On the 8th of December of 2022, Perth Angels hosted the Annual Investor Breakfast at The Westin Perth. The event welcomed 200 people and was hosted as a satellite event of The West Tech Fest 2022. Wilson Casado, the chairperson of Perth Angels, opened the event with an overview of the year, introduced our new Education Membership, and shared the news of Fleetsu
being the first exit of the group. The Breakfast featured guest speakers from the investment and innovation sector in Australia, a panel discussion with Q&A sessions for the audience, and networking opportunities for attendees to connect with others from the community.
In the Connecting Aussie Startups Global Panel, mediated by Tim Brewer with Steve Baxter, Alexandra Grigg, Alex Dunmow, Eliza, and Mikaela Greene, many interesting topics were discussed, such as challenges founders face finding investors in Perth, and for women in the industry, experiences in investing in deals and importance of investing in new technologies. Well known shark Steve Baxter also stated that “Australia is home to just 0.3% of the world’s population and accounts for 1.7% of the global economy. That’s why startups need to think global from day 1 if you are going to have a shot at scaling up.”
Mikaela Greene and Eliza Greene, on the other hand, defended the strategy of investing regionally and growing gradually, while presenting their journey as Pro Surfers from regional WA to founders of the tech company MyTab. Dunmow, CEO of Ninja Syndicate has also shared his experience as a founder in WA and the need for investors to look to Perth as an innovation hub, as it shares the same timezone with more than 60% of the world population and the optimal geographical location with great deals opportunities with South-Asia.
The breakfast also included the launch of Vici Ventures, a venture partner built with the Visagio Platform, and also a new partner to Perth Angels, providing organisational and event support. The event ended with Greg Riebe, Vice-Chairperson of Perth Angels, wrapping up the proceedings. Attendees then had the opportunity to network and speak with the presenters.
The event was sponsored by Vici Ventures, TEN13, and Ninja Syndicate and supported by West Tech Fest. It was supported by the Perth Angels sponsors Carbon Group Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) and IdeaBank, Perth Angels Supporters, the Government of Western Australia and the City of Perth, and our Community Partners, South West Angels, VentureX HQ, and Young Investors Circle.