Founders Corner

Founders Corner is an online program that connects up and coming founders with B2B SaaS specialists to get targeted business advice and mentorship. Meet with experienced founders and operators from the EVP portfolio.

The first cohort will run in mid September with exact dates to be announced.

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How it works


Step 1


Fill out the application form to be considered for the program. You’ll be asked a couple of questions about you and your startup. 

Step 2


We’ll assess your application based on fit with our advisor group and stage of business. You'll hear back from us in late August if you're selected. You'll have a chance to ask questions ahead of time!

Step 3

Meet the advisors

 We'll schedule in some time for you to meet with the advisors mid-September.

Cohort 1 (Sep-23) Advisors


Guy Pearson - Co-Founder & CEO, Ignition

Guy Pearson is the co-founder of Ignition, a Series C funded business that services the professional services industry with a client management and engagement platform.

Guy has over a decade of experience in chartered accounting, and prior to Ignition, he had founded Interactive Accounting, which was considered one of Australia's first cloud-based accounting firms.

Chat to Guy about:
// Vertical market software
// International expansion
// Fundraising in Australia and the US
// Channel partnerships

Damon Pezaro - Chief Product Officer

Damon is an experienced Chief Product Officer, Non-Executive Director, Advisor and Investor with over 20 years of experience spanning multiple industries. 

Having previously served as the Chief Product Officer for Domain and Prospa, Damon now advises several growth businesses, as well as serving as a Non-Executive Director and Chair for Ordermentum and for CarClarity. 

Chat to Damon about:
// Building product
// Scaling product teams
// Managing your board & investors

Britt Bloom - Investment Manager, EVP

Britt Bloom is an Investment Manager at EVP where she works to find and invest in exceptional B2B software companies.

Britt is currently a Board Observer for 9 companies. Britt also spent over two years at Strategy& where she helped a range of Australia’s leading businesses tackle challenges of strategy, innovation, and growth.

Chat to Britt about:
// Customer analysis
// Unit economics
// Fundraising
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// Claire Fuller, Co-Founder and COO of Hnry



Who is Founders Corner for?

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Founders Corner is designed for up and coming B2B SaaS founders who are looking to connect with experienced EVP founders and specialists who deeply understand the challenges of building a generational software company. Our intention is to make the program focused on delivering specific, relevant and actionable insights from our network of EVP founders and advisors that you can act on. You'll be connected with people who have first hand experience across topics like: international expansion, scaling product teams, hiring talent, fundraising and building enduring software companies. You'll have a chance to pose questions to your advisors ahead of time and ask for advice, tactics, referrals or simply just say g'day.

The program is best suited for B2B SaaS founders in Australia and New Zealand who are running revenue generating startups. If you meet these requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply.

“If you're working with a fund, you need access to specialist operators who genuinely know the B2B space brilliantly. That is what EVP lives and breathes. They literally problem solve my business regularly, have intro'd me to people who have helped build our sales and scaling alongside helping me hire half my GTM team. I barely think of them as VC anymore, they are more like advisors and valuable operators in our business.” - Henry Innis, Co-founder Mutinex

Is it in person or online?

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This program will be run online, allowing participants to join remotely from anywhere in Australia and New Zealand. 

What to expect?

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Expect 1<>1 online sessions with each advisor (Guy Pearson, Damon Pezaro and Britt Bloom) to get tactical advice on your business and address anything that's top of mind for you. You're welcome to chat about anything you'd like or simply say g'day. We encourage founders to stay connected after the program finishes.

To ensure that you get the most from the session we encourage you to submit questions/discussion areas ahead of time so that your advisors are well prepared and can focus in on what matters.

I can't make the date, can I apply for future sessions?

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Of course! We plan to run cohorts every quarter with a different set of advisors. When you fill out the application you'll automatically sign-up for future cohorts, we'll let you know when they launch and if you're selected for a future cohort. Our next set of advisors will likely be from Shippit! If you miss out this time we'll run another one soon.

EVP Founders Corner

Sign up to Cohort 1 and be eligible for future cohorts by applying below!
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