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Dan Phillips is head of Macquarie Capital’s Venture Capital Group. He's spent the past 25 years growing the group and has done 36 deals and deployed almost $600 million dollars of capital into some fantastic companies.
Along with being a longtime investor, Dan is an ...
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36 Real-life Investor Stories
Dan Phillips has spent most of his career building up Macquarie Capital’s Venture Capital Group. Somewhat of a well-kept secret in the Australian startup ecosystem, in the past 25 years, the Venture Capital Group has done 36 deals and deployed almost $600 million dollars of capital into some fantastic companies. The group has 11 companies currently in the portfolio.
In this pod interview, Ian and Dan discuss:
  • The implications of COVID for Australian startups
  • Some success stories from the past 25 years
  • How their hands-on investing model works
  • The sectors and geographies the group focuses on
  • The strategies that lead to a 90%+ success rate with investments

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