Steven has founded / co-founded several companies including Australia’s first online stockbroker Sanford Securities in 1996, one of the world’s first mobile social networks Migme in 2003; companies in biotech, finance, mining, resources and many others.
Over the past 30 years, he is grateful to have worked with top tier venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and across the globe, with meaningful strategics (including some of the largest companies in the world), dozens of incubators and hundreds of other startups, stock exchanges and investment banks.
During this time, he has developed extensive experience in developing and commercialising compelling Internet services for the social, consumer & financial industries. He has worked professionally in chartered accounting, stockbroking, investment banking and consulting, with a wide range of financial institutions in Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Steven maintains an avid interest in a range of technologies (including IT and biotech). As a consequence of his professional experience, he has also been involved in a few hundred capital issues and transactions for over USD 1 billion, including raising over USD 100 million for companies that he has founded and led, and four exits of greater than USD 100 million each.
Steven has won numerous professional and business awards. He has extensive private and public board experience, is a frequent speaker at conferences in Silicon Valley, Europe, Asia, & Australia, and has appeared on Wall St Journal, Australian Financial Review, CNBC, Financial Times, the Economist, Bloomberg and many others.