Investment Director & Head of Investor Relations, Bailador
Bevin Shields is Investment Director & Head of Investor Relations at Bailador Technology Investments. He has over 15 years of experience in M&A, Capital Markets and Corporate Development with a focus on assisting early-stage businesses grow either organically or by acquisition.
Partner, Alium Capital
Rajeev has 20 years of experience analysing, investing and building technology companies. Rajeev began his investment career at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for almost a decade in the investment group in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York with a focus on investing listed and unlisted technology companies.
Partner, Antler Australia
Anthony is a partner of Antler Australia. Anthony is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO that has co-founded, scaled and sold market-leading businesses globally in the financial services and ecommerce retail sectors. Prior to joining Antler, Anthony was the co-founder and CEO of BrickX where he successfully launched the business, led it through $9m in Series A funding from high profile VC's including Westpac's Reinventure and NAB Ventures, and scaled BrickX to over 12,000 investors.
Founder, Wholesale Investor & CRIISP
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wholesale Investor and CRIISP
Steve Torso is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wholesale Investor, Australasia’s leading private investment platform with over 29,300 high-net-worth investors, fund managers, family offices and industry participants. Knowledge gained through Wholesale Investor led to the development of CRIISP (Capital Raising Intelligent Investment Secondary Platform), an end-to-end SaaS platform for capital raising, secondary sales, and direct investment.
Managing Partner, Eleanor Venture
Kylie is a founder and partner of Eleanor Venture, an early stage venture syndicate. Eleanor Venture encourages new investors to build their own diverse portfolios, with minimum cheque sizes of $5,000. Prior to investing, Kylie worked as a specialist capital raising/M&A lawyer and spent 15 years advising on transactions across a variety of sectors including technology, resources, agriculture and consumer products.
Founder and Leader, Melbourne Angels
Jordan Green, founder and leader of the Melbourne Angels, is an internationally sought after thought leader, author and speaker for early-stage ecosystems. He is an adviser to governments developing Angel ecosystems, founder/Chairman Emeritus of the organised Australian Angel investor community, Chair of the Asian Business Angel Forum, Trustee of the Angel Resource Institute (USA), Chair of an Industry Advisory Group to the University of Melbourne where he is an Honorary Fellow, Victorian Chairman of the Pearcey Foundation, a successful serial founder, successful venture capitalist, always an Electronics Engineer and an eternal optimist.
DR JOSPEPH MOCANU
Managing Partner, Verge HealthTech Fund
Joseph is the Managing Partner of Verge HealthTech Fund focusing on early stage healthcare technology companies relevant to emerging markets. Prior to this, Joseph was a scientist researching new cancer therapies, a medical device entrepreneur, and a management consultant for Oliver Wyman where he led life sciences and digital health across Asia. He has 19 scientific publications, 3 patents, and has made investments in 17 healthcare technology companies to date.
Principal, One Ventures Healthcare Fund
Sarah is responsible for sourcing life sciences companies and actively shaping their future. She applies her global executional experience and entrepreneurial passion to nurture their success. Her enterprise level leadership experience has been forged over 20 years in a wide spectrum of organisations, including start-up, private companies, ASX and NASDAQ-listed companies, a multi-national pharmaceutical company and university research organisations.
PROPERTY & FUNDS
Founder and CEO, BMYG
With over 15 years of professional experience in investment, wealth management and Fintech, Eric is specialized in economic analysis ,portfolio and funds management. He holds Australian Financial Service License (AFSL) for managed fund, securities, FX and derivative.
Eric founded BMYG in 2010, a wealth and investment management for Australia and China, specialised in alternative assets, especially in Fintech and digital economy. BMYG’s subsidiary Allfin.com is the leading Chinese financial portal in Australia.
PROPERTY & FUNDS
Investor and Advisor, Investec Emerging Companies
Sean has over 13 years of experience in investments, lending and consulting across the early stage, corporate, public and infrastructure sectors. Prior to his 8 years at Investec Sean worked with multiple consultancies as well as co-founding a forensic science automation start-up.
PROPERTY & FUNDS
Co-managing Director, RAIC
Shaun Fox is an entrepreneurial influencer and mentor with two decades of experience in start-ups, working both for himself and assisting others. Shaun specialises in creating financial instruments and lending mechanisms and was the founding partner behind the RAIC group of companies concept of creating a looped network of community between borrower, purchaser and lender.
Principal, Blockchain Valley Ventures
Leeor Groen is a Principal at Blockchain Valley Ventures, a Swiss venture firm investing into and supporting blockchain-enabled businesses. Passionate about the role of emerging technology on society and the global financial system, he is a recognized thought leader on topics related to the future of venture capital, finance and capital markets. A World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Founding Member of the World Innovations Forum Foundation, Leeor draws on a wealth of international experience having lived and worked professionally in Zurich, London, Melbourne, Oslo, Brisbane and Singapore.
Founding Partner, Northblock Capital
Charlie is a global digital technology veteran and angel investor with extensive experience in Europe and Silicon Valley. Prior to co-founding North Block Capital and led global business development for Manage.com, growing revenue from $0-$100m. Charlie is currently a board advisor for several tech startups and investment funds in Europe and the US.
HUI JIE LIM
Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO at ITF Corporation
At the age of 26, Hui Jie became one of the youngest Executive Directors of a London Listed Company. Hui Jie has sat on the Board of 3 listed companies and has successfully founded and listed his Company onto the Australia Stock Exchange in 2015, achieving a market valuation over USD$230million on Opening Day.
Today Hui Jie is the founder and CEO of ITF Corporation (IntoTheFuture) who envisions to build the World's First Fintech Bank with the key goal of bringing Financial Freedom to the Masses by providing better financial accessibility, financial opportunities and financial literacy. Early investors and shareholders includes Mr Jim Rogers, Cofounder of Quantum Group of Funds and Dr Lee George Lam, Chairman of Cyberport Hong Kong.
Founder & Group CEO, Angaros Group
Madhu Avalur is a serial entrepreneur, experienced investor and global advisor since 1995. He started his entrepreneurial journey at the young age of 23, soon after finishing his Masters from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
He has a stellar track record of assembling core global teams, leading people and creating extreme value for founding teams and investors, with double digit millions in dividends and enterprise value.
General Partner, Reinventure
Rohen joined Reinventure just after launch in 2014 and is now a General Partner. He has worked on almost all the 31 investments made to date across all 3 funds and sits on the board of Indebted, Basiq, Slyp, Curious Thing, Flybits and Codelingo.
Prior to joining Reinventure, Rohen spent four years as a Management Consultant with firms such as AT Kearney and PwC, working across Financial Services, FMCG, Mining and Private Equity sectors. He holds a dual Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (with Honours) and Commerce.
Advisor, Seed Space Venture
Cathryn is focused on developing the Australian Fintech ecosystem as both an investor and advisor to start-ups as well as taking on one or two Non -Executive Director roles that allow her to leverage her 31 year career in capital markets as a derivatives (derivetivs) trader, exchange executive,Non -Executive Director on a Bank Board, strategic advisor and markets infrastructure specialist.
Co-Founder and COO, Uni-Innovation Consulting Group
Steven Xu is co-founder of Uni-Innovation Group and the founding partner of INP Capital which focus on global investments in high-technology relevant industries and cannabis industry. He is currently the chairman of THC Global Group Limited, an ASX listed medical cannabis company. Steven specialises in financing, IPO and M&A activities in a broad range of sectors including technology, smart manufacturing and healthcare. He has strong international connections, especially in North America and China, and supports portfolio companies expanded in China successfully.
Founder and CEO, Jelix Ventures
Andrea is passionate about providing a supportive environment for tech startups. To provide investors with the best early stage investment opportunities she founded Jelix Ventures, cherry picking those best positioned to produce strong returns. Jelix Ventures leads syndicated angel investments, often investing alongside trusted VCs. Investments are focused on early and growth stage businesses positioned to disrupt traditional markets.
Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
Martin Duursma is a Partner at Main Sequence Ventures. Martin has over 25 years experience as a Senior Executive, Technologist, Business Founder, Angel Investor and Mentor both in Australia and the US. Prior to joining Main Sequence Martin was a senior executive with a range of global responsibilities at Citrix. Martin joined Citrix in 1997 when it acquired Datapac Australasia, a company which he co-founded. While at Citrix Martin started and built the company's research arm, Citrix Labs, started and led the CTO Council and CTO function and also started the Citrix Accelerator and led the investment in over 30 new companies.
INVESTMENT TRENDS AND THEMES
During and post COVID-19
Kylie Merritt - Founder, AusBiz
Steven Xu - Co-Founder and COO, Uni-Innovation Consulting Group
Sean Holland - Investor and Advisor, Investec Emerging Companies