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 four 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.
Introducing the Aurora Advisory Board
We’re delighted to announce the formation of a member Advisory Board for Aurora, Innovation Bay’s VC community.
E172 – Tom Amos, CEO & Co-Founder – Sidekicker
Our guest for episode 172 is Tom Amos, CEO and Co-Founder of Sidekicker – a platform that matches thousands of businesses to pre-qualified temporary staff.
INVESTOR INTEL – Nick Gainsley, OneVentures
For this month’s Investor Intel feature we delve into Nick’s journey, his perspectives on the industry, extensive expertise and his insights into the evolving trends in VC and the tech startup ecosystem. .
E171 – James Bowe, Co-Founder, OwnHome
Our guest this week is James Bowe, the Co-Founder of OwnHome alongside Tim Harley. With shelter as a fundamental human need, OwnHome aims to transform access to homeownership in Australia, allowing aspirational homeowners to enter the property market without a 20% deposit, helping them get there for just 2% upfront.
INVESTOR INTEL – Derek Gerrard, Purpose Ventures
In the fast-paced arena of venture capital, Derek Gerrard stands as a seasoned navigator, steering the ship of Purpose Ventures toward uncharted territories.
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.
“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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