Presents

Women in VC 2018 Melbourne

20th November
18/333 Collins St
Melbourne

Presents

Women in VC 2018 Melbourne

20th November
18/333 Collins St
Melbourne

Presents

Women in VC 2018 Melbourne

20th November
18/333 Collins St
Melbourne

Exploring opportunities for women VC's and entrepreneurs

 

After the success of two Women in Venture Capital forums in Sydney, InnovationAus.com will hold a third forum in Melbourne on Tuesday, 20th of November 2018.

The inaugural Melbourne event will centre its conversations around the huge opportunities posed by disruptive technologies and the untapped parts of the global economy that are largely ignored by traditional VC’s.


While there has never been a better time for women to be in the VC space, there is still so much do be done. Startup and tech-company data source, Techboard, found its March 2018 Quarter Report showed $952 million in funding volume went into Australian Startups and Young Tech Companies with 39 per cent of that value coming from venture capital - which represents a 55 per cent increase in funding from VC from just the previous quarter.

These are very positive figures but due to the bias that exists in the global investment industry, women-led ventures are highly underfunded and while the number of women in the industry is growing, women investors are outnumbered in the space and this is a major factor in the decisions VCs make, how they perceive value and subsequently the projects they support.

Despite these challenges, there are remarkable women who have carved a niche for themselves in this traditionally male-dominated industry, igniting a definite shift towards greater opportunity for profit and gender diversity in the VC landscape here and globally.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Missed Opportunities: Traditional VC have missed it many times, the opportunities at the doorstep of VC led by underrepresented founders and of course women.
  • Female Founders Flourish: A major study has found that Female-founded startups raise less than half the venture capital funding of those founded by men, but generate more than twice the revenue.
  • Not That Risky Business: Women are taking risks and starting businesses – does the current Australian venture capital ecosystem have the depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding necessary to listen to them?
  • Chain Reactions: Can blockchain democratise the VC landscape and why is the democratisation not already levelling the playing field?
  • The Future: What does the future landscape look like? Will the growing number of corporations, corporate ventures, boutique VCs and crowdfunding platforms making equity investments in start-ups translate into more dollars for women-led ventures ? Can we look to other funding opportunities in Australia if not traditional VC?

 

Join the discussion and be part of the solution. Register your interest now.

Guest Speakers and Panellists to be confirmed.

 

Official Event Host

Clayton Utz
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