Nurturing the best investment opportunities from supporting innovation and entrepreneurship

Nurturing the best investment opportunities from supporting innovation and entrepreneurship

about us

Angel Investment Foundation, founded in 2014, was an equity investment institution focusing on investing and cultivating innovative and entrepreneurial projects at the beginning of its establishment. It advocates the concept of supporting first and then investing. It has successively funded the innovation and development of many enterprises, sponsored and hosted many entrepreneurial competitions, and created Over 1,000 project investment matching opportunities.

The successful practice of supporting first and then investment philosophy has been widely recognized by the society, attracting more investors who support innovation and entrepreneurship to cooperate with us and launch more diversified support plans. Therefore, in 2019, the Angel Investment Foundation was split into an independent non-profit organization, and the name (Angel Investment Foundation) was retained to continue to promote investors to support more innovative and entrepreneurial projects.

In the past many years, cooperative organizations include: Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer Office, Liaison Office of the Ministry of Education and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, SME Promotion Center, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Cyberport, Alibaba, HSBC, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce , The Federation of Hong Kong Industries, The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and other government departments and large social organizations and institutions.

our story

Development mileage

2014-2020

our story

Development mileage

2014-2020

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2014/4

Angel Investment Foundation was established


With the support of many family offices, listed companies and venture capital funds, the establishment of an investment institution that captures early-stage innovative investment projects.

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2015/6
Launched five gratuitous funding schemes
Advocating support first, investment second, and launching five gratuitous funding schemes to build a foundation for early investment cooperation by subsidizing Hong Kong enterprises and start-ups for research and development market expenditures.

EPDS Entrepreneurship Pilot Development Project (up to HKD 100,000)
BMSS Brand and Market Development Plan (up to 200,000 HKD)
PBUD domestic market initial development plan (up to 500,000 HKD)
LISS Credit Interest Subsidy Scheme (up to HKD 800,000)
CDMP Enterprise Development Guidance Plan (up to 3.6 million HKD)

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2015/11
Introducing innovative angel investment methods
"Profit Sharing Agreement Cooperation Plan"
Create a precedent in the industry, create a new non-equity financing model, through the direct investment project specific expenses in exchange for the direct cash return generated by the project, launched 6 months has successfully obtained return income through the specific expenses of investing in 2 companies.
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2016/5
Success through support first, investment second
Breed 4 entrepreneurial projects
Successfully nurtured 4 innovative investment projects through the "Enterprise Innovation Support Plan" and the "Profit Sharing Plan"
– Ocean Blue Strategy
– Data navigation STATigator
– Corporate Diplomacy Connective
– Talentfarm
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2017/3
Subvert the investment world and launch the "Angel Investment Repurchase Program", a risk hedging tool for angel investment
With the support of many listed companies and investors, it launched the world's first "Angel Investment Repurchase Program" to subvert the angel investment world, providing angel investors with the highest original price of 70% to repurchase the investment in angel investment project shares within 2 years, and lock in Angel investor risk, to ensure that investors have enough exit opportunities.
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2017/6
Co-organized with Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Top Ten Most Valuable Investment Awards


For the first time, it cooperated with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to host Hong Kong’s Top Ten Most Valuable Investment Awards at the annual entrepreneurial theme exhibition "Entrepreneurship Day", commending the ten most investment-worthy start-up projects, and rewarding future investors of the winning projects with " The "Investment Risk Compensation Plan" provides repurchase guarantees.

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2017/7
Initiate
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Maker Base Alliance and
Suzhou, Hong Kong and Macau Youth Entrepreneurship Base Alliance


Invited to be one of the initiators of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Maker Base Alliance and the Suzhou-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Entrepreneurship Base Alliance. The foundation’s funding plan and incubation measures were simultaneously implemented in 28 alliance bases across the country.

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2017/8
Appointed to assist the listed company "YUSG"
Y Venture Capital Investment Committee


Entrusted by the US listed company "YUSG:Nasdaq" to assist in the development of its venture capital fund Y Venture Capital, and jointly participate in the "co-investment" of the Hong Kong Science Park cultivation project.

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2017/9
Signed a strategic cooperation with "Huiju.com" to assist the country in introducing top international innovation and technology projects


Signed a strategic cooperation with Huiju.com, which is rated as a Hurun Report's unicorn enterprise with a market value of RMB 10 billion, to assist the country in introducing top international innovation and technology projects and deploying national development.

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2017/10
Entered the Southeast Asian market and held the first agricultural technology forum in Cambodia


Entered the Southeast Asian market for the first time, held the first innovation and technology forum and entrepreneurship competition for agricultural technology in Cambodia, and recommended winning projects to participate in the national global entrepreneurship competition.

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2017/12
Signed a strategic cooperation with Beijing Dongsheng Science and Technology Park


Signed a strategic cooperation with Beijing Dongsheng Science and Technology Park to jointly incubate innovation and technology in Beijing and Hong Kong, and was invited to serve as the judge of the finals of the Beijing Dongsheng Cup National Global Entrepreneurship Competition.

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2018/2
Invited to serve as IPIEC Global 2017
Global Finals Judging


Invited to serve as the judge of the IPIEC Global 2017 global finals, and provide repurchase guarantees for future investors of the winning projects with the "Investment Risk Compensation Plan".

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2018/4
Co-organized with Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The 1st Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest


Co-organized with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the first Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest was held at the Asia’s largest electronics exhibition "Hong Kong Spring Electronics Fair", attracting nearly 100 start-up projects to participate, and providing future investors with award-winning projects as "angel investment" "Repurchase Plan" provides repurchase insurance.

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2018/5
Hosted the Hong Kong Division of the National Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition "IPIEC Global"


Undertook the Hong Kong division of the national-level global innovation and entrepreneurship competition "IPIEC Global" and promoted many local and domestic companies to explore start-up investment projects in Hong Kong. In the end, 8 projects won awards, and the Hong Kong project "Novus" finally won the global championship The success.

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2018/6
Invited by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups as a member of the steering committee


Invited by the Hong Kong Youth Association, one of the earliest Hong Kong youth organizations with a history of 60 years, as a member of the steering committee, responsible for approving the Youth Funding Scheme (YBHK), and providing entrepreneurial counseling for youth entrepreneurship projects.

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2018/10
Co-organized with Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The 2nd Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest


Co-organized with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to hold the second Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest at the world’s largest electronics exhibition "Hong Kong Autumn Electronics Fair", attracting nearly 100 start-up projects to participate, and providing future investors with award-winning projects as an "angel "Investment Repurchase Program" provides repurchase insurance.

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2019/2
Split into an independent non-profit organization
"Angel Investment Foundation"
Spin-off to establish a non-profit organization, and continue to use "Angel Investment Foundation" as the name of the non-profit organization, while the investment organization part is changed to "Angel Investment Fund". The fund will support the foundation as a sponsor to further services in a non-profit manner Society, practice the social investment philosophy of supporting first and investing later.
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2019/2
Appointed by Hong Kong Design Center as
Entrepreneurship mentor for design incubation plan


Appointed by the Hong Kong Design Center as an entrepreneurial mentor for the design incubation program, providing entrepreneurial counseling to members of the design entrepreneurship incubation program and fashion entrepreneurship incubation program.

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2019/3
A number of well-known capital market and innovation and technology experts joined the committee and advisory group
Invite a number of well-known capital market and innovation and technology experts to join the committee and advisory group, including Mr. Fang Junhui, the former licensed sponsor and principal of BOCI Asia Limited, and Mr. Luo Ting, former managing director of ZTE Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited , Professor Xia Jun, Department of Life Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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2019/4
Appointed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Member of Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee
Appointed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council as a member of the Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee, other members of the committee include: Mr. Huang Keqiang, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Mr. Zhou Xianben, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Academy of Applied Sciences, and Mr. Che Pinjue, Senior Partner of Red Shirt China Fund.
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2019/4
Co-organized with Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The 3rd Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest


Co-organized with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the third Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest was held at the Asia’s largest electronics exhibition "Hong Kong Spring Electronics Fair", attracting nearly a hundred start-up projects to participate, and providing future investors with " "Angel Investment Repurchase Program" provides repurchase insurance.

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2019/8
Cooperate with Guangzhou Development Zone Government
Established "Guigang Angel Fund of Funds"


Together with Guangzhou Development Zone, Guangzhou Zhonghuan Star Investment Co., Ltd. and the Hong Kong Science Park Kepei Network to establish the Greater Bay Area Science and Technology Innovation Angel Fund of Funds "Guizhou-Hong Kong Angel Fund of Funds", the main investment and support for Hong Kong innovations intended to develop in Guangzhou Section project.

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2019/10
Co-organized with Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The 4th Hong Kong Tech Soak Contest


Co-organized with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to hold the 4th Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest in the world’s largest electronics exhibition "Hong Kong Electronics Fair", attracting nearly 100 start-up projects to participate, and providing future investors with award-winning projects as an "angel "Investment Repurchase Program" provides repurchase insurance.

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2019/11
Served as a member of the Supervision Committee of Youth Entrepreneurship Base in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Invited by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Association to serve as a member of the Supervision Committee of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Entrepreneurship Base in Baoan District, Shenzhen.
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2019/11
Hosted again the Hong Kong Division of the "IPIEC Global 2019 Maker China" International SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition


Once again undertook the Hong Kong division of the "IPIEC Global 2019" Maker China International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition jointly sponsored by the SME Development Promotion Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, the Office of the Hong Kong Chief Information Officer and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Liaison Office.

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2019/12
Successfully matched HKD 60 million investment for the IPIEC Global 2019 competition project
Through the IPIEC Global 2019 Hong Kong competition area, 6 contestants were successfully connected to cooperate with corporate investors. The foundation also participated in 5 projects including Mezzofy, Savvy.AI, Buttonwood, OAP, WOOM, and the total amount of the matching intention investment reached 60 million Hong Kong dollars.
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2020/5
Cooperate with the optimized support policies introduced by the government
Launched "Zero Interest Funded Bridge Loan"
In order to assist Hong Kong SMEs and start-ups to combat the severe economic impact brought about by the epidemic, in line with the government’s optimized support policy, zero-interest subsidized bridge loans were introduced, and zero-interest up to HK$1 million unsecured for advances required by the government loan.

(Field) Entrepreneurship Roadshow

(Bit) experts participate in the review

(A) Startup project docking

(A) Project introduction investment

(HK$ million) Investment Proposal

As of December 2019

Shen Weiquan

Founder and Chairman of Angel Investment Foundation

Words from the founder

Our generation will benefit from trillions of innovative investment opportunities brought about by the prosperity of the country.

Strong angel ‧ strong country

One of the factors that promotes the country’s prosperity is the capacity for technological innovation. Innovation can improve the quality of people’s lives, drive economic growth, and enhance national productivity. In 2015, the country promoted mass entrepreneurship and innovation, referred to as "double innovation". Capital investment is indispensable for double innovation. The angel investors who participated in the earliest investment became the ignitor to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, and shouldered a force to promote the prosperity of the country. This also became the original intention and mission of establishing the angel investment foundation.

 

Subvert the traditional venture capital logic

In the past, we studied the pain points of angel investment, including long investment cycles, large divergence in project valuation, high risks caused by many uncertain elements, and the absence of any risk hedging tools, which led to the lack of angel investors in the market.

We are committed to finding solutions. We refuse to establish a platform for purely exchanging information between the project and investors, and we are more resistant to forwarding information without understanding the financing project and conducting due diligence, and making any investor referrals for the project. We dare to subvert the traditional venture capital logic, take the initiative to restructure the entire financing plan for innovation and entrepreneurship projects, combine free government funding and low-interest financing loans, and introduce corporate investors with industry resources to participate, commercialize innovation and technology research results and achieve profitability.

 

Create multi-party cooperation and win-win

The positioning of the Angel Investment Foundation is to act as the designer of the five key elements of innovation and entrepreneurship projects, including the government, enterprises, investors, scientific research projects, and entrepreneurial teams, and launch different measures to encourage the needs of all parties and the resources they have. All parties cooperate to create more successful cases of angel investment, thereby promoting more investors to participate in innovation and venture capital.

We hope that while promoting the development of innovation and technology for the country, we will realize the commercialization of scientific research results, realize the ideals for entrepreneurs, innovate and upgrade and transform enterprises, create reliable and sustainable profits for investors, and achieve win-win opportunities for all parties.

Current position

Angel Investment Fund (Managing Partner)
Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee of the Trade Development Council (Member)
Asian Family Office Association (Venture Investment Consultant)
Hong Kong Arbitration Association (Honorary Advisor)
Hong Kong Angel Investment Network (Member)
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (steering committee member and entrepreneurial mentor)
Hong Kong Design Center (Entrepreneurship Mentor)
Alibaba War of the Gods Global Maker Competition 2018 (member of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Jury)
Maker China Global Entrepreneurship Competition Finals 2017 (member of the jury)
Maker China International SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2018 Hong Kong Division (Chairman of the Jury)
Hong Kong SME Innovation Awards (member of the jury)
China Mobile OneNet Internet of Things Innovation and Technology Competition (member of the jury)
Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (member of the jury)
Hong Kong Top Ten Most Valuable Investment Awards (Chairman of the Jury)
Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest (Chairman of the Jury)
Hong Kong Corporate Capital Matchmaking Competition (Chairman of the Jury)

Meet our team
If we can see far, it is because we are standing on the shoulders of giants
Innovation Technology and Industry Consultant
Wisdom means pursuing the highest goals in the best way

Professor Xia Jun

Professor and doctoral supervisor of the Department of Life Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 1995, he graduated from the Shanghai Institute of Brain Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences with a master's degree in neurobiology. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2001 with a doctorate in neuroscience. In 2001, he won the Young Scientist Award of Johns Hopkins University. The work was supported by a number of research funds from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the China-Hong Kong Joint Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 30 papers in top international journals such as Nature Neuroscience and Journal of Neuroscience.

Dr. Wenwu Yang

He is currently the Vice President of AECOM's Transportation Infrastructure and Global Design Center. With more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering teaching and research, planning and design, and construction management, he specializes in urban development, rail transit, bridge and tunnel engineering, and has presided over and participated in the planning, design and management of many large-scale infrastructure projects at home and abroad, including Hong Kong subway project, American intercontinental road project and China high-speed rail project, currently serving as the project director of the quality and risk management of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge cross-sea immersed tube tunnel project, and the project director of the Macao port engineering technical consulting project.

Lawyer Huang Tianwei

He has more than ten years of litigation experience. He is currently a mediator of the Hong Kong Boxin Legal Professional Mediation Center and an arbitrator of the Hong Kong Arbitration Association. He has many years of mediation experience and is committed to participating in the promotion and training of relevant laws, mediation and arbitration. Lawyer Huang Tianwei has been invited as guest lecturer by many professional organizations and colleges, including Peking University. He applied for the injunction against the occupation of Central by Mong Kok during the Occupy Central last year on behalf of Teochew public light buses and this year on behalf of Henderson in applying for the injunction against Ma Shi Po.

Professor Feng Weitang

The current chairman of the Hong Kong Association for Science and Technology, the deputy director of the Institute of Enterprise Management Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Management Science, the visiting professor of the Business School of the Chinese Academy of Management Science, the honorary chairman of the Hong Kong Science Park Kepei Network, the vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Invention and Innovation, Guangzhou Hong Kong and Macao advisory member of the Municipal Science and Technology Association, advisory member of Zhongshan Science and Technology Workers Association, honorary chairman of Jiangmen Science and Technology Business Incubation Association, and vice chairman of Jiangmen Returnees Development Federation.

Professor Ding Xiaoli

In 2019, the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award awarded by the State Council was awarded to scientific researchers and organizations who have made outstanding contributions in the promotion and application of advanced scientific and technological achievements, as well as the completion of major scientific and technological projects and planned projects. Professor Xiaoli Ding won the award for his project "Key Technologies and Applications of InSAR Millimeter-Level Surface Deformation Monitoring". This research project helps advance InSAR technology. InSAR is a synthetic aperture interferometric radar technology, one of the most important satellite remote sensing technologies, especially suitable for monitoring ground and infrastructure deformations and structural health related deformations.

Mr. Luo Ting

Chairman of the Communications and Information Technology Committee of the Angel Investment Foundation, a senior investment and M&A expert, the former managing director of ZTE Corporation (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (stock code: 0763), currently the managing director of Jie Ao Capital Co., Ltd. and Hong Kong Executive director of the listed company Advance Holdings Limited (stock code: 1499). He obtained a master's degree in business administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015. He graduated from Central South University and obtained a master's degree in management science and engineering and a bachelor's degree in management information systems in 2003 and 2001 respectively. He has extensive semiconductor, technology, media and telecommunications experience and network resources.

Mr Yuan Yuan

Entrepreneurship instructor of China Science and Technology Maker College, review expert of Shenzhen science and technology expert database, Shenzhen major administrative decision-making consulting expert and industry convener, returned to China from the United States in 2002 and founded Maxic Semiconductor Circuits (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., serving as chairman and president, He invented CMOS current automatic control crystal oscillator, power carrier communication circuit and many other inventions that have won national invention patents. In 2014, he won the honor of "China Core" by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The "Mixic" founded by him has also become a national high-tech enterprise.

Social affairs

In the past, the Foundation was invited by many government departments and youth organizations in China and Hong Kong to serve as jury members for various innovation and entrepreneurship competitions and cultivation programs, including:

Maker China International SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Finals
Beijing Dongsheng Cup International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Finals
Qianhai Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Innovative Nanshan "Entrepreneurship Star" Contest Hong Kong Division
Hong Kong Division of Jiangmen "Technology Cup" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
China Mobile OneNET Innovation and Technology Competition Finals
TechCrunch Hong Kong
IOT China Hong Kong Division
China International Roadshow Center-China Good Project
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups-Youth Entrepreneurship Project
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups-Hong Kong 200 Leaders Project
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – InnoTech Solution Pitching
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups-Shenzhen Entrepreneurship Service Pilot Project
Hefu Millennium Entrepreneur Refinement Project
Correctional Services Department's "Life Winner" Renews People's Business Plan
Hong Kong Technology Soka Contest
Hong Kong Corporate Capital Matchmaking Competition
Hong Kong Top Ten Most Valuable Investment Awards
Hong Kong SME Innovation Awards
The most popular brand in the Greater Bay Area
Startup Weekend
THEi's Innov8 Enterprise Start-up Programme
(As of December 2019, in no particular order)

Partner
In the past there were more than 100 cooperative organizations, including: Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer Office, Liaison Office of the Ministry of Education and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, SME Promotion Center, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Cyberport, Alibaba, HSBC, Hong Kong The General Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and other government departments and large social organizations and institutions.

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