ANGIN’s 51st Angel Investor: Samuel Koshan
We are pleased to announce ANGIN’s 51st angel investor, Samuel Koshan. Samuel is the Director of PT. Sinar Kharisma Padjajaran, a leading commercial property developer in Bogor. He is also part of Sinar Group, which is the leading interior fabric manufacturer whose customers include automotive, furniture, and hotel industry, both local and international.
Samuel is very passionate in business strategy, development, and visionary planning. He believes that business can bring a massive positive impact for the society and country. He was graduated from Ohio State University majored in Chemical Engineering.
ANGIN team got up close and personal with the new angel on a short interview about his investment profile and his views on startups.
ANGIN: Tell us more about you and what made you join ANGIN?
Samuel: I have been managing a shopping center in Bogor whose tenants consist mostly of SMEs. From my 10 years of experience working closely with the tenants, I have a deep understanding on how to grow a small medium retail enterprise in retail business. The very reason why I join ANGIN is because I believe ANGIN has a strong network of quality startups that I can support and grow together.
ANGIN: What sector/industry are you excited about?
Samuel: I’m very interested in property and retail business. I’m also keen on technology startup focusing on consumer internet and enterprise Saas.
ANGIN: How startup can make a difference to get your attention?
Samuel: I’m interested with a startup which has these 3 characteristics:
- Highly focused and committed team
- Innovative and sustainable business model
- Does not work in a hyper competitive market
ANGIN: What definitely turn you off when you meet an entrepreneur?
Samuel: It’s always a deal breaker when an entrepreneur says he has more than one business to run. It shows that the entrepreneur is not 100% committed to the business he/she is building. I have found many to be like that, owning more than 2 to 3 businesses, and it’s a big turn off for me.
ANGIN: How do you see yourself working with your investee(s)?
Samuel: I feel I can contribute more values to the investee(s) by being an active advisor in the strategic level.
ANGIN: If you have one advise/magic recipe to share with entrepreneur, what would it be?
Never give up. If you fall 7 times, get up 8 times. Instead of focusing on the obstacles along the way, always set your eyes to the goals.