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world's 1st C-suite executive angel syndicate where corporate executives fund startups

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We have a winning formula – a structured program where C-suite angel investors commit quality effort and time to engage and fund startups

We have raised more than $6 million SGD to fund almost 30 startups from different parts of the world in less than 4 years.

We believe in the value of the corporate DNA. Our executives have scaled their company’s brand and market regionally and/or globally with decades of experience

What is C-shark Tank?

It is a structured and efficient program that engages and funds early-stage startups. Our formula has been continuously tested and refined through 8 seasons since the first in February 20, 2020, with more than 150 C-suite executive angels a.k.a. C-sharks.

There are 2 stages to the program. 

In stage 1, startups will be given 4 mins to pitch to C-sharks, followed by 14 mins of Q & A opened to the floor. 

In stage 2, C-sharks are split into smaller clusters of 4 to 5 to deep dive with each startup. For 20 mins, C-sharks can clarify questions that were not answered during the Q & A and gain deeper insights into the startups’ business models. 

This program leverages collective executive wisdom and network. For executives, it serves as a crash course into angel investing and rich peer learning. For startups, it provides an opportunity to scale their businesses to greater premises.

What makes our program unique?

  • C-suite only, at least 80% return rate every season
  • Well-paced engaging interactions behind closed doors
  • Heightened peer learning between executives
  • Leverage economies of scale in deal flow, due diligence, legal, post-investment updates, etc
  • Evaluation reports of each startup provided to investors
  • Invest as a single syndicate entity but investors enjoy flexibility to make their own choices
  • Exposure to startup innovation from diverse sectors
  • Low investment entry barrier with a structured program
  • Tap on a larger startup/accelerator/VC ecosystem at large

Be a C-shark at our last season !

Join fellow C-suites in an offsite in Bintan Oct 20 to 22. It is a much more authentic networking with a shared purpose to give back by engaging startups upfront and personal and learning from and with your peers in a relaxed island away from the hustle and bustle.

Bring your family along so they can enjoy the facilities while you are deep diving with startups and they may join us for social activities which includes the heritage tour of this amazing ship which is one of last 10 remaining in the world converted into hospitality.

As with all previous seasons, we begin with pitch by each startup of 4 mins, followed by 16 mins of Q & A. C-sharks then break up into smaller groups for cluster dating. An evaluation report of each startup will be provided at least one week in advance of the trip. Startups will enjoy more face time with C-sharks during socials. To top up our offsite experience, we have invited Andrew Khoo, Executive Chairman and CEO of Malayan United Industries Berhad to be our guest speaker.

C-sharks can also participate online on Oct 24 and 25 SGT 7:30 to 10pm. 

Our investors are C-suite executives with more than 20 years of experience in global multinationals

This is an authentic purposeful community of executives who want to give back and add value to scaling early stage startups. We also connect our portfolio companies to experts and VCs outside of our community.

Hear what C-sharks say about us

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Startups who have pitched to C-sharks have always been blown away by the depth of questions and the strategic advice that helps them re-think their business premise and promise.
Because we host the tank in a closed-door fashion, it is serious business in a safe space and not for casual visitor entertainment.

world's 1st C-suite executive angel syndicate where corporate executives fund startups

We have a winning formula – a structured program where C-suite angel investors commit quality effort and time to engage and fund startups

We have raised more than $6 million SGD to fund almost 30 startups from different parts of the world in less than 4 years.

We believe in our corporate DNA’s value. Our executives have scaled their company’s brand and market regionally and/or globally with decades of experience.

What is C-shark Tank?

It is a structured and efficient program that engages and funds early-stage startups. Our formula has been continuously tested and refined through 8 seasons since the first in February 20, 2020, with more than 150 C-suite executive angels a.k.a. C-sharks.

There are 2 stages to the program. In stage 1, startups pitch to C-suite executives with good timing allocated to Q & A. In stage 2, C-suite executives are split into smaller clusters to deep dive with each startup.

This program leverages collective executive wisdom and network. For executives, it serves as a crash course into angel investing and rich peer learning. For startups, it provides great validation and access to both funding and smart capital.It is

What makes us unique?

  • C-suite only, at least 80% return rate every season
  • Well-paced engaging interactions behind closed doors
  • Heightened peer learning between executives
  • Leverage economies of scale in deal flow, due diligence, legal, post-investment updates, etc
  • Evaluation reports of each startup provided to investors
  • Invest as a single syndicate entity but investors can make their own choices
  • Exposure to startup innovation from diverse sectors
  • Low investment entry barrier with a structured program
  • Tap on a larger startup / accelerator / VC ecosystem at large

Be a C-shark at our last season !

Join fellow C-suites in an offsite in Bintan Oct 20 to 22. It is a much more authentic networking with a shared purpose to give back by engaging startups upfront and personal and learning from and with your peers in a relaxed island away from the hustle and bustle.

Bring your family along so they can enjoy the facilities while you deep diving with startups and they may join us for social activities which includes the heritage tour of this amazing ship which is one of last 10 remaining in the world converted into hospitality.

As with all previous seasons, we begin with pitch by each startup of 4 mins, followed by 16 mins of Q & A. C-sharks then break up into smaller groups for cluster dating. An evaluation report of each startup will be provided at least one week in advance of the trip. Startups will enjoy more face time with C-sharks during socials. To top up our offsite experience, we have invited Andrew Khoo, Executive Chairman and CEO of Malayan United Industries Berhad to be our guest speaker.

C-sharks can also participate online on Oct 24 and 25 night SGT 7:30pm to 10pm.

Our investors are C-suite executives with more than 20 years of experience in global multinationals

This is an authentic purposeful community of executives who want to give back and add value to scaling early stage startups. We also connect our portfolio companies to experts and VCs outside of our community.

Startups who have pitched to C-sharks have always been blown away by the depth of questions and the strategic advice that helps them re-think their business premise and promise.

Because we host the tank in a closed-door fashion, it is serious business in a safe space and not for casual visitor entertainment.

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