- 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Welcome drinks, canapes and networking
- 6:45pm - 7:00pm: Launch of Startup Manual by LegalVision CEO, Lachlan McKnight
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Panel Q&A
- 8:00pm - 9:00pm: Drinks, canapes and networking
: Gilbert + Tobin, Level 35, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW (Google Maps
RSVPs close Friday 17 February 2017. This free event has limited space - RSVPs are essential.
Samantha Wong - Head of Operations at Blackbird Ventures
Samantha is the Head of Operations at Blackbird Ventures, an Australian tech VC investing in companies aiming to be the best in the world not just the best in Australia. Prior to joining Blackbird, she co-founded a Startmate Company, CapacityHQ, a professional services marketplace, and Gravity, a mobile publishing platform. Prior to that, she led Product and Strategy teams at SurfStitch.com after career-pivoting out of corporate law.
John is a Partner at Airtree Ventures. He works with the best Australian and Kiwi founders to create world class technology businesses. John was previously a Principal at White Star Capital in London and New York and also co-founded London.ai, Europe’s leading event for the AI community which is held quarterly in London. Prior to his current roles, John was the COO of Summly (acquired by Yahoo in May 2013) and has also held roles at Facebook, The Boston Consulting Group and as a lawyer at Linklaters.
Gillian is the Chief Operating Officer of SafetyCulture. She has over 15 years experience in finance, strategy and business development. She started her career in top tier professional services – focused on enterprise risk management – and has held a number of executive positions in listed companies in addition to technology-based start-ups. In October 2016, SafetyCulture closed a $30 million capital raise led by international venture capital firm Index Ventures.
Anthony Bekker - Head of Operations Strategy of ROKT
Anthony is a legal and strategy specialist, with a passion for startups. Anthony is currently working with ROKT, a pioneering digital referral marketing platform, on their global growth strategy and implementation. Anthony loves helping small companies "think big". Amongst his many career twists Anthony has worked across top tier professional services firms globally - as a strategy consultant with Booz & Co, as a corporate lawyer with Mallesons Stephen Jacques and in equities research with Macquarie Bank.
About the Startup Manual
Over the past few years, LegalVision provided advice and guidance to hundreds of startups. Startups face numerous challenges including structuring, raising capital, building a team, dealing with customers and suppliers and protecting intellectual property. Knowledge is power, so to help our clients, future clients, and the broader Australian startup ecosystem, we’ve put together a comprehensive summary of the issues startup founders need to look out for through their journey in this startup manual.
We feature case studies from:
- Cliff Obrecht (COO of Canva)
- Jodie Fox (Founder of Shoes of Prey)
- Gillian Findlay (COO of SafetyCulture)
- Matt Schiller (CEO of Snappr)
- Elizabeth Kaelin (Founder of Caitre'd)
- John Henderson (Partner at AirTree Ventures)
- Samantha Wong (Head of Operations at Blackbird Ventures)
- Karthi Sepulohniam (Director at Partners for Growth Australia)
- Rohen Sood (Investment Manager at Reinventure)