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Perle Ventures is a Sydney based venture capital group. We have invested in and supported multiple venture and growth stage technology companies led by dynamic entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, and more importantly, logical vision. We back execution.


 

OUR MISSION

Having built businesses ourselves, we understand the pain points and how to navigate them. We partner with innovators that couple vision with discipline, to build scalable enterprises with a global perspective. 

 

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Team


Team


Spotting talent. Backing brilliance.


Shayne Smyth, Co-Founder & Chairman

Shayne is involved with multiple enterprises spanning property and technology. He has an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experience in the operation, development and scaling of businesses so any new investee company backed by Perle Ventures directly benefits from his broad business insights. Having founded and divested Cover-More Group Ltd (ASX:CVO) - the largest integrated Australian based provider of travel insurance and medical assistance, Perle Ventures now serves as the vehicle to support and grow exciting new opportunities.

 

Michael An, Co-Founder & Managing Director

Michael is the Managing Director at Perle Ventures. His focus is sounding out target investee companies and engaging with founders, entrepreneurs and management to assess the potential for an alignment of interests. His experience consists of more than a decade as a founder, investor, board member and adviser to multiple companies at various stages including startup, growth and exit spanning technology, education, telecommunications and financial services. Michael's expertise supports every facet of business development, from finance to marketing, project management to corporate strategy.

 

Zac Brookes, Investment Associate

Zac is an Investment Associate at Perle Ventures. His experience spans B2B and B2C marketing, product design, B2B sales and go-to-market strategy development. His focus is on supporting the assessment of investment opportunities and with his entrepreneurial mindset and highly operational experience, helping founders maximise their growth trajectory. Before joining Perle Ventures, Zac was instrumental in leading a number high profile joint ventures including between Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) and Cover-More Group Ltd (ASX:CVO) where he was responsible for delivering a succession of industry-first products, new revenue streams and transformative system integrations.

 

David Lee, Advisor & Partner at Refactor Capital

David Lee is a Partner at Refactor Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on companies in software and information technology. Prior to Refactor, David was Managing Partner at SV Angel, which invested in companies including SnapChat, Twitter, Slack and Pinterest. David was elected to the Forbes Midas List of Top Technology Investors in 2014 and 2015.

 

INVESTMENT PARTNERS


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Companies


Companies


At Perle Ventures, we spend a lot of time analyzing the distribution dynamics of our portfolio companies. For us, besides the fundamental product/market fit, management and capital, distribution dynamics play a pivotal role in our investment hypotheses. This allows us to quantify the probability of execution, which we believe is the most important ingredient in a company’s success.


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Contact


Contact


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Where are we?

L24, 52 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia