Team

Our story

 

Founders backing founders

 

Our team is made up of some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs and investors. Each member of our team has significant experience across multiple sectors and has the knowledge and deep networks to help founders reach their full potential and achieve their vision.

Our team

Fund executives
  • GEOFF LEVY AO

    Geoff is a Founding Partner at OIF & an Investment Committee member. He has significant experience in venture capital, investment banking & commercial law. He is currently Chairman of Monash Private Capital & ASX-listed Cromwell Property. Previously, he was CEO of Investec Bank Australia, principal of Wentworth Associates, a partner of Freehills & has extensive senior board experience.

  • DAVID SHEIN

    David is a Founding Partner at OIF & an Investment Committee member. He has founded, mentored & invested in numerous start-ups, leading many to successful exits. He is the Chairman of ASX-listed Montech Holdings. Previously, David founded & was the Managing Director of Com Tech Communications, which sold for over $1 billion. David also has extensive senior board experience.

  • JERRY STESEL

    Jerry is a Founding Partner at OIF & an Investment Committee member. He has 15 years of technology investing, investment banking & legal experience. Previously, Jerry was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank & CBA. He also founded & successfully exited a payment services company. Jerry holds a BCom & LLB from UNSW & completed an Executive Management Program at Columbia University.

  • LAURENCE SCHWARTZ

    Laurence is a General Partner at OIF. He has 10 years of principal investing, venture capital & commercial law experience with a background in M&A, capital markets & start-ups. Laurence co-founded & successfully exited two venture-backed technology businesses. Laurence holds a BCom & LLB(Hons) from UNSW & the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

  • ISABELLA RICH

    Isabella is an Investor at OIF. She has 8 years of principal investing, venture capital & strategy consulting experience. Isabella co-founded an angel investment syndicate & founded a not-for-profit technology business. Previously, her experience includes technology & private equity focused strategy consulting at Boston Consulting Group. Isabella holds a BBusInfoSys from USYD & a DipFin from UNSW.

  • EMILY PFEIFFER

    Emily is the Head of Community & Partnerships at OIF. She has experience in marketing & sales strategy, communications & finance with a background in legal, financial & professional services industries. Previously, her experience includes Macquarie Bank, Ashurst & energy finance start-up Brighte. Emily holds a BCom & LLB from UNSW.

  • ANNA OSIPOV HEYMANN

    Anna is an Investor at OIF. She has 12 years of experience in venture capital, angel investments & business development in the US, Europe & Israel. Previously, Anna led the growth & business development of a retail tech startup in the US. She began her career in an Israeli family office & established a venture capital practice at Shibolet & Co. Anna holds a LLB & BA in Government, Diplomacy, Strategy & Leadership.

Investment committee members
  • PAUL MIGLIORINI

    Paul is a Venture Partner at OIF & an Investment Committee member. He has 20 years of experience in the technology industry in Australia, Asia, Europe & US. Paul is a board member of Versent & the Hub. Most recently. he was Managing Director at AWS ANZ & APJ. He has previous senior leadership roles at IWG (previously Regus), BT, Motorola & EY, in Australia & Asia. Paul holds a BCom from UNIMELB.

  • DAN BENNETT

    Dan has 15 years experience in private banking, investment & law. Dan is Partner & Managing Director of OurCrowd Asia Pacific. Previously, he was Head of Business Affairs at Future Capital Partners in London, having made investments of $10bn+ & previously, head of the Australian legal team for Infigen Energy. Dan holds a BCom & LLB from UNSW.

  • JOSHUA BOLOT

    Joshua is Head of Principal Investments & Corporate Development at Mulpha Australia. He has over 20 years of experience in investment banking & investments across Monash Private Capital, Investec Bank Australia & Deutsche Bank & has worked closely with several start-ups. Joshua holds a BCom (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland.

  • DAVE JACOBSON

    Dave has been involved in the IT industry for 25 years, with significant management, engineering & early-stage investment experience. Dave spent 10 years as Managing Director of MacromatiX, until it was successfully sold to TPG Capital in 2012. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Simpology. Dave holds a B.SC (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Witwatersrand.