Founder Friendly is Investor Friendly - Want to change the world?

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Level 9, 175 Liverpool St

Sydney, NSW 2000


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If you’re involved in technology that will change the world, this event is for you.

muru-D is Australasia's most founder-friendly startup accelerator, backed by Telstra. We’ve developed a new investment model to attract the strongest founders working on the hardest problems and we’re keen to share that approach with you.

The philosophy centres around Upside Risk: The idea that the biggest risk is being anything less than the number 1 at what you do.

As founders and investors, we know to make our startup or portfolio strong we need to identify and manage risk.

We hear a lot about risk in the context of downside protections for investment – methods to ensure in an adverse scenario investors don’t lose all their money.

However, the biggest risk is not losing 1x. The biggest risk is losing 1000x. The best investors in the world make enormous returns. The best startups in the world experience massive valuation growth.

At muru-D we have taken an upside risk philosophy to attract more advanced founders. The best founders want the best terms and will be empowered by them.

We’ve rolled out a new set of terms that welcome more ambitious founders working on more challenging problems.

The result from 2016-2017 has been a 3x increase in the number of deep technology startups and a 10x increase in the revenue of the startups that we selected for the program.

If you’re a founder with a massive vision that you have to see happen, or an investor who wants to work with people who think that way, this is the event for you.

About muru-D

muru-D is Australasia's most founder-friendly startup accelerator, backed by Telstra. We run accelerator programs in 5 locations including Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore with partner programs in Perth and Brisbane. Our next Sydney program kicks off in early January next year.

About the SYD5 Program

Applications open early October, final selection will be in November 2017, with our program commencing end of January 2018.

This year muru-D will offer 10 startups a place in our program who will receive:

  • Expert coaching and mentoring

  • Workshops and events to develop business and leadership skills

  • Co-working space

  • An international trip to an exciting startup hub

  • $75K of funding


“We are 2 years ahead of where we would be as a result of these 6 months at muru-D.” SYD4 Founder

“Not fake! muru-D is one of the rare few accelerators who know how to help startups” SYD4 Founder


Can anyone attend?

Yes, we’d love to share our philosophy with all startups, investors and anyone else wanting to learn more about muru-D.

Does it cost anything to attend?

Nope. You’ll just need a ticket.

Will I be fed?

Yes, drinks and nibbles will be provided!

How do I get there?

We’re located at 175 Liverpool Street, just opposite Museum Station. There are also plenty of buses that drive past our door.

Is there parking?

Yep, there is a Wilson Parking station located at the basement of our building. Entry after 5pm is a flat rate of $9. For more information, click here.

There is also metered on street parking.

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