About Investible

Our story

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 co-founders 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.

Investible recognised early on that to support Founders to be successful and deliver outstanding returns for investors required a different approach to early stage investing. 

Fusing the instincts honed as entrepreneurs with more than a decade’s worth of insights and data on what makes a successful early stage business, Investible implemented a unique approach to sourcing, screening, securing and supporting a portfolio of high quality early-stage businesses around the world. This approach combines the skills and expertise of a global network of angel investors, Club Investible, with our venture capital funds launched in 2018 (Early Stage Fund 1) and 2021 (Early Stage Fund 2 and Climate Tech Fund). 

Since we started, Investible has backed more than 90 companies in 9 countries and 20 sectors, delivering investor returns in the top-quartile of all venture capital companies globally. Our investment model, unique early stage investing IP and data-driven approach using our proprietary Investibility Index continues to expand our global reach to identify high quality businesses and Founders in which to invest.  

Interested in joining the Investible team or want to learn about internship opportunities? See our open positions or get in touch.

Sydney Office, Investible

Investible Sydney

Level 7, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Singapore Office, Investible

Investible Singapore

Level 7, One George Street
Singapore 049145

Meet Our Team

Caryl Bravo

Caryl Bravo

Finance and Reporting Analyst

Caryl contributes to accounting, finance and compliance for the Investible Group, putting her skills across budgeting and reporting to use on a global scale. She previously worked as an External Auditor and Tax Consultant for Ong, Ordonez and Associates, CPAs, as well as an Accounting Officer for Reliv Philippines Inc. and a Senior Finance Officer for Unicity Network Philippines.

She is passionate about working in an industry that helps jumpstart companies looking to change our world for the better.

Celeste Kocabay

Celeste Kocabay

Talent Manager

Creel Price

Creel Price

Investible Co-Founder, CEO - Greenhouse

Described by Sir Richard Branson as ‘the living, breathing definition of an entrepreneur’, Creel Price is one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs. He co-founded Blueprint Management Group in 1996 with just $10,000 in capital and sold it a decade later for $109 million. Following this success, Creel has been championing entrepreneurship and social enterprise in Australia and around the globe for more than a decade.

Creel currently serves as the CEO of Greenhouse, and as a board member for the Investment Committee of Investible's Climate Tech Fund and Early Stage Funds 1 & 2.

Daniel Veytsblit

Daniel Veytsblit

Investment Director

Daniel is responsible for leading the investment team across all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing and screening investment opportunities as well as supporting portfolio companies. He has 13 years’ experience across multiple asset classes and sectors. Throughout his career, he has been involved with early stage investments and investors, including co-founding a fintech company.

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.

Desiree Tan

Desiree Tan

Finance and Reporting Analyst

Desiree contributes to accounting, finance and compliance for the Investible Group, deploying her talents across budgeting and reporting for the global business.

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.

Elisa-Marie Dumas

Elisa-Marie Dumas

Head of Global Partnerships & Programs

With over 20 years of business and talent development experience, Elisa-Marie is deeply committed to supporting people and organisations succeed.

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.

Dr. Elizabeth Eastland

Dr. Elizabeth Eastland

Advisor, Greenhouse

Dr. Elizabeth Eastland is a seasoned executive with three decades of business, innovation and technology experience, a strong leader in complex, fast changing, multi stakeholder environments with an ability to penetrate complex situations and develop and execute strategy. Elizabeth has thirty years' international experience in high tech research and development, innovation management, business development, M&A, and strategy, with senior executive roles at UNSW, CSIRO, University of Wollongong, Alcatel, Optus, Optus Vision, GEC, NorTel, BNR, and CEO of a startup. She has served on the Board of Cicada Innovations and the Australian Network of Art and Technology.

Elizabeth received her PhD from Sydney University, her Executive MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW, won both the Alumni Scholarship & Alumni Prize, has a BA in Computer Science and Creative Writing, (Distinction) from Concordia University, and a BFA(dux), from NAS. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including named Top 100 business women in Australia, Business Class Magazine, and in 2012 named one of AFR/Westpac’s ‘100 most influential women’. She and her team received the Vice Chancellor’s Award in 2015.

Elizabeth is an original, and deeply innovative thinker, with core strengths in strategy, leadership, new opportunity development and innovation. She is passionate about the beauty of the land we have inherited and taking responsibility for its continued vitality.

Franko Ali

Franko Ali

Marketing Manager

Franko has spent 9 years building and marketing brands in media, publishing and fintech.

Specialising in strategy, operations, brand development and content marketing, he has built and lead teams to create award-winning 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.

Hayley Tulich

Hayley Tulich

Program Coordinator

Hayley our Program Coordinator is studying a Bachelor of Technology and Innovation. Her energy around the office is infectious, with her great organisation skills and passion to help people making her a great asset to team.
Ian MacDonald

Ian Macdonald

Chair, Board of Directors

Ian has a deep knowledge and board network of contacts in the Singapore business community with over 35 years of Senior Banking and Finance experience in both Australia and Singapore. Ian has previously held executive and leadership roles including National Manager-Business Finance with Australian Guarantee Corp Ltd., Chairman at Finance Houses Association of Singapore, and President of Hong Leong Finance Ltd., also in Singapore.

Jack Kelly

Investment Analyst, Climate Tech

Jack is involved with all aspects of our climate tech fund; sourcing and analysing investment opportunities, as well as interacting with founders from initial conversations to completion.

Jack is in the process of completing his PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, where he is focussing on lifetime performance of wind farms. Previously he completed a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering from Harvard University and has since spent time rowing on the Australian national team and working as an energy analyst for HoustonKemp.

Jake Booker

Jake Booker

Principal

Jake sits across the entire investment lifecycle; with particular responsibility for origination, screening, and leading due diligence on potential investment opportunities. Using his extensive technical skillset and product knowledge, Jake leverages a career expanding across technology, banking, and consulting to secure and support Investible portfolio companies and founders.
James Andrea

James Andrea

Operations Director

James manages all finance and operations activity across the Investible Group as well as the risk and compliance processes for its funds management business in Australia and Singapore. James brings over 20 years of experience in financial services and start ups, leading successful businesses in banking and wealth management in Australia and South East Asia, including as COO of CBAs Private Bank, as well as leading successful start ups in eco-tourism in Canada and technology companies in finance and education in Australia. James is also on the board of Not For Profit, You Can Sit With Me, a national charity focused on improving the wellbeing of school children in Australia.
Jayden Basha

Jayden Basha

Investment Analyst

Jayden is involved with origination, screening, and due diligence on potential investment opportunities. He has extensive transactional and commercial experience across an array of sectors having spent over four years in Ernst & Young’s transactions team, and as a co-founder of a SaaS startup. Jayden is also qualified as a Legal Practitioner and Chartered Accountant.

He is passionate about the belief that through investment in technology the livelihoods of people worldwide can be transformed for the better.

Joanna Ng

Investment Analyst

Joanna is involved with sourcing, screening and analysing potential investment opportunities, connecting and communicating with founders from initial conversations to due diligence and then deal completion.

She's a tech head at heart, having finished a Phd in biomedical engineering from UNSW before venturing to the startup world. Upon joining the Stone & Chalk ecosystem, Joanna freelanced in digital marketing at an early-stage proptech company and volunteered at Everything IoT, an internet of things startup engagement platform. Prior to joining Investible, she cut her teeth as an Investment Analyst at Right Click Capital, managing dealflow and assessing investment opportunities.

She's inspired by bold and transformative ideas, and by those founders hungry to do what's necessary to execute at speed and bring society forward.

Katerina Kimmorley

Climate Tech Investment Committee

Katerina Kimmorley is a director, investor and entrepreneur focused on building businesses that solve climate change. Katerina has over 12 years of experience across the climate landscape of energy, agriculture, transport and infrastructure, leading teams as an Executive and Non-Executive Director, and driving business for profit and purpose. As a global leader, she has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review's '100 Women of Influence', the London School of Economics 'Entrepreneur of the Year' and the Prince of Wales' 'Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize'.

Katerina serves as an independent member of the Investment Committee for the Investible Climate Tech Fund.

Lauren Trucksess

Lauren Trucksess

Project Lead, Greenhouse

Lauren is an integrated communications expert with more than 12 years' experience across marketing, content, public relations and journalism. She has worked with many of Australia's biggest brands and its most promising startups, specialising in technology and content strategy and is passionate about helping innovative businesses communicate their story and connect with customers in meaningful ways. Prior to joining Investible, Lauren served as COO of online news publication Stockhead and as an independent content marketing and media relations consultant.
Lisa Kim

Lisa Kim

Portfolio Manager

Lisa provides operational support across the Investible portfolio, from onboarding new portfolio companies to assisting founders as they scale with a focus on technology, product, growth and strategy challenges and connecting them with resources in the Club Investible network.

She has over 10 years of experience across strategic advisory, product management and commercialisation, gained in diverse environments including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wolters Kluwer, and as a startup founder in the legaltech sector. Her work has involved leading product teams, defining software roadmaps and launching strategic technology and infrastructure projects.

Lisa is inspired by working with passionate early stage enterprise and consumer founders and supporting them to build amazing products that improve how we work and live; and to build companies that are great places to work.

Nic Hurrell

Nic Hurrell

Program Coordinator

Patrick Sieb

Investment Director, Climate Tech

Patrick is responsible for jointly leading the Climate Tech investment team focused on finding, investing and supporting the best entrepreneurs who want to change the world.

He has over 22 years of investment banking experience across various sectors including infrastructure and technology. Patrick has been an active early stage startup investor for the last 7 years and has been focused full time on Climate Tech investments since he left Macquarie.

He helped co-found an IoT startup, has served on numerous boards, is an engaged mentor and participant in the Climate Tech and early stage communities.

Reena Sharma

Reena Sharma

VP, Investor Relations

Based in Singapore, Reena is responsible for growing Investible’s regional presence across Southeast Asia. Her responsibilities include sourcing new investment opportunities, developing ecosystem partnerships and leading the firm’s capital raising efforts.

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.

Rod Bristow

Rod Bristow

CEO

Rod leads Investible in its mission to turn seed-stage investing into its own asset class on a global scale by identifying, investing in and supporting high-potential founders as they create the businesses of the future.

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.

Tim Bennett

Tim Bennett

Investment Committee, Fund 1 & Fund 2

Tom Kline

Head of Climate Tech

Tom is focused on finding, investing and supporting companies that will have an impact on climate change. He has over 15 years experience across multiple geographies and sectors including asset management, advisory and renewable energy.

Prior to joining Investible, Tom established and led New Energy Solar, a renewable energy fund that built a portfolio of large-scale solar farms in Australia and the United States. In this role, Tom was responsible for investments and capital raising as well as building the team and operations firstly in Australia and then in New York. He remains a senior advisor and on the investment committee of New Energy Solar which now manages over US$1b in renewable assets.

Prior to that, Tom was COO of Walsh & Company, the funds management division of Evans Dixon (now known as E&P Financial Group), a multiple billion dollar global fund manager based in Sydney. His interest in Climate Tech started during his time as a member of the Power and Utilities investment banking team of UBS where he worked with Australia's largest energy generators and looked at emerging renewable technologies.

Topaz Conway

Investment Committee, Climate Tech Fund

An entrepreneur, angel investor, Director, Advisor, mentor and advocate for the creation of a stronger Australian innovation culture, Topaz works extensively with early-stage Founders and their companies on commercialisation strategies and investment. This passion was built over her 22 years of international experience as a Founder, CEO, Venture Capitalist and Angel investor, traversing a number of industries including bio-medical, medical devices, hi-tech, e-commerce and engineering. Topaz has founded 3 companies, exited 2, has invested in 30 companies and is currently advising some of her portfolio companies on global scale-up.

Topaz co-Founded and Chaired SBE Australia- delivering the international Springboard Program Accelerator for women-led companies, from 2012- 2018, and was Executive Chair of the now ASX listed CleanSpace Technologies (ASX: CSX) to 2017. Today Topaz is Professor of Practice at UNSW and Non-Executive Director at Cicada Innovations, Neuraura Inc, Omni Tanker Technologies, AgScent Technologies and UTS Foundation.

Trevor Folsom

Trevor Folsom

Investible Co-Founder

Trevor is one of Australia’s most active and successful angel investors and one of the most respected and influential names in the Australian tech startup ecosystem.

After successfully co-founding, growing and selling his own business for over 9 figures in 2008, Trevor embarked on a practical and hands-on educational journey in Silicon Valley with some of the world’s best early stage investors. He has since made more than 100 direct investments across diverse industries and geographies, including as a seed stage investor in Canva, now valued at US$40 billion.

As the co-founder and chair of leading early-stage investment group Investible, Trevor is committed to providing high-potential founders with the support and resources needed to scale.

He also serves as Chair of the car-sharing network Car Next Door, on the board of listed education provider Kip McGrath and as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UNSW.

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