AngelCentral Deep Dive Series: Investing in Early-Stage Hardware Startups

#03-01, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955, Singapore

It is difficult for angel investors to evaluate hardware startups, particularly those in Deep Technology, as there are many facets and considerations required, such as technology development, costing and production, certification and regulations. This workshop provides angel investors with the framework and evaluation methodology to evaluate and invest in early-stage hardware startups.

Keynote Speaker

  • Mr Phey Teck Moh, Partner, AngelCentral


  • A/Prof Neo Kok Beng, Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore and Chairman & Co-Founder, E2S2 Systems, Roceso Technologies & Advanced TeraHertz Systems


  • Willy Koh, CEO, Racer Technology
  • Veerappan Swaminathan, CEO, Sustainable Living Lab
  • Dustin Jefferson, CEO, Uhoo
  • Jane Wang, CEO, Roceso Technologies

Programme Details

  • 9:00am – 9:30am: Registration
  • 9:30am – 10:30am: Deep Dive into Evaluating Hardware Startups (Technology, Development and Team) Presented By A/Prof Neo Kok Beng
  • 10:30am – 11:30am: Deep Dive into Investing in Hardware Startups (Funding, Returns and Exits) Presented By A/Prof Neo Kok Beng
  • 11:30am – 11:45am: Break
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm: Networking

Speakers’ Profiles

A/Prof Neo Kok Beng, Educator, Innovator and Entrepreneur

A/Prof Neo Kok Beng is an award-winning educator, innovator and entrepreneur. Besides teaching design thinking, technology commercialisation and innovation at the National University of Singapore, he is also faculty of various innovation programmes in Harvard, Stanford and Tsinghua universities. Kok Beng received the President’s Design Award, the US Department of VA’s Innovation Initiative Award, and the NUS Innovation and Enterprise Award. His portfolio of companies founded includes wearable dialysis machines, information security, soft robotics, homeland security, food waste management and satellite design.

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