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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

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How to Raise Capital with Peter Huynh (Qualgro Ventures)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-sydney-presents-how-to-raise-capital-with-peter-huynh-qualgro-ventures/ Peter is a Partner and Co-Founder of Qualgro VC, a venture capital firm based in Singapore which invests in startups at Series A & B, across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The fund focusses on B2B tech investments, particularly in SaaS and Data, and the latest fund is US $100M. Some investments in Australia include Nura, Data Republic and Curious Thing. He is also an Investor and Mentor at Startmate, regarded as Australia’s most successful tech accelerator program. Previously, Peter was a Director at Optus-Innov8 and Singtel Innov8, Singtel Group’s Corporate VC fund. He also led Technology M&A transactions for Singtel Group’s digital business unit, including acquisitions in the US and Australia. Peter is based in both Singapore and Sydney, and has led investments across Asia including Indonesia, India, Taiwan and Singapore. He is also a Mindfulness Teacher, providing advanced mindfulness mentorship to some founders and investors.” Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking, food & drinks 7:00 PM: Raising Capital Presentation + Fireside chat 7:45 PM: More networking 9:00 PM: Event concludes --- Speaker Peter Huynh - Qualgro (CEO) Peter is a Partner and Co-Founder of Qualgro VC, a venture capital firm based in Singapore which invests in startups at Series A & B, across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The fund focusses on B2B tech investments, particularly in SaaS and Data, and the latest fund is US $100M. Hosted By Brendan Yell, Chapter Director In 1999 Brendan founded ShopFree.com which expanded to 7 countries and over 1 million members. In 2004, Brendan relocated to San Francisco to further ShopFree’s push into the USA market. As a mentor and consultant Brendan has worked with VinoMofo, Shop A Docket, SportsBet, the Australian Radio Network and rock band INXS. Brendan currently is APAC Director of cloud email provider SendGrid. He is also an ambassador and pitch coach for Rise (Hong Kong) and Web Summit (Lisbon), Director of Startup Grind in Sydney and is the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Qantas Avro Accelerator. Sean Greenhalgh, Sydney Co-Director Technology Evangelist, Expert in Sales and Business Development, Passionate about Innovative Start-Ups. Sean is a serial entrepreneur, engineer, and maker through and through. Sean has founded several businesses as well as being an advisor to several companies. Self-confessed gadget obsessed has single-handedly IoT-enabled his whole household and knows what power it can provide, and what parts are missing, and decided to start a company to make them. Prior to working in the startup world, Sean started in Bioinformatics and Drug Design and Development, working as a cancer researcher. This brought him into sales and business development for one of the world's top Biotech firms. When not helping run StartupGrind events Sean can be found running his new IoT internet connected devices company, TimeChi (https://timechi.com), where they are making an internet connected productivity timer, to help you work faster, smarter and most of all, better by helping you block out distractions and keep focused! Ian Clapham, Chapter Co-Director --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsorss Twilio (https://twilio.com) Twilio powers the future of business communications. Enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. Hall Chadwick (http://www.hallchadwick.com.au/) Over the years, Hall Chadwick has partnered with hundreds of start-ups. Our client list reads like to who’s who of Start Ups, because we don’t just talk about it, we have considerable expertise from start-up through to acting on dozens of successful exits. We have assisted start-ups set up the right company structure, manage their tax obligations, follow government regulations, resolve employees compensation issues, strategize domestic and overseas expansion, seek funding via private equity or IPO, and also handle the bookkeeping function all at Start up friendly pries... It has been a rewarding experience overseeing the rapid growth of successful Australian start-ups punching above their weight as well as a learning curve guiding start-ups that has yet to meet expectations. We understand the technical and financial challenges start-ups face, To assist cash-strapped technology start-ups, we have partnered with a leading small business accounting software company, using cloud technology to provide affordable tax and accounting solutions that we believe, will suit a significant number of technology start-up organisations. David Kenney Partner - M&A, Tax and Innovation at Hall Chadwick, provides considerable time to groups like Startmate, Muru –D and Incubate where he serves as a Mentor, investor and regularly speaks at numerous Start up events. SendGrid (http://www.sendgrid.com) SendGrid provides world leading email infrastructure boasting clients like Uber, AirBNB, and eBay. Coventured (http://coventured.com) CoVentured helps Corporates and Startups connect to find opportunities for pilots, partnerships, co-creation, vendor relationships, and investment. CoVentured enables Startups and Corporates to search, identify, track, and engage with each other and enables Startups to better understand where there may be current opportunities within the Corporate by searching the ‘Areas of Interest, or ‘Challenges’ section of the Corporates profile. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-sydney-presents-how-to-raise-capital-with-peter-huynh-qualgro-ventures/

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