We are really excited to announce the Perth Angels Growth and Diversity 2020 plan.
In 2020, Perth Angels are focused on a new Growth and Diversity membership drive and investor education program specifically designed to energise and scale the angel investor private sector investor community, in WA, to focus on start-up and early stage funding to drive economic growth, diversity and jobs growth in WA.
We have a great track record of diversity in our investments, with around $800,000 invested in 7 investments last year, with around 50 of our investments into each female led and male led start-ups and early stage ventures. We are doing great work however we need to scale our investment capacity substantially to support the growth in the startup ecosystem in WA. Our Growth and Diversity membership drive and investor education program is designed to help us do our part to build a sustainable base for startup and early stage funding in WA.
Our 2020 program includes a series of Growth and Diversity investor education masterclass events and Growth and Diversity investor education boardroom lunch events throughout the year.
Please watch this space for information about our events and if you know someone that could be interested in becoming a member of Perth Angels please send them our way!
We would like to thank our sponsors ANZ Bank, Carbon Group and Liberty, and our supporters Sam Birmingham and StartupWA, Brodie McCulloch and SpaceCubed, Derek Gerrard and Purpose Ventures and the WA State Government X-Tend Grant program for their fantastic support.
Finally, we would like to thank our Management Committee for their work and support: Ian Brown, Tracie Clark, Raj Kale, Greg Riebe, Rafael Kimberley-Bowen, Jamie Davison, Tony Pennells and Wilson Casado.