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Jerry Stesel

Partner

I started my career in investment banking, having spent over ten years advising some of Australia’s largest companies on M&A, IPOs and other capital markets transactions. Then in 2016, I was lucky enough to team up with Geoff Levy and David Shein to establish OIF Ventures.

I've also had the privilege of co-founding and successfully exiting two startup FinTech businesses, NexPay and Earnd.

Lessons to live by

Jeff Bezos’ regret minimisation framework resonates with me. On your death bed looking back on your life, what will you regret more – giving something you’re passionate about a go and it not working out or not trying at all?

on the lookout for

I’m privileged to meet founders everyday who are incredibly passionate and authentic about the pain points they are looking to solve that they have lived experience with.

We are only at the beginning of a multi-decade span of the digital transformation of everything – from corporates to government to consumer services. It’s an incredible time to be a technology founder.

lasting impact

To have earned the respect of those around me by adding value and being true to my word.

In a founder, i look for a burning desire to solve a real problem they’ve encountered in their lives. The culture and values they ascribe to and how they interact with all stakeholders around them from the most junior to the most senior

Jerry Stesel