Workshop: So You Want To Be An Angel Investor?
- How do I start investing?
- What are my responsibilities as an angel investor?
- Should I focus on one industry to invest in?
- How much should I invest?
- What are the returns I could get out of angel investing?
Michael isn’t your typical investor – he’s been in the trenches. He has hustled and has succeeded. Michael attributes his atypical journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur-turned-investor to having struggled for years in school, owing to his dyslexia. As a result, he was always on the lookout for ways to succeed outside of school. In turn, it is exactly this kind of differentiation and drive that he looks for in Founders as an investor today.
Since becoming an angel investor in 2000 through Avonmore Developments which he co-founded with his brother, Michael has invested in over 25 companies in the UK and achieved 8 successful exits. He set-up Cub Capital in 2013 and invested in 8 start-ups in Southeast Asia including Anchanto, PlusMargin and Nugit. Most recently, Michael has co-founded Cocoon Capital, an early stage fund, which is looking to invest in companies throughout SE Asia. As is his want the structure of Cocoon is very different than your typical fund, as his entrepreneurial spirit always wants him to challenge the status quo.
During Michael’s career he’s been named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015’ by the UK Business Angel Association, selected as one of the ‘Maserati 100’ and voted by AngelsNews into the list of ‘Business Angels You Should Know’. These accolades were not attributed to Michael only in recognition of his successful investments, but for the relentless support he gives to the founding and management teams of the companies he invests in as well as his generous contributions over the years towards building the startup and investor ecosystem in the UK.
Cocoon Capital is a S$10 million seed-stage venture firm focusing on early-stage, digital companies across Southeast Asia and India. We usually invest after a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is ready, but where fine-tuning of the product and business model remains. With a stellar track record of its seasoned partners, Cocoon Capital has the experience to help you get your business off the ground.
Venue Parter: The Co.
The Co. @ Duxton
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
Early Bird SOLD OUT $15.00 Standard SOLD OUT $20.00
- Venue Address
- 99 Duxton Road Singapore
8 min walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT