The October meetup is now scheduled, and it is shaping up to be a cracker. Our guest will be Jonathan Teo from General Catalyst Partners, a leading VC firm in Silicon Valley.
Jonathan has personally led early-stage investments in 3 of the hottest companies of recent years including:
- Twitter, which has an estimated current valuation of $11 billion
- Instagram, which sold to Facebook for $1 billion 2 years after it launched
- SnapChat, which has a current valuation of $800 million in less than 2 years, based on the most recent fundraising round.
The format of the evening will be a short interview with Jonathan at the start of the night, then we will throw it open to the crowd to ask him anything you wish. As usual, we will provide free beer, free pizza and a fantastic networking opportunity.
This event would not have been made possible without the generous support of Investors' Organisation and PricewaterhouseCoopers who are responsible for bringing Jonathan Teo down to Australia.
Investors' Organisation is a network of experienced technology investors and business leaders who are looking to support the next generation of Australian startup entrepreneurs through collaboration and idea exchange.
This event would also not have been possible without the support of NAB. Thanks should go to them for supporting Melbourne startups!
National Australia Bank
When you are your business, your personal and business finances can become one. At NAB, our Business Bankers can look after both your personal and business banking.
NAB Business Bankers know what it takes to make a business grow. We work with thousands of small businesses, helping to bring their ideas to life and make their business GROW.
You might be in business for yourself but that doesn’t mean you need to be by yourself. At NAB, our Business Bankers see the benefit in working together, not just banking together.
See www.nab.com.au/business for more information.
Bluechilli are a fantastic Sydney company who are keen to partner with startup founders on the technology build.
So if you have a great idea but no tech founder, hit em up! You can check them out online: Bluechilli
Filming the event is Lucas from Kussowski Brothers – sharing your business with the world – see him at the end for a great deal – exclusive to Lean Startup Melbourne!
A standard promotional package with a single video, photos and social media setup – usually costs $1500 but for LSM members it’s only $500 plus a free coffee consultation. This isn’t madness, this is Startup! www.kussowskibrothers.com
Thanks as always to Inspire9 for providing the venue - Melbourne's best co-working space for startup founders and entrepreneurs!
Thanks, and see you all there!