Perth Angels

Perth Angels Pitch Night #28

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A selection of Perth’s finest innovative entrepreneurs put their best ‘pitch’ forward at Perth Angels’ upcoming Pitch Night in an effort to pique the interest of angel investors and to secure capital, three early-stage companies will be present their investment propositions.

Drinks and canapés will be served with opportunity to network and connect to founders and founders. This event is free for members or $50 for non-members.

When: Wednesday, 17 October, kick-off 5:30pm (doors from 5pm)
Where: Liberty, 197 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Register your spot HERE


Trio partner to raise local investment in new economy technologies

Local angel investor group, Perth Angels fly high with new partners, Liberty, a top provider of contemporary workspace solutions, and innovation experts, Atomic Sky.

Level 21 of Allendale Square. Peter Rossdeutscher - Atomic Sky, Jamie Vine - Liberty, Greg Riebe - Perth Angels

Level 21 of Allendale Square. Peter Rossdeutscher - Atomic Sky, Jamie Vine - Liberty, Greg Riebe - Perth Angels

The three organisations will raise the bar on angel investment in Western Australia to collectively build on investor knowledge, skills and best practice for investing in new economy technologies housing Perth Angels dynamic Investing Series.


The first joint event, ‘Investing in MedTech’, is to take place at Liberty’s purpose-built state-of-the-art training, seminar and event space on August 15 in a half-day masterclass in understanding how to invest in this new economy technology, co-presented by Accelerating Australia. Bringing together industry leaders, practitioners and delegates sharing insights for engaging ventures adopting these new technologies in three sessions.

Some of Perth’s finest form the event’s stellar line-up of professionals, working across the Medical Technologies “MedTech” and Life Sciences, to discuss The Tech, The Transformation Opportunity and The Investment Opportunity, such as: Richard Hopkins (Managing Director and CEO of Zelda Therapeutics), Paul Andersen, (Founder, Managing Director and CEO of OrthoCell Ltd), Kevin Pfleger (Perkins Institute), Maud Eijkenboom at Accelerating Australia, and Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Barry Marshall.

As the pace of change accelerates globally in societies, economies and industries, advances in medical technologies are being demanded to respond to these changes, which is creating new opportunities for investors to invest. Perth Angels’ co-founder and current Chair of Industry Development, Greg Riebe, says that the new partnership will see angel investing stay relevant with active and aspiring investors receiving key insights needed to continue actively investing in Perth-based businesses.

Mr Riebe said, “The new economy technologies stream is specifically designed to share and develop the skills and practices of angel investing in early-stage high-growth ventures in a variety of areas. Partnering with Liberty and Atomic Sky means a home for the investors with an eye to take advantage of emerging technologies so that we can deliver our program in a professional, innovative and community-led environment where entrepreneurs can accelerate their potential”.

Atomic Sky is the Community and Content Partner for Liberty, an Australian owned business with a unique value proposition of ‘space and service’.

Jamie Vine, Liberty CEO, said, “Beyond our world class workspace and exceptional customer service we want to add value by supporting business growth. Liberty is thrilled to be a part of this exciting partnership. One that will provide incubation, innovation and, now with Perth Angels investment support. ‘Investing in MedTech’ is only the first of many exciting events we'll co-host with Perth Angels and Atomic Sky.


About Perth Angels:

Perth Angels formed in 2010 to bring together likeminded business people to expand their peer groups, networks and to encourage investment into the early stage entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Perth Angels is a destination that supports ethical and efficient investment in emerging local business ventures. Perth Angels is a ‘for-purpose’ association and the only group to be affiliated with the national and international angel investor network and is a place where great ideas connect with smart money, connecting founders to funders. Members work together to invest their time, knowledge, networks and investment capital into rigorously assessed an qualified early-stage high-growth ventures. Members also support the broader community and economy by mentoring young entrepreneurs. Angel investing is an alternative investment class and global practice rapidly growing around the world. However, to develop this asset class in Western Australia, Perth Angels runs an annual calendar of events including six pitch nights and educational programs seeking to provide information and skills for best practice to select, value, structure and manage early-stage ventures for investment and exit.

About Liberty:

Liberty is an Australian owned business, founded in 2010 with a mission of putting world-class service back into serviced offices and co-working spaces; it now has five spaces in four locations across the Perth metropolitan specifically along St Georges Terrace and Burswood. Liberty’s Training & Conference Centre covers 1200sqm with nine purpose-built rooms easily reconfigured and can accommodate up to 200 people at one time. Liberty offers a unique service model and ranges in its private and virtual offices, meeting rooms, and co-working facilities. Liberty is unparalleled in its corporate solutions, and concierge and landlord solutions. Housed within prestigious buildings along the Terrace, Liberty prides itself in its accessibility and convenience, servicing 150+ clients from a handful of industries such as engineering and professional services and finance. Liberty’s Founder and CEO, Jamie Vine, spent 15 years in senior positions in the serviced office industry across Europe, where he was instrumental in achieving some of the phenomenal growth experienced within the sector. It is with this experience that has defined Liberty's client-centric proposition and after launching the business into Australasia, Liberty continues to focus its number one priority on delivering exceptional customer service.

About Atomic Sky:

With a team of highly successful Advisors, Atomic Sky draws on a wealth of experience and expertise based on real-world experience and best practice to advise clients in a number of areas. Atomic Sky’s mandate is all about helping people take good ideas and turn them into great businesses. Atomic’s team of Advisors understand business and know how to innovate with traction and impact in larger organisations having held senior corporate, government and advanced consultancy or advisory roles both locally and internationally. Atomic Sky uses its wealth and combines it with passionate people who enjoy what they want to do. It is good people, good ideas and good practice blended together to help new businesses starting out how to scale projects quickly, get a grasp on first-hand steps and identify pot-holes in order to be faultlessly executed.

Spotlight on Experience for Masters of Entrepreneurship Visit

Entrepreneur tips from experience as the Perth business innovation ecosystem in Perth connect with the graduating Masters of Entrepreneurship students

Peter Rossdeutscher speaks to UWA Masters Students at Studio Startup

Peter Rossdeutscher speaks to UWA Masters Students at Studio Startup

Diverse parts the business innovation ecosystem in Perth shared their experience with the graduating class of the Masters of Entrepreneurship class at The University of Western Australia. Facilitated by Prof. Theirry Volery, Chair of Entrepreneurship and Head of Marketing Discipline, the day included visits to corporate innovators, entrepreneurs and incubators.

Studio Startup hosted a lunch seminar shared learnings from successful businesses. As Executive Director of Atomic Sky, I discussed corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, the value of lean thinking, agile innovation sprints and stage gate life-cycles. Take aways for entrepreneurs were;

  1. Aim to make meaning and impact. Start with a real problem that needs solving and work to a solution
  2. Confirm there a gap in the market and a market in the gap. Make the time and effort to validate that the market will buy and buy at the margins you have modeled
  3. Focus on key metrics to move forward, such as sales conversion to prove demand
  4. Trial and measure different lead generation and closure styles to find what works
  5. Business is a team sport so find partners to broaden the skill mix. Continue to add alliances and collaborations to move between stage gates faster
Greg Riebe speaking at Studio StartUp

Greg Riebe speaking at Studio StartUp

Greg Riebe, Chairman of Perth Angels and a EIR Corporate, then spoke about Business Angel Finance and building the investor community. Funding models and understanding how to strengthen a project or business for investment were key themes Greg’s talk. Other points included;

"Educating the private investor community on how to buy into investments in emerging high growth businesses is critical to diversifying the state's economy and growing jobs. 

A great way to get better due diligence on investment opportunities in early stage ventures is co-investing via an Angel Investor group"

    Other visits, topics and awesome speakers during the ecosystem engagement day;

    • Introduction to the WA entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem, Kate Griffiths (Senior Manager - R&D and Technology, EY, and Director, Founder Institute)
    • The Flux and CORE incubators, Zane Prickett (Director of Unearthed) and Brodie McCulloch (Director of Spacecubed and Flux)
    • The RAC Innovation Hub, Erica Haddon (Executive General Manager, Strategic Innovation at RAC)
    • Woodside Energy; Innovation in a large corporation: Shaun Gregory (Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Woodside)