It’s Friday and Victoria has the day off, coz, footy.
Here’s how the rest of the world is marching on.
1. Angels live in Brisbane
The 2nd annual Techboard Australian Angel Awards, recognising the most active investors in local startups, were announced in Sydney today. The Brisbane Angels scored the award for most active angel group, with 29 investments into 24 companies in FY2019 financial year. Women-focused Scale Investors won exit of the year for Trademark Vision’s sale to US giant Clarivate Analytics, with $100k for years ago delivering $2.3 million. Angel of the Year went to Jordan Green, president of Melbourne Angels, the man many consider angel investing’s “godfather”. Fellow Melbourne Angels member Bill Grierson received Most Active Angel Investor for the second year running and a new award for Most Active Regional Angel Group went to the Fraser Coast Angels. More on the awards here.