Investible’s journey started in 1998 when co-founders Creel Price and Trevor Folsom founded Blueprint Management Group. Over ten years, the pair faced all of the challenges of scaling a business head-on, exiting the business for $109 million in 2008.
The experience inspired Trevor to become active as an investor and advisor to growth companies, particularly in the technology sector. Creel dedicated his time to fostering entrepreneurship on a global scale, including developing the curriculum for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa - a contribution that inspired Sir Richard to refer to Creel as “the living, breathing definition of an entrepreneur” in his book Screw Business as Usual.
The cofounders reunited in 2010, combining Trevor’s investing pedigree and expertise with Creel’s entrepreneur development and education programs. This collaboration morphed to become Investible in 2014.
Today, Investible continues to build on its founders’ track record and commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem. With offices in Australia and Singapore and a growing presence across South East Asia, we have built a network of successful entrepreneurs and investors who are committed to helping promising founders realise their true potential.
Meet Our Team
He has over 25 years’ experience encompassing the stockbroking, asset management, wealth management, agribusiness and not-for-profit sectors. Inspired by working with passionate people who are committed to achieving results founded on values, ethics and commercial goals, senior roles Rod has held include Chief Operating Officer of Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec), Managing Director of Infocus Wealth Management Limited, CEO of ASX-listed Clime Investment Management Limited and CEO of environmental NGO Greening Australia Limited. Rod also co-founded a business in the environmental management and carbon offsets space.
She is a strategic connecter who has facilitated thousands of them for people globally connecting businesses to sponsors and partners, entrepreneurs to funding, placing executives into senior leadership roles and board seats, connecting people and companies to new business and senior women leaders to a myriad of resources and opportunities.
He started his career evaluating private market investment managers globally, including venture capital managers, with Watson Wyatt before spending three years with Rothschild focussed on M&A advisory, including work with financial sponsors. After co-founding Australia’s first online secured loans company, he moved into funds management, working across equities, commercial property and commodities.
Over the last five years, he has worked in the early stage investment and advisory space, first with CMB Capital and subsequently with Prime Financial Group. Both roles included significant time with founders advising on capital raising, growth and business strategy. He joined Investible in 2018 to assist establish and manage the Investible Early Stage Fund which was closed in 2019 and has subsequently taken greater roles working with portfolio company founders to assist them in their missions to scale.
He is passionate about the start-up ecosystem and enjoys working with the brightest Australian entrepreneurs who are shaping the future. This role allows Duncan to bring his finance, data, risk and consulting skills together everyday as we build the best early stage investment company.
Reena joined Investible from 500 Startups, where she supported capital raising initiatives for the company’s funds and later-stage portfolio companies. Previously, she championed strategic corporate innovation initiatives at DBS Bank, where she served as a founding member of its Innovation Group as well as earning a coveted position in the group’s Debt Capital Markets team. The organisation went on to earn Euromoney’s World’s Best Digital Bank title in 2016 through 2019.
Reena graduated with Masters of Science in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management from Imperial College London and Bachelor with Honours in Economics from the University of Manchester.
Specialising in strategy, brand development and content marketing, he has built and lead teams to create omni-channel marketing campaigns, business partnerships and creative productions in Australia and the United States. Hailing from San Francisco, Franko previously served in full-stack creative & marketing roles with Finder, Discovery Communications and Group Nine Media.
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.