EDV’s highly experienced team combines deep sector and functional experience
- Technical, commercial and investment experience
- Senior management team
- Broad market connectivity with industry participants, incubators and accelerator programs
- Active and globally recognised engagement with the market place
Strong investment origination
- Excellent AR/VR, AI/ML, Robotics and IoT industry connections
- Leading technical appraisal skills
General partners with complementary skills and connections
- Intimately involved with the selection and monitoring of investments
- Strong commercial evaluation skills
- Successful exits and entrepreneurial skills
Co-Founders & General Partners:
Amber Cordeaux https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-cordeaux-a2754018/
Amber brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from both sides of the table as both an angel investor and AR/VR start-up Co-Founder. She’s Co-Founder of Humense, the first Australian company to be backed by Alibaba’s investment arm and is a mentor at two of Australia’s leading accelerators/incubators. Winner of “Women in Innovation and Technology” award 2015 and the youngest TV station CEO in Australian history. She also successfully lobbied the Federal Government for Community TV license continuation nationally. She started “Women in AR/VR” Australia and co-organised the world’s largest and second largest AR meetups out of Melbourne and Sydney. Amber was recently chosen to be a Judge at the Festival of Media Global Awards in Rome, 2018, as the only representative for APAC region for judging best use of AR/VR, New Technologies and Gamification in Advertising. She was also chosen to be included in the recent list of “Top 101 Women Leading the AR/VR Industry” globally.
Ric Holland https://www.linkedin.com/in/richolland/
With entrepreneurial flair as a pioneering Creative Director from age 21 Ric delivered literally 1000s of innovative digital projects internationally while growing his business to 80+ staff. Successfully lead merger/sale to Vision Graphics in late 90’s then exited to start-up MetaCreations’ APAC region from a merger between Fractal Design and MetaTools in Silicon Valley. As Creative Director for IBM he lead first large scale UX projects in APAC. A Senior lecturer at University of NSW, UTS & AFTRS. Researcher UNSW – NUI and Human Computer Interaction while serving on many Advisory Boards. As a Global Manager at Wacom Technology he authored ‘Art of Making Marks’ a 25 year history of Wacom NUI/UX ecosystems artofwa.com and lead global web UX redevelopment strategy. Was start-up community GM for Ninefold and CMO for Offis Multi-Cloud Innovation where he sponsored the AR/VR meet-ups, curated and produced many premium tech innovation events. He currently mentors and maintains a global network of digital innovators.
Career in the finance and mergers and acquisitions industry, having implemented transactions for self managed enterprises at the start-up phase through to major Australian and international corporate groups. Mark was formerly with National Australia Bank and PwC’s M&A/ITS Team. He has a history of early stage investing in tech focused start-ups in both Australia and New Zealand, including successful listing of Commsoft on ASX and Plexure Ltd on the NZX. As the co-founder of BHD Capital, Mark is actively working to list a major private clean tech business in the oil and gas sector on the LSE in 2019.
David Gasan https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgasan/
20 years of operational experience in early stage venture capital and private equity investment management and analysis in a range of diversified industries including technology, telecommunications, mobile, automotive, marine, property and finance/ insurance in Australia, USA, Malta and other parts of Europe and North Africa. David has occupied senior Management and Board level positions contributing to high level company direction, capital requirements, growth and new business opportunities. He holds an Executive MBA from London School of Business in 2011 and a BA (Hons) in History with Italian from the University of Sussex and the University of Bologna.
Mark Holland linkedin.com/in/mark-holland-a713991
Career in quantitative financial applied mathematics and software development. Financial mathematical modeler at Westpac group at the front line in corporate/project/financial markets, programming models that facilitated deal-making activities. Researcher at Macquarie University developing and implementing models, scanning share market data of all the stock-exchange companies listed in Australia and the US over 60 years. Wrote corporate treasury software in Europe, UK and North America, Algorithmic trading equities systems, commodities dealing analytics, aviation finance, retail POS/ERM. University Lecturing – B Comm/Applied Finance – Business Statistics/Economics. Geothermal Energy Modeling – presented at Australian Geothermal Energy conference 2010, 2011, 2012; Mathematical Physics – Geometric Algebra.
EDV’s highly experienced team is constantly active in local and international networks, events, conferences and meetups.