Australian Angel Awards 2019


The Team at Techboard are pleased to announce that we have again partnered with the Angels of Australia to hold the Australian Angel Awards for 2019.  This will be the second time we have come together to host the awards, with the inaugural awards taking place in 2018.  The awards recognise and celebrate those active in the angel investment community and the importance of angel investment to the growth of the Australian startup and tech ecosystem and its broader impact on the Australian economy and community. Entries for the Awards are now closed, with the Awards event taking place on 27 September 2019.

The winners of the awards were announced on 27 September 2019.

The video of the Panel Session is also now available.


Individual angel investors, and angel investment groups from across the country participate in the awards which are judged by an expert panel who both confirm and evaluate the level of investment activity by individuals and groups but also the impact and contribution to the ecosystem.


See Press Coverage of the Awards from our Media Partner StartupDaily

Australian Angel Award Categories for 2019 

The categories for 2019 are:

Most active angel group assessed by the highest number of confirmed angel investments.

Most active angel investor assessed by highest number of confirmed angel investments.

Angel investor of the year to be awarded to An angel investor who has made a significant contribution to the Australian angel investment community as assessed by our panel of expert judges taking into account not just the investor's investment activity, but also their positive impact on the angel investor community, through education, support, promotion or other activities.

Best angel exit of the year to be awarded to the most financially successful exit in FY 18/19  of an angel investment made in the past to be assessed by our panel of expert judges.

and NEW for this year:

Most active regional angel group for angel groups based outside of a capital city, assessed by the highest number of confirmed angel investments.

The awards will be based on a data-driven assessment as well as an expert Judging panel is made up of representatives of some of the key angel groups in Australia and will comprise:

Jordan Green – Melbourne Angels (Chair)
Ruth Drinkwater – Brisbane Angels
Rafael Kimberley-Bowen – Perth Angels
Sandrina Postorino -Sydney Angels
Rick McElhinney - Gold Coast Angels
Asher Vukelic – South West Angels
Josh Garratt - Southern Angels

All entries into the Awards will also supplement Techboard's capture of startup funding data and will be included in its second Annual Report on Startup and Young Tech Company Funding.


Last year's winners were:

John Mactaggart who was awarded Angel of the Year

Sydney Angels took out the award for Best Angel Exit of the Year, following the group’s impressive run with Sydney-based startup Jayride.

Bill Grierson was awarded Most Active Angel Investor


Melbourne Angels won the Most Active Angel Group award

Read the full write up of last year's awards



Partnering/Sponsorship Opportunities

Opportunities exist to sponsor the National Angel Awards and the prizes for each category.

Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss further.