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A huge part of our business is creating trusting relationships with our founders, and matching our resources and services to the needs of each company.
Consider us your very own brains trust, ready to help with the ebbs and flows of being a seed-stage company and empowering founders to solve problems in their own way.
Leader, sounding board, visionary. Grant leverages a background in digital media and 20+ years of experience investing in seed companies in Asia & Australia and advising early-stage founders on their most critical challenges. He encourages big picture thinking, and guides companies to see strategic opportunities, build product-market fit, and prepare for institutional capital raising. Formerly Yahoo.
Product gun, founders' go-to-guy. Wendell is a product-led-growth expert and multi-time start-up founder, armed with 20+ years of software engineering and product management experience. Whether you need to go deep in code, sound out an idea, get a reality check, or just talk through frustrations, Wendell's unique thinking helps others to see the path forward. Formerly Atlassian, Broadsoft & Inference.
Go-to-market guru, fundraising gun. Georgie has extensive experience in investment banking as well as enterprise sales, working closely alongside founders to develop successful go-to-market strategies. She brings wisdom and dedication to help founders optimise their business and prepare for the next round of fundraising. Formerly Bailador, Rackspace, Lazard.
Growth specialist, global outlook. Andrea has successfully launched two funds in overseas markets all while building trusting personal relationships with founders as an adviser and confidant. With 15+ years of VC and tech investment experience, Andrea is our growth investment lead and US presence, preparing companies for global expansion and ongoing fundraising. Formerly Bailador, Boost & Co, UBS.
Strategist, problem solver. With a background in strategy consulting and corporate advisory, Max can think big-picture as well as get into the detail. Relentlessly curious and deeply engaged, he works closely with founders on finance, growth, and strategy, helping them exploit opportunities and optimise commercial approaches. Formerly Bain & Co, Vesparum.
Problem-solver and innovator. With a background in law, Karla has extensive experience in capital market companies, and strong connections in the startup world. She employs empathy, intelligence and practical skills to guide our founders along their business journey and help them achieve their vision of success. Formerly J.P. Morgan, Clayton Utz.
Portfolio Success Manager
Community, customers, talent. Vicky is a startup storyteller, able to highlight the metrics that matter and spot gaps in new markets. Her work with the US startup ecosystem has given her special insights into what it takes to go global. She’s here to help our founders connect to commercial opportunities, source talent, and succeed in the global market. Formerly Aussie Founders Network (USA), Investment NSW.
Ideas, insights, independent vision. Samadhi’s special gift is helping founders clarify their vision, quantify their capabilities, and turn ideas into reality. She brings considerable experience working with startup size enterprises as well as big public sector companies, harnessing data to promote growth. Formerly Macquarie, PwC.
Co-founder & Chair (Seed)
Wise counsel, leader of leaders. Murray is a financial leader with over 30 years of investment, banking, and fund management experience, and a passionate, insightful backer of the newest ideas. Having served on high-profile boards, Murray's sound, practical experience supports every investment and underpins every Tidal value. Formerly IFM, Macquarie.
Clarity and conviction. Tony brings over 25 years of experience in the technology, data, and media industries, and has an extensive background of investing in early-stage companies and helping them scale. Tony brings vision and insight to Tidal's investment processes and governance. Chair of oOh!media and ReadyTech. Formerly Yahoo.
Chief Financial Officer
Sage of finance. The buck stops with Craig and his 25 plus years in senior finance roles. His rigour and flair is the foundation of our operations and the bedrock of our best decisions. Continuously improving how we manage and govern the fund, he drives us to achieve business growth through best-in-class financial systems, processes, and thinking. Formerly Allen & Buckeridge.
We are on a mission to be the premier seed fund in Australia & New Zealand by empowering and investing in outstanding founders who shape the future of industries.
A clear view of a market and its dynamics can truly create the future. We cultivate themes to match market, team, model, and opportunity.
We lead by example to help learn and grow as a team. Effective communication requires authentic ways to cut-through.
Autonomy requires accountability and adapting quickly. We support conviction over consensus and guide each other's actions.
Founders balance customer focus with strong execution. We are bold, scrappy, yet measured in how we build and refine.
We start with first principles and end with our unique skills and experience. Together they create optimal outcomes.