Aysegul has a passion for investing and mentoring start-ups as a member of Brisbane Angels. Startups that are supported with advice and finance from local investors stand a much better chance of success and thus contributing to the Australian economy. Angel investing can be both ethical and socially responsible - supporting our local communities. Over the last several years she has become more focused on those contributing to the global social and environmental good. Profit at the expense of other "goods" is not an acceptable option. Community focused, sustainable enterprises benefit everyone.
Aysegul co-founded Angel Loop Ltd, a NFP, to promote angel investing across Queensland. Her goal is to grow a trustful Angel Investor community through communication, collaboration and educational activities. The startup activity is increasing but for the community to really flourish it needs more people to become angel investors.
Angel Investors are individuals who invest personal funds, capabilities and experience in entrepreneurial ventures (start-ups) , in a hands-on, active approach, to grow economic and market value and deliver outstanding and successful outcomes to all parties with a beneficial interest in those companies. Angel Investors generally come from all walks of life, with HNW (high-net-worth) forming only a small sub-component. It is a category an opportunity for commercially and business experienced individuals to become involved with start-ups.
Anyone who has ever put together an investor update, knows it’s an incredibly convoluted process. Everyone is on a different sheet of music. Investors have varying expectations and levels of engagement. Emails are lost, spreadsheet formula errors come out of nowhere, then there are the terrible time-consuming decks.
Out of this pain and annoyance, Angel Loop was founded in 2015. Angel Loop changes the relationship game by equipping investors and startups with easy to use tools to keep each other in the loop with all the information you need available at your fingertips!
Aysegul believes startup relations should be easier. She emphasises this by encouraging engagement between founders and their stakeholders. Her community driven approach is predicated on creating value in every interaction.
Join Angel Loop's community of frontier-stretching startups, startup investors, world class advisors, and other scaling startup stakeholders!
Sarah is an Associate Professor in marketing and law and the marketing discipline leader at the UQ Business School. She is currently leading a global sports technology accelerator, UQ HYPE SPIN Accelerator, in partnership among the University of Queensland, HypeLab and the Queensland government.Read More
An appreciation for the power of diversity in our community, along with a thirst for learning, compassion and humour are the values and beliefs which drive Sarah. She is an Associate Professor in marketing and law and the marketing discipline leader at the UQ Business School. She is currently leading a global sports technology accelerator in partnership among the University of Queensland, HypeLab and the Queensland government.
Sarah has qualifications and experience in law, marketing and psychology and has practiced previously as a commercial lawyer and have extensive international experience. From 2013-2017 she was responsible for leading the University of Qld MBA program to the number one ranked program in Australasia and number 10 globally. She has won awards for teaching and industry engagement at the University of Qld. Her research and consultancy expertise includes sports marketing, sports law, eSports, consumer behaviour and trademark law.
Her non-executive directorships include Deputy Chair of the Brisbane Lions AFL football club, Tourism and Events Qld, the Wandering Warriors and The Gregory Terrace Foundation. Sarah is also a member of the National Education Advisory Committee for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and am a member of the Minister’s Sport Advisory Council (Qld).