31 Dec '11, 7am

Tech Start-ups in Singapore: The Role of Venture Capital and Angel Investors cc @pohkam

Tech Start-ups in Singapore: The Role of Venture Capital and Angel Investors cc @pohkam

High-technology entrepreneurship has been identified as an important driver of Singapore’s knowledge-based economy, and increased policy attention has been given to encouraging the formation and nurturing of high-tech start-ups, especially those with significant intellectual property (IP). To this end, in 2010 the National Research Foundation (NRF) engaged me, as director of the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, to conduct a study of high-tech start-ups in Singapore. While the survey covers many aspects of the high tech start-up dynamics, including characteristics of the founders, their sources of technology and funding, growth strategies, performance and challenges, this blog highlights some salient findings on only one aspect of the survey: the performance of start-ups that have received funding from venture capitalists or angel investors versus those that did not.

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/singapore-entrepreneurs/2011/1...

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