"I just wanted to drop a note of thanks to team OIF. It was your backing at such a pivotal time that got us through. A special note of thanks to Dan as without his belief we would never have made the connections and got through this. We know that the job is not done yet. But just wanted to take a moment to say a big thanks for everything off the back of this raise and OIF's continued show of support in this round."
"Thanks so much for all your support since your initial investment and right through this process. You have no idea how much it means, and it goes well beyond just an investment and capital coming into the company. Geoff & David – you guys know this already but you’ve got an amazing team in Jerry and Laurence, and you all really practice what you preach with the three F’s. If Founders Fund wasn’t already taken, it would be an apt alternative name for OIF."
"Forgot to thank you all for helping me through my dark phase! Life at VR was very very tough at one point, but we made it through and flourished, leading to a happy exit! The key was you highlighting that the pain we were going through was totally normal for companies like us and not unique. So that provided the perspective and grounding I needed. And, funnily enough, the big positive turn came very shortly after that…Thanks again, Mr Mentor!"
"You can't ask for better investors than David and Geoff. They are genuinely good people who are passionate about the people they back. They bring to the table excitement for your vision, real experience as founders and incredible worldwide networks."
"The team provided wise counsel throughout the many challenges we experienced in running what was a fast growing organisation. Ultimately, they played a pivotal role in introducing us the organisation that would ultimately acquire BlueFire."
"The team has been incredibly generous with their time and networks. Being successful entrepreneurs themselves, they provide practical advice and understand the issues. I am grateful that they are not only business associates, but also genuine friends."
"David is an entrepreneur at heart. He has mentored and guided me through business strategy and commercial negotiations. His business network is expansive due to his charisma, approachability and reputation. It's honestly been a privilege to have him in my corner."
"The team takes a founder friendly approach. They provide the encouragement and support needed to work through the inevitable ups and downs of the journey. If you're looking to build a meaningful business, I'd highly recommend having them on your side."
"David and Geoff have provided us with invaluable feedback, insight and support over the past 12 months as we have gained traction with our model. They have also provided fantastic introductions and mentoring, as well as challenging us in the best possible way."
"We got so much more than funding. We got considered, attentive guidance and amazing introductions. But most importantly, we got good, decent people who genuinely believe in our business and that want us to succeed."
"We were very fortunate to work closely with the team in scaling from an idea on a PowerPoint to a $100 million business. They are incomparably experienced to assist from the embryo stage all the way through to the mass commercialisation of your idea."
"David provided capital, but the intrinsic value he provides is his expertise and the sincere care he shows you as a founder. David displays a perfect balance of support and enthusiasm, whilst connecting you to his world-class network to help grow the business."
"The team has been directly responsible for opening doors to several of Propeller's most important opportunities with their remarkable network in Australia and beyond. They have a long track record of success in business and the wisdom and experience to match."
"David and Geoff are two of the most highly experienced investors. Their network runs very wide and they are always ready to help at the drop of a hat - not only when things are going well but especially when things are not. I can’t recommend them enough."
"David provides the perfect balance of investor, advisor, mentor and friend. I’ve had the privilege of his mentorship and been privy to his business acumen and phenomenal network. Dave knows the fundamental formula of success."