INVESTING IN THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
Mentoring, investing, advising and working hands-on to build teams, accelerate growth and achieve goals.
m15e ventures is the operating arm of Perth-based VC Matt Macfarlane's advisory and angel investment activities.
ABOUT MATT MACFARLANE
Founder of m15e ventures
A Perth native Matt spent 11 years in Europe working in telecommunications M&A through the 90's. After returning to Perth he co-founded Web 2.0 startup Minti in 2004.
In 2009, Matt co-founded Yuuwa Capital LP, a A$40m Venture Capital fund and has led the IT investments of the fund since then. The fund is no longer investing in new opportunities.
Matt holds numerous angel investment stakes in Perth-based startups (some listed below). He is an active participant in the local startup community through roles as advisor, director, judge, mentor and program lead for various early-stage programs.
Growing into global markets
Agworld and iCetana are Yuuwa investees, Kanopy is an angel investment.
World leading Farm Management
World leading security video analytics
Angel stakes in SaaS companies
Teamline, Appbot, and Infobite are all Perth-based
Monitor and analyze app reviews from iTunes, Google Play, Windows and Amazon, globally
Slack Task Management
Pre-and Post operative support for patients
Software tech focused investments
Build-tech and crypto-trading amongst others
Time > Money
Chair of PetRescue Finding homes for rescue pets,
Australia's highest web-traffic charity
Exits or writedowns
Discovr (Filter Squad) and Dealised were Yuuwa investees. Matt was the first angel investor in Sydney accelerator Pollenizer
Over 2 million downloads of the music discovery app
Software platform for daily deals, closed 2016
Pioneer in the Sydney startup ecosystem
Just for reference
2017 - Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the WAITTA Incite Awards
2016 - Techboard Startup Community Award