If you’re building a startup to address a niche in the Australian market; or bring a successful US model to Australia there’s no point schlepping around to US based investors, so in that case the answer is no.
There’s nothing wrong with this either, Seek.com.au, Realestate.com.au, Carsales.com.au are all household Australian brands and very successful web companies. However, if your startup has its sites set on the US or another international market we’re keen to assist by helping you form connections in that market.
For this reason we are arranging demo-days in San Francisco and New York to take place in September 2012, and will encourage attendance at TechCrunch Disrupt 8-12 September 2012.
Whilst AngelCube does not pay for US travel; we assist start ups apply for the MultiMedia Victoria TRIP Export Grant which provides $2500 to cover some of the cost of flights, conference attendance and accommodation.
We also recommend accommodation options through chosen partners to provide a place to sleep and work.