Innovation Bay is on a mission to increase the amount of early stage investing into Victorian startups by launching a new Angel Club with support from LaunchVic.
Early stage investment into startups has been declining in Australia over recent years. Angel investment in Victoria collapsed from $200m in 2017 to $90m in 2018. We want to change that. For over a decade we have been helping founders raise seed investment, by connecting them to angel investors, family offices and venture firms. Utilising our extensive national network and experience of bringing people together in meaningful ways…
…we are excited to be establishing the Victorian Angel Club for individuals who are passionate about investing in Victoria’s most promising tech startups. The club is unique and like no other angel group in Australia. It is not a syndicate, members are under no obligation to invest. It will be open and inclusive, with a founder-friendly approach aimed at matching aligned investors and founders.
We will help to identify startups, filter, facilitate, and provide ongoing support for the club to enable relationships to grow and investments occur. We will encourage investors to attend exclusive events, review opportunities, participate in deals (when they align with their individual investment thesis), and refer startups and new members.