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Crowdfunding - The Singapore Story

This event introduces the role of crowdfunding in financial markets and how Fund Singapore uses crowdfunding to enable businesses and startups raise funds from the public. It will also highlight some of the campaigns that Fund Singapore is currently pursuing.

Fund Singapore has three main categories of fundraisers; startup, corporate, and real estate. They are identified accordingly to their distinct funding needs and requirements. Using propriety in-house credit rating systems, Fund Singapore can assess companies effectively and help them raise funds.

The role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are critical to the economy. There are close to 200,000 SMEs in Singapore and that constitute 99% of the companies in Singapore. These SMEs contribute almost half of Singapore's GDP and employs 70% of the workforce. SMEs are the backbone of the economy. Access to funds for working capital, expansion, and business needs are important for these SMEs. Fund Singapore through its crowdfunding platform complement the financial institutions by offering smaller loan amounts over a shorter time horizon to these SMEs. The funds will help the SMEs be more resilient during tough times by providing the much needed working capital and help SMEs to grow and expand. Stronger and more vibrant SMEs will help to boost the economy and also provide stable employment.

Start-ups are essential for the continual growth and relevance for Singapore. Singapore's next stage of economic development cannot be competing on just being more efficient or having better implementation than our competitors. It has to be through innovation. Entrepreneurship is crucial to Singapore's drive towards becoming an innovation-centric economy and financing are integral to a start-up's survival and growth. As a startup, it is not easy to obtain venture capital or angel funds. Fund Singapore will bridge this gap by doing the first-mile vesting. By extending equity investments to these startups, Fund Singapore will potentially bring these startups to fruition, and deliver change and process. While these startups bear higher risk, these risks are partially mitigated through our PRIS framework and expert panellists. We bring in variety of views and knowledge to access these startups to reduce the chances of failure and loss of capital. Through Fund Singapore, we want to challenge innovators to focus on their ideas, work hard and dream big. No great idea should halt due to lack of funding. Investors will get to participate and benefit in the profits if these startups succeed.

The real estate and construction industry provides one in five jobs in Singapore. It embodies a diverse eco-system in Singapore, supporting the overall larger broad economy. The importance of the real estate industry spills over to other sectors (accounting, finance, legal, etc) where it provides employment and businesses. Fund Singapore supports this industry by extending financing for growth and expansion.


Fund Singappore

Fund Singapore is a crowdfunding firm that holds the Capital Market Services and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under the Securities and Futures Act. Fund Singapore can provide both debt- & equity-based securities for institutional, accredited and retail investors. It is the only licensed entity that is authorised to raise funds from investors for as low as SGD$1,000.

Fund Singapore is currently positioned to be one of the most secured platform in Asia and utilises some of the best-in-class technologies and methodologies in processes and due diligence.


Who Should Attend?

Entrepreneurs: Learn how crowdfunding can enable you to raise your seed capital and your series A & B funding

Investors: Discover how crowdfunding can open up venture capital investment oppprtunities




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