We invested in LA-based Vurbl Media’s AUD$1.8m seed round who are unlocking the power of audio through discovery and UGC creation.
🛫 Launched 3 Deals in 3 Days
We launched 3 deals across 3 consecutive business days in September, a flurry of activity and exciting times — looking forward to announcing these exciting investments.
🌳 CelebratingForage Announces their Series A Led by Light Speed Ventures
Our Transition Level Investments portfolio company Forage (Formerly Inside Sherpa) announced their US$9.3m Series A investment on TechCrunch. Well done to Pasha and Tom on the continued success and providing remote internships and support during the lockdown.
👋🏼 Obsessing over Vurbl’s audio-focused team page
What does a team page represent apart from a nice picture and some social links or a short biography? Vurbl gets personal adding a very on-brand audio conversation to know who exactly is building the product.
📺 Tuning into AusBiz
Stew hopped on AuzBiz to talk about TEN13 and our latest investment into Vurbl and how we find great US businesses to invest in.
October Info Session
If you’re a sophisticated investor or know one that might be interested in investing in venture capital our next info session is next week on the 14th of October from 12–1 pm AEDT.
📈 Masters of Scale is back this week with Reid talking to his first-ever virtual guest and on building authenticity with AI.
🚛 Watching the Nikola and its stock roll down a hill.
✨ Galileo Ventures closed its first $10m fundto support emerging founders coming out of universities and research.
🤩What does it feel like when you’ve reached product market fit? Hear from some of the largest technology successes when the engine starts to whirr.
🏦Why every company will be a fintech. Partner Angela Strange from A16z talks to Harry Stebbings (on 20VC).
Who’s Hiring? Get Hired
We are keeping our talent application rolling!
We launched our talent application last month and received an immediate positive response from our portfolio companies along with several meetings trying to place candidates into roles in our portfolio and greater network.
If you’re looking for a role in our portfolio, let us know by filling in the form here.
Safe travels, Doug
Investor Spotlight Series - Daniel Johnson
Introducing our Investor Spotlight Series, highlighting the leading supporters of startups in the Australian ecosystem. First up, Daniel Johnson, a successful founder turned angel investor with over 70 startups in his portfolio so far.
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