Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) annual survey of Angel Capital and Angel Investment statistics in Australia for 2011 is seeking input from investors, entrepreneurs and the innovation community.

The survey is an annual collection of data and this year is being managed by AAAI partner Bentleys Chartered Accountants. Bentleys is a leading accounting firm with specialist experience in the start-up business sector and an extensive background in conducting industry wide surveys.

Ruth Drinkwater, AAAI CEO, says Bentleys' involvement in the 2011 survey provides independence and rigour around the data - thereby making it a more powerful resource for the Angel Investment community.

"The primary function of the survey is to gather and distribute data on Angel activity in Australia to provide the community with a benchmark for comparison with peers internationally," Drinkwater says. "It also supports partnerships for the National Angel community to approach governments to assist in the formulation of policy and implementation of industry assistance initiatives."

Bentleys is compiling and analysing the data gathered through this and other processes and is working with AAAI to produce an overview of Angel Investment activity in Australia. The results will be presented at the 2012 National Angels Conference in Melbourne 29 Feb - 2 March.

Submit your information via by Monday 16th January, 2012. The survey will only take 10-15 minutes of your time:

Take the survey now for your chance to win a complementary registration to the 2012 Annual Conference in Melbourne.

All information collected is anonymous. Only aggregate data is used and made available in the final report. Should you have any queries, please contact Tim Bridges, from Bentleys or Jordan Green, Deputy Chairman AAAI.

The National Angel Conference 2012 - Angel Capital, ensuring a sustainable future

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Date: 29th February - 2nd March, 2012


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Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI)

Australian Association of Angel Investors' (AAAI) is the national forum for advancing the professional development of Angel Investors and furthering its members’ passion for investing in entrepreneurial success. AAAI is a social not-for-profit enterprise offering a range of networking, professional development, advocacy and research activities supporting members’ activities. Angel Investors are private individuals who invest their own personal assets (financial and intellectual) as Angel Capital into entrepreneurial high growth business opportunities. Angel Groups are the natural formation of like-minded individual Angel Investors who wish to leverage their combined intellectual and financial capital and shared deal flow. Angel Investors acting within Angel Groups are recognised as international best practice.
Ruth Drinkwater CEO, Australian Association of Angel Investors Ltd
P: 0409 759 322


investor survey, innovation, entrepreneur. Jordan Green, Australian Association of Angel Invest



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