What We Look For
We welcome startups with at least a prototype or a minimum viable product. Developing beyond the concept stage will better demonstrate your vision, your capability to deliver it and get you ready to receive investment.
The success of a company, in addition to the soundness of the business concept and quality of the founding team, depends significantly on their access to:
- Industry knowledge
- Prior experience in running similar or related businesses
- Execution ability
- Professional legal, financial, regulatory and technical advice
- Decision makers
Our members come from a wealth of business, technology, and professional backgrounds. Once committed to funding a startup company, members pull all their collective resources to maximize its chance of success. We pride ourselves in being a friendly and supportive group dedicated to working closely with our investee companies to provide assistance and guidance.
We are totally value adding angels
We encourage startups in need of early stage financing to contact us via a member who knows you or your project. If you don't know anyone in our group, you can use the Contact form to tell us about your project.
Please submit either an one-to-two page teaser and/or a short PowerPoint describing the business and its funding needs.
Upon receipt, we will endeavor to revert shortly to say yes or no whether to continue.
Our investment criteria are:
- General investment amount per deal is between USD100k and USD500k, as part of a total round of up to USD1m. In exceptional circumstances this could be higher.
- From seed round stage to pre-A round
- Generally USD or HKD investment into Hong Kong or offshore incorporated entities
- Operational base preferably in Hong Kong or Pearl River Delta (although the market may be regional or global)
Steps After Application
If we are open to considering an application you will be contacted by the Deals Committee and may be invited to make a presentation before the members. This, including Q&A, will run to around 30 minutes.
If there is sufficient positive response, we will then move forwards towards a possible future investment. If not, we will always endeavour to provide feedback to the entrepreneur at a later date.
All our members have signed a pledge with the Club regarding confidentiality regarding any deal information obtained through exchanges with an applicant.