Entrepreneur education

Before fundraising we advise entrepreneurs to educate themselves on the process and terms. It is important that you understand what you are signing up for and the potential ramifications further down the track. Signing up to the wrong terms can have disastrous consequences.


We suggest you read these basic texts or something similar, so that you understand common terms.

  • ‘Venture Deals’ Brad Feld and John Mendelsohn: the founders’ and venture capitalist’s bible
  • ‘Angel Investing’ by David Rose: a comprehensive and straightforward explanation of how angel investing works’
  • Review the standard term sheet and seed documents on the AVCAL website 
  • Review Airtree Ventures open sourced VC term sheet complete with clear explanations of terms

Further reading

Knowledge is power. Be more Tony Stark and read this list” Ian Gardiner, Investment Partner, Jelix Ventures.

Innovation Bay

Register as an entrepreneur and come along to the breakfast events for networking and hear pearls of wisdom from successful entrepreneurs, investors and other startup community luminaries. 


Open the Pod Bay Doorshosted by Ian Gardiner, Investment Partner, Jelix Ventures – another way to listen and learn from startup sector superstars. Brownie points if you don’t need help making the Space Odessy 2001 connection.

Jelix Q & A session

You can also attend our monthly informal Founders Only Q & A on very early fundraising.

When : First Tuesday of the month at 12.30pm-2pm from March to November
Where: Fishburners, NSW Startup Hub, 11 York Rd, Sydney, CBD


  • Bring along your lunch & questions
  • Email us on team@jelix.vc to let us know if you are coming along so we can let you know if the time or date changes.

Potential sources of Funding

Female Founders

If you are a female founder we suggest you explore the following fabulous resources:

  • Heads Over Heels: Cherry picking strong female founders and helping them accelerate growth by way of powerful introductions and coaching   http://headsoverheels.com.au/
  • SpringBoard: Bootcamp for women founders- helping clarify business model, coaching, pitch training and more –  https://sb.co/
  • Elevacao: Pitch training and more, for very early stage female tech founders   http://www.elevacao.org/
  • Inspiring Rare Birds: All sorts of training sessions and resources aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs, including a dedicated grants application expert  http://www.inspiringrarebirds.com/
  • Scale: Women angel investors funding women entrepreneurs  http://scaleinvestors.com.au/
  • LMBDW ( ie Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine)- young, vibrant, global network of women entrepreneurs, co- founded by fabulous female entrepreneur Gen George  http://likemindedbitches.com/