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Venture Invest Conference 2018

30-31 August 2018, Melbourne

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WHAT IS VENTURE INVEST 2018?

The smartest event this year for startup investors.

Venture Invest is your chance to learn from some of the most successful investors in the Australian early-stage venture investment community. You’ll see how they take ventures from one stage of the venture value chain to the next, and how, together, you can accelerate venture growth through ongoing due diligence, and matching the outputs from the previous stage to the inputs of the next stage.

They’ll give you the facts about their methods, insights on their investment criteria, and how they’ve overcome their challenges. You’ll learn from the investors, both before and after you in the journey, and how you can each collaborate to help maximise your returns. During the interactive sessions, you’ll be able to ask questions from the floor, as well as build your own network through networking events at the end of each day.

Join The Links On The Venture Value Chain

WHO IS SPEAKING?

AUSTRALIA'S TOP INVESTORS ARE SHARING INSIGHTS INTO EARLY STAGE INVESTING. LOOK AT SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS.
Penelope Lane
CEO Optix Advisory & Angel Investor
Jamie Pride
Entrepreneur, VC & Author
Louise Broekman
Founder & CEO, Advisory Board Centre
Tamara Mills
MD Quantum Innovation Fund Management
Kathryn Sforcina
co-Vice Chair I Founder I Angel Investor
Ariane Barker
CEO At Scale Investors
Philip Nowell
CEO, Ontogo Pty Ltd
Judy Anderson
CEO At Startup Victoria

Our goal is to ensure that we’ll balance (as closely as possible) not only the number of men and women, but also investors from right across the ‘venture value chain’.

Don’t delay; secure your seat today before they sell out and see how, through collaboration, you can learn and profit from understanding the whole venture value chain.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Would you describe yourself as one of the following?

Existing investors current to the startup ecosystem, such as Limited Partners or Angel Investors etc.

Industry participants and operators, including VC funds, accelerators, crowd funding platforms, government agencies etc.

Current investors, not yet in the ecosystem, but interested in Startups as an alternative asset class. Family Offices, private equity, Mutual funds, private investors are all welcome.

Mentors and Advisors

One of the first investors in early stage ventures, through both earn in and buy in

Accelerators

Accelerators help take ventures from an idea or concept, to a investable business

Advisory board

Advisory board are utilised as a source of funds internationally, but are largely ignored locally

Seed funding

Seed funding covers private angels, angel groups and angel syndicates

Corporate funding

Corporates play a critical role in early stage ventures as potential sources of funding through both capital and as customers

Venture funding

Venture capital plays a vital role in early stage startups by providing capital to accelerate growth

Crowd funded equity

With the new licences crowd funding equity is gaining traction in the Australian venture funding eco-system

Harvest

An exit path for investors is critical, through IPO, Acquisition or Management buyout

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?

Venture Invest will give you valuable insights from experts. You'll learn:
  • The opportunities for startups as a significant asset class
  • Validating the founder/founding team (Mentors and Advisors)
  • Accelerating an idea (Are accelerators the answer?)
  • Do advisory boards work, and how could they? (Seed)
  • Successfully launching a venture (Seed)
  • Is there a 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 – the implications (exit and failure)
INVESTORS GET PAID
WHEN PORTFOLIO COMPANIES SUCCEED

So it’s in your best interest to discover better paths to success, which generate returns faster and increase value for everyone. As a seasoned investor, you know your space well. You can look along the value chain, seeing where opportunities come from and where they are going. But you might not see the full picture of the value chain. And, while it’s natural to fight for your ‘patch’, you might be competing with your biggest allies. Trying to squeeze every last dollar out of every deal can cost you time and money.

HOW DO YOU
SECURE OPPORTUNITIES NOW?

How many enquiries did you have to respond to in order to find your last 5 investments? How much time & effort did it actually take to bring each deal to the table? How many good opportunities did you pass over, because they weren’t ready? How many didn’t meet your criteria, or failed your due diligence? Have good opportunities you’ve looked at, run out of money (& failed before getting to you) because they couldn’t find the right earlier investors? What ratio of time do you spend in sourcing versus working with ventures? Did you get the returns you were expecting, in the time you wanted?

WHY CHANGE?

People once thought the world was flat. They had no perspective. Progress is inevitable.

If you have more perspective, you can choose how you are affected by that change.

If you think the way you do things now is the only way that works, you’ll get left behind by others seeking new and better ways to collaborate.

Instead of putting most of your time and effort into finding and closing deals, focus on adding value to your stage of the chain.

THERE IS A BETTER WAY
SEIZE THE DAY

Give the opportunity to someone who can take your portfolio opportunities to the next stage of the journey. To consider that course requires you to take a wider view. And it also requires you to collaborate, rather than compete with others. Focusing on creating more value will increase the speed and size of your returns. Rather than looking at 100 (or more) opportunities to find the five that interested you, you could be introduced to 20 - possibly 10 of which are a good fit for you.

ACCELERATE
YOUR BEST OPPORTUNITIES

Suddenly, all that time spent sourcing opportunities, and filtering deals could be put into accelerating them along the path quicker, with better metrics and scale. Instead of wasting time stressing over how to extract the maximum value, can you then pass them on to the next stage of the value chain, which can increase the value for everyone? But how dos this approach work? Who do you trust to show you the big picture?

BOOK NOW

Learn from others who have a different view of the 'venture value chain'.

Some investors already have these answers, and are applying them with great success.

So the choice is yours. The risk in not acting is that others will find those answers.

Which affects your lead-flow, workload, deal-flow and returns. Theirs will get better, while you’re left sorting through what’s left. Can you afford to take that risk?

LOCATION
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Melbourne is poised to be Australia's leading early-stage investment hub. Australia's second largest city, and ranked as the worlds most liveable city in 2017 for the 7th consecutive year by The Economist. With government support at both national and local levels and historically low unemployment Melbourne is leading Australia in it economic future.

VENUE
NAB ARENA

700 Bourke Street Melbourne

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