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Startup Grind Melbourne Hosts Gavin Appel (Square Peg Capital)

Startup Grind

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT)

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Gavin Appel, Square Peg Capital

Gavin Appel has over 15 years of global, start up and corporate experience within the digital industry. Gavin has built a successful career creating and leading innovative commercial and technology solutions in digital marketing, search and competitive intelligence. Gavin’s early career includes being one of the first employees of Hitwise Inc (now part of Experian plc), where he was integral in growing the business to be one of the most recognised global internet measurement brands. Gavin held several roles within Hitwise including General Manager and Chief Technology Officer, at all times sustaining a mix of strategic and operational involvement. After the acquisition of Hitwise, Gavin was promoted to Senior Vice President within Experian, a leading global information services company, and a member of the global product and technology executive team leading employees across the globe. Gavin was responsible for developing and executing the Experian Marketing Services’ Global Development Centre strategy together with leading innovation initiatives including a Hackathon event across 8 cities around the world. Gavin was appointed a Partner of Square Peg Capital in June 2013 and will lead venture investments in online and technology companies. As a finalist in the 2011 AFR Young Executive of the Year, Gavin was recognised for his track record of improving productivity and scale to drive growth globally, with a focus on financial sustainability, strategy and innovation.

Agenda   6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By

Chris Joannou, Melbourne Chapter Director

Chris is a serial entrepreneur with businesses in everything from Tech to Tequila. CEO and Founder of Startup Melbourne, showcasing startups and visionaries, and Perceptar a live mobile to mobile video application. Outside of Tech he runs an 'innovative private label' food and beverage business that primarily imports for the Retail and Foodservice markets within the Asia-Pacific.

Email: Chris@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @StartupGrindAus

Global Partners

Google Cloud

Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at cloud.google.com/starterpack and use verification code: sg-org.

Local Partners


99Designs - Design Marketplace // Proudly Supports Startup Grind Melbourne!

General Standards

General Standards. Get your company setup the right way.


Experience the world from a new perspective - Perceptar. Live Mobile to Mobile Video Sharing and Stream Jumping!

Startup Melbourne

The Home of Melbourne Startups, Startup Resources, Online Business Ideas, and both local Australian and International Entrepreneurship.

Swinburne University of Technology

Supporting Startup Grind and Local Entrepreneurship.


Zendesk // The ultimate customer service software proudly supports Startup Grind Melbourne.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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When & Where

Depo8 - Co-Working Space
Level 1, 39 – 41 Mount Street
Prahran, VIC , 3181

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

More info at http://startupgrind.com/singapore or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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