Super-connector, community-builder, passionately helping startups launch & scale. If I can help, I will.
I've been in the tech startup space for 10+ years, founded StartCon & Pitch for $1M, and helped 1000s of startups raise capital. Angel investing for nearly 4 years with 20 portfolio companies & counting. I co-run 361 Angel Club. Investor & top 5 mentor at Startmate. Co-Director at Founder Institute ANZ. Feel free to check out my LinkedIn.
MY APPROACH I've built a pretty strong deal flow pipeline, I see 500+ deals a year, and I track them pretty diligently so I can analyse my decisions and make adjustments. Most of my investments come from referrals within my personal network.
My investment thesis is pretty simple: Can I help this company? Top 3 ways in which I can be helpful to a startup:
I'm often called one of the most helpful people a founder can have on their cap table, and I work hard to ensure it stays that way. I always tell founders:
I won't be your biggest cheque, but I will be your biggest champion.
Things you probably won't see from me: Enterprise (anything with long sales cycles), bio/medtech, hardware-only, crypto, B2C, DTC, mobile apps, or games. There are of course some exceptions, like when I really love the founder.
Some of my portcos:
Cheryl Mack - Founder, mentor, investor, community builder.
Simply a desire to get involved in angel investing in Australia or New Zealand. ____ Commitment to invest required: none Fees to join: none