When it comes to getting advice on where you fit in the VC picture, Sharon Doyle, MD of InterFinancial and Anne-Marie Birkill, Managing Partner of OneVentures Innovation Funds, are the people to turn to. Having funded, managed and exited from many of Queensland's most significant startups in recent years, these two ladies have a wealth of experience to draw upon.
Sharon played the role of interviewer to ask Anne-Marie the questions that would demonstrate how exactly a Venture Capital Fund works. Using real life examples that she had been involved with, Anne-Marie was able to offer unparalleled insight into the world of VCs. A fundamental factor that cannot be underestimated is valuation according to Sharon Doyle and key to valuation is market comparables and exit possibilities which are often overlooked at this initial stage.
Fielding questions from the floor both Sharon and Anne-Marie provided invaluable practical advice cutting straight to the chase and saving audience members time and effort in research down the line.
Sharon will return for her next Advisor Series talk on June 21 and will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of Strategic Investment - don't miss it!