SGAN (Singapore Angel Network Pte. Ltd) is the angel investment arm of the multi-billion dollar Thakral Group of Companies, Singapore.
As an entrepreneur, partnering with us will not only provide you risk capital, but will also grant immediate access to the parent Group’s network and unmatched management expertise. Often our investee companies discover synergies with other businesses simply because of the vast linkages that we provide. Through this door-opening and practical mentoring approach, we strive to maintain long-term relationships with our portfolio companies.
The four generations of the Thakral family have always promoted and embodied entrepreneurship, a trait that can be seen in the Group’s remarkable growth story. The Thakral group started as a store in Thailand in 1905 and today operates in 36 countries with over 20,000 employees. The group’s operational breadth covers a wide range of activities from distribution and retail of Consumer Electronics, Computers & Peripherals, IT services, Real Estate Development, Hospitality, Logistics, Manufacturing of Yarn, export and retail of branded garments and accessories.
SGAN was born out a desire to promote this culture of entrepreneurship and to support the growing startup ecosystem in different countries. Our Chairman, Mr. Karan Singh Thakral has over four decades of experience running various industries across multiple geographies. The team at SGAN creatively utilizes his business acumen and guidance to invest and provide mentorship to startups all over the world.
Our Investment Vision
SGAN is generally an angel investment vehicle although there have been instances when we have entered at later stage in a startup’s financing life cycle. For companies that align with our vision, we provide early stage capital and are open to participating in follow-on rounds, especially in situations where we can add more than just monetary value. As a company, we prefer to be industry agnostic i.e. we do not align to just a specific sector and have invested in businesses across various industries and countries.