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We are a group of more than 35 high net wealth investors who provide financial and intellectual input into startup companies in areas ranging through biotech, fintech, advanced manufacturing, data analysis, software, IT and others. Members have extensive experience in startup building and most have had successful exits from their own companies. We are embedded in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Australia, with links to other angel groups, VCs, advisory firms, government programs, universities, incubators and accelerators.
Josh Garratt, Executive
Startup ecosystem leader in South Australia, ex-founder, tech commercialisation professional.
Dr David Saint, Chair
Angel investor, ex-medtech CEO and adjunct professor at the University of Adelaide Medical School.
James McGill, Treasurer
25 years finance, strategy and operations, board member and co-founder of Chatham Capital.
Leila Henderson, Board
Experienced director, founder of Newsmaker and Kondotto codeless automation platform, ecosystem leader.
JD Sheard, Board
Angel investor, MBA, GAICD, PMP, PSP, founder of business advisory firm, Virtca, pilot and rider.
Dr Peter Coldrey, Board
Chemical engineering and agtech, x2 founder, professional angel investor and Centenary Medal recipient.
|2018||Southern Angels was founded in 2018 and is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 of South Australia and operates as a not-for-profit network of individual investors.|
|2019||Increased membership from 7 to 15, and invested close to $1 million into 7 South Australian startups - see our Portfolio (https://sthnangels.notion.site/Portfolio-60e5fd0af6ed4907875f549c517427b6)|
|2020||Despite COVID-19, we increased membership, continued to make investments into startups, and received funding from the Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur to further activate angel investment in the State.|
|2021||Introduced an angel investor education series, commencing 9 June 2021 with https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angel-investor-workshop-tickets-149390714649 and created a diversity and inclusion program to improving our visibility among underrepresented investor groups.|
|2022||Added two new board members (Leila Henderson and Dr Peter Coldrey), and outperformed our growth targets significantly - see report Southern Angels FY22 Performance (https://sthnangels.notion.site/Southern-Angels-FY22-Performance-029967e396ad4383a72915730168bfad)|
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