FundedHere is the only platform to specialize in equity deals in early-stage in Singapore. It allows accredited investors to purchase equity shares in early-stage startups or for as little as S$5,000. The platform also offers a unique chance for investors to invest in publicly listed (SGX/Catalist) companies via ListCo corporate bonds.
|Summary of FundedHere Investment Platform|
|Investments in Early-stage startups or SGX/Catalist listed companies|
|No brokerage fee for ListCo Bonds for investors|
|Users must be registered on the FundedHere platform to invest|
Table of Contents
- What Makes FundedHere Stand Out to Investors
- Investment Opportunities at FundedHere
- Investor Eligibility Requirements
What Makes FundedHere Stand Out to Investors
FundedHere is one of two crowdfunding platforms that provides investors the opportunity to invest in Singaporean startups. It stands out due to its focus on equity investments in early stage startups and low minimum investment requirement (S$5,000). It's also different because of its ListCo bonds, which allow investors to invest in corporate bonds of listed companies without brokerage fees.
Investment Opportunities at FundedHere
FundedHere presents a rare opportunity for a wide range of investors to have have early access to shares of potentially high growth entities. In general, equity investments give investors a high risk/high reward opportunity compared to other crowdfunding investments. If the business is successful, investors have the potential to earn returns far greater than other investment types. On the other hand, the investors face more risk and are more likely to lose their initial investment compared to other investments. By investing in equity of early-stage startups, investors can gain exposure to the highest risk and potential return category of equity investments. In this sense, FundedHere provides the angel investing experience for as little as S$5,000.
ListCo bonds gives investors the opportunity to make loans to SGX/Catalist listed companies. While this option does not give investors ownership shares of the startup, it tends to provide less risk than equity.
|Financing amounts||S$100,000 - S$1,000,000||S$1,000,000 - S$5,000,000|
|Eligible Companies||Early-stage startups||SGX/Catalist listed companies|
|Typical Market Returns for Asset Class*||20 - 30%||3 - 8%|
|* return ranges not specific to FundedHere platform|
Investor Eligibility Requirements
Funded here requires that investors are professional, accredited, or institutional investors. To qualify as accredited, individuals must have net personal assets of S$2 million, with one's primary residence value accounting for no more than S$1 million, and an income of at least S$300,000. Corporations with net assets greater than S$10 million can also qualify for institutional investor status. Professional investors must earn S$100,000 annually and pass FundedHere's suitability test in order to be eligible.