I'm a founder and builder of successful startups. I have experience being an early stage bootstrapped founder, raised capital from one of Europes most successful angel investors and navigated to a successful exit where I was post acquisition CEO in a public company. I have invested in over 96 startups including 2 unicorns. This in-depth experience over 15 years in Sydney and San Francisco gives me the insight to identify the founders who have what it takes to succeed and the empathy, knowledge and drive to help them get there. My particular strengths are in important negotiations with investors partners and potential acquirers and scaling your growth and sales. I work on a combination of cash and equity depending on time commitment and stage of the company. Let me know a short overview of your business, what stage it is at and where you think you need help and we will schedule a call to see if we are a good fit for each other.
Dean has spoken to large 2000+ audiences as well as hosted intimate table discussions and workshops. He’s interviewed international billionaires in front of live audiences and facilitated interesting discussions for internal teams. His specialist topics are inspiring and motivating teams to launch high impact initiatives, finding your purpose in work and life and sharing the journey of growing a successful technology business that launched and exited to Yahoo in less than 12 months.
Dean is an experienced Director and has advised large corporates and governments on innovation and entrepreneurship. He is interested in paid board and advisory board roles as well as project specific initiatives or general entrepreneur in residence roles for internal teams.