Atika from 500 Global, Community Launch, Lady Startup Stories

Telescope Ventures September Newsletter

Hello Telescopers!

Thank you for coming onto this journey 🚀

We’re on a mission to champion the next generation of disrupters. Through educating and providing real exposure to the world of venture capital & startups, we hope to inspire YOU (yes you reading this) to be the next Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Melanie Perkins, Whitney Wolfe, [insert your name here].

Every month, we'll be collating tools and resources for aspiring founders and VC's, giving you all the ins and outs of the startup world.

🎤 A conversation with Atika French: Capital Formation Associate at 500 Global

Telescope Ventures had the pleasure of sitting down with Atika French!

Atika French is a Capital Formation Associate with 500 Global, a leading venture fund that has invested in the likes of Canva, TheRealReal, and more. We sat down with Atika to chat about her journey into venture capital, her favourite resources and her advice for those wanting to break into the VC space.

Read more

🛰 We’ve launched our community

We’re opening our digital doors to create a community of young founders with a world-changing vision. We wanted to create a tight-knit space for young founders to connect, share knowledge, and develop relationships.

As part of the Telescope community, you’ll have access to:

  • A network of student founders (and find people in the same boat as you)

  • Feedback on your product (we’ll be your customer)

  • Great VC and startup resources

Sound like the group for you? Make sure to pop your info below to join the Telescope community!

Join here

🤓 Telescope’s Monthly Recommendations

📚 Twitter lists

ANZ VC OperatorsANZ VC FundsCareerTech StartupsSocial Impact Startups

Shoutout to Dan for curating these Twitter lists!

📚 Reads

Life as a VC Associate: Lessons from 2.5 Years

“The foundations of my career in VC were formed in three distinct stages: explore, develop, focus. Each stage has provided me with important lessons that I will now attempt to bring to life with real-world examples from the past 2.5 years.”

📚 Podcasts

Lady Startup Stories

“Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join Lady Startup, Mia Freedman for current episodes as they sit down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.”

💻 Opportunity Alert

Operations and Compliance Intern at Airtree

Investment Associate/Analyst at Jelix Ventures

Digital Marketing Summer Traineeship at Startupbootcamp

Venture Development Manager x 2 at Shepreneur.Ventures

Until next time!

🚀  Telescope Team

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