How To Formulate An Effective One-Page Business Plan

More often than not, getting started is the hardest part for an entrepreneur. Instead of aiming to do a lengthy, detailed and formal business plan, it may be easier to start small with a simple, quick, and effective one-page business plan. A business plan is a road map that shows …

Starting the Year Right with Funding Societies

We kickstarted January of 2019 by hosting our first investor events of 2019. On the 22nd of January, some of our existing investors (in the Prestige, Platinum and Gold tiers of FS Privilege loyalty program) were invited to an exclusive dinner and update. Our co-founder, Kelvin Teo, shared our 2018 …

Top 10 Fintech Books to Read in 2019

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Southeast Asia is on a steady track to becoming an innovation destination. Singapore, with its strategic investment in R&D funding and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, went up to the third spot in 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index, while US fell out of the top 10 last year. As …

How to Grow Your Ang Pow Money

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and it is an exciting season for many reasons – it’s the best time to catch up with your family over good food, to do house visitations and of course to receive Angpaos.(Chinese red packets containing money gifts) However, many people do not …

Step-By-Step Guide to Investing With Funding Societies in 2019

Step by step guide to investing with Funding Societies

Are you interested to start investing in SMEs with us but have no idea how to start? We have created a step-by-step guide to facilitate your sign up process. Step 1: Create your profile on our sign up page. Step 2: Upload a scanned copy of the relevant documents for investor …

How to Help An SME Get Financed And Be Rewarded

Have you come across business owners urgently looking for business financing but are unsuccessful in their attempts to get from banks or other sources? You can be a lifeline by referring them through Funding Societies’ SME Referral Programme.  Besides providing the SME with an alternative avenue for financing, you also …

3 Reasons Why You Should Take a Business Loan Before Chinese New Year

In Singapore, many Chinese Singaporeans adhere to Chinese New Year (CNY) superstitions such as “Wearing red is auspicious while black is a big no-no”, “Don’t wash your hair on the first day of CNY as it is seen as washing your fortune away”, just to name a few. One of …

The 2019 Fintech Landscape in ASEAN

Fintech Landscape

A combination of the words ‘financial’ and ‘technology’, fintech seeks to design and deliver good quality financial services and products through innovative technology. The sector is booming with contributions not merely by banks and technology giants, but also Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Below are some predictions of the 2019 …

Checklist for Starting Your Own Business in 2019

Checklist to start your business in Singapore

If you have ever wanted to start a business, Singapore is a great place to start! Ranked second in the world for ease of doing business by the World Bank, Singapore has the infrastructure and robust trade network that will help your business flourish. However, starting a business can be …

Funding Societies Year in Review 2018

Happy 2019 from Funding Societies! Let’s take a look at some of the key highlights in 2018. Series B Round We raised a series B round of US$25 million, led by Softbank Ventures Korea, along with existing investors Sequoia India, Alpha JWC Ventures (Indonesia) and Golden Gate Venture and new …