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Australian VC's in NZ

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221 Tuam Street

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Christchurch, Canterbury 8011

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Innovation Bay has invited a distinguished panel of Australian venture capitalists to Christchurch to meet the local startup community.

As a founder, it's so important to understand that different sources of capital will be more advantageous and valuable in fueling the next level of growth. Knowing the differences between venture funds will help you target the right investors when you raise.

That's why we've assembled a panel of investors with decades of investment experience between them, who have backed some incredible Australian and Kiwi startups. They'll demystify the details of their investments – from the process and terms, to the amounts invested, to their involvement with a startup, to what startups they typically invest in.


Meet The Panel

Tim Heasley, Artesian Capital

Artesian is an active seed and early-stage VC operating in Australia and China since 2008. Their focus is on scalable high growth potential startups that can build and exit their business on relatively low lifetime capital. Artesian is the most active VC in Australia (with over 200 investments), and has made 110 VC investments in China since January 2018.

Tim is a managing partner of Artesian. He has been with Artesian since it launched in 2004, and is based in Shanghai managing Artesian’s early-stage China VC fund. Previously, Tim was based in Melbourne, Australia. Tim has over 25 years’ alternative investment management and financial services experience.

Tip Piumsomboon, Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in technology startups. Over the past 7 years, they've invested in 52 companies including Bugcrowd, Canva, and Culture Amp; with investments in local startups AskNicely, Sunfed, and Freightfish. In fact, they recently raised a $30M fund which is dedicated to investing in Kiwi founders.

Tip is a native Kiwi who started her career in the investment team at NZ Super Fund before joining fintech startup, Simply Wall St. In 2018, she joined the Blackbird Ventures team. Tip has also founded Young Women in Finance, a movement to strengthen the pipeline of women in leadership positions, and was named 100 Women of Influence and Smart Company's 30 Under 30.

Andrea Gardiner, Jelix Ventures

Jelix Ventures invests in outstanding Australian and New Zealand technology startups and invites syndicate investors to co-invest on the same terms. Jelix makes fundraising easy for founders so they can focus on building your business. Jelix's portfolio includes Josef, Sinorbis, StorReduce Style Arcade, and Auckland-based Dotterel.

Andrea is the founder and CEO of Jelix Ventures. Andrea learned to mitigate risk first as a world class climber, then as a debt capital markets lawyer, and later as an investment banker. Andrea sits on a number of startups boards, and is passionate about providing more investors, especially women, with access to world-class startups.

Garry Visontay, Right Click Capital

Right Click Capital is an investment firm that specialises in identifying and investing in high-growth, early-stage Internet-based businesses. Right Click has invested in New Zealand founded video production platform 90 Seconds, as well as Codelingo, Morse Micro, and Myrioto.

Garry is an entrepreneur and investor who has started and grown five businesses in a variety of industries. He is a General Partner at Right Click Capital, cofounder and Chairman of RecruitLoop; Chairman of Generation Entrepreneur; and a Director of Swoop Aero. He has previously served as a mentor at UNSW, Incubate (Sydney University), and is a Global 100 Top rated mentor for the Founder Institute.

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