Join Benjamin Chong from Right Click Capital, Zoe Pointon from Open Agent, David Vitek from hipages, and Sarah Beckwith from Doctus, as they share their journey about how they successfully raised their first and subsequent rounds of financing.
Learn how to build a meaningful and enduring business that excites angel investors and venture capitalists.
Benjamin is a partner at Right Click Capital, a team of passionate founders and investors who identify, invest in, and support technology businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses over the last twenty years. These include Online Agility, an incubator and developer of online concepts, and Jetabroad, one of Australia’s leading online travel companies. Benjamin has served on the boards of a number of portfolio companies. Benjamin also serves as the co-director of the Founder Institute in Sydney.
Zoe is co-CEO of Open Agent, Australia's real estate disruptors. Zoe and her business partner Marta met while working at one of the top business consultancy firms, McKinsey & Company. In 2012 they put their shared business acumen together to found Open Agent. 2015 was an amazing year for Open Agent as they secured $6 million in funding. Open Agent helps home sellers find the best agent by using data from more than 2 million property sales by location. In just two years, they helped more than 10,000 people through the selling process, representing $5 billion in transaction values.
David is a passionate, driven entrepreneur and as CEO and co-founder of hipages Group. He has overseen the growth of the business into Australia's largest on-demand home service marketplace with over 83,000 registered service providers. hipages has raised over $50 million in funding to date. Under his leadership the business has been recognised with a number of different awards, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Australasia, BRW Fast 100, BRW Best Places to Work Australia, BRW Most Innovative Companies.
Sarah Beckwith is the co-founder and CEO at Doctus, a tele-health platform, providing Australians with access to medical and online prescription services 24/7. Doctus provides an easier option for people with simple medical needs by supplementing the traditional healthcare system, freeing up existing congestion for those with complex conditions. Prior to launching Doctus, Sarah worked in digital advertising and communications, holding account executive positions with Ogilvy & Mather and The Zoo Republic. During this time, she worked on high profile consumer accounts including Kimberly Clark and the Dulux Group.
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