Guy is Co-Founder & General Partner at Stoic VC. Guy has been investing in and funding start-ups and early stage ventures since 2000 including at Macquarie Group where he established and ran Macquarie PRISM, a capital funding and investment vehicle that raised equity for private companies in the $3-30m range and invested into a number of leading domestic and international venture capital funds.
Guy was Founder, Executive Director and Global Head of Private Bank at Macquarie Group for 12 years to 2012. Guy holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW (AGSM), is a Certified Investment Analyst (NZIA) and Master Practitioner Stockbroker (SAFAA). Guy co-founded Venture Capital firm Co-Collective with Geoff Waring in 2014, investing across life sciences and deep technology.
Area of focus
Agnostic hardware applications, AI tools, Agriculture
Get to Know Guy
What advice do you live by?
You are the only one who can set your destiny – others can help you get there but you have to take responsibility for the journey.
I am fascinated by…
The power of people to make positive change even in the face of extreme adversity
What I enjoy about being a VC?
Working with the smartest people in the room. I have been lucky to always have smart people surrounding me in my career and being a VC extends that even further to allow me to engage with incredibly talented entrepreneurs who will change the world for the better.
Favourite spot in Sydney?
Bronte Beach at 6am in the morning – heaven on earth
A great founder…
Is humble and driven and never gives in to negativity, even when others would give up
What makes me excited about tomorrow?
Achieving something I could not today