BetterLabs Ventures: Are you seeking capital for your startup businesses?

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Are you seeking capital for your startup businesses?

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Insurtech Australia looks forward to having BetterLabs Ventures, a $23 million venture fund operating out of Perth, WA, this July for their second virtual event with us. This event will act as a follow up to our initial introduction of BetterLabs Ventures to the community last year.

In this session, you will hear from Derek Gerrard, an investor and entrepreneur, with James Edwards, the current CEO at BetterLabs Ventures. They are looking to work with startups ready to launch and Series A and Series B businesses hungry to scale fast.

BetterLabs Ventures is backed by Insurtech Australia Partner, The Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC), and to date has made over 15 investments across Australia and overseas.


  • Derek Gerrard, an entrepreneur and investor
  • James Edwards, CEO of BetterLabs, and the Strategic Innovation of RACWA

Please join our discussion on Tuesday, 13th July at 12:00 pm AEST. We look forward to seeing you virtually.

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Derek Gerrard is an entrepreneur and investor in technology and social impact enterprises. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry across Australia, the UK & the US, including PwC and Barclays Bank roles. He was the co-founder of the sustainability software company Greensense and, since his successful exit, has been a Startup Advocate, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Investor, Board member and Advisor. He is the Entrepreneur in Residence at RAC and the Fund Manager of BetterLabs.

James Edwards is currently the CEO of BetterLabs, the Strategic Innovation of RACWA. BetterLabs is tasked with exploring new growth opportunities for RACWA through its corporate venture fund and internal prototyping of new businesses. Before joining BetterLabs, James worked in a diverse range of roles, both in Australia and overseas, in innovation, engineering, advocacy/external affairs, management consulting and taxation, advising a range of clients from tech start-ups to ASX 100 companies across all industries, including mining, oil & gas, IT and manufacturing.

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