I’m Startmate’s Fund Operations Associate. I look after investment diligence, execution and parts of the fundraising process. Day-to-day, you’ll find me liaising with the tenacious founders that we back, working with our external counsel and speaking to investors.
Originally from Perth, I’ve recently moved to Sydney. On the weekends, you’ll find me training for long distance runs, reading autobiographies and discovering the city that I now call home.
I'm responsible for operating Startmate's funds. This is everything from investment diligence and execution, to onboarding our investors.
What did you do before Blackbird?
After working for a legal-tech start-up in my hometown of Perth, I had a brief stint in consulting. During this time, I had the opportunity to work on some deep and fascinating problems around decarbonisation and energy storage in the mining sector.
What ideas excite you right now?
I’m particularly interested in new methods of energy generation. With rising geopolitical tensions, declining supplies of non-renewable energy sources and constant energy demand from heavy-capital industries like mining, I believe there is a huge opportunity for innovation.Sundrive Solar is a company in this space that really excites me. By reducing the cost and increasing the efficiency of solar cells, Sundrive is building a competitive product in a proven market.