If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that here at AirTree we are incredibly passionate about opening up the black box that’s venture capital. We get it, building a successful startup is really hard and we want to make it as easy as possible for founders and startup teams.
Thus, in 2017 we began creating and publishing our collection of Open Source VC resources.
Here’s everything we’ve released so far.
Patrick Campbell doesn’t do data analysis to a PhD level, but he has always sought leverage through data for the decisions he makes. As the Founder and CEO of ProfitWell, he’s witnessed many startup founders bumping up against a common predicament: How do you make data-driven decisions when you don’t have a tonne of data?
We had Patrick along to one of our Open Source VC meetups, where he chatted to our Principal Jax, unpacking his startup pricing and go-to-market (GTM) strategies that have earned him the reputation as one of the most influential thinkers globally in this space.
When you’re busy building a business, planning for some of life’s big milestones can easily slip by the wayside. Then once you’re ready to say, buy a house, you hit a roadblock when it comes to getting a mortgage.
Traditional banks and lenders have a narrow view of risk and serviceability. To them, the circumstances are black and white:
And this makes things difficult for founders who are often running at a loss while setting up their business.
In a bid to make things easier for founders who…
Wowser, June has been an absolutely massive month in Aussie & Kiwi Startupland.
In one month, we’ve seen 3 unicorn announcements (more details below)! We also featured more startups that raised over $1m in our ‘Major Funding Round’ section this month than any other month since we started this newsletter over 2 years ago.
We’ve known for a while that the startup community has done a phenomenal job bouncing back from COVID, but it’s still heartwarming to see such clear evidence of it.
And…that’s the perfect segue to mention that we are hiring again! Help us back the next generation…
🤩 We’re looking for 3 superstars to join our happy fam and help us back the best Aussie & Kiwi founders! More about what we do at AirTree here.
Details of the roles 👇
This is a full-time role.
We’re looking for someone with a true passion for startups, technology and shaping the future. You will become an integral part of our investment team and be involved in the entire process from sourcing, to investment, to working with our companies and helping them to succeed. …
We were so excited to put on a cocktail networking dinner for the AirTree fam founders this month! 🥳 🍸For many of us, it was the first time we’ve seen each other in person since COVID which made it extra special. We in the startup sector might be more comfortable using digital technology and working remotely than most, but there’s still no replacing the magic of getting a room full of extraordinary people together for great conversation and mutual support. 💕 We are still buzzing from it and can’t wait for the next one!
📣This month we announced the appointment of our Cofounder Daniel Petre as AirTree’s inaugural Chair. In the role Daniel will be spending more time championing for our industry, mentoring founders and encouraging the new wealthy to get involved in philanthropy. We can’t wait for the impact he will make as our Chair — watch this space! 👀💕
We also welcomed Gill Findlay as our Operating Partner. 👏 🥳
Gill was the COO of SafetyCulture and the CEO of Vamp, and she’ll be helping AirTree portfolio founders & teams reach their growth goals faster. Get to know Gill better here.
🤩 We’re looking for 4 superstars to join our happy fam! More about what we do at AirTree here.
Details of the roles 👇
This is a permanent full-time position.
Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that AirTree’s accounting function is run efficiently so there’s an excellent experience for all of our stakeholders. These stakeholders include Investors, Partners, Founders, regulatory advisors and the broader AirTree team amongst others.
🥁🥁🥁 We’re super excited to introduce to everyone the newest member of the AirTree team — Gill Findlay.
Gill Findlay has joined us as our first Operating Partner. AirTree’s portfolio companies will have access to her unique and varied experience — from professional services, listed corporates, government and scaling successful startups.
Gill was Chief Operating Officer of Australian SaaS startup, SafetyCulture, from 2015 to 2019, joining as employee number 25 and playing a key role in it achieving unicorn status in 2020. During her tenure, she was responsible for global sales, customer success, customer experience, growth, finance, people operations. …
Physical gatherings are back! 🥳 How we’ve missed seeing all of your beautiful faces IRL! The highlight of March was the events we hosted at our Surry Hills office: a women founder & funder networking party with AWS and the F factor for International Women’s Day and an AI panel with Innovation Bay. We’d love to be a catalyst for deeper in-person connections within the startup community, so if you’re looking for a free venue for your next event in Sydney, hit us up! 🤗
This month we also welcomed Andrew Yeo as the newest investor in our team. Andrew…
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