Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin launched BlueChilli in 2011 to enable corporates, innovators (entrepreneurs) and investors to come together to solve big problems with technology.
Through his revolutionary venture technology concept, Sebastien has redesigned the business model for the early stage investment and development of technology startups.
BlueChilli works with non-technical entrepreneurs, investors and corporate customers to build, grow and invest in great new tech startup ventures. The company’s goal is to build a startup portfolio valued in excess of 1 Billion by 2020.
Headquartered in Sydney with incubator spaces in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the company has portfolio startups in most Australian capitals, the US and Canada.
BlueChilli invests technology IP, expert advice and early-stage funding in the startups it creates via a rigorous accelerator program curriculum, a dedicated product development team and the AUD10M BlueChilli Venture Fund, one of the few funds to gain ESVCLP status in Australia since 2007.
Sebastien has received many awards, including E&Y entrepreneur of the year in 2013, three time Anthill 30 under 30 recipient, most inspirational engineer nominee for IEAust and top post graduate researcher at UNSW in 2007 for his patented technology in landing UAVs autonomously on warships.