Archive 20/12/2020

Startups to IPO: Funding Roadmap

IPO Public Listing

Capital raising has always been a challenging task for entrepreneurs, more so when it comes from venture and angel funds, who unlike banks do not judge your business funding on the physical and liquid asset one owns. As the start-up ecosystem fosters and more ventures emerge, the mortality rate of companies that could not sustain has also risen.

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What is Equity Financing?

Equity capital generally is composed of funds that are raised by a business in exchange for an ownership interest in your company. This interest can be in the form of ownership of common or preferred stock or instruments that convert into stock. In addition to taking an ownership interest in your company, equity investors may also participate as a member of the company’s board of directors and take an active role in managing your company. However, in comparison to debt financing, which must be repaid over time, equity financing does not have to be repaid.

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Michael Tan

What Best Describes You?Private Investor
Where Do You Invest?Malaysia, Singapore, Asia
What Do You Invest In?F&B, SAAS, FMCG
What is Your Investment Criteria?Quality management team desiring an strategic investment partner
Currently achieving at least $1 million in revenue per year
Attained or are approaching profitability
Strong organic growth potential
Definable exit
How Much Do You Invest?USD 250k to USD 500k
Will NOT Invest Ingambling, illegal
NameMichael Tan
Organization NameSecond Beauty Secret Sdn Bhd
AddressKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kumaresapathy

Investor TypePrivate Investor
Preferred Investment AmountRM50k to RM200k
Preferred Investment OpportunityTechnology / Manufacturing
Will NOT Invest InF&B
Preferred LocationDoesn’t matter
Public ProfileEntrepreneur, running a telecommunications company and several portfolio.
AddressUSJ Heights

Doreen Khoo

What Best Describes You?Corporate Investor
Where Do You Invest?Malaysia and Singapore
What Do You Invest In?Retails, Manufacturing and IT industries
What is Your Investment Criteria?Company currently achieving at least USD$1 million in revenue per year
Strong organic growth potential
Have founders and team who have high integrity and passionate with their work.
How Much Do You Invest?Up to $25 million
Will NOT Invest InNew startup
NameDoreen Khoo
Organization NameSolCredence Business Mgmt Solutions Sdn Bhd

Stanley Siva

What Best Describes You?VC / Private Equity
Where Do You Invest?Southeast Asia
What Do You Invest In?SMEs
What is Your Investment Criteria?Attained or are approaching profitability and Strong organic growth potential and Definable exit
How Much Do You Invest?Series A, and Bridge rounds raising from USD$1M to USD$5M
Will NOT Invest InGambling, alcohol, arms, tobacco business, seed and pre-Seed etc.
NameStanley Siva
Organization NameImpacq Capital Partners (M) Sdn Bhd

Louis Lee

What Best Describes You?Private Investor
Where Do You Invest?Singapore, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
What Do You Invest In?mobile applications, SaaS platforms, SMEs, Fintech
What is Your Investment Criteria?Quality management team desiring an active investment partner
Attained or are approaching profitability
Strong organic growth potential
Definable exit
Already have strategic investor
How Much Do You Invest?Seed, Series A
Will NOT Invest InGambling business, service line, retail

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) Introduction

Going public is a monumental decision for any company. It forever changes how a company goes about doing business. A public company has access to more, and often deeper, sources of capital than a private company. The actual process of going public can be time-consuming and presents certain unique challenges that a company should be prepared to undertake.

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