• Investors Org

    Australia’s premier Collaborate Forum for high net worth investors with a focus on investments in Start-Up technology companies.

  • Investors Org

    Australia’s premier Collaborate Forum for high net worth investors with a focus on investments in Start-Up technology companies.

About IO

Investors Org is Australia’s premier collaborate forum for high net worth investors.
Our core focus is to provide insights to investors, both traditional and tech savvy, about the exciting world of investment in Start­Up technology companies. We privately share personal experiences about investment activities with innovative, high growth technology start­ups that are disrupting the economy with revolutionary new business models.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY PWC

The technology start­up scene is booming in Australia, and with the rapid growth of technology incubators and venture accelerators, Australia is nurturing better entrepreneurs and starting to see more Australian originated success stories. In recent years, however, many of Australia’s most promising technology companies have been forced to move offshore due to the failure to raise local funds from investors. Some of these companies have progressed to become phenomenal successes on a global stage.

The role of Investors Org in the Australian start­up ecosystem is to provide an intimate and insightful forum for investors to collaborate with like minded individuals who share a passion for the exciting world of technology investment.

We strive to actively grow and shape the start­up ecosystem in Australia by engaging and educating the investor community.
We provide an environment where non­tech investors can learn directly from the experiences of established and successful tech investors from Australia and abroad and assess future investment opportunities together.

Ask IO

If you are an investor and would like to attend our events or have any enquiries, we welcome your interest. Simply complete the enquiry form below:

*Our activities are for investors only and non related enquiries may be disregarded

IO Team

The io advisory committee are all active members of the start­up community who bring together a unique combination of skills as investors, entrepreneurs and business consultants.

Brian Goldberg

Brian Goldberg

Founder & President (VIC)

Brian is the Executive Director of PremierIP.Ventures, a boutique commercialisation firm that offers commercial services to assist start­up technology business ventures. In addition Brian provides trademark & intellectual property services in his private firm, Trademarks.Ventures. Brian is a very active member of the start­up scene, having strong connections to influential members in the community both in Australia, USA, HK and Israel. Brian also holds a Masters in Intellectual Property Law, Masters of Marketing and Bachelor of Science from Monash University.

Adrian Stone

Adrian Stone

Founder & Chairman

After a successful career at IBM, Adrian became a serial entrepreneur who had multiple exits across the USA, Australia and NZ. Adrian is now the founder and CEO of AngelCube, Melbourne’s first venture accelerator, which provides seed funding and mentoring for technology start­ups. AngelCube’s mission to invest in and graduate 40 technology start­ups over the next 4 years, and recently won StartupSmart magazine’s “Best Start­up Investor” award.
Adrian mentors and guides start­ups that are in concept stage, assisting them to develop their businesses and investment pitches and provides connections with investors to Australia, Silicon Valley, New York and UK.

David Schlessinger

David Schlessinger

President (NSW)

David is one of Australia’s leading business executives with outstanding relationships across corporate Australia, family offices,
and high net worth individuals. He was previously Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan,
and Babcock & Brown in Australia and has experience across global markets having worked in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney.
David was previously the CEO of the Australia­-Israel Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for executing over fifty events a year with leading business executives, politicians, and thought leaders. In addition, he facilitated inbound and outbound trade missions to Israel.

IO Activities

Events

We hold a series of exclusive events for investors in a private environment with insightful presentations by the leaders in the startup investment scene who share their successes and failures. Our events feature high profile and successful Australian and international entrepreneurs who have now become leading figures in technology and early stage investment scene.

Coffee Catch Ups

In addition we regularly meet with our members over a coffee and discuss, share and assist investors in a personalised and confidential manner.

Trade Missions

In 2015, our first trade mission to Silicon Valley afforded 6 of our members the experience of a lifetime as we met the stars of the USA start up scene, including Travis from Uber, Google, Lyft, AirBNB, etc. Our next adventure is currently being planned and if you are interested in joining please contact us.

Active Involvement in Australian Tech Investing Scene

The IO team are dedicated to supporting and driving the Australian Start­Up tech investment industry and we are always active in participating in local events. From judging pitches, speaking to start­ups, visiting incubators and accelerators to high level industry discussions, the IO team are leading the way.

IO Insights

People we have met, places we have been, relationships we have built

Who ever thought investing in start ups could be so much fun!

IO Investor Profile

Dominet

Investment Company

dominet.com
Dominet has been involved in several back door listings/ reverse takeovers (RTOs), the most recent one being…
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Dominet

Investment Company
dominet.com
Dominet has been involved in several back door listings/ reverse takeovers (RTOs), the most recent one being…
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IO Events

Past IO Events

Exclusive! Brad Harrison, Scout Ventures

Brad Harrison of Scout Ventures, a New York city based venture capital firm.

  • Sydney: 23 October, 2015
  • Melbourne: 28 October, 2015

Invitation only

IO’s amazing speakers

Jonathan Teo

Jonathan Teo

Chris Hutchins

Chris Hutchins

Google Ventures
Matt Mazzeo

Matt Mazzeo

Lower Case Capital
Dave McClure

Dave McClure

500 Start Ups
Tim Westergren

Tim Westergren

Pandora
Dan Phillips

Dan Phillips

Macquarie

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