest in a company at its earlier stages in exchange for an ownership stake, often in the form of preferred stock or convertible debt. Angels are considered one of the oldest sources of capital for start-up entrepreneurs; the term itself, by most accounts, comes from the affluent patrons who used to finance Broadway plays in the early twentieth century.
Seed capital is the funding required to get a new business started. This initial funding, which usually comes from the business owner(s) and perhaps friends and family, supports preliminary activities such as market research, product research and development (R&D) and business plan development. Seed capital funding is considered high-risk because the business is not fully functional and has no track record. Investors who provide seed capital funding often do so for a stake in the company. Once a start-up has demonstrated feasibility, it is more likely to attract venture capital or angel investment to provide the greater funds necessary to get the business up and running.
1. How much do angel investors invest in a company? The typical angel investment is $25,000 to $100,000 a company, but can go higher.
2. What are the six most important things for angel investors? Here is what angels particularly care about: -The quality, passion, commitment, and integrity of the founders. -The market opportunity being addressed and the potential for the company to become very big. -A clearly thought out business plan, and any early evidence of obtaining traction toward the plan. Interesting technology or intellectual property. -An appropriate valuation with reasonable terms.
3. What do angel investors like to initially see from an entrepreneur? -A clearly articulated elevator pitch for the business. -An executive summary or pitch deck. -A prototype or working model of the proposed product or service (or at least renditions). -Early adopters or customers.
4. How long will it take to raise angel financing? It’s the rule of thumb that it will always take longer to raise angel financing than you expect, and it will be more difficult than you had hoped. Not only do you have to find the right investors who are interested in your sector, but you have to go through meetings, due diligence, negotiations on terms, and more. Raising capital can be a very time-consuming process.