October 12-23: We Are Agents of Change

Angel Investing at SparkFest

Curious about investing in startups but not sure where to start? Catch these Spark Festival segments and find out if you've got what it takes to be an early investor in the next unicorn.

The segments below are part of Spark Festival, Australia's largest event for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs. Running from Oct 12 - 23, check out the full two week program here.

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12 October,
1:00pm — 1:50pm AEDT

Angel Investing 101

Sydney Angels is very pleased to present a workshop on Angel Investing 101 at this year's Spark Festival. Are you interested in becoming an Angel Investor? Please come along to see Philip Argy, Sydney Angels investor and Committee Member detail what it takes to be an excellent investor in the complex world of start-ups

The session will cover the background of funding landscape, Australian technology success stories, early stage ecosystem, what angel investing is, private capital journal, the Sydney Angels process, and will finish with a Q&A session.

14 October,
3:00pm — 3:30pm AEDT

Why All Investors Should Now Be Impact Investors

The growing impact investment market provides capital to address the world’s most pressing environmental and societal challenges. In Australia alone, the impact investing market has grown by 250% in the last 2 years, reaching an estimated value of $19.9 billion*.
But as we design a new world Post-covid-19, impact investing imposes itself as the new smart investing.
Join this session to discuss the benefits impact investing brings and why the growth opportunities that come with purpose-led startups should be on all investors' agenda.
*Source: 2020 Benchmarking Impact Report & From Values to Riches 2020

19 October,
2:00pm — 2:50pm AEDT

Demystifying Term Sheets

Sydney Angels is very pleased to present this engaging workshop on Demystifying Term Sheets as a part of this year's Spark Festival.

Come and join Richard Dale, Sydney Angels and Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund Investment Committee member, speak on how to demystify term sheets.

This session will cover what a term sheet is, what its role is in the investment process, why you should be using term sheets and how you they can be effectively utilised, common terms and why they're included, and term sheets for different situations.

20 October,
7:10pm — 8:00pm AEDT

Sydney Angels Portfolio Showcase

Sydney Angels is very pleased to present this interactive session. Join three Sydney Angels Portfolio Company Founders for a panel discussion hosted by Committee Members and Angel Investors, Karen Farley & Enrico Massi. The three companies are George Hartley Co-founder of Smartrmail, David Monaghan Co-founder of Bandicoot Imaging and Caroline Noller Founder of The Footprint Company. The showcase event will focus on the founder's paths to various business successes and hitting milestones in their startup's growth. Don't forget to bring your questions for the founders and hosts for the Q+A session.

21 October,
1:00pm — 1:50pm AEDT

How to Value a Startup

Sydney Angels is very pleased to present this interactive workshop on How to Value a Startup with Adrian Bunter, Angel Investor and Sydney Angels Committee Member.

Valuation is a complex area, and there are a number of unique challenges in valuing young companies and determining value (price), now is your chance to come and hear from our highly experienced presenter on how to navigate this process.

Come along to learn about valuing startups, what impacts valuations and look at case studies.

21 October,
3:40pm — 4:00pm AEDT

The Two of Us: Angel Investor and Founder Edition

A frank and friendly discussion on the nuances of the relationship between investor and founder, between the founder and the investor themselves - both the back story on how the Angel came to invest, and then tips on how to work through negotiations, personality clashes, and differing opinions.

This would be pre-filmed, and the storyline curated to ensure the audiences gets a very authentic look into one of the hardest decisions to make as an early-stage startup.

21 October,
4:10pm — 5:00pm AEDT

So You want to Be an Angel

An introduction to Angel investment followed by a Q&A style panel discussion with Member of the Melbourne Angel group.

What is Angel Investment? How to I become an Angel Investor? Do you need to have a lot of money? At what stage in a company's development do you make an investment? How much do you invest? What is the process for selecting and investing in start-up companies? What is an exit? Can you get a reasonable return on investments in start-up companies?

22 October,
4:40pm — 5:30pm AEDT

Building the next generation of Australian VCs

Want to invest in the next Canva or Atlassian? There’s more to being a successful early stage investor than investing the money. Learn why it’s worthwhile doing a dedicated education program on angel investing learning from some of the best globally from the Program Director of the VC Catalyst program.

23 October,
10:00am — 10:40am AEDT

Investment Syndication Between Angel Groups

How to improve seed round raises by syndicating between Angel Groups (nationally and internationally) and how the concept results in more startups getting funded.

Angel Loop groups facilitated 44 investments in 2019/20. A 300% increase in 2 years. Primarily by forming new Angel groups and sharing investment opportunities.