Techboard are pleased to announce the Australian Angel Awards 2021 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.
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 2021 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 assessed to be the most financially successful exit of an Angel investment.
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
- Simon Horne – Angel Loop
- Josh Garratt - Southern Angels
- Karen Farley – Sydney Angels
- Rick McElhinney - Gold Coast Angels
- Lynda Coker – Scale Investors
- Rafael Kimberley-Bowen - Perth Angels (Organiser)
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:
Greg Riebe who was awarded Angel of the Year.
Melbourne Angels took out the award for Best Angel Exit of the Year, following the group’s impressive exit with Rome2Rio.
Bill Grierson was awarded Most Active Angel Investor for the third year running.
Brisbane Angels won the Most Active Angel Group award for the third year running.
Byron 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 1st 2021.
Any inquiries on the Awards should be directed to Rafael Kimberley-Bowen at [email protected]