Dr Jeannie Joughin
| BSc(Hons), PhD | Location: Melbourne, AU
Jeannie is an experienced biopharmaceutical and medical device leader with 20+ years’ experience locally and internationally. She is responsible for sourcing and supporting biotech, device and diagnostics companies to achieve future success. Having held senior executive level positions globally, she brings extensive expertise in business development transactions, strategic partnerships and alliance management to support investment strategy. Her operational and leadership experience in research, clinical trial and commercial management has been forged through conducting research at universities, holding positions of increasing seniority in multi-national pharmaceutical companies and from start-up environments in private and listed companies located in the USA, Europe and Australia.
Prior to OneVentures, Jeannie held senior executive and advisor positions in Australia and currently serves as a director for Paranta Biosciences. While in the US she was responsible for global business development activities and successfully licensed a medical device technology to several of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies attracting sizable milestone and royalty payments. She has demonstrated commercial success and operational expertise by building businesses and brands in several therapeutic areas in different geographies. She has a global perspective with strong analytical, regulatory and technical skills, and is passionate about working with and developing teams to support execution of corporate, product and business strategy. This experience has come from working in companies in Australia and the USA including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mayne Pharma, CSL and CSL Behring, Enable Injections Inc., Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals, Glutagen and Paranta Biosciences.
Dr Joughin holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Immunology from Monash University in Melbourne and a Diploma of Marketing from the Melbourne Business School.
| BComm, CFA, CA | Location: Melbourne, AU
Justine is an Investment Director at OneVentures and is responsible for the new Victorian Growth Fund, focusing on providing Venture Credit to Victoria’s most exciting start ups.
Justine returned to Australia in late 2021, after 3 years working in Tokyo advising life science and beauty companies on cross border M&A. She brings her wealth of knowledge in M&A Advisory, her passion for entrepreurship and her experience with capital raising to the Venture Credit team. She is a valued advisor and is driving the awareness and adoption of Venture Credit (also known as venture Debt) in the Australian market.
Justine leads the investment team for the Victorian Growth Fund. She is responsible for identifying and assessing potential investments, promoting the Fund and managing the partnership with the Victorian Government and other stakeholders. She is passionate about investing in startups and growth companies generating jobs and innovation for Victoria and broader Australia, and pursuing ideas that will benefit Australians.
Justine holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Justine is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. In her spare time, she has pursued qualifications in viticulture and wine, and recently completed Wine & Spirits Education Trust – Level II in Wine.
| CA, BBA (Hons) | Location: Sydney, AU
Kate joined the investment team at OneVentures in 2019 with launch of our first credit fund. Before moving to Australia, she spent four years at PwC, Dublin where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. At PwC she gained diverse experience working with the Business Restructuring (Deals) and Management Consulting departments.
While in Business Restructuring, she worked on administrations, liquidations, and business turnarounds. During her time in Management Consulting, she was embedded within the portfolio company of a PE sponsored business to drive operational improvements through digitisation. Kate also spent some time in KKR within the private credit arm, which gave her exposure to lending and portfolio management, helping to round out her credit experience.
Kate is a motivated and analytical individual with the ability to originate deals, complete due diligence, monitor portfolio companies and she holds several board observer roles. She has built a strong network and is an active member of the Australian Venture Capital community since joining the firm in 2019. She likes to give back to the community, providing mentorship via accelerators and platforms aimed at supporting underrepresented founders and she holds a seat on the Australian Investment Council DE&I committee.
Portfolio Board Roles
| B.Sc. Economics & Finance | Location: Sydney, AU
Ryan is an Investment Associate at OneVentures working in the Venture Credit team. Ryan is passionate about start-ups and is excited to work with founders around Australia.
Prior to joining OneVentures Ryan worked in Wayflyer, a venture backed Fintech scale-up that provides Revenue Based Financing to eCommerce brands. At Wayflyer Ryan was responsible for Business Operations & New-Product Development and helped the founders scale the business from 30 employees to 300.
Before Wayflyer, Ryan was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey, Ryan worked in the Dublin and London offices predominantly advising consumer goods and financial services clients on strategy and organisational issues.
Ryan holds a B.Sc. Economics & Finance from University College Dublin, outside of work he loves to swim and travel.
| BCom/BAdvStudies | Location: Sydney, AU
Matt Lewin is an Investment Associate on OneVentures’ Growth Fund V. Matt is energetic about supporting Australian founders and companies on their growth journey any way he can.
Prior to OneVentures, Matt has had experience in MA Financial Group, one of Australia’s leading investment banks covering technology. In addition to this, Matthew has investment experience at Tier 1 firms such as Perpetual, and VGI Partners – focusing on long-term horizon technology investing, ESG investing, and company analysis.
Outside of tech and investing, Matt’s passion lies firmly with history, philosophy, psychology, and economics. These topics are the intersection of human action – that is, exploring why we act, how we act, and why we act how we act. As an investor, it is crucial to understand the actions of oneself and others in a broad, multidisciplinary context.
Matt brings his experience across equity management and investment banking, as well an insatiable curiosity for innovation across all sectors.
At OneVentures, he helped source and supported the execution of three Fund V equity investments, in addition to ten venture credit investments.
Matt joined OneVentures in 2021 as an Investment Intern, supporting the investment teams across venture credit and equity in across the whole deal lifecycle: deal-sourcing, company analysis, and due-diligence. Since being promoted to Investment Analyst, he has continued to be an asset to the team in many ways – not only supporting the team, but also providing insight and shared learnings for the broader organisation.
Prior to joining OneVentures, Matt completed internships across investment banking (Moelis Australia) and equity management (VGI Partners, Perpetual), focusing on long-term horizon technology investing, ESG investing, and company analysis. Matt received a BCom/BAdvStudies, majoring in Finance and Banking from the University of Sydney – receiving the University Academic Merit Prize.
Dr Lu Li
| PhD, Pathobiology | Location: Sydney, AU
Dr Lu Li is an investment analyst in OneVentures’ Healthcare team.
Lu supports the Healthcare team by performing quantitative and qualitative research to inform investment, valuation and exit decisions. Lu also assists with deal screening and performing due diligence whilst also reporting and monitoring existing and prospective fund investments.
Lu regularly practices meditation and loves to study herbal medicine. She also paints and sketches in her free time.
Lu brings over 7 years of biomedical research experience in academia to the OneVentures team. She has a strong technical background on research & development in general, and always follows the latest research progress.
In addition, Lu brings her depth of experience for financial modelling and equity research, along with her keen interest in finance.
Prior to joining with OneVentures, Lu joined CITIC’s Biotech Equity Research area as an intern. She later worked as a scientific writer and technical consultant at DeepTech, a new media platform, where she covers biotech startups and latest biomedical research, and simultaneously completed level 2 of the CFA.
Lu received her Ph.D in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut in the US, where she focused her research on infectious disease pathogenesis.
| BCom (Economics & Finance) | Location: Sydney, AU
Shawn is an Investment Analyst at OneVentures and sits within the Venture Credit practice of the firm. He is excited to help Australian startups shape the future and is particularly interested in companies that change consumer behaviour.
With 3+ years of experience working across strategy and operations, Shawn enjoys bouncing between blue sky thinking and working together with companies to solve their most pressing issues. Prior to OneVentures he was a part of the Strategy team at Accenture, working across public and private sectors covering technology, retail, financial services, energy and logistics. He also has experience at Uber, delivering on projects across Rides and Eats.
Beyond the world of tech and startups, Shawn is passionate about social impact, development economics and music. He plays a variety of instruments and occasionally performs, you might even catch him busking on the streets of Melbourne. He hopes to bring the lens of impact, improving welfare and good music to investing – cue the tunes and let the good times roll.
Shawn brings experience across strategy and operations covering a variety of industries and is constantly seeking to learn about new sectors and how technology is disrupting it.
At OneVentures, he sits as a part of investments team for 1V Venture Credit Fund IV and the VGF. He brings a fresh perspective to analysing companies, performing due diligence and supports the team across the deal lifecycle.
Prior to joining OneVentures, Shawn was a Strategy Analyst at Accenture where he worked across a range of sectors with a focus on technology. He has helped clients with growth strategy, M&A, decarbonisation, economic research and project management.
He was also previously an Operations Associate at Uber and worked across Uber Rides, UberEats and Community Operations. He has conducted analysis on consumer behaviour, lifecycles, retention and feedback. Shawn received a BCom from the University of Melbourne majoring in Economics and Finance. He has represented the university internationally at case competitions in Norway and Thailand, providing advice to multinational companies.