June 8, 2012 by Guest Contributor
Chris Evdemon is an entrepreneur and angel investor based in Beijing. He is a Partner at Innovation Works, China’s leading early stage technology venture capital fund. Chris is also a Director of Finn Evdemon Capital Partners, an angel investments firm based in Singapore and an investor in PropertyGuru.
In the past four years, Singapore has been quietly-but-steadily brewing one of South-East Asia’s first, dominant, cash-generating online verticals, certainly one of the very first to successfully make the jump from a domestic Singapore to a truly regional play.
PropertyGuru still has some way to go before it realizes its full potential and before the team cashes in on its hard work, but its progress should serve as a beacon to all aspiring entrepreneurs in Singapore and the region.
For the lucky few that have been involved with PropertyGuru from the beginning to date, the course has offered a number of invaluable lessons in entrepreneurship and in angel investing. It is impossible to fit them all in a single blog post and in any case, some learnings are always company or situation-specific. At the very least however, the following should serve as straightforward advice for simple issues that are nevertheless often overlooked by founders and investors alike. Read more