I am passionate about a future driven by creative and responsible technology development. We need a better world, not just a bigger, busier one. I am putting my energies into helping others be successful. I have always focused on doing things that have never been done before. That has led me to introducing new technologies and applications in fields as diverse as aircraft maintenance, digital imaging, policing, defence, maritime maintenance, space, urban development, real-time simulation and many more. I have founded and co-founded more than 20 ventures on three continents, successfully exited some as a founder and others as an investor, including achieving 100x returns. I work to realise my vision through action, leadership, investment, education and collaboration. I have worked in many countries, co-founded a Silicon Valley software firm, built global distribution networks and consulted to governments on three continents (walked and slept on all 7 continents!!). My VC firm delivered one of the best performances in Australian VC, I initiated and led an organised national Angel investor community in Australia, founded and lead the Melbourne Angels and continue as an active member of Angel leadership in Australia, NZ, Asia and the USA. Being an Angel is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things I have done. Specialties: Internationally sought after thought leader, speaker and educator on early-stage investing and ecosystems, strategic visioning and change through culture and teams. Valued as Non-Executive Board chair/member, for superior performance in strategy, innovative leadership in culture and change, investment selection, evaluation & management and international business. I welcome opportunities for relevant board directorships where I deliver distinctive benefits in vision, growth strategy, change leadership, technology exploitation, international business and corporate governance with social responsibility. I am passionate about the contribution Angel investors make partnering with great founders in driving the high growth ventures that change our world and expand the envelope of our economies. In addition to Melbourne Angels, one of the top Angel groups in Australia, I enjoy being a seminal leader of the Angel communities in Australia and Asia, and actively engaged with the leadership of the Angel communities in New Zealand and the USA. Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Australian Association of Angel investors, I am currently cofounder & Chairman of the Asian Business Angel Forum, Australian Representative to the Global Business Angel Network (GBAN), former High Commissioner for Australia to the World Business Angel Investor Forum, Trustee of the Angel Resource Institute (USA), Chair of an Industry Advisory Group to the University of Melbourne where I am an Honorary Fellow, National Secretary and Victorian Chairman of the Pearcey Foundation, Fellow of the Institute for Integrated Economic Research – Australia, a successful serial founder, successful venture capitalist, always an Electronics Engineer, passionate speaker, advocate for social equity and an eternal optimist.