Wednesday 05 April, 2017
W/ Matt Macfarlane - Yuuwa CapitalKailis Bros Leederville
101 Oxford Street, Leederville WA
Matt Macfarlane is a co-founder of Yuuwa Capital, a Perth based $40m early stage venture capital fund launched in 2009.
Matt has been both an angel investor and an entrepreneur in early stage tech startups; actively participating in the startup eco-system in Perth for over 12 years. Matt works hands-on with startup companies to assist in building teams, accelerating growth, achieving milestones and securing additional financing.
He has judged for: the WA Innovator of the Year Awards, multiple Startup Weekends, the inaugural Unearthed Hackathon, Curtin's Commercial Innovation Awards, OzApps and the AIMWA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards. In the past twelve months he has run the HBF Activate and Curtin Accelerate programs and has mentored for the Founder's Institute, RAC SeedSpark and the Vocus Upstart accelerators.
Matt is a director of PetRescue (operating Australia's most visited charity website); the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), Kanopy Pty Ltd and with Yuuwa investee companies: iCetana and Agworld. His local angel investments include: Appbot, Offpeak Games, Storekat, Formalytics and BusyBot.
Join us for what's sure to be another great night of conversation as Matt shares what he's learnt in running Perth's most recent VC Firm and what he looks for in good technology investment.