Techboard’s annual Australian Angel Awards have returned for 2021.
The awards recognise people active in the angel investment community and the importance of angel investment to the growth of the Australian startup and tech ecosystem.
Entries for the Australian Angel Awards are now open.
Individual angel investors as well as angel investment groups are welcome to enter.
The awards are organised by Techboard, Australia’s leading source of startup and tech company data.
The judging panel is led by Jordan Green, a previous Angel of the Year award winner, and includes representatives from the nation’s eight main Angel investor groups in Australia.
“It is exciting to see the great ventures and globally dominant companies that Angel investors in Australia help start and grow. The organised Angel groups have carved a strong path, leading the investment in startups in Australia and we are seeing an increasing number of individual Angels tread that path too,” Green said.
“The Australian Angel Awards is the only program to celebrate the efforts of Angel investors in every state and territory. These awards recognise the internationally respected Angel investors who help make those ventures succeed.”
The categories for 2021 are:
Most active Angel group: for the highest number of confirmed angel investments.
Most active regional Angel group: for an angel group outside of a capital, for the highest number of confirmed angel investments.
Most active Angel investor: for the highest number of confirmed angel investments.
Angel investor of the year: to the angel investor who has made a significant contribution to the Australian angel investment communitym taking into account investment activity, and their impact through education, support, promotion or other activities.
Best Angel exit of the year: for the most financially successful exit of an Angel investment.
Angel awards founder and Techboard co-founder Rafael Kimberley-Bowen it’s the fourth year of the awards.
“Every year it seems the nominations are getting stronger as the Angel community matures,” he said.
“With the fantastic support from a collaborative community of Angel groups around the country, we’re looking forward to another impressive shortlist of nominations.”
Last year’s Angel of the Year, Greg Riebe, a founding members of Perth Angel, said he was grateful for the recognition the award provided.
“It’s a wonderful reward for the vision that I and my co-founders Jim Tweddle and Ray Hart shared, and the incredible effort by my Perth Angel colleagues who are tirelessly growing the awareness, participation and growth in early stage high growth ventures in WA, and across Australia,” he said.
Entries in the Australian Angel Awards close on August 1. Nominate here.
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