Chris has 10 years in venture investing and 5 years in enterprise software sales at Oracle. His expertise includes SaaS growth, metrics, ratios, financing, benchmarks and sales.
Chris was an investor or long term advisor to companies like Pipedrive.com (where he brokered $10M Series A to Bessemer Venture Partners and co-invested with Paua Ventures); Hotjar.com (+$25M ARR and Lokalise.co (+$3M ARR). He has significant experience in cyber security, IoT platforms, and space tech. In 2018 he co-authored the venture capital chapter in the Space Tech study for the European Commission. From 2009 until 2014 he was an investment manager at Wellington Partners, a pan-European venture capital firm with $1B AuM. He has screened close to 10,000 business plans, met over 1,000 teams and led the due diligence process on +50 deals. Chris is a graduate of the MBA programme at INSEAD. He is based in Adelaide since 2019, where he completed the Company Director’s Course at AICD and the International Space University program.