MaGIC Academy: Introduction to Finance for Startups

About the Speaker:

Paul Henry Davis is an entrepreneur, investor and company director with global experience in engineering, software, internet, venture capital, and investment management. As an entrepreneur, he have been involved in 9 startups, including founding Connect.Com - the first Australian ISP, E*TRADE Australia - an E*TRADE licensee for Australia and New Zealand, and TechInvest - a global equity fund manager; creating over $500m in shareholder value.

As an investor he worked as Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Bankers Trust Australia, CEO and MD of Nova Pacific Capital Limited - an ASX listed technology incubator, and Research and Portfolio Manager at TechInvest, investing up to $200m for retail and institutional clients. As a company director he has served on the board of three Australian Stock Exchange listed entities, the board of a member firm of the Australian Stock Exchange, and diverse private companies.

Professionally he holds a BSc (Mechanical Engineering) from Stanford University and an MBA (Finance) from Otago University as well as the C.F.A. charter, and served as a research fellow on the faculties of Bond University and the University of Melbourne in Australia. Currently, he is involved in forming and building early stage companies, and managing his own investments.


Learn from Paul Davis, a seasoned venture capitalist as he gives a general introduction to the startup investment practices around the world, particularly as developed in Silicon Valley.

He will explain the considerations for idea selection, team building, valuation and fund raising as he shares his experiences drawn from 35 years as an entrepreneur and investor in the USA, Australia & New Zealand.

The session is targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs and startups looking for funding.

Agenda :
  • 6.30pm - Talk starts
  • 7.30pm - Break
  • 7.45pm - Talk resumes

Key takeaways:

- Venture Capital Conventions ;the funds,rounds & the exits

- Finance Foundations

- Managing Intellectual Propert.

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Thu May 14, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM MYT
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