AngelCentral Deep Dive Series: Understanding and Investing in FinTech Startups

Curious about the FinTech space and keen to understand and find out how to invest in startups in the FinTech space?

Hear from Mr Felix Tan, Managing Director of The Finlab, a business accelerator that focuses on propelling the growth of innovative FinTech and technology companies as well as traditional SMEs looking for business transformation to stay relevant.

Felix and his team have successfully run 4 acceleration cycles (the last 2 of which were focused on SMEs in Singapore and Thailand) and now has 13 fintech/technology portfolio companies across 6 countries selected from more than 1,000 applications across 50 countries.

Over the first 2 cycles, Felix provided mentorship and guidance to the FinTech startups in their sharpening of business models, strategic planning, and go-to-market strategies, with 11 of these portfolio companies successfully completing their fund-raises (ranging from Seed to Series B) for their next stage of growth, and 6 have been recognised at Singapore FinTech Festival in 2016 and 2017.

Given this, and coupled with his earlier days as a dot-com entrepreneur and later investor and mentor, he has a detailed understanding of how best to select and invest in these companies and the key metrics to look out for.

This workshop will provide angel investors with the framework and evaluation methodology to understand, evaluate and invest in early-stage FinTech startups. You will bring home a deeper understanding of:
- What is the FinTech space all about
- The journey of a typical FinTech company
- Funding and assistance required during growth
- What to look out for before investing in a FinTech startup

The workshop will also include case study discussions and how to go about valuing companies in this space. It will conclude by a panel discussion with experienced practitioners to give you deeper insights into this space.

About AngelCentral:
AngelCentral is one of the fastest growing community of angel investors in Southeast Asia. Our mission is to build effective angels in the region.

We organize regular curated pitch sessions, angel education workshops and provide syndication services. The idea for AngelCentral started in late 2016 as an community initiative by Der Shing and Shao Ning to share their experiences and lessons learnt on angel investing and to share their dealflow. The response was excellent from angels and startups and so AngelCentral was incorporated as an entity in Feb 2018.

In 2018 alone, AngelCentral has trained >200 angels and raised >S$6m for various startups. We also successfully launched 5 syndicates to help our angels invest together.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SGT
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