!!! DATE CHANGE and SECOND VENUE CHANGE !!!
Due to renovations at our usual location at Riff, and a double-booking at Flux, this Morning Startup will be held on TUESDAY the 13th of November at London House (across the road from Flux) in their London Room. Enter the Lobby of London House (216 St Georges Terrace) and the Concierge will direct you to the London Room.
We are thrilled to be hosting Derek Gerrard who will be sharing his journey from entrepreneur to active investor in the Perth tech ecosystem.
Derek was the co-founder of sustainability software company Greensense (http://greensense.com.au/), which he successfully exited through its sale to ASX listed energy retailer ERM. Since that he has been an active tech investor.
This has included establishing the Angel investor network Innovation Bay in Perth (http://innovationbay.com/events/perth/), which provided $5m of startup investments under his leadership and founding Go-Capital (http://www.gocap.com.au/) that has invested over $10m in some of Perth’s best startups including Health Engine and iCetana.
He currently leads Purpose Ventures (http://www.purpose.ventures/) – focused on impact investing, and is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the RAC running their $3m BetterLabs Venture Fund (https://www.betterlabsventures.com.au/) that was announced last month.
Derek is also the Chairman of a number of private companies and chairs the Meridian Global Foundation (https://meridianglobal.org/)
Derek will take us through the story of building and exiting his Greensense business, establishing Innovation Bay in Perth and how that led to being an investor through Go-Capital, Purpose Ventures and now RAC's BetterLabs Ventures. He'll also share some funding stories and advice and provide an update on the BetterLabs Venture Fund.
You don't want to miss this one!
Again - This Morning Startup will be held on TUESDAY the 13th of November at London House (across the road from Flux) in their London Room. Enter the Lobby of London House (216 St Georges Terrace) and the Concierge will direct you to the London Room.