IDO Launchpads — Breaking socioeconomic barriers

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Source: How Startup Funding Works by Anna Vital
  1. If you wish to invest in an IPO, at the minimum you will need to be a premium bank account holder to be allotted such opportunities by your broker.
  2. If you wish to invest in private equities as an angel investor, at the minimum you need to be an accredited investor. For individuals to qualify to become Accredited Investors, they have to meet at least 1 of the following 3 criteria: A) Income in the preceding 12 months is not less than SGD300,000 (or its equivalent in a foreign currency). B) Net personal assets exceeding SGD2 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency) in value, of which the net value of the investor’s primary place of residence can only contribute up to SGD1 million. C) Net Financial Assets exceeding SGD1 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency) in value.
  3. If you wish to invest with a VC (Venture Capitalist) as a Limited Partner, the minimum is probably around USD250,000.
  4. Lastly, you may invest as a FFF (friend, family or fool). Although at this stage, the quantum required may not be high, but the risk of failure is extremely high unless you know what you are doing and the startup founders know what they are doing.
Source: Cryptorank

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Dickson Lai

Dickson Lai

Senior Research Analyst at Bybit Crypto Insights | Certified Bitcoin Professional | Crypto Enthusiast & Investor