- Angel investor community Innovation Bay is opening a Brisbane chapter.
- The horizon is moving towards a flow of agnostic harmony.
- Queensland founders can apply for a pitch through Dealum.
Innovation Bay, Australia and New Zealand’s longest-running community for technology startups, scale-ups and investors, will launch in Queensland in 2023.
Horizon, the firm’s 20-year-old angel investor community, has co-invested in more than a dozen of the country’s most exciting technology companies, including its Sydney and Melbourne chapters.
In keeping with the founder’s frenzy, they have Horizon. The first Investor Day in Brisbane, February 15-16, will feature three Queensland-based startups, selected by Innovation Bay, pitching how they can change the world.
Fadon Stow, CEO and founder of Innovation Bay, said they are thrilled to beLooking for members based in Brisbane and Queensland.
“Innovation Bay is approaching our 20th anniversary in 2023 and we are excited to officially expand the scope of our community to Queensland investors and founders,” he said.
“On the founder side, we’re seeing tremendous potential from the region and we’ve tapped into investors there. We have a lot to look forward to and when we open the Agnostic deal flow, we know we’ll see a lot more in the way of exciting offers.
Stow you haveUntil now, Innovation Bay’s events have heard from startup founders in a predefined vertical – be it protech, healthtech, edtech or fintech.
Next year they will move to a constant agnostic deal flow and will now accept applications from any sector, anywhere, anytime.
On top of that, Innovation Bay’s venture capital community, known as Aurora, will take nearly 100 of the country’s best and brightest VCs to the Gold Coast for the annual Aurora Retreat.
“A partnership between Innovation Bay, Advance Queensland and the Queensland Office of the Chief Entrepreneur, the retreat will include a startup showcase, where a select group of founders of the region’s most promising companies will have the opportunity to interact with the VC community, plus some of South East Queensland’s most dynamic high net worth investors.” Stowe said.
The founders of Eduvid Caitlin Sapier, stood at the Innovation Bay event in Sydney last September and said it gave his business a big boost.
“Innovation Bay and Horizon elevated my founding journey by connecting me with the most amazing mentors and investors, allowing me to raise 600k in a short amount of time that would otherwise have taken me 6-9 months on my own,” she says.
Founders from any sector looking to scale are encouraged to set up a Dealum profile and apply to Innovation Bay’s investor community.
While Queensland is the focus from now until March, Stow said the Innovation Bay deal flow is always open and accepting applications. over here.