Investible’s journey started in 1998 when co-founders Creel Price and Trevor Folsom founded and eventually exited their first business together.
Investible recognised early on that to support founders to be successful and deliver outstanding returns for investors required a different approach to early stage investing.
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As our Portfolio Manager, Adam supports our portfolio founders post-investment, helping them overcome growth challenges and connecting their startups to the resources and expertise they need. His goal is to help our founders grow faster and increase their chances of scaling their business.
Adam has spent the past decade launching and scaling ventures in Europe and Asia-Pacific as a product and growth operator. Most recently, he led venture growth at the digital venture arm of the Boston Consulting Group. Before that, he led growth for Blenheim Chalcot, the UK's leading venture builder, Seedrs, Europe's largest equity investment platform, and music discovery powerhouse Shazam.
Chief of Staff
Amy supports the CEO and leadership team to knit together Investible’s strategic goals with tactical execution through project planning, coordination and KPI tracking. She connects with all teams to keep Investible’s activities, projects and calendars accountable to the top priorities, while also working on special projects to amplify Investible’s impact.
Amy’s nonlinear career path starts with roots in english literature and law. She brings diversified experience and knowledge in experience in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and communications, and has spent the past five years of her career in major projects and infrastructure construction delivery.
Behrad supports the COO and all operations functions of the business. He brings 15+ years of experience in accounting, finance and operations in the banking and finance industry, and recently repatriated to Australia from NYC where he worked as a consultant in the startup and high-growth sector. Behrad is a CA, MBA and has extensive experience and certifications with ERP systems and processes.
Behrad is passionate about climate action, sustainability and emerging tech.
Investment Analyst, Climate Tech
Ben is involved with all aspects of the Investible Climate Tech Fund, including sourcing and analysing investment opportunities and interacting with founders from initial conversations to completion.
Ben has led the sales team of a health drink startup, invented his own medical device, which professional athletes around the globe wear, and was the program manager of INCUBATE, one of Australia's leading startup accelerators. As a founder and having worked with hundreds of founders in varying capacities, Ben brings a strong level of empathy his role at Investible.
Finance and Reporting Analyst
Caryl contributes to accounting, finance and compliance for the Investible Group, putting her skills across budgeting and reporting to use on a global scale.
She previously worked as an External Auditor and Tax Consultant for Ong, Ordonez and Associates, CPAs, as well as an Accounting Officer for Reliv Philippines Inc. and a Senior Finance Officer for Unicity Network Philippines. She is passionate about working in an industry that helps jumpstart companies looking to change our world for the better.
Charlie leads our Early-Stage Funds team; finding, investing in, and supporting innovative early-stage technology companies to succeed and create exit opportunities. He has over 10 years of investment experience across four continents for leading firms and renowned funds.
Prior to leading Investible's Early-Stage Funds, Charlie led investment at funds across Singapore and Oman, actively pursuing startups in fintech, deep tech, edtech, cleantech, the TMT sector, and more. Following this, he pursued innovative climate tech startups in a Singapore-based innovation centre before moving to Australia's Northern Territory, strategically investing in tech-enabled companies and other VC funds.
Charlie is passionate about uncovering solutions and scaling them across borders and cultures. When he's not pursuing great founders and companies, you can find Charlie sailing - a passion of his that has taken him across the world.
Funds Board Member
Christine Amour-Levar is a French-Swiss-Filipina, Philanthropist, Author, Human Rights & Sustainability Advocate. She has built a global career as a marketing and communications expert and social entrepreneur intent on solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Christine is a Board Member of Investible’s Singapore-based Funds, helping provide strategic support to Investible and its portfolio in Asia and beyond.
As a passionate champion of female empowerment and environmental conservation, Christine founded not one, but two award-winning non-profit organizations, Women on a Mission and HER Planet Earth, to bridge these two passions. Both take all-female teams on pioneering expeditions —with Women on a Mission empowering and supporting women who have been subjected to violence and abuse, and HER Planet Earth raising funds for underprivileged women affected by climate change.
Christine is also a Board Member and Advisor to several purpose-led organisations in the Social Impact and Sustainability spaces – with a particular focus on CSR, Impact Investing and Cellular Agriculture.
Co-founder, Investible & CEO, Greenhouse
Creel is a Co-founder of the early-stage VC Investible and CEO of Greenhouse.
Creel has been championing entrepreneurship and social enterprise in Australia and around the globe for almost a decade. His endeavours include founding the Club Kidpreneur Foundation, developing curriculum for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, training thousands of entrepreneurs in Decisionship - his unique business methodology. Creel brings methodology to the process of business model ideation and rapid business validation.
Creel is a B-Team Australasia Board Member & AI Coalition Chair.
Finance and Reporting Analyst
Desiree contributes to accounting, finance and compliance for the Investible Group, deploying her talents across budgeting and reporting for the global business.She previously served as an External Auditor for Deloitte Philippines, Senior Analyst with Deutsche Bank Philippines, and in roles with Sony Philippines and Luenthai Macao Commercial Offshore Company Limited.
Head of Brand & Marketing
Franko has spent over 10 years building and growing brands, operations and content in media, publishing and fintech. He leads marketing, brand and media efforts for the Investible group.
Specialising in strategy, brand development, process-building and content marketing, he has established and led teams to create new brands, omni-channel marketing campaigns, forge business partnerships and produce creative marketing content from events to video to podcasts in Australia and the United States.
Originally hailing from San Francisco, Franko previously served in full-stack creative & marketing roles with Finder, Discovery Communications, Group Nine Media and in the higher education sector.
Content and Community Associate
A hands-on generalist, Harry supports the Investible team in keeping our stakeholders engaged and up-to-date on all things Investible. Working both in-house with the Investible team and connecting with our portfolio founders, Harry's role sees him championing the Investible portfolio with content, PR and media.
A storyteller at heart, Harry's career has seen him travel Australia in the non-profit sector, freelance for companies across industries, and start small businesses of his own. When he isn't writing or wielding his camera, you'll find Harry deconstructing a movie or playing basketball.
Chairman, Fund 1, Fund 2 & Climate Tech Fund
Ian serves as the Chairman of the Board for Investible's Early Stage Funds 1 & 2, and the Investible Climate Tech Fund. He has a deep knowledge and network of contacts in the Singapore business community with over 35 years of Senior Banking and Finance experience in both Australia and Singapore.
Ian has previously held executive and leadership roles including National Manager-Business Finance with Australian Guarantee Corp Ltd., Chairman at Finance Houses Association of Singapore, and President of Hong Leong Finance Ltd., also in Singapore.
Chief Operating Officer
James manages all finance and operations activity across the Investible Group as well as the risk and compliance processes for its funds management business in Australia and Singapore. James brings over 20 years of experience in financial services and start ups, leading successful businesses in banking and wealth management in Australia and South East Asia, including as COO of CBAs Private Bank, as well as leading successful start ups in eco-tourism in Canada and technology companies in finance and education in Australia.
James is also on the board of Not For Profit, You Can Sit With Me, a national charity focused on improving the wellbeing of school children in Australia.
Jayden is involved in the entire investment lifecycle, covering origination, screening, due diligence and closing of investment opportunities. He has extensive transactional and commercial experience across an array of sectors having spent over four years in Ernst & Young’s transactions team, and as a co-founder of a SaaS startup. Jayden is also qualified as a Legal Practitioner and Chartered Accountant.
He is passionate about the belief that through investment in technology the livelihoods of people worldwide can be transformed for the better.
Joanna is involved with sourcing, screening and analysing potential investment opportunities, connecting and communicating with founders from initial conversations to due diligence and then deal completion.She's a tech head at heart, having finished a Phd in biomedical engineering from UNSW before venturing to the startup world.
Upon joining the Stone & Chalk ecosystem, Joanna freelanced in digital marketing at an early-stage proptech company and volunteered at Everything IoT, an internet of things startup engagement platform. Prior to joining Investible, she cut her teeth as an Investment Analyst at Right Click Capital, managing dealflow and assessing investment opportunities.
She's inspired by bold and transformative ideas, and by those founders hungry to do what's necessary to execute at speed and bring society forward.
Independent Investment Committee Member, Climate Tech Fund
Katerina Kimmorley is a director, investor and entrepreneur focused on building businesses that solve climate change. Katerina has over 12 years of experience across the climate landscape of energy, agriculture, transport and infrastructure, leading teams as an Executive and Non-Executive Director, and driving business for profit and purpose.
As a global leader, she has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review's '100 Women of Influence', the London School of Economics 'Entrepreneur of the Year' and the Prince of Wales' 'Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize'.Katerina serves as an independent member of the Investment Committee for the Investible Climate Tech Fund.
Khairu has over 15 years of experience in the startup and venture capital industry, investing across the US, China, India and Southeast Asia. In his experience running an accelerator and witnessing several IPOs and acquisitions, Khairu has developed deep connections and strong insights in assessing and supporting investments becoming high-growth companies.
Based in Singapore, Khairu is active across the entire investment lifecycle; responsible for sourcing, screening, and leading due diligence on potential investment opportunities.
Chief Financial Officer
Kim Stewart-Smith is an experienced CFO, ASX listed Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee and Board Advisor. Previously a Partner at Ernst & Young, Head of Corporate Services working closely with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year businesses as well as Australian and International businesses.
Kim is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Governance Institute, Tax Institute and Institute of Company Directors with over 30 years of experience in Accounting & Finance. Kim has a Senior Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Lisa provides operational support across the Investible portfolio, from onboarding new portfolio companies to assisting founders as they scale with a focus on technology, product, growth and strategy challenges and connecting them with resources in the Club Investible network.
She has over 10 years of experience across strategic advisory, product management and commercialisation, gained in diverse environments including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wolters Kluwer, and as a startup founder in the legaltech sector.
Her work has involved leading product teams, defining software roadmaps and launching strategic technology and infrastructure projects.Lisa is inspired by working with passionate early stage enterprise and consumer founders and supporting them to build amazing products that improve how we work and live; and to build companies that are great places to work.
As part of our investment team, Marie supports the portfolio management and investor reporting across the portfolio. She ensures that all internal key controls and processes are in place and maintains the data integrity of investment and investor database.
Her background is in Accounting and Strategic Management and prior to Investible, Marie worked for a government linked organisation doing impact financing funding and venture building impact driven enterprises in Singapore. She also worked in a water-tech start-up, on business development and strategy. Starting up a business is a powerful way to challenge the norm and solve the world's known or unknown problems, which is a space she finds is very exciting and inspiring.
Co-head of Climate Tech
Patrick is responsible for jointly leading the Climate Tech investment team focused on finding, investing and supporting the best entrepreneurs who want to change the world.He has over 22 years of investment banking experience across various sectors including infrastructure and technology. Patrick has been an active early stage startup investor for the last 7 years and has been focused full time on Climate Tech investments since he left Macquarie.
Patrick has previously been the co-founder of an IoT startup, has served on numerous boards, is an engaged mentor and participant in the Climate Tech and early stage communities.
Peter serves as a Non-Executive Director for Investible, bringing over 40 years at the highest levels of retail and investment banking.
He is the former Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Atlas Roads, a position he had held between 2009-2018 where he took it from an entity with market capitalisation of $AU278 million to a top-100 ASX-listed company with a market capitalisation of more than $AU3.7 billion.
He previously held several senior corporate advisory roles with Macquarie Bank in Australia and globally, and has served on the boards of nine different entities over the past 27 years.
Head of People & Culture
Richard is responsible for identifying, hiring and retaining top talent for the investible team as we scale. He is also tasked with driving recruitment solutions for Investible’s portfolio companies.Richard has over a decade of recruitment and sales experience across large commercial businesses and the start-up ecosystem.
He believes impactful the right talent can have in a business and looks to create a pronounced impact across both channels.
Rod is our CEO, leading our Sydney and Singapore based team to source, screen and support incredible Founders globally to be successful. He has 30 years’ experience encompassing the stockbroking, asset management, wealth management, agribusiness and not-for-profit sectors. Rod joined Investible in early 2021 to help realise Trevor and Creel vision to support Founders with the capital, knowledge and expertise needed to be globally successful.
Rod is inspired by working with passionate people who are committed to achieving results founded on values, ethics and commercial goals. Previous roles Rod has held include CEO of ASX-listed Clime Investment Management Limited (ASX: CIW), Managing Director of Infocus Wealth Management Limited, CEO of environmental NGO Greening Australia Limited and Chief Operating Officer and alternate Managing Director of Australia’s largest retail stockbroker, Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec). He has also co-founded a business in the environmental management and carbon offsets space.
Investment Analyst, Climate Tech
Sarah is involved in the full spectrum of investment activities within the Investible Climate Tech Fund including sourcing, screening, and analysing investment opportunities, as well as liaising with founders during the due diligence process.
Sarah’s background is rooted in science, having undertaken a master’s in biomedical science before pivoting to complete a postgraduate qualification in research commercialisation. Prior to joining Investible, she got her start in venture capital working for Sprout Agritech, a New Zealand-based agtech and foodtech specialist investment fund.
She is excited by the transformative power of deep-tech innovations and carries a genuine passion for supporting the growth and development of founders.
Investment Committee, Fund 1 & Fund 2
Tim Bennett is an independent member of the Investment Committees for Investible Early-Stage Funds 1 and 2.
With over 15 years experience as a Mergers & Acquisition executive, he leads the Corporate Development and Capital advisory division at Prime Financial Group, an ASX-listed financial advisory group.
Co-head of Climate Tech
Tom is focused on finding, investing and supporting companies that will have an impact on climate change. He has over 15 years experience across multiple geographies and sectors including asset management, advisory and renewable energy.
Prior to joining Investible, Tom established and led New Energy Solar, a renewable energy fund that built a portfolio of large-scale solar farms in Australia and the United States. In this role, Tom was responsible for investments and capital raising as well as building the team and operations firstly in Australia and then in New York. He remains a senior advisor and on the investment committee of New Energy Solar which now manages over US$1b in renewable assets.
Prior to that, Tom was COO of Walsh and Company, a multi-billion-dollar fund manager based in Sydney. His interest in Climate Tech started during his time as a member of the Power and Utilities investment banking team of UBS where he worked with Australia's largest energy generators and looked at emerging renewable technologies.
Independent Investment Committee Member, Climate Tech Fund
An entrepreneur, angel investor, Director, Advisor, Mentor and advocate for the creation of a stronger Australian innovation culture. Topaz works with early stage Founders and their companies on commercialisation strategies and investment. This passion was built on top of her international experience traversing a number of industries including medical devices, hi-tech, e-commerce and engineering. Topaz loves to help with: growing businesses, generating revenue and guiding companies through growth.
Topaz serves as an independent member of the Investible Climate Tech Fund's Investment Committee. She is committed to working to help repair and stop the damage we have caused the planet, resulting in climate change. This is fed by her belief that we all are responsible for the problem and therefore all must work to resolve it. She is currently building my own life around using 100% renewable energy and being carbon neutral.
Trevor is one of Australia’s most active and successful angel investors and one of the most respected and influential names in the Australian tech startup ecosystem.
After successfully co-founding, growing and selling his own business for over 9 figures in 2008, Trevor embarked on a practical and hands-on educational journey in Silicon Valley with some of the world’s best early stage investors. He has since made more than 100 direct investments across diverse industries and geographies, including as a seed stage investor in Canva, now valued at US$40 billion.
As the co-founder and chair of leading early-stage investment group Investible, Trevor is committed to providing high-potential founders with the support and resources needed to scale.He also serves as Chair of the car-sharing network Car Next Door, on the board of listed education provider Kip McGrath and as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UNSW.