I'm a Canberra boy at heart but have only recently returned to Australia after 13 years living in the Valley and London.
I joined the AirTree team from Accel Partners, the West Coast headquartered fund behind companies like Facebook, Dropbox, Slack, Etsy and Atlassian. At Accel my focus was on early stage companies in software, infrastructure, fintech and marketplaces, including Weaveworks, Simplivity (acquired by HP), Semmle, E8 Storage and Skipjaq.
Before joining Accel, I was based in Silicon Valley and founded and ran BipSync, a research management software that enhances investor productivity and simplifies hedge fund compliance, where I still serve as an Advisor.
I began my career in M&A law (@Freshfields) and also spent some time in tech banking (@ Morgan Stanley). I studied law and comp sci at UNSW, and also have an MBA from Stanford.
I love the fact that I get to come to work each day and support the next generation of great Aussie and Kiwi founders. Building a company can be a long, slow and painful slog - but it doesn't have to be a lonely one.
So far at AirTree, I've been leading our investments in Prospa, Paxata and 90Seconds.