Accelerating the success of visionary founders and investors
Welcome to our thriving community. We ignite the landscape by forging valuable connections and creating a dynamic ecosystem where founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders can exchange experiences, knowledge, and inspiration.
Our mission is to empower the disruptors, fuelling their growth and success through community, collaborative learning, and unrivalled access to investment and deal flow. We understand the challenges of building successful companies and smart investment portfolios. This community offers the opportunity to never walk that path alone.
Our vibrant community comprises two carefully curated and distinct ecosystems. Two for founders – seed stage founders (Canopy), Series A+ founders and CEOs (Summit) – and two for investors – angel investors (Horizon), and VCs (Aurora). Each community propels our members to new heights, fuelling growth, and driving success through shared experiences, peer-to-peer learning, and strategic collaborations.
Early stage Founders & CEOs
Later stage Founders & CEOs
VCs & general partners
Explore insights from within our community and across the ecosystem at large via the Innovation Bay Blog and Podcast, Open The Pod Bay Doors. Sign up for the Innovation Bay Monthly Briefing here.
FOUNDERS IN FOCUS – Mark Dombkins, Forever Projects
Founders In Focus – Mark Dombkins, the Founder of Forever Projects, stands out as a beacon of altruism and social impact.
E170 – Belonging: The Superpower of Our Species
Join an all star panel from SXSW Sydney as they share insights on how to build belonging at speed and scale.
Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Venture Capital in Australia
In the ever-evolving world of venture capital, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve and understand the dynamics that shape the industry.
From Founder Scars to An Optimistic Future
SXSW Sydney’s debut event brought together an eclectic mix of brilliant minds, sparking inspiration, fostering connections, and imparting new knowledge. Innovation Bay, in collaboration with Salesforce, proudly presented The Hub at the SXSW Sydney Tech & Innovation Expo.
Alex Guyer Joins IAG Firemark Ventures as Partner
Innovation Bay’s valued national partner, IAG Firemark Ventures, has appointed Alex Guyer as Partner of the business.
E169 – Dan Sturrock, Investment Director, ARENA
Dan Sturrock is the Investment Director at ARENA. With a decade of experience at ARENA, Dan has witnessed the organisation’s remarkable evolution and growth.
E169 – Cath Rogers, Partner, Antler
Cath Rogers is a Partner at Antler, a global fund with 900 portfolio companies, who have dealt with 5,600 founders, with $4 billion in total portfolio value, working across 27 locations. Cath’s career trajectory showcases an interesting and diverse path into the venture capital industry.
Innovation Bay During SXSW
Innovation Bay, together with Salesforce, presents ‘The Hub’ within the SXSW Sydney Tech Expo at the inaugural SXSW Sydney (18 – 21 October), and an exclusive members-only space, ‘The Lounge’.
Renewable Potential: Rewards For Pitching Founders at ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase
Christopher Cox, Co-Founder and Director of Infravision, discusses the experience and value gained from pitching at last year’s Innovation Bay & ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase
“The challenges of being a tech founder are difficult to shoulder alone. Being a member of Summit has given me an instant network of founders that have the same problems, but also, the same passion.“
– Cibby Pulikkaseril | Baraja
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Find your dream startup job via our ecosystem job board. Our startup and VC community has open positions across engineering, sales, marketing, operations, and more.
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