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.


Jackie Vullinghs is an investor at AirTree Ventures, an early and growth stage venture firm backing world-class entrepreneurs. It is the largest venture capital fund in Australia, and over the past two decades has partnered with 40+ companies including market leaders such as Canva, Prospa, 90Seconds, and Hyper Anna. Prior to AirTree, Jackie invested in Fintech and adjacent sectors at NAB Ventures, and before moving to Sydney was Chief of Staff at B2B SaaS startup Kalo, a Series A stage startup based in San Francisco & London, that raised funding from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Max Levchin’s SciFi VC, where she worked with the CEO on strategy, go to market, and operations. Jackie started her career on the trading floor at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch as a VP in Equity Derivatives, and graduated from Cambridge University.