We're one global team but we've got our own stories. Here's what makes us tick.
"My last job was driving strategy at SEEK where I learnt a lot! Specifically, relevant for Square Peg was the importance of a great culture, and of travelling with carry-on luggage only – ask Paul next time you see him!"
"Much more through asking questions than giving answers. I want to be their partner, confidant, and sometimes psychologist, not their parent or their teacher. It's much more generic than specific; our founders are smarter than me and know much more about their industries than me, so I want to challenge their thinking and logic, push against their biases, and encourage them to be bold."
"Is oxygen important? "
"My primary job description is to find amazing people doing amazing things and try my best to help them be amazing. Where's not the joy?"
"From the outside, probably a lot. But the thing that struck me the most from the moment I arrived was how incredibly collaborative the entire industry is. Everyone understands 1+1=3 and is prepared to work together, give their time generously, share their ideas, knowledge & contacts, all for the greater benefit of industry. This applies to entrepreneurs, investors, government, education, service providers - in a typically competitive environment, this is incredible to see."
"Passion. Clarity. Intellect. Desire to solve a massive problem that is meaningful for the entrepreneurs. Just being good, fun, humble people."
"When we think about what's most important, we think 1. People. 2. People. 3. Daylight. 4. People"
"Saying no to a team and business I loved because the valuation was too high. Twice."
"We call our weekly global team meetings ""MMMs"" (Monday Morning Meeting) despite them neither falling on a Monday nor a Morning. They are Meetings, so 1/3 isn't too bad."
We’re excited to announce that we’ve raised our fifth generation of venture capital funds with US$550m to empower exceptional tech founders across Australia, Southeast Asia and Israel.
Dan reflects on investing in the Israeli tech ecosystem - "what makes Israel tick?", "what can we (Aussies) learn from over there?"
When we first met the Prospa team in 2015, we knew they were special.
We’ve joined Mike and the Zero Co community on their mission to rid the world of single-use plastics
We’ve joined the team at Puresec on their journey to become the global leaders in Serverless Security.
We have led OwnHome’s AUD$31m Series A round, joining co-CEOs Tim and James on their mission to turn renters into homeowners.
We just led a $27m round in Aidoc – the leading AI for radiology company
On the back of a remarkable year for the Australian tech ecosystem, we have been reflecting on the journey that we’ve taken as a community