Adding a Press Article

To add a press article, go to press.php and enter the details for the article in the form on the right side of the page (left side of the page in Arabic.)

Adding an FAQ Entry

To add an FAQ entry, go to the FAQ entry page, enter a subject, and add detail in the text editor.   Screenshots may be added in the editor.  We will add video capabilities in the near future.

Adding Team Members to an Organization

To add a team member to an orgnisation: 1. Login to the Hatcher Platform 2. On the right vertical panel, select the organisation to which a team member has to be added 3. Open the ‘Team’ tab on the Organisation Page 4. Click the ‘Edit’ button displayed next to MANAGEMENT 5. It is advised to enter all information. The details can always be edited even after creating a profile for the user. If you would like to create a personal holding company for the new user, check the required box. Ticking the ‘Send Invite’ box will push an invitation to the user to join the organisation via the email address provided. 6. Once the information has been filled up, click on ‘Add New User’ You have successfully added a new user to the organisation!

Creating Digitally-Signable Documents

Using the Hatcher platform, you can create Digitally-Signable documents and make them available for other parties to sign. This process starts in your Organization Profile.1. Go to the Documents tabOrganization Profile->Documents tab2. Scroll Down to the Admin->Digitally-Signable Documents Documents sectionAdmin->Digitally-Signable Documents3. Click on the Create Document link; this will open the Create Document DIalogCreate Document Dialog4. Enter the File Name and select a File-Type or a Target Data Room. If neither the File-Type nor Target Data Room are specified, the document will be created and assigned to the Digitally-Signable Documents section.5. Select the Document Permissions and click the Create button.You will be sent on to the DocuSign website where you can upload file(s), create signers/signing-sequence and set the signing fields for the document. Upon completion you will be redirected back to your Organization Profile where the document will be visible either in the relevant Data Room or Digitally-Signable Documents section (depending on the options you selected in step 4)

Creating New Cohorts

To create a cohort, simply follow these steps: 1. Login to the Hatcher Platform 2. Select the ‘Apps’ Menu on the top right to expand the list and click to view your ‘Portfolio’ 3. On the new page, select the ‘Add Cohort’ button (displayed as a plus sign) 4. Enter the details to fill up the form and Save Changes It is advised to provide all information. The details can always be edited even after creating a cohort. There you go. You were successful in creating a cohort!

Definition: Accredited Investor

1. An Accredited Investor under the Securities and Futures Act of Singapore is: (a) An individual: (i) Whose net personal assets exceed in value SGD 2 million (approximately USD 150,000); or (ii) Whose income in the preceding 12 months was not less than SGD 300,000 (approximately USD 220,000), or (b) A corporation with net assets exceeding SGD 10 million, as shown in the corporation’s most recent audited balance sheet or, if unaudited, in the corporation’s financial statements at a date within the last 12 months. 2. An Accredited Investor as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the US Securities Act is: (a) An individual (or the grantor, in the case of a revocable grantor trust) who had an income in excess of US $200,000 for each of the last two years (or joint income with his or her spouse in excess of US $300,000 in each of those years) and who reasonably expects to reach the same income level in the current year; (b) An individual (or the grantor, in the case of a revocable grantor trust) whose net worth, or joint net worth with his or her spouse at the time of purchase, exceeds US $1,000,000. For purposes of determining an individual’s net worth, the individual must exclude the value of his or her primary residence and any indebtedness secured by the primary residence up to its estimated fair market value (i.e., any indebtedness secured by the residence that is in excess of the value of the home should be considered a liability and deducted from the individual’s net worth). The individual must also subtract from his or her net worth any indebtedness secured by his or her primary residence that was obtained within the sixty days preceding the effective date of his or her subscription, unless such indebtedness was used to acquire the residence (in which case, the rule set forth in the preceding sentence would govern the application of such indebtedness when calculating the individual’s net worth); (c) A bank, as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the US Securities Act, or a savings and loan association or other institution, as defined in Section 3(a)(5)(A) of the US Securities Act, in each case whether acting in its individual or fiduciary capacity; (d) A broker or dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of the United States; (e) An insurance company as defined in Section 2(13) of the US Securities Act; (f) An investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 of the United States (“US Investment Company Act”); (g) (i) A business development company as defined in Section 2(a)(48) of the US Investment Company Act or (ii) A Small Business Investment Fund licensed by the United States Small Business Administration under Section 301(c) or (d) of the Small Business Investment Company Act of 1958 of the United States; (h) An employee benefit plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, of the United States, if such plan has total assets in excess of US $5,000,000; (i) Any employee benefit plan within the meaning of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 of the United States (“ERISA”), which satisfies at least one of the following conditions: (i) it has total assets in excess of US $5,000,000, (ii) the investment decision is being made by a plan fiduciary (as defined in Section 3(21) of ERISA) which is a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company or registered investment adviser; or (iii) it is a participant directed plan (i.e., a tax qualified defined contribution plan in which a participant may exercise control over the investment of assets credited to his or her account) and the decision to invest is made solely by those participants investing, and each such participant qualifies as an accredited investor; (j) A private business development company as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 of the United States; (k) A corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a Massachusetts or similar business trust, or an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of the United States, in each case not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring an Interest, with total assets in excess of US $5,000,000; (l) A personal (non-business) trust, other than an employee benefit trust, with total assets in excess of US $5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring a limited partner interest in H2 Fund LP, whose purchase is directed by persons having such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that they are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment; or (m) An entity in which each and every one of the equity owners is an Accredited Investor. 3. A US Person as defined in Regulation S promulgated under the US Securities Act is: (a) A natural person born in the United States; (b) A partnership or corporation organized or incorporated under the laws of the United States; (c) An estate or which any executor or administrator is a US Person; (d) A trust of which a trustee is a US Person; (e) An agency or branch of a foreign entity located in the United States; (f) A non-discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary for the benefit or account of a US Person; (g) A discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary organized, incorporated, or (if an individual) resident in the United States; or (h) A partnership or corporation if: (i) Organized or incorporated under the laws of any foreign jurisdiction; and (ii) Formed by a US Person principally for the purpose of investing in securities not registered under the US Securities Act, unless it is organized or incorporated, and owned, by Accredited Investors who are not natural persons, estates or trusts.

Definition: Alpha

Alpha is considered to represent the manager’s skill and is used as a key input for making asset allocation and investment decisions.  The statistical method to calculate alpha is to use standard regression techniques from the modern portfolio theory toolkit. However, these techniques work well (at least from a statistical perspective) only for those instruments that are publicly traded and are highly liquid. This is a major problem for private equity (PE) investments as they are not only “private” and illiquid but also exhibit serious smoothing issues because of subjective appraisals and valuation lags. (Source: CFA Institute) 

Definition: PME

Public Market Equivalent (or PME) designs a set of analyses used in the Private Equity Industry to evaluate the performance of a Private Equity Fund against a public benchmark or index. The analysis is also referred by the acronym ICM for Index Comparison Method. (source: Wikipedia)

Does Hatcher Store my emails?

No. The Hatcher platform does NOT retain any records of your emails.Your emails are pulled from Gmail as, and when, they are requested by you (using the Hatcher  email interface).A list of your contacts may be stored on your device. This is done to improve performance. Please review the Hatcher Terms of Service:Addendum for more details.

Entrepreneur: Submitting an Application

1. If you are visiting the website for the first time: a. Look out for the button for startups/entrepreneurs to apply to the Accelerator. b. Click on the button, register yourself on the website. c. You will be automatically redirected to the application page upon logging in successfully. 2. If you are already logged in: a. If you have saved a draft application, you will see a notice on top asking you to finish the pending application. Click on “View” and finish the application. b. If you haven’t saved or submitted any application, go to your profile page. c. You will see a modal show up asking if you would like to create a company. d. Click on “Create Company” button and you will then be redirected to the application page. e. Fill up teh application and submit.

Locating startup application

1. Navigate to the organization’s information under ‘Profile’ tab. 2. Click on ‘Application Form Data’ located under the Reports section on the right. 3. The application form will pop up with all the information entered. 4. To close the form, click on the cross button located on the top right. 5. To edit the application, click on the ‘Edit’ button located at the bottom. This will direct you to the application form page where the application fields can be amended.

Moving Digitally-Signable Document to a Data Room

If, while creating a Digitally-Signable Document, you did not specify a File Type or Data Room, you can do so from the Admin->Digitally-Signable Documents section of your Organization Profile->Documents tab.1. Scroll Down to the Admin->Digitally-Signable Documents2. Click the Move to Dataroom button. This will open up the Move Document to Dataroom dialog3. Select a File Type or Data Room and set Document Permissions4. Click the Upload button.The Document will be moved to the relevant Data Room where it can be signed.

Schedule A Demo Day

To schedule a demo day, simply log in and select the (+) Action Item dropdown menu from the top bar.Choose "Demo Day" from below the Add New Event header and a popup window will appear.Fill in the details of the meeting, and make sure you select "This is a Demo Day / Investor Roadshow Event" from the DEMO DAY dropdown menu.Select "Add New Event" to save. The event will appear on the Event Manager window.

Setting up Gmail

The Hatcher platform allows you to integrate you Gmail account and access/send emails.  To activate this application simply follow the instructions below: 1. Go to the profile-apps page 2. Click on the "plus"/"activate" icon on the gmail tile 3. Click the "Activate Now" button. At this point you will be redirected to the google authorizaiton page where you will be asked to enter your credentials and provide access permissions to the Hatcher application. Once you have authorized the application, you will be sent back to Hatcher. 4. Once you have authorized the application you will be redirected to the profile-email page where you can access your emails. 

Setting Up MailChimp on Hatcher

Sending emails from your own email server is a really bad idea - you can quickly get branded a spammer and it can take a long time to recover from this. Plus, you own emails could probably use some dressing up – which is where Hatcher and MailChimp come into play. Hatcher provides the dressing up via its easy-to-use editor, Mailchimp delivers the goods – and the analytics!To sign up for MailChimp:Go to and create a company account – it’s free for the most partLog in, click on your profile image (in the top right hand corner) and select “Account” from the drop down menuSelect “Extras” from the horizontal menu that appears, then select “API Keys” from the drop down menuSelect “Create A Key” under Your API Keys, this generates your MailChimp API keyCopy the MailChimp API Key into the correct field belowCopy the End Point into the other field (i.e. (this is really important)Click “Save”Select the "Mailouts" button in the apps menu..

Setting Up Slack on Hatcher

Yes, WhatsApp is a step in the right direction – but it’s really designed for consumer use – it’s impossible to search, hard to manage, and doesn’t really really extend beyond your phone. Slack is a *much* better solution, works on mobile and desktop devices, and will quickly become an essential part of your organization. Here’s how you get started:1. Create a company / team account at – it’s free and start inviting users to Slack. Make sure that they all download the Slack app for Desktop and/or Mobile2. Link Slack team account with Hatcher:Then... • Sign in at with your team's Slack account.• You should be redirected to If not, browse to it.• Click on "Build" link on top right. On the next page, click on "Start Building" button.• Enter an App Name (e.g 'Hatcher App') and select Slack team from drop down list. Click Create App.• Click on "OAuth & Permissions" on the left side bar. Under redirect URLs, click "add new Redirect URL".• Enter these two urls as separate redirect urls: and • and click Save URLs.• Click on "Basic Information" on the left side bar.• Scroll Down to find Client Id and Client Secret.• Enter Client Id and Client Secret into the dialog fields below.Next: Each user needs to activate Slack for their profile.Direct your users to Profile -> Apps -> Slack, where they will select the “Activate” button and follow the setup instructions that pop up

Signing Digitally-Signable Document

If a document is digitally-signable it will appear in a Data-Room with the Sign button next to itTo sign the document simply click on this button and you will be guided through the signing flow. If the organization has uploaded this document with the intent that you are the first person to sign, you will be redirected to the DocuSign Signing page. Otherwise, a notification will be sent to the first signer and an email will be sent to you once it is your turn to sign.Once you have completed the signing process, you will be redirect back to Organization Profile. Upon successful signing of the document each signer will receive a copy of the fully signed document via email.