Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre

Matthew Macfarlane


Matthew Macfarlane (BCom GAICD CA) is a Co-founder and Investment Director at Yuuwa Capital, a Perth based $40m early stage venture capital fund launched in 2009. 

Matt has been both an investor and an entrepreneur in early stage tech startups; actively participating in the startup eco-system in Perth for over 10 years.  Matt works hands-on with startup companies to assist in building teams, accelerating growth, achieving milestones and securing additional financing.  

He has judged for: the WA Innovator of the Year Awards, multiple Startup Weekends, the inaugural Unearthed Hackathon, Curtin's Commercial Innovation Awards, OzApps and the AIMWA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards. 

He has mentored for: the Founder's Institute (Perth Chapter) since inception, the RAC SeedSpark corporate accelerator and the Amcom Upstart accelerator.  

Matt currently is also a director at Kanopy Pty Ltd and with investee companies: iCetana, Agworld and Dealised.