Techboard are pleased to announce the Australian Angel Awards 2020 are open. 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. UPDATE... Nomination deadline has been extended to 17 August 2020.
Individual angel investors and angel investment groups from across the country participate in the awards which are judged by an expert panel – see below.
The categories for 2020 are:
Most active angel group assessed by the highest number of confirmed angel investments.
Most active regional angel group for angel groups based outside of a capital city, 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 Angel investor who has made a significant contribution to the Australian Angel investment community as assessed by the judging panel - taking into account not just the investor's investment activity, but also their 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 FY20 of an angel investment made in the past, as assessed by our judging panel.
The awards will be based on a data-driven assessment as well as an expert judging panel made up of representatives of Australia’s key angel groups:
Jordan Green – Melbourne Angels (Chair)
Sharif Sethi – Brisbane Angels
Rafael Kimberley-Bowen – Perth Angels (Organiser)
Sandrina Postorino -Sydney Angels
Rick McElhinney - Gold Coast Angels
Asher Vukelic – South West Angels
Lynda Coker – Scale Investors
Josh Garratt - Southern Angels
Entries into the awards also supplement Techboard's capture of startup funding data, and are included in our annual report on startup and young tech company funding.
Last year's winners were:
Jordan Green who was awarded Angel of the Year.
Scale Investors took out the award for Best Angel Exit of the Year, following the group’s impressive exit with TrademarkVision.
Bill Grierson was awarded Most Active Angel Investor for the second year running.
Brisbane Angels won the Most Active Angel Group award and
Fraser Coast Angels won Most Active Regional Angel Group.
How to enter
Click below to nominate for the Awards, entries will be accepted until the closing date of midnight on August 17th 2020.
Any inquiries on the Awards should be directed to Rafael Kimberley-Bowen at [email protected]
Read the full write up of last year's awards: