Reach your full potential

With Silicon Valley knowhow and local experience

To help entrepreneurs and investors succceed in Australian early stage technology ventures

About Us

Although a new player in the Australian early stage tech investment scene, our team comes with decades of investment experience across Silicon Valley, Europe, Asia and Australia.

What we offer entrepreneurs and investors:

Silicon Valley < - > Australia

Leveraging top Silicon Valley expertise to curate, mentor, and grow our investee companies, potentially for eventual US expansion

By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs

Partners and advisors that are all serial entrepreneurs or professional investors (some with billion dollar exits)

Tax Free Investment Profits

AusIndustry-regulated ESVCLP status means tax-free treatment on all investment profits

Maximising returns via market validation

Investment criteria focused on market-proven, revenue-generating, highly scalable ventures only

What we look for

The entrepreneurs we partner with
We believe big things can happen from small places

We believe entrepreneurship is THE solution to the greatest challenges of our time. We see great entrepreneurs as visionary, committed, resourceful, prepared to take risks and willing to make personal sacrifices. They have immense self belief and create their own futures. And in the process, they push societies forward. They often come from humble beginnings and typically don't start with much. It is nothing short of inspiring to see how the best of them make it through the arduous entrepreneurial journey through sheer determination, conviction, energy, creativity, and adaptability. When we come across such entrepreneurs we feel honoured to support them and share in their journey. If you feel that we have just described you, then we'd love to hear from you!

  • Scalable Model

    We like web, mobile, enterprise-software, marketplace or other scalable ventures that are solving massive problems

  • Committed Founders

    We love supporting passionate and knowledgeable founders who are "all in"!

  • Market Proven

    Market validation through early revenue and customers

  • Solid go-to-market

    Demonstrated resourcefulness & convincing strategies to get your offerings to your massive target market

Our Team - Your Resources

Experienced across startups to enterprises, from Silicon Valley to Australia and China
Founding Partner
Victor Jiang | Exec Chairman
Serial entrepreneur; consulting executive; worked with many Fortune 50 companies and countless startups; founder & CEO of Skillsapien.com
Silicon Valley VC
Bernard Slede | Managing Partner – Silicon Valley
Serial entrepreneur and corporate VC; founding MD of HP’s venture capital division; “Best startup advisor of Northern California” by StartupAmerica; helped many startups launch internationally and raising tens of millions in capital
30+ year Tech Investor
Robert Blair | Silicon Valley Partner
Globally experienced business, technology and financial executive with over 30 years of sales, marketing, management roles on public/private Boards. Prior founder, CEO and investor in early stage tech companies.
Serial entrepreneur & angel investor
Mike Loftus | Silicon Valley Partner
Serial entrepreneur; Venture Partner at F50 Fund (Silicon Valley); ex-EIR at SV Angels Forum, exited 7 startups over 15 years with combined value > $1.1 billion
Growth Hacking Coach
Steve Austin | Silicon Valley Partner
Serial entrepreneur; corporate veteran; startup growth coach and investment coach (Founder Space, Idea-to-IPO), international keynote speaker on growth strategies and digital marketing; 25+ corporate VP of Sales & CMO at many international high-tech companies
Wealth CEO
Helen Lorigan | EIR Advisor
Previously CEO of Elders Financial Planning; Head of Channel Marketing & Wealth Strategy at ANZ; Head of Managed Funds at CBA; GM Superannuation at MLC and Evangelist for “Super Disruption”
Fin Services CIO
David Gee | Venture Partner
ITNews 2014 “CIO of the Year”; 18 year career CIO; experienced in +$80m tech transformations in financial services; advisor to multiple fintech startups; mentor at several fintech incubators
Sein-Way Tan
Venture Partner
Attendee to APEC CEO Summit, B20 Summit, Forbes Global CEO Summit; World Cities Summit Young Leader; UN World Urban Campaign Steering Committee Member; founding Chairman of Green World City;
Investment Banking CTO
John Baird | EIR Advisor
Founder of Revio Security; former CTO of Deutsche Bank A/NZ; keynote speaker at cyber-security forums and IT executive briefings
Insurance CDO
Nagib Kassis | EIR Advisor
14 year insurance exec; Head of Digital & GM & Strategy Transformation at Allianz Australia; formerly Global Chief Procurement Officer at Allianz Global HQ; serial entrepreneur
Fin. Services CTO
Daniel Biondi | EIR Advisor
HPE Fellow (one of 33 in the world) and CTO for APAC Financial Services; led billion-dollar-plus tech transformations; cofounder of Crimson Investors (a Harvard alum angel investment network)
Capital Markets COO
Michael Go | Venture Partner
Equity capital markets veteran; ex-COO at NAB Capital; ex-COO at ABN Amro (Sydney, London, Hong Kong); CFETS & China-oriented investments expert; advisor to many emerging companies as well as financial regulators
PE and Investment Banking
Nathan Chadwick | Venture Partner
Career investment banker from Royal Bank of Scotland; ABN Amro, Credit Suisse; now private equity investor and corporate advisor; experienced in IPO’s.
China VC
Serena Zhang | China VC Partner
Founder of Yudao Ventures (Shanghai) and former corporate exec at multinationals including Diaz/Carrefour, Unilever and PepsiCo
Venture Connector
Lance Li | Greater China Liaison Partner
Entrepreneur since 15; experienced in venture capital in both China and Australia; facilitator of cross-border investments and deal-maker
Serial entrepreneur
Christian Oey | Venture Partner
Serial entrepreneur; founder & CEO of Nobankruptcy.com.au ($0 – $1.5M revenue within 18 months); Founder & MD PaperCup Media (acquired within 12months from inception); founder & MD of Ocorp Media (acquired; $0 – $5M revenue within 2 years)
Jim Fitzsimons
EIR Advisor
Seasoned IP and corporate lawyer, formerly Partner at Clayton Utz for 22 years; serial tech investor; sits on multiple tech company Boards and Advisory Boards
Growth Exec
Jane Endacott | EIR Advisor
Sales, commercial and strategy executive with specialisations in professional services and professional education. Previously Principal in management consulting and former CEO of Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

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