Sarah Nolet

A globally recognised food systems innovation expert, Sarah has developed, implemented and executed strategies and programs for some of Australia’s leading organizations and agtech startups. She leads Tenacious Ventures, a VC firm funding Australian agricultural innovators, and AgThentic, a sustainability and innovation consulting firm for the food system.

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Dean Dorrell

Dean Dorrell has a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics and had a successful initial career as a bond trader, arbitrageur and proprietary trader. He was a coder from very early days and used those skills whilst trading to formulate some of the earliest proprietary models, quant trading systems and statistical arbitrage…

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Leigh Jasper

Leigh co-founded and was the CEO of Aconex, the world’s most widely used internet collaboration platform for construction, infrastructure, and resources projects. Founded in 2000, Aconex listed on the ASX in 2014 and was subsequently acquired by Oracle in March 2018. As CEO, Leigh led Aconex’s global growth, expanding the…

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Fred Schebesta

Fred is the co-founder and director of finder.com.au – one of Australia’s largest comparison websites – which receives more than 4 million visits each month. At just 26 years of age, Fred entered the comparison market, one of the most highly competitive online categories in Australia. Following its success in…

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Dan Phillips

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 active philanthropist and has been…

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Jeremy Liew

Jeremy was raised in Perth, WA and studied mathematics and linguistics at ANU. After his undergraduate studies, Jeremy joined McKinsey Australia and eventually moved to help set up the South African office for Mckinsey. In 1996 Jeremy followed one of the partners to LA, to join City Search. After moving…

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Craig Blair, Michelle Deaker, Paul Bassat, and Rick Backer

Dr Michelle Deaker, OneVentures Michelle, managing partner of OneVentures, established in 2010, with $400 million in funds under management. They invest in companies with truly innovative products tackling multi-billion-dollar world problems, needle-free vaccinations, next-generation learning technologies or virtual communications. Craig Blair, AirTree Craig, cofounder & managing partner of AirTree Ventures…

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