Brendan Hill

UNSW Founders Startup Coach - Startup Educator of the Year 2019

Hi guys, my name’s Brendan Hill and I can’t wait to hear about your startup idea! I’m an entrepreneur, angel investor and growth marketer who loves all things startup, tech and Golden Retrievers.

After my e-commerce startup was acquired in 2016, I started angel investing in early-stage tech startups. I love investing because it’s one of the most intellectually stimulating things you can do. You’re constantly learning about new ideas, technologies and gaining a surface level education in many areas. As an active angel investor, I can provide the best advice on what investors want to see in your startup, how to raise capital and help you prepare for the pitching process.

Having worked, advised and coached in the startup space for over 10 years, I have many experiences, lessons and tactics to share with you from the entrepreneurial front line. You don’t need to make the same mistakes I did!

My recommendations:


  • Angel by my good friend Jason Calacanis. Find out what investors are looking for in your startup.
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz.
  • Principles by Ray Dalio.
  • High Growth Handbook by Elad Gil.
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. Find out how not to run your startup.    


  • Startup (Series 1) by Gimlet Media.
  • The Forward Thinking Podcast - I host this marketing podcast where each week I talk to founders to learn from their experiences on the front line to uncover what it takes to build a world-class business.


  • Silicon Valley on HBO (making the world a better place).