20 May, 2020

E84 – Dan Phillips, Macquarie Capital

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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