Chris is the Founder and Managing Partner of Upswell Ventures, an Australian venture capital fund focused on backing Seed and Series A stage companies.
Prior to launching Upswell, Chris worked in a family office, developing and managing their venture capital portfolio. Chris also sits on the advisory board of F2 Capital, Israel's most active seed stage fund.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Chris grew up in rural Western Australia and now calls Perth home. He graduated from the University of Western Australia with Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Finance degrees. As part of his studies, Chris spent a semester at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid.
He enjoys surfing in the Margaret River region and has a passion for woodworking.
As a member of Class 22, Chris served his fellowship at Verona Capital in Perth, Australia. His mentors were Verona Capital Founder and Managing Partner Craig Burton and F2 Capital Managing Partner Barak Rabinowitz.