Australia’s BlueChilli has partnered with Singapore-founded venture capital firm Hatcher+ in a deal that will see US$125 million ($162 million) invested in up to 240 startups identified by BlueChilli over the next three years.
He was three from the front of a line about to enrol into University down in Tasmania when he got the phone call that ADFA were taking more students on and were offering him a place in the Navy. Three days later he was in Canberra thrown into a highly disciplined environment, being yelled out with gun in hand and studying how to engineer weapons to protect our nation. From being one of the youngest people ever to oversea the creation of new massive warships for Australia, to building and selling his first tech venture before he left the navy, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin has a story that is both both entertaining and inspiring.
If you are not familiar with the name Catherine Eibner than you are not spending enough time hanging out with others in the Aussie startup scene. Eibner who has been leading the Microsoft Bizspark program in Australia for years has recently left the company, and in a move that further cements the goal of Blue Chilli to be the leading Australian incubator joined their team as the Lead Startup Advisor.
Sebastien is a truly inspirational guy, he’s actively promoting and supporting entrepreneurship in Australia through his startup BlueChilli – a startup which builds startups! He’s invested in 14 startups this year and will be building 100 startups by 2016. He’s building incubators in Sydney and Melbourne, mentors students and business founders and is the lead […]