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Common questions about Fundnel and what we do

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Fundnel is a private investment platform that offers unlisted securities in growth and pre-IPO stage companies across industries to a qualified network of investors, comprising both professional – corporate venture, private equity, venture capital funds, family offices, angel investor networks – and individually accredited investors actively looking to diversify their current portfolio.

Fundnel screens all investment opportunities to ensure businesses meet the minimum requirements defined by the Fundnel Factor – a proprietary data-driven deal screening and evaluation process analysing over 130 quantitative data points per company+ – before reaching its investor network. Fundnel's network of investors then performs their own assessment before making an "Anchor Investment" in any opportunity of interest. Only deals with a lead anchor investor will be listed on its platform, whereupon our wider network of investors is invited to join the investment round.

Fundnel is headquartered in Singapore and has a growing team of over twenty people spread across regional offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and India.

+ Historically, only c.10% of companies will be offered to Fundnel’s investors, whilst just c.3% eventually receive an investment – Fundnel’s technology enabled solution means that its investors do not have to spend unnecessary time and resources hiring large teams of analysts.

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Kelvin Lee Co-Founder & CEO

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Private equity and VC-type investments have traditionally been inaccessible to most investors which is unfortunate, as these investments offer the highest potential pay-off on the "Risk/Reward" curve amongst all asset classes available for investments compared to public equity / fixed income instruments, commodities or even real estate.

Due to low interest rates in the U.S., negative interest rates in other parts of the world, and lacklustre growth globally, to even come close these days to what is considered a reasonably strong return of 7.5%, pension funds and other professional money managers are investing in relatively "riskier" assets: by adding a larger allocation of private-equity investments to the once-standard portfolio of high-grade investment bonds.

Regular investors however, have not had the chance to rebalance their own portfolio... until now.





With an increasing number of companies delaying IPOs on the public market, we've observed investors display active interest in making private market investments.

Fundnel is building an investment platform that enables investors to co-invest easily alongside financial institutions in a broad selection of new asset classes.

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Kelvin Lee Co-Founder & CEO

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The Fundnel Factor is a data-guided deal screening and evaluation process that all investment opportunities go through. Our system will evaluate a candidate company's background (business plan), management background, financial performance, product & brand and market & industry potential. Similarly, we compare a candidate with the industry / sector performance and subsequently evaluates the potential for exits for the investment – over 130 quantitative data points reviewed per opportunity.

The system generates a final score (The Fundnel Factor) relative to internal and industry benchmarks, and deciphers if the company merits further evaluation by our investment team.



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Jessica Koh Head of Data Analytics

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