If you’ve thought about investing in tech startups but you’re not sure how to, you’re in very good company. Where do you start? Where do you go to find the startups to invest in? What do you need to be aware of? Is there a science to it? How successful are tech angels in Australia and what’s their approach? Is angel investing a legitimate asset class worthy of consideration?
The inaugural AngelEd 2013 Sydney will answer all of these questions. There are many indicators that point to the fact that there are more startups but not enough angels who actively invest. Put simply, “we are making more, better companies at a rate that exceeds the country’s ability to support and fund their growth”, as identified by Pollenizer based on the Startup Genome Report and Angel Investing Survey finding.
AngelEd aims to build a greater pool of knowledgeable angels to better support our high-tech entrepreneurial community and create more international success stories.
Agenda for AngelEd 2013 on Thursday, 7th November 2013
2.30 – 3.00pm Registration
3.00 – 3.15pm Welcome and Introduction
Ian Gardiner, Innovation Bay & Kim Heras, PushStart
3.15 – 3.45pm Angel Investment: Market Update and World Trends
Bill Bartee, Blackbird Ventures
3.45 – 4.45pm Angel Know How – The Secrets to Success: Learn from seasoned tech investors
Andrey Shirben, Alison Deans and Luke Carruthers.
4.45 – 5.30pm How to invest it? Funds, syndicates, direct….
Panel discussion with Kate Carruthers (moderator); Niki Scevak, StartMate & Blackbird Ventures; Tony Faure, Chairman – Pollenizer, The Sound Alliance, Torque, Soda Card/Dealised; Melissa Widner, General Partner & Co-Founder, Seapoint Ventures; and Anthony Pascoe, Angel Investor & Chair, ImageBrief.
5.30 – 5.45pm Short break – tea, coffee, snacks
5.45 – 6.05pm “A Date with an Angel”: The entrepreneur’s perspective
Dean McEvoy, Co-Founder & ex-CEO, Spreets
6.05 – 6.35pm Tech Start-up Pitch: Innovation Bay Style
Two tech startups – 5 min pitch followed by panel Q&A
6.35 – 7.00pm The Dry but Essential: Legal, Tax & Due Diligence Considerations for angel investors
With Legal: Paul Miller, Deutsch Miller; Tax: Paul Masters, Tax Leader, Deloitte Private; and Due Diligence: Macquarie Private Wealth.
7.00pm Session concludes
For more information head to the AngelEd 2013 website.