14 Jul '12, 4am

Don’t get caught in the missing middle by Innosight Ventures' @PiyushChaplot @InnoVen

Don’t get caught in the missing middle by Innosight Ventures' @PiyushChaplot @InnoVen

Until something happens at the government level, what would you do if you are thinking about starting up a company that needs more capital and time. I don’t have the perfect answer for you. But you can try creating a syndicate between everyone who you can rally together. Find angels and/or strategic corporate investors who are willing to co-invest with incubators. There are some exceptional firms like Walden who do invest in pre-growth. Infocomm investments probably would be willing to co-invest if you have a lead investor. You could try some Global Investor Programme funds listed here because they are required to make some early stage investments in Singapore-based companies to get tax exemptions. You can also think about leveraging research assistance from agencies like A*Star (a Singapore government agency focused on research).

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