Stephen joined as Investment Director of Taronga Ventures and COO of Taronga Group in December 2017.
He is an experienced venture investor who has made a number of Seed and Series A investments as the Investment Manager of Sigma Capital’s SSEF II – an insitutional VC Fund investing in European clean-technology companies.
He has led numerous international, multi- investor investment rounds of up to $5m from origination to execution. Throughout his career, he has interviewed and/or led due diligence teams on over 100 potential investment in the startup space and has reviewed over 400 global business plans/pitch decks.
Moving to Australia, Stephen spent 5 years at listed REIT Mirvac, where he held numerous strategic Group roles working on key corporate transactions across all property sectors. His latter role at Mirvac was leading the data analytics, innovation and technology work for the Residential division.
In this role he looked at bringing innovative technologies and techniques into the Development part of the Residential divsion and sought to improve all aspects of the integrated Devleoper’s processes in acquisitions, design, construction, delivery, customers and sales.
Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Scotland and holds a Masters in Economics and Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.