The mandating of early stage venture capital for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) investment migration stream 188/888 has provided tremendous opportunities for new capital flows into Australia’s private equity markets.
With a minimum of $500,000 required to be invested in the AusIndustry registered structures of Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP) or Early Stage Venture Capital Partnership (VCLP), if the number of applications under the initial program are maintained, this could be more than $350M injected into the sector over the next few years.
So how can these fund managers and a potential raft of new players access potential investors, to date of whom 90% have come from China, with no requirement for English language skills under this investment migration pathway?
Stacey Martin, SIV industry expert will be running a series of discussion forums to help those looking to tap into this sector by considering issues such as:
- understanding the Visa application process
- who are these applicants and what are they looking for to meet the mandated venture capital component
- identification requirements
- working with wealth and banking intermediaries
- marketing and communication
In the first session, there will be an overview of the SIV program and ES/VCLP progress to date, and plenty of time for open discussion for attendees to ask questions, raise concerns and explore opportunities. This will help set the agenda for future discussion forums.
Tor register go to the link below. For those not in Sydney you can attend by video or teleconference. Please also submit any initial questions or comments.
Thursday 5th November, 2015
|Time:||3.30 pm to 5.00 pm|
Level 15, 255 George St, Sydneyother locations via video or teleconference
|Format:||Discussion forum for for venture capital managers interested in the Significant Investor Visa program.|
|RSVP:||4th November 2015|
Stacey Martin is a specialist advisor, strategic connector and thought leader on the Significant Investor Visa program. Founder of the Expat Advisors Community, Stacey is a sought after speaker for SIV industry conferences and workshops including Basis Point, Australia China Business Week, Australian China Business Council and the Migration Alliance SIV Masterclasses series.