WHAT IS STARTMESH?

– A place where successful entrepreneurs, expert support, and innovative investment come together.
– A place for investors to support transparent and liquid opportunities.
– A place for corporations to innovate without disrupting their base business.
– A place for Educators to better educate the employers of the future.
– A place for partners to work on exciting startups in key markets around the world.

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We believe that empowering mid-stage startups to succeed can transform the world, reduce youth unemployment and increase social and economic stability. Let's Start

We Increase Start-Up Success

We believe that empowering mid-stage startups to succeed can transform the world, reduce youth unemployment and increase social and economic stability.

We Derisk Start-Up Investing

We curate and de-risk opportunities for our investment partners to support high-growth startups. Own your success in the global startup ecosystem.

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  • INVESTORS

  • CORPORATIONS

  • EDUCATORS

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MEET OUR TEAM

We are an international group of successful entrepreneurs with 50 years of combined experience. We have founded, funded, and operated large and small businesses across a range of industries in the global marketplace. We founded StartMesh in 2014 to empower startups to successfully navigate the stage where most others fail: the time between validated idea and sustainable profitability.

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StartMesh guides top entrepreneurs with viable offerings toward global commercialisation. We provide the tools and resources to achieve sustainable profitability with the most efficient capital and least dilution—and in the shortest time possible.

ENTREPRENEURS

StartMesh is a place where successful entrepreneurs, expert support, and innovative investment come together. What’s your global idea?

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INVESTORS

StartMesh is a place for investors to support transparent and liquid opportunities. Find out how you can invest in these amazing opportunities.

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CORPORATIONS

StartMesh is a place for corporations to innovate without disrupting their base business. Find out how our client’s ideas can help your corporation.

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EDUCATORS

StartMesh are partnering with some of the biggest Universities in the world to better educate them about the employers of the future.

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PARTNERS

StartMesh is a place for partners. We’re working on exciting startups in key markets around the world. Where will your talent take you?

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Global

We currently mentor and invest in over 20 startups based in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, London, Vancouver, Sao Paulo, Helsinki, Johannesburg and Amsterdam. Our clients are innovating and disrupting key vertical markets, serving Fortune 500 companies and making a difference. VIEW OUR OFFICES

Latest News

StartMesh Cofounders Named Most Powerful LinkedIn Professionals in Australia

22/09/2016
Global technology venture catalyst StartMesh is proud to announce two of its company cofounders working in the Australian start-up and marketing community have been selected among the most influential professionals in the country, according to LinkedIn. StartMesh chief executive officer Richard Webb and chief marketing officer Sarah McLachlan have both been included in the professional networking platform’s group of business leaders to have a ‘Power Profile’ – one of the most viewed member profiles on LinkedIn in Australia. Webb features in the Internet category, alongside heavyweights such as Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO, Scott Farquhar, and Freelancer CEO, Matt Barrie, whilst McLachlan is spotlighted in the competitive Marketing & Advertising category, which includes Qantas CMO Stephanie Tully and CEO of Publicis Worldwide, Andrew Baxter. StartMesh CEO Richard Webb says: “Looking at the solid mix of marketers and tech entrepreneurs on the LinkedIn Power Profile list, I feel humbled to be amongst such an amazing line up of Australian achievers. It’s great news for StartMesh and our growing list of international partners and clients.” Sarah McLachlan, StartMesh CMO, adds: “Building your professional standing on LinkedIn is something we at StartMesh encourage all of our partners and clients to realise, so this recognition is a prime example of how investing in your personal brand only helps to strengthen your business brand.” One of the StartMesh team members, Lucy Bingle, provided us with expert LinkedIn marketing training and strategies enabling us to optimise our LinkedIn profiles, strategically grow our networks and ultimately build the StartMesh brand on LinkedIn. The news comes off the back of StartMesh announcing its Australian Innovation Fund that is set to raise $20 million to back early stage start-ups through to global commercialisation. The fund provides investors a 10% tax offset on what is invested and any dividends or capital gains are tax-free. Importantly, the fund has an ongoing pipeline of de-risked opportunities to invest in. StartMesh is a global technology Venture Catalyst supporting the commercialisation of start-ups post the idea validation stage through to sustainable profitability or a liquidity event. **END** About StartMesh: We are one of the world’s largest global venture catalysts. Since inception in 2014 we have grown to a team of 54 based in 16 cities around the world and now support 23 start-ups. Our model takes graduates from incubation and acceleration labs to the global market place, profitability and liquidity events. Our global presence currently expands across the following locations: Sydney, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, São Paulo, Helsinki, Brisbane, London, Singapore, Vancouver, Austin, Auckland, Johannesburg, Paris, Amsterdam http://startmesh.com/ For more information please contact: Sarah McLachlan – E: sarah.mclachlan@startmesh.com & M” +61 (0) 450 057 139 OR Larissa Meikle- E: larissa.meikle@startmesh.com & M” +61 (0) 401 508 601

Meet the latest startup to join our portfolio…Ugo Transfers

09/08/2016
“The developer and operator of an easy to use web based global booking platform for ground transport…” Ugo Transfers brings different transfer companies together on one website, giving customers and trade partners the choice of transport suppliers in Australia and when travelling overseas. Find out more about Ugo Transfers below or by visiting their website.

DAVID WAGONER & AANARAV SAREEN – FOUNDERS OF POLN

04/08/2016
Meet two of the incredible founders we have the pleasure of working with…David Wagoner and Aanarav Sareen, the founders of Poln. David Wagoner  David has extensive experience in global business development and automated marketing solutions having worked in diverse leadership positions at technology start-ups and financial institutions. Prior to co-founding Poln, Wagoner founded PaLaCart, a universal shopping cart for online retailers. Previously to that, he served as VP of global sales for a prominent research firm where he advised institutional portfolio managers on investment management in the risk arbitrage, Long/Short and international credit space. Poln, Co-Founder and CMO  PaLaCart, Co-Founder & CEO PCS Research Services -VP, Sales  Registered Fund Solutions – VP, Sales  Aanarav Sareen  David has extensive experience in global business development and automated marketing solutions having worked in diverse leadership positions at technology start-ups and financial institutions. Prior to co-founding Poln, Wagoner founded PaLaCart, a universal shopping cart for online retailers. Previously to that, he served as VP of global sales for a prominent research firm where he advised institutional portfolio managers on investment management in the risk arbitrage, Long/Short and international credit space.  Poln, Co-Founder and CMO  PaLaCart, Co-Founder & CEO  PCS Research Services -VP, Sales  Registered Fund Solutions – VP, Sales  About Poln:  Poln helps small online retailers acquire new users much more easily and cheaply than Facebook or Google by using shared data across hundreds of sites.  Poln’s mission is to offer the simplest customer-prospecting tool available while beating the performance of other leading ad platforms.  We offer our clients big-agency expertise, packaged in the simplest consumer-prospecting platform on the market.   

Nena Chaletzos – CEO of LUXTripper

21/07/2016
Meet one of the amazing entrepreneurs we have the pleasure of working with. Nena Chaletzos, the CEO and Founder of LUXTripper – an online 4 and 5 star holiday search engine with its own global patent pending ‘Where to Go When’ search technology. Read her interview in the Huffington Post here: Women in Business Q&A: Nena Chaletzos, Founder and CEO, Luxtripper

WE’VE LAUNCHED OUR FIRST VIDEO

18/07/2016
Post two fantastic events – held at WorkClub in both Sydney in Melbourne – to launch our Innovation Fund, we have created our first video that encapsulates elements of the launch events together with an overview of StartMesh.        

Start-Up of the Month: LUXTripper

29/06/2016
The Company: LUXTripper is a UK based luxury travel company that is creating technological disruption in the traditional travel industry market. Backed by strong R &D, we conceptualized the first of its kind innovative travel technology which is a powerful tool to provide personalised holiday matches in secs. Our“ Where to Go When” holiday search engine matches you to your perfect holiday destination in 3 simple steps. You key in what type of traveller you are, travel month, type of weather and experiences you would like to enjoy and boom, our search engine algorithm provides you with tailor made choices of handpicked 4 & 5 star hotels across destinations that matches your requirements in secs Achievements: Since launching my Travel Startup in 2013, we have been nominated as the ‘Best UK Tour Operator’, ‘Best Luxury Travel Company’ + ‘Best Customer Service’ 2015. Ranked UK’s No1 + worldwide No5 best travel brand on Facebook 2015 – most effective travel brand for engagement with fans We have already matched 40k people to a holiday and growing! The Founder: Nena is an entrepreneur, disruptive thinker, technology innovator, strategist and a highly accomplished leader with a rich experience in growing and successfully managing international businesses on a global scale. She has an innate passion for travel and technology and LUXTripper sits right at the amalgamation of the two. With an aim to make the luxury travel booking simple and easy for unsure and busy customers, she conceptualized the first of its kind unique 3 step “Where To Go When” holiday search engine that provides customers with their personalised destination match in seconds. She likes to derive actionable insights from data and is focused on learning more about the customer preferences across buyers journey to provide them inspiration from around the world. Out of her love to fix the broken systems, this tech savvy entrepreneur invented software that matches you to your perfect holiday options in seconds.  Customer is at the heart of every decision made at LUXTripper. Nena is on a mission to save the pain of 30 hours of online search over 22 sites that an average holiday seekers goes through before booking a holiday. www.luxtripper.co.uk  

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