All startups want to raise capital, but it’s a long road from establishing a business to securing your first round of investment. Join us on March 27th (6pm – 8pm) as we discuss what startup investors look for and the legal steps required for raising capital.


We will cover:


  • Knowing what to address prior to approaching investors
  • Knowing which legal documents are essential for raising capital
  • Being prepared for an investor’s due diligence process
  • What major Australian VC firms look for when considering investment
  • How to avoid the common mistakes a founder makes when trying to raise money
  • What matters the most to investors when considering your startup for investment


Joining us will be Jill McKnight from LegalVision and Garry Visontay from Right Click Capital.


Jill McKnight is considered to be one of Australia’s pre-eminent capital raising lawyers. A Practice Leader at LegalVision, Jill has over 15 years’ experience practising as a lawyer at top commercial firms in Europe, Asia and Australia. She is qualified in England and Wales, as well as Australia. Jill was recently involved in the redraft of the AVCAL Open Source Seed Financing Documents, and specialises in startups, including convertible loans, revenue loans, shareholders agreements, issuing equity and employee share option plans.


Garry Visontay is an entrepreneur and investor who has started and grown five businesses in a variety of industries. He is a General Partner at Right Click Capital, an investment firm that specialises in identifying and investing in high-growth, early-stage Internet-based businesses; co-founder and Chairman of RecruitLoop; Chairman of Oneflare; Chairman of Generation Entrepreneur and past Chairman of DesignCrowd. He serves as a mentor, guest speaker and panellist at various start-up, entrepreneurship and university programs.