22 March, 2021
OTPBD News Special – 22nd March 2021
Welcome to another edition of the OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly series analysing the news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups.
Meet this week’s panel…
- Alicia Garden, Goanna Ag
- Cara Waters, The Age & SMH
- John Henderson, AirTree Ventures
Topics we discuss:In this edition, we talk about recently-announced funds in Australia, including LaunchVic’s $10m sidecar fund to support women-led startups and Investible’s new $50m fund. Piggybacking off of the announcement of LaunchVic’s fund, the panel deep dives into the lack of funding for women-led startups in Australia and what needs to be done to address it. The panel also discusses the Roblox IPO, Vend acquisition by Lightspeed, CBA launching a BNPL competitor to AfterPay, Stripe’s doubling of their valuation. Lastly, NFTs are on the table again as we discuss a $23m raise by OpenSea from Andreessen Horowitz.
Innovation Bay is holding AI and health tech-focused pitch events this May for Horizon, our community of experienced angel investors. If you are the founder of an AI or health tech startup looking to network with angels who can offer advice, connections and capital, apply to pitch here: https://bit.ly/PitchHorizonMay
Women-led startups in Victoria, apply to connect with Horizon: https://bit.ly/VictorianFemaleFounders
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