It Changed My Life

It Changed My Life: Power couple spread their angel wings

Successful duo behind JobsCentral give back by growing angel investing scene

The Lims with their sons (from left) Tze Kang, Tze Kuan, Tze Kun and Tze Kai, now aged between four and 12, on a family vacation in Phuket two years ago. Mr Lim Der Shing and his wife Huang Shao-ning grew JobsCentral from a two-person start-up into a
Mr Lim Der Shing and his wife Huang Shao-ning grew JobsCentral from a two-person start-up into a regional outfit with more than 150 staff over nearly 15 years. In 2011, they sold the employment website to a United States company and each pocketed an eight-figure sum. Now, the founders of AngelCentral want to grow the angel investing scene here.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Last year, Lim Der Shing dithered over getting himself the 20th anniversary model of the Aquanaut, an iconic man's watch by Patek Philippe.

He could not bring himself to shell out $50,000 for the timepiece, although he could well afford to.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Power couple spread their angel wings'. Print Edition | Subscribe