Jelix values excellence and our team of experienced angel investors and entrepreneurs are highly respected in the Australian startup sector. We have been immersed in the sector since the turn of the century as entrepreneurs, investors, board members and mentors. We love the excitement of investing in potentially world changing and high return startups and we temper this by bringing the rigour of investment banking to our due diligence, investment processes and management. Our work benefits from our deep expertise in technology and early stage investing together with extensive connections and networks in the sector.
The Jelix Team
Andrea learned the importance of mitigating risk first as a world class climber, then as a capital markets lawyer and later an investment banker at Lehman Brothers.
She sits on the boards of Sinorbis, an Australian company that makes it easy for Western companies to have a digital presence in China; tagSpace, an innovative AR/VR platform powering social media; and Old Hundred, a US property management company. Previously she sat on the boards of Stone & Chalk, home to 100+ financial technology startups, and Viostream, a video streaming software company.
Andrea is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
A natural entrepreneur, Andrea initiated and built a profitable cross border gearing loan business for HBOS, and earlier supported her World Telemark Ski Championship bid with a ski accessory business and her climbing career by taking to market an innovative new climbing tool.
Andrea has climbed all the big rock walls featured on the Apple screen saver.
An avid basketball fan and a fierce trivia competitor, Alon is passionate about unleashing the potential of the Australian start-up eco system.
Alon holds a Bachelor of Law and Accounting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he was on the Deans list for academic excellence.
Her previous roles have included Chief Operating Officer at New Forests Asset Management and EGM - CFO and Fund and Support Services at Suncorp.
Kym has extensive experience across directorship, committee and chair positions on subsidiary boards, portfolio boards and sub-committees including risk and compliance committee and remuneration committee in Australia, NZ and USA and currently sits as an independent director and investment committee member on a corporate superannuation trustee board.
Kym has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Charles Sturt University in Australia and is a Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand). She is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
An avid water polo fan, Kym sits on the committee of the Drummoyne Water Polo Club as Treasurer.
Ian is a valued advisor, active investor with Jelix and representative of Jelix on the board of Dotterel.
Prior to that Simran was the CTO at Loyalty Pacific (Flybuys) and News Interactive (News Corp). Simran has been a board Director, advisor, investor and mentor to dozens of startups.