Understanding and Investing in FinTech Startups | SGInnovate
October 19 2019


BASH, Level 3,
Block 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent via Lift Lobby 3
Singapore 139955

Understanding and Investing in FinTech Startups

Presented by AngelCentral
Partnered with SGInnovate

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 four acceleration cycles (the last two of which were focused on SMEs in Singapore and Thailand) and now have 13 FinTech and technology portfolio companies across six countries selected from more than 1,000 applications across 50 countries.

Over the first two 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 completing their fundraising (ranging from Seed to Series B) for their next stage of growth, and six have been recognised at the 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 is 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 insights into valuing companies in this space. It will conclude with a panel discussion by experienced practitioners who will give you deeper insights into this space.

Date: 19 October 2019, Saturday
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: BASH, Level 3, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955 via Lift Lobby 3

Topics: Investments, Startup and Corporate Open Innovation