Andrew Stead has worked extensively with startup founders and early stage investors, through incubators, accelerators and venture funds. As a founder, advisor and board member, he specialises in the commercialisation of technology products, creation of new businesses, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions. Andrew’s overlapping experiences between corporates, research organisations and startups provides a unique perspective on collaboration and innovation.
Currently an entrepreneur-in-residence at Firemark Labs within insurer IAG, he is responsible for creating and launching new products and businesses, is a non-executive director of Hivery, Fivecast and Data to Decisions CRC, and is a life member and founder of early stage investment group Sydney Angels.
Andrew has a background in technology strategy and operations within the telecommunication industry including the British Army. He holds a BSc(Hons) (USYD) and MBA (MGSM), is a graduate of RMA Sandhurst and a Churchill Fellow.