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 non-executive director and investor 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 led the IT investments of the fund (incl. Agworld, icetana). The initial fund is now wound up and Yuuwa is undertaking new activities led by my co-founders - I have no involvement.
Matt has invested over $1m of his own cash into more than 25 Australian startups as an angel investor (some companies listed below). He is an active participant in the local startup community through roles as Company Chair, Non-executive director, advisor, judge, and mentor
Growing into global markets
icetana (ASX:ICE) and Appbot are active growing companies based in Perth.
Agworld was Yuuwa's largest exit when it was sold to Semios in 2021 for $100m.
Kanopy and Dimerix both generated over 4x return on angel stakes held
Time > Money
Chair of PetRescue Finding homes for rescue pets,
Australia's highest web-traffic charity
Just for reference
2017 - Pearcey Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the WAITTA Incite Awards
2016 - Techboard Startup Community Award