O2Pitch

HOW IT WORKS

THE SELECTION PROCESS

APPLY ONLINE

Applications have now closed for The Big Pitch 2015
Startups from around the country applied to be part of The Big Pitch 2015. We were on the hunt for software companies with a Global-first execution, answering questions no-one has thought to ask.

SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED TO MEET WITH OXYGEN VENTURES

Companies that are shortlisted by the Oxygen Ventures Investment Team will be contacted to arrange a meeting (face-­to-­face, phone call, or via Skype) to further discuss their company and answer questions that the selection panel may have.

5 FINALISTS WILL BE SELECTED TO COMPETE AT THE BIG PITCH LIVE EVENT IN MELBOURNE

The top five startups selected from the state finals will be flown to Melbourne to pitch to our expert panel of judges for the opportunity to secure up to $5 million in funding from Oxygen Ventures.

Applications for The Big Pitch 2015 have now closed.

But we're always on the lookout for the great new startups. If you're looking of funding, get in-touch with us at www.oxygenventures.com.au

GET SOME PRO TIPS FROM LAST YEAR'S FINALISTS...

PATRICK BARRETT, Founder ECAL

PAT OWENS, Co-founder eTaskr

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Got a few questions? Hopefully you’ll find the answers below, but if you can’t, please get in touch using the social media links above or contact us directly via questions@thebigpitch.com.au.

  • Q. What happens with equity?

  • Q. What happens with equity?

    The winning startup will access up to $5 million of funding, plus operational support, in return for a share of equity. Oxygen Ventures is a new breed of venture capital firm with a hands-on approach to business development. We work in partnership with the founders of our portfolio companies to create better businesses over time. Please note: We’re not investment bankers.

    We deliver transformative operational support and upfront capital, in return for a share of equity that accurately reflects the backing we provide. This way, everyone’s a winner.

  • Q. What’s the judging criteria?

  • Q. What’s the judging criteria?

    We’re looking for a few traits that make your BIG idea stand out. Is your concept achievable? Scalable? Sellable? We want the BIG ideas that have been thought through, attacked from every angle and polished to mirror shine. It’s simple really, if you’ve got a ‘bulldozer’ of an idea, we think the best place to be is behind it.

    We need partners who really believe in their project - the kinds of people who go to sleep with a notepad under their pillow and wake up bursting with ideas. Believe us, we can tell the difference, and it counts!

    This competition is for true entrepreneurial startups, even those that need a full technical build. So if you’ve started walking, we’ll get you up and running – fast. Of course presentation and business model are important, but they’re not deal-breakers. Bring your BIG innovative idea and we can do the rest together.

  • Q. Who is Oxygen Ventures?

  • Q. Who is Oxygen Ventures?

    We’re business builders, not fat cat investors. Entrepreneurial hands on know­how, not theoretical gurus. We partner with original thinkers to build disruptive startups – the ones that win the game by changing the rules. We work with innovators like ECAL, Saisei and Newsmodo to turn established industries on their heads.

    Our team’s filled with digital nous and we use it to support startups. Ventures draw on our knowledge and experience, getting expert advice on every aspect of growth: from creative and design, to strategy and scale.

    Founded by serial successful entrepreneur Larry Kestelman, we know exactly what we bring to the table. All we need to know is what you’re bringing, and we are introducing The Big Pitch competition to find out.

    Want to know more? Check out the Oxygen Ventures website

  • Q. Who owns the IP?

  • Q. Who owns the IP?

    There’s nothing worse than working hard for an idea that already exists. If you own the IP, and have the concept key in your pocket, we’re ready to get on board. It stays yours, even after you’ve partnered with us, and we’ll be sure to guard anything secret with our lives. remember, it’s not our first rodeo!

  • Q. What type of companies do Oxygen Ventures invest in?

  • Q. What type of companies do Oxygen Ventures invest in?

    At Oxygen Ventures we invest in passionate and innovative entrepreneurs, building globally scalable tech companies. We’re business builders, not fat cat investors, bringing not only capital, but access to our team of highly experienced tech industry experts to help turn great ideas into world-class enterprises.

  • Q. Do I win $5 million?

  • Q. Do I win $5 million?

    No. The winners of The Big Pitch get the opportunity to access up to $5 million in funding. The amount of money you secure is totally dependant on what you think you need to take your startup to the next level. When you submit your pitch we will ask you to estimate the amount of funding you’re looking to secure, this will guide our conversation from that point forward.

  • Q. Will Oxygen Ventures sign a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

  • Q. Will Oxygen Ventures sign a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

    No, we don't sign NDAs because we could have already seen or will see a similar deal that may resemble your business. So if we ever signed an NDA for a particular company, it would technically exclude us from even meeting with any like business.