Open Source Documents

In Australia, every year thousands of investments are made in startup companies. Melbourne Angels makes dozens of those. The template documents shared here are intended to promote the adoption of a standardised and consistent set of investment terms and practices for startup investment agreements. These open source documents offer the parties involved in a startup […]

How We Invest – Understanding Our Shareholders’ Agreement

Melbourne Angels has prepared video summaries that discuss the principles behind our preferred investment terms. These videos are available at:   Section 01 – Alignment of Interests   Section 02 – Working With an ESIC   Section 03 – Efficient Decisions and Exits      Section 04 – Equity as a Scarce Asset    Section 05 […]

The Art of Pitching

There are many approaches to the art of pitching for investment. David S. Rose is a serial founder, successful Angel investor, co-founder of the New York Angels and runs his own VC fund. In this video David highlights the lessons he has learned from each side of the table about pitching for investment.     […]

Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Download Here   Steve Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is an American business magnate and inventor. He is well-known for being the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios he became a member of the board of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the […]

Game Changers of Silicon Valley

Our friend and respected Angel investor, Jim Connors, does a regular show interviewing people in Silicon Valley and from around the world. Check out the Game Changers of Silicon Valley. Game Changers of Silicon Valley  

Market Validation

Key to the substantiating an opportunity is establishing solution-problem fit and product-market fit. Rob Adams is on the faculty of the MBA program at The University of Texas at Austin, and is the Director of Texas Venture Labs. A former software executive, entrepreneur and fund manager, Rob has founded or financed more than 40 companies […]

Marketing High Growth Ventures

Dr Tom McKaskill has been a successful serial founder, a leading academic researcher into startups, an internationally acclaimed expert on startup exit strategies and an active member of the Melbourne Angels. In this video he talks about the 14 principles for high growth ventures. Read more in Tom’s book, Ultimate Growth Strategies   

Exit Plans and Strategies

Exit Plans and Strategies Former Melbourne Angels member Dr Tom McKaskill is an authority on how entrepreneurs start, develop and harvest their ventures. He is an internationally recognised expert on exit strategies for high growth enterprises. His experience includes multiple start-ups in the UK and USA, raising venture capital twice, undertaking two acquisitions and strategic […]