A little more about us…

Innovation Bay was founded in 2003 with a simple goal: to create a network for founders to connect, share experiences, and learn from their peers. Hundreds of events later, Innovation Bay has evolved to create community across the tech landscape – between angel investors, VCs and founders at all stages. 

Investing in the future of Australian startups

We have two communities for investors: Horizon (for angel investors), and Aurora (for VCs). We bring the investment community together to learn, collaborate, and shape the future of the industry.

Supporting founders from idea to IPO

We have two distinct communities for founders, Canopy (for early-stage founders), and Summit (for later-stage founders & CEOs). Our communities enable founders to form lasting peer relationships, and tap into valuable collective wisdom.

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Are you interested in applying for membership? Are you keen to collaborate with us or or simply have a question to ask? Fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Our Story

Join the Innovation Bay Team!

We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our growing team. If you’re passionate about Australia and New Zealand’s startup ecosystem, check out our latest open opportunities.

Join us

CEO & Co-Founder

Phaedon Stough


Ian Gardiner


Cameron Webb

Senior Community Manager

Beata Andzejevska

Community Manager – Aurora

Millie Turner

Community Manager – Horizon

Eleanor Salt

Event Manager

Sarah Wicks

Event Manager

Kate Dangerfield

Investment Ambassador

Melissa Ran


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