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Oliver Darwin

Investment Team

Prior to joining OIF, I spent two years in Bank of America’s investment banking team, advising some of Australia’s most notable companies on mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions.

Lessons to live by

Focus only on that which you can control, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and always strive to act with integrity above all else.

on the lookout for

With the ever-increasing magnitude and complexity of data, I think there is an incredible amount of opportunity for those who are able to effectively synthesise, simplify and derive insights from this data. I’m incredibly excited to see applications that allow their users to unlock the value of this data to reduce friction, drive productivity gains, and help them make better informed and higher ROI decisions.

lasting impact

I am incredibly optimistic about technology’s ability to create meaningful societal advancement. I would like to feel as though I have been able to contribute to that, and that we have inspired future generations to want to do the same!

Great businesses provide society with what they want but do not yet know how to get – in order to create this, a founder should be driven by a strong mission based on their own life experiences, coupled with determination, resilience, and an unwavering confidence in their vision.

Oliver Darwin