With the launch of the National Innovation & Science Agenda and the passing of key legislation providing generous tax incentives for early stage investors there is great opportunity to raise capital to launch or accelerate the growth of your startup. Australian venture capital funds are targeting triple their record 2015 fundraising, with $900 million in new funds announced since August last year.
High net worth investors are looking to diversify their portfolios away from mining and property and are looking at early stage technology companies. But where do you start? eGroup has lined up a panel of speakers to help you.
Marc Loftus is the lead partner of the BDO Perth Private Clients division. He has a wealth of experience and proven ability to successfully manage the delivery of engagements. Marc has over 25 years of experience working across a broad range of industries. He provides Australian and international businesses with financial and strategic advice, particularly in relation to taxation, accounting, and corporate functions. Marc specialises in strategic business improvement and outsourced financial services, such as management accounting, payroll and associated compliance requirements. Marc will provide an overview of the Tax incentives for early stage investors and what you need to do qualify as an Early Stage Innovation Company under the legislation.
Rob Nathan is the co-founder of the Vocus Upstart accelerator program and an active angel investor. Rob is also CEO and Founder of AustralianTenders.com.au with over 20 years experience in the IT sector. Rob is on the committee of eGroup, a Mentor at the Founders Institute and is passionate about helping WA start-ups achieve global success. He is also an active investor in early stage technology companies and a member of the WA Angel Investors Association. Rob will provide insights into what angel investors are looking for, where to find them and how to approach them.
Jakub Felinski is the co-founder and CEO of Fleetsu and has over 13 years of IT experience, leading and designing innovative, enterprise technology solutions. Fleetsu is currently closing a significant investment round, following a pitch to the WA Angel Investors on March 30th. Prior to establishing Fleetsu, he worked as an IT Architecture Group Manager at WesTrac CAT, RM Education Australia/UK, IBM and Polish National Post.
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