Hi, I'm

jeremy.

liddle

Venture Capital Investor | AdvisorTech Startups

My

Story.

During my 20+ years of founding & growing businesses, I came to realise that entrepreneurs solve the world's biggest problems. 

However, a lack of access to smart money & global markets inhibits so many from changing the world.

So in 2014, I launched an investment tech platform and VC fund to help solve this problem.

Fast forward 5 years & I've extended this focus into impact work that targets the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by cofounding global SDGs-focused technology investment & advisory firm, SDGx, with an initial focus on climate. 

I also joined Third Hemisphere, a tech and finance media relations firm that elevates the voices of innovators & leaders who are breaking new ground & changing the world for the better.

I also invested in 20+ tech companies & coached/advised many hundreds.

But how did I get here?

At 16 I was writing business plans & making money from organising events.

In 1999 I finished school & because I've always loved helping people, started a psychology degree. After experiencing a dark period, I was on the couch of a psychopharmacologist who turned my life around & was then diagnosed with cancer. Before he died, Dr John Anderson changed my life. He said to me;

“If you can get to the end of your life, look back & know that you made every step count, you will die a happy man.”

So making every step count became my guiding principle & I will be forever grateful to John for setting me on this path.

That is why I got into business with my brother & opened 8 retail outlets across Sydney & Singapore, aged 20 to 23. Business became my vehicle to make money and in the process create the ability to have a large positive impact on the world.

At 24 I founded a company called RioLife because the Acai industry operated on the triple bottom line principle: it's good for the people (fair trade), the planet (Greenpeace endorsed) & we could make a profit. We also donated 1% of our revenue to a charity school for the children of the women who harvested our berries.

At 30, after publishing "From Idea to Startup" and coaching ~200 startups, I was asked to take over as President in Australia for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance.

My work with UN agencies & the G20 proved that high growth, early-stage companies create the innovation & growth the world needs, & that access to smart money & global markets are the greatest accelerators.

Now through Third Hemisphere, SDGx, & as an angel investor, I am investing in and supporting founders who solve the world's biggest problems and generate above-market returns in doing so.

 

here's what I've done so far.

Founding Partner

SDGx is a global exponential technology venture capital, venture building and research group reimagining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). SDGx offers a full-service ecosystem that includes business intelligence, deal flow scouting, venture acceleration and innovative investment to all sectors - private, public, and civic.

Exec Director, Strategy & Finance

Third Hemisphere is a full-service public relations and investor relations firm for innovators and thinkers who are breaking new ground, and changing the world for the better. I'm excited to bring my 18 years of entrepreneurship, startup advisory, and venture capital investment experience to advise Third Hemisphere and its clients on strategy and communications.

Ambassador & Advisor

In its previous incarnation, Young Achievement Australia was one of the best programs Australia has ever seen for youth entrepreneurship. Young Achievement Australia built a legacy of over 200,000 inspired and empowered students between 1977 - 2009. Since relaunching in 2016 under the global JA Worldwide banner, we are once again working towards being the premier organisation supporting youth entrepreneurship for young people in Australia.

Co-founder, Exec Director & General Partner

A Digital Investment Firm for private technology companies and investors.

We help Pre-Series A tech companies and sophisticated/accredited, professional and institutional investor by providing an investment platform, Venture Capital funds and advisory from Seed to IPO or acquisition.

Director

Phoria are transforming human experience of physical and digital spaces by Scanning, Capturing, Planning & Managing unique building and other site content.
They're building a platform of extended reality applications for property, construction, retail and government.

B20 (G20 Business) SMEs Development Task Force

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95% of enterprises, 60-70% ofemployment and 55% of the gross domestic product and are essential to strengtheningproductivity and delivering more inclusive growth. 

B20 (G20 Business) SMEs Development Task Force

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) represent the vast majority of enterprises worldwide. They are an essential pillar of innovation, economic and social progress as well as job creation.

B20 (G20 Business) SMEs Development Task Force

SMEs are vital sources of productivity and innovation, of economic growth and job creation.Since global economic growth is weak and investor confidence is low, the G20 governmentsand business communities highly value the development of SMEs.

B20 (G20 Business) SMEs & Entrepreneurship Task Force

B20 is an influential platform that serves as an intermediary group between G20 Governments and the international business community. Primary mission of the B20 is dealing with the urgent and significant global issues by developing actionable recommendations.

President, Australia

The G20YEA consists of 20 of the leading organizations across the G20 that represent over 1million young entrepreneurs employing 12 million people, with a greater network of over 11million entrepreneurs.

Chair, G20 YEA Strategic Planning Committee

After stepping down as Chair of the Steering Committee at the end of 2015, Australia was voted in as Chair of the Strategic Planning committee. This position stands for 2 years.

Chair, G20 YEA Steering Committee

SMEs are vital sources of productivity and innovation, of economic growth and job creation.Since global economic growth is weak and investor confidence is low, the G20 governmentsand business communities highly value the development of SMEs.

Host, 2014 G20 YEA Summit Sydney

The young entrepreneurs of the world gathered at the Sydney G20 YEA Summit support theAustralian G20 priorities on private sector led growth and greater resilience of the worldeconomy.

Investment & Networking Expert

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of theUnited Nations. Its mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.

Co-founder, CEO & Director

A wholesale, marketing and distribution business handling food, beverage and other health &wellness products with national Australian & New Zealand distribution. 

 
 

i sit on boards and help technology companies.

Jeremy is a Founding Partner at SDGx, a Singapore based deep technology venture capital, acceleration, and research group. SDGx is reimagining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In 2010, Jeremy began his journey as a startup advisor and in 2014 as a venture capital investor. He was a founder and General Partner of CapitalPitch, an Australian venture capital firm where he oversaw investments in companies such as Oovvuu, Phoria, Kami and Umano.

 

Jeremy has also been an entrepreneur for over seventeen years in finance, technology, retail, and distribution. In 2010, his company RioLife was named Australia's fastest growing small business by My Business Magazine.

 

During this time, Jeremy was President of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Australia (G20YEA) and Chair of the G20 YEA Steering committee. He served on the G20 Business (B20) SME development and Entrepreneurship task forces. Jeremy was also engaged by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as an expert on investment, networking, youth, employment and entrepreneurship.

 

Over the course of his career, Jeremy has trained and advised hundreds of startups on financing and strategy. He has also sat on boards and specialised in technology company advisory for scaling up. 

 

He is a Tedx speaker and author of the book "From Idea to Startup". He also co-authored the 2014 G20 Youth and Young Entrepreneurs’ United Nations White paper. This contributed to the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash University and RG146. Jeremy is now completing a Masters of Finance from Griffith University.

I speak about ideas worth sharing.

 

TEDxMacquarieUniversity:

Jeremy Liddle on how entrepreneurial thinking can change the world.

Turkey Innovation Week:

"Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship" keynote by Jeremy Liddle

Sky News Business:

Jeremy Liddle, CEO of ENYA, talks Young Entrepreneurs & G20 YEA

Sky News Business:

Jeremy Liddle talks to Carson Scott about the 2012 Australian budget

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From Idea to Start-Up

Launching a business can be a daunting task. From Idea to Start-Up will help you plan all the important aspects you need to get your business idea off the ground and ensure that you have a market-tested, viable enterprise.

I Do Media Too

Why you shouldn't be an angel investor in start-ups

Australian early-stage angel investors often treat start-up investing like horse racing. They punt with money they're willing to lose, but this approach has led to...

CapitalPitch to join rush of new tech VCs with new $10 million startup fund

CapitalPitch, a funding platform that helps startups connect with venture capitalists, has begun raising at least $10 million-plus for its own fund to co-invest in early-stage ventures that raise money through...

There's nothing romantic about entrepreneurship

The concept of entrepreneurship has been romanticised.

The world is awash with content that proliferates the idea of "escaping" a corporate job, hated boss, rat race, daily grind or some other version of being trapped, for the conquest of... 

Singularity University launch is a big boost for deep technology startups in Asia-Pacific.

Jeremy Liddle said Singularity University’s launch in Australia is a big deal as it is an opportunity for...

Liddle joins Singlularity to helps startups expand

CapitalPitch co-founder Jeremy Liddle has left his role to start Singularity University’s start-up program in the Asia-Pacific...

Tulla, Intrepic take stake in CapitalPitch

Australia-based start-up investment company CapitalPitch has confirmed Tulla Private Equity, the Maloney Family office, and investment group Intrepic are jointly taking an... 

My opinion piece series on StartupDaily

Here you can browse a range of topics and tips encompassing the startup world, written by me. There are several quick 2 minute reads for you to choose from!

Aussie startups urged to dream bigger as Singularity University comes to APAC

Singularity University’s Global Startup Program — the Silicon Valley program for ventures striving to make a change on a global scale — is heading to APAC, with programs set to launch in Singapore and Australia.

Singularity University has set up a global program to send regional startups to NASA for a month

Co-founder of Australian venture capital firm CapitalPitch, Jeremy Liddle, has left his company and signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention of launching Singularity University’s flagship...

Let's Talk: Growth

With seemingly more and more workers breaking free from the chains of the corporate world to embark on their own business journey, seeking a better life quality and meaningfulness, we’re asking whether...

 
 
 

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