Join Australia's leading Angel Investors for a day of learning, growth and connecting with like-minded individuals. Please note, this event sits within our multi-day ANGEL ODYSSEY experience & you must be an Active Angel Investor to attend.
8 March 2023
11:00am - 10:00pm
National Wine Centre
Join Australia's leading Angel Investors for a day of learning, growth and connecting with like-minded individuals. Learn about how angels are shaping the future alongside a host of best-practice approaches, including how to avoid unconscious bias, how to approach deal-specific due diligence and how to manage follow-on rounds after the cheque. We'll also explore how to get the most out of pitch opportunities, so you can find your next great investment opportunity. We'll conclude the summit with an exclusive cocktail reception with a cohort of leading South Australian Founders and Industry leaders. You'll then be invited to make your way to Vardon Avenue & connect with our broader festival attendees, before settling into a private dinner at one of Adelaide's esteemed venues.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Upon arrival to the National Wine Centre, you'll be greeted by our friendly SQUAD & ushered into the Exhibition Hall.
Josh Garratt ,
Brendan Yell ,
Join us for the official welcome into your ANGEL SUMMIT experience. This will include a celebration of the country where we will gather and celebrate those who have forged the foundations upon which we are now able to grow. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
How is our current economic climate impacting the state of Angel Investment & startups? Join Ariane Barker, former CEO at Scale Investors, for an exploration into the current state of Angel; the challenges, the opportunities & what we can expect to see over the next 12 months. Ariane is a Non-Executive Director of Atlas Arteria (ASX100: ALX), IDP Education (ASX100: IEL), where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, and a Board member of Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) & chair of the Governance Committee. This is accompanied by roles with NFPs including The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), The Royal Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
Dr Tim Hirst is an entrepreneur, investor and internationally acclaimed microbiologist with extensive expertise in the life sciences, executive management and venture capital investment. He has been an active angel investor for the past 15 years working with investment groups throughout Australia and US to assist early-stage companies to raise capital and develop their innovative technologies. Tim is the Chairman and Director of 6 IP-rich companies including GPN Vaccines, Trustee Director of Griffin Accelerator Holdings Pty Ltd, a founding member of Southern Angels and an Honorary Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide. in 2022, TechBoard named Tim, Australian Angel Investor of the Year.
Time to unwind, reflect & meet your fellow SUMMIT attendees!
Richard Moore has been a member of Brisbane Angels, Australia's most active angel group, for 10 years and is currently the deals coordinator. He has made 50+ angel investments and has been awarded the most active angel investor in Australia for the last two years. Richard is also a non-executive director of UniQuest, the commercialisation business of the University of Queensland and runs a corporate advisory business specialising in raising capital for early-stage companies. He has previously worked at BT Funds Management in derivatives, Australian equities, quant, macro, research and asset allocation, set up and run Citibank's equity capital markets business in Australia and been the CEO of an ASX-listed internet company that successfully exited in 2010.
Enjoy your main meal alongside your fellow attendees. Please note, you will have already enjoyed a delicious entree earlier on through silent service during discussion.
Cheryl Mack ,
Jess Walker ,
Roseanne Healy ,
As one of the fastest-growing sub-groups within the investing landscape, Angel Investing is becoming one of the most common sources of external financing raised by a startup. From bridging the relationships between startups & VC, to connecting expertise and mobilising network capital, the active role that Angels take in nurturing the founder journey, cannot be understated. Join us for a lively discussion amongst a host of voices as we explore how they are showing up for their founders. This includes what formats they are using to mobilise capital, connections & knowledge and how they are nurturing the community to strengthen pre-investment DD and post-investment support.
Sarah Curtis-Fawley ,
Nicola Hazell ,
According to the State of Australian Startup Funding 2021 report, just 17% of angel investors in Australia are female. Moreover, the existence of our Sophisticated Investor regulations has been commonly identified as a blocker to participation in Angel Investing. This comes paired with a double-edged reality that taking on the financial risk that comes with founding a startup, is often an opportunity only afforded to a lucky few. So, how do we change this reality? How can we ensure that we are continuing to open up pathways to investment and opportunity for all? This includes diving deep into our current sector participants, and how they (we) can come together to mobilise change. Join us for an discussion that we need to be thinking more deeply and regularly about.
Ben Armstrong ,
David Moss ,
Jodie Imam ,
Monitoring post-investment performance & maintaining a meaningful founder-investor relationship is no simple feat. It’s certainly an effort that requires more than an “every now and then” coffee / call, and a paper recording system. Join us with leading experts as we dive into best-practise approaches for managing follow-ons, secondaries & tracking your holdings.
Andrew Nunn ,
You're invited to unwind from the day that was, alongside an exclusive cohort of distinguished local & interstate guests. This reception will provide a unique opportunity to connect with key industry leaders in South Australia, before furthering these connections at our following festival experiences.
Make your way to Vardon Avenue & connect with our broader festival attendees over happy hour!
Settle into a private dinner at one of Adelaide's esteemed venues alongside your fellow Angels.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
CEO / Aussie Angels
Director of Programs / SBE Australia
Chairman & MD / Hirst Shabian & Hirst Advisory & Investment Services
Founder / Pathmint
Founder & CEO / The Sunshine Effect
Programs and Community Manager / AirTree
CEO / Catalysr
Managing Partner / Archangel Ventures
Investor / SecondQuarter Ventures
Partner / Blah Ventures
NED & Angel Investor / IDP Education
Co-Founder & Co-CEO / Tractor Ventures
Member and Deals Coordinator / Brisbane Angels
Chairperson / Perth Angels
Managing Director and Founder / Swarmer
Partner / PwC
Commercialisation Adviser / CEO / i4 Connect / Southern Angels
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