We are focused on identifying exceptional founders with deep domain expertise building scalable technology companies. We’re willing to provide hands on support from day one to day done – this is what sets us apart from the rest.Meet Our Team
THE BLACK SHEEP CAPITAL
We’ve invested as early as Concept/Pre-seed and as late as Series B.
Our portfolio of investments are featured below:
our founders say
Black Sheep Capital have an investment philosophy.
We believe in a “be the most helpful investor” approach to early stage technology investing, where it is our role to support founders through all stages of their journey as best we can. As high conviction and thematic driven investors, we see incredible potential in the founders we invest in and their vision, and work closely with them to provide the best opportunity to succeed. No problem is too big or small.
We commit time, energy and our combined knowledge to help accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies. We work closely with our founders, other investors and our team to ensure we help accelerate the transition from 0-1 and add value at all stages of growth. Our terms are industry standard, our intentions clear and honest. We employ principle based investment decisions from day 1 to day done.
Daniel Gavel is an entrepreneur and investor who has founded a number of businesses including early stage investment firm Black Sheep Capital, leading Queensland property developer Golden State Property, and venture capital firm Full Circle Venture Capital.
Dan started out in financial advisory, growing his own practice before exiting the industry in 2013 and establishing Black Sheep Capital to invest in early-stage tech companies and other assets. Today, Black Sheep Capital is one of Australia’s most active angel and seed investors, and has funded a wide range of startups including Airtasker, Sendle and Go1.
Dan plays an active role backing and mentoring startups, and contributing to the development of Australia’s innovation eco-system. He brings his commercial acumen and strong corporate networks to his investment activities, and believes strongly in the power of collaboration in helping new ventures grow to their full potential.
Over the last 10 years Paul has amassed extensive experience in property investment in Australia as well as in south East Asia. More recently, Paul has been a key driver in the establishment and diversification of the Black Sheep portfolio to the startup capital sector. Paul has a scientific background having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Bachelor of Science – Honours(First Class) at the University of Melbourne.
Paul is a Director at Black Sheep Capital. In this role, Paul provides oversight and strategic direction across the innovation investment portfolio. Paul is intimately involved in the selection and negotiation of new investments at Black Sheep Capital and in growing the Black Sheep’s presence and brand in the micro Venture Capital space.
Hannah CyrVenture Analyst
Hannah CyrVenture Analyst
Hannah is a venture analyst with a keen interest in technology and sustainability. After growing up in Texas, Hannah studied chemical engineering and nanotechnology at the University of Southern California. Following that, she began her career as a project analyst in the Transportation sector in Australia. While working as an analyst, she has partnered with various technology companies in the Safety space and become adept in scenario modelling, stakeholder engagement and change management.She has a keen interest and passion for new technology and its impact on end customers, as well as the global economy and social equity. Recently, Hannah finished a Masters of International Economics and Finance from the University of Queensland.
Daniel WinterInvestment Director
Daniel WinterInvestment Director
Daniel is an experienced business strategist having invested a majority of his career in local and global management consulting. While working in management consulting Dan developed extensive business and technology expertise by leading strategic projects within the Resources, Technology, Mobile Applications, Finance and Digital sectors.
In addition to his experience as a business strategist Dan has invested a large amount of his time developing and working with technology start-ups, having built his first tech business while still in university.
Dan will be Mentoring in EnergyLab's Scaleup Program5th June 2020
Family becomes 'energy nerds' to bring down power bills5th June 2020
A new way to buy electricity and unlock the value of renewable energy | Utility Magazine5th June 2020
Salesforce, ANZ back Valiant to grow SME lending5th June 2020
A MYOB co-founder just backed a $26 million Series B for an accountancy software startup - Startup Daily5th June 2020
Renewable Energy Start-Up Attracts Funding For East Coast Expansion - AFR10th September 2019
Our Investment in Notiv.com10th June 2019
Australian Financial Review – Notiv Announcement3rd June 2019
Black Sheep’s 2019 Investment Strategy29th March 2019
Sendle raises $20M Series B29th January 2019
Sendle inks major deal with DHL19th September 2018
GO1 Founders tell their Story12th September 2018
Our Investment in Valiant Finance3rd September 2018
Practice Ignition partners with Canva29th August 2018
Why we backed Amber Electric29th August 2018
ResponSight launches new partner program14th August 2018
GO1 Raises $10M Series A13th August 2018
Sendle Launches Price Guarantee11th April 2018
Airtasker Partners with Coles Australia11th December 2017
Airtasker raises $33 million to hit the UK10th October 2017
GiggedIn – a new player in live music10th October 2017
Airtasker enhances platform trust technologies8th August 2017
Sendle secures its first international partnership13th June 2017
Black Sheep invests in Practice Ignition29th May 2017
Ikea teams up with Airtasker19th May 2017
Sendle stands up to Aus Post15th May 2017
Blacksheep invests in Go111th December 2016
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