Daniel is the Founder and Chair of not-for-profit StartGiving. StartGiving was founded in 2022, and is focused on inspiring tech founders and executives to start their philanthropic journey now by establishing their own foundations. The goal ofStartGiving is to establish a culture of giving in the innovation community so that giving becomes the norm in Australia, not the exception.
Daniel is a leading player and investor in the technology industry and has been for more than35 years, including time working for Bill Gates at Microsoft’s headquarters in the US. He founded AirTree Ventures, Ecorp and Netus, producing outstanding returns and establishing many (now) mainstream technology and media companies.
In addition to fully funding StartGiving, Daniel and his wife Carolyn established the Petre Foundation which has donated more than $25m to a range of charities over the years. Daniel has served on a range of corporate and not-for-profit boards, and currently sits on the NSW Government’s Innovation Advisory Board and is the author of a number of books across a range of topics.
Catch Daniel on Day 2 of Sunrise Australia.