CNSdose is an Australia-based personalized medicine company focused on advanced genetic technologies to fast-track finding the right medications across the lifespan. CNSdose is chaired by Hon Andrew Robb AO and is a Texas Medical Center Venture Fund Portfolio Company.

CNSdose completed the TMCx Digital Health Accelerator, the University of Melbourne Accelerator Program (aka MAP) and is in the Digital Health Fast Track Program (a joint Victorian Government and Austrade initiative). CNSdose’s technology has been adopted in a number of eminent academic health centers across the US and Australia, as well as over 500 clinics across the US.


VizTrade is an online trading platform for digital advertising that removes the intermediaries and provides full transparency to the buyer. By connecting buyers and sellers directly, they provide a smarter environment to transact. Buyers get better value and sellers receive greater yields.

Geelong Angels participated in an early funding round for VizTrade in December 2018 to enable them to complete their development. VizTrade are now on track for being able to launch their platform in mid-2019 and has seen further traction in bringing on more customers.


The Geelong Angels made its first investment in a Geelong-based startup in July 2016. Localised (previously known as Pundit Connect) closed a $305,000 seed round to fund a major pivot as it turns its attention to the local procurement market. Pundit Connect was a marketplace offering competitive quoting for users on the hunt for professional consultants. It launched in 2015, but after seeing how customers were using the platform, founder and CEO James Baird decided to change the startup’s focus.

He discovered that several local SMEs were jumping on the platform to locate professional services in the regional areas, leading him to be on the verge of launching Localised, a digital platform for local businesses to find and engage local suppliers.

The funding round in Pundit Connect ran in parallel to this pivot and was used to facilitate the roll-out of new platform Localised in Geelong and Bendigo. James said “It presented a really great opportunity,”- “We’re regionally-based already and we’re seeing regional customers wanting to use the platform to connect with local suppliers in the professional services sector. We were already a quasi-local procurement platform for professionals in regional areas”.

Localised today is a high impact, low cost and fully hosted platform, delivering specifically to the needs of the B2B economy.

Delivered in partnership across local government and local chambers, networks and businesses, this platform allows you to build rich data and gain new insights into your local economy and business activity.