Do you think that there are improvements that can be made in the early-stage investment space in Australia? Have investments you’ve made failed unnecessarily because they couldn’t find investors at the next stage of the value chain and ran out of runway, or did they fail your due diligence?
At Venture Invest you’ll see how we can take ventures from one stage of the value chain to the next, and how, together, we can accelerate venture growth through ongoing due diligence matching the outputs from the previous stage to the inputs of the next stage.
Venture Invest gives you a chance to learn from some of the most successful investors in the Australian early-stage venture investment community. They’ll be giving you all the facts about their challenges, giving you inside information on their investment criteria, and pressures they face. Not only will you learn from the investors, both before and after you in the journey and how you can collaborate to maximise your returns, you’ll be able to ask questions and then build your own network through our networking events at the end of each day.
The vision of the Venture Invest is to increase collaboration between stages and groups along the value chain, so that each venture has ‘ticked the boxes’ necessary to successfully meet the requirements of the next stage.
Over the course of the conference you will gain valuable insight from experts covering:
- Why invest in startups (aspirational)
- How do you validate the founder/founding team (Mentors and Advisors)
- Accelerating an idea (Accelerators)
- Why have an advisory board and what the makeup should be (Seed)
- Taking a venture to market (Seed)
- The role of corporations in early-stage ventures (Corporate)
- Funding for success, VC’s investment criteria and how they choose their investments (Venture Capital)
- Funding to exit (Including equity crowdfunding)
- Winning and losing (exit and failure)
Currently, collaboration happens on an ad-hoc basis, as there are some investors and investor groups who collaborate informally.
We’re all investors, and as investors, we don’t get paid unless our portfolio companies succeed. It’s in our interest to understand the whole funding journey and how we can collaborate and generate our returns faster.
We’ve all come across scarcity-minded founders and investors, people who have no interest in working together unless they can get the most out of it. We can’t work with scarcity, we’re abundance minded and to grow the early-stage investment ecosystem in Melbourne and Australia we need to work with abundance minded founders and investors who can collaborate for success. If you’re a scarcity-minded investor this isn’t a conference for you.
Join your peers, fellow investors, through the early-stage venture investment ecosystem, to find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about the whole early-stage venture investment value chain.