I’m a fan of the collaborative and amicable nature of VC transactions. When investors and founders are aligned and working towards the common goal of a startup’s success, it removes a lot of the adversarialism and competitiveness that can be found in traditional legal practice.
The speed and variety of AirTree motivates me. The dynamic pace of AirTree is energising, and drives productivity and efficiency, while the breadth and variety of our portfolio companies allows me to explore a multitude of industries, markets and jurisdictions. I can flex my curiosity which keeps things exciting and interesting.
I believe that startups and tech have a fundamental role in making economies more sustainable, environmentally conscious and prosperous, and they're transforming working culture by allowing everyone a share of the rewards. I'm extremely excited to work with the people and companies making that happen, and have an opportunity to contribute to it myself.
I’m fascinated by mental wellbeing, psychology and behaviour. I find the interaction and interconnectedness of the physiological, neurological and psychological parts of a person remarkable, and I’m amazed by the brain’s capacity for change and healing. While working at AirTree, it’s been inspiring to witness the application and importance of these concepts in a commercial and business context.
Outside of work, I like to stay pretty active in or near the ocean. My ideal weekend would include days spent surfing a secluded beach, then heading to a local bowling club for some arvo drinks - I have a particular passion for regional bowling clubs and their merch.