Mark

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Velik

// Investment Manager

Mark

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Velik

// Investment Manager
"
Mark is a fantastic person to have on your side. He supports us with everything from detailed modelling through to the bigger picture thinking required for growth. Nothing is too hard for him – he will always help, find the answer, or connect us to the right person.
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// Zaheer Jappie, Founder of CarClarity

Growing up, my mum was a computer programmer. We spent countless evenings during my high school years thinking through database structures and programming logic at the dining table. From as far back as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed problem solving and been curious about the possibilities of technology. 

I was drawn to corporate finance early in my career. I saw numbers as an elegant way to make sense of complex enterprises. Over time, I became more interested in the operations and strategies behind financial statements and made the move into management consulting. 

Working at McKinsey & Company allowed me to hone my first-principles problem solving skills. I learned the importance of seeing through noise with a relentless focus on prioritising the things that matter in tackling a problem. Being exposed to the inside of corporate Australia, I saw the immense opportunity to use technology to improve product and service delivery for consumers, and to rethink the way employees get their work done.

"I want to build great companies. That’s how I get my kicks. I look for people who want the same thing." – This quote from Arthur Rock, one of the first venture capitalists, resonates with what drives me. I find it incredibly fulfilling to work with founders as they build their visions into reality. It’s a rare privilege that I try hard not to take for granted. 

I joined EVP for its singular focus on substance and impact over noise and hype. I'm proud that our track record is based on backing iconic businesses that are grounded in strong sustainable unit economics, and whose products become mission critical for their customers.

I'm interested in the rise of no code platforms and API infrastructure that enable businesses to devote their energy to what they do best. With the benefit of these solutions, today every SaaS company can become a fintech company with one line of code. Graphic designers can build fully functioning applications with the click of a button, and every business will be able to use software solutions tailored to their specific needs.

Growing up, my mum was a computer programmer. We spent countless evenings during my high school years thinking through database structures and programming logic at the dining table. From as far back as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed problem solving and been curious about the possibilities of technology. 

I was drawn to corporate finance early in my career. I saw numbers as an elegant way to make sense of complex enterprises. Over time, I became more interested in the operations and strategies behind financial statements and made the move into management consulting. 

Working at McKinsey & Company allowed me to hone my first-principles problem solving skills. I learned the importance of seeing through noise with a relentless focus on prioritising the things that matter in tackling a problem. Being exposed to the inside of corporate Australia, I saw the immense opportunity to use technology to improve product and service delivery for consumers, and to rethink the way employees get their work done.

"I want to build great companies. That’s how I get my kicks. I look for people who want the same thing." – This quote from Arthur Rock, one of the first venture capitalists, resonates with what drives me. I find it incredibly fulfilling to work with founders as they build their visions into reality. It’s a rare privilege that I try hard not to take for granted. 

I joined EVP for its singular focus on substance and impact over noise and hype. I'm proud that our track record is based on backing iconic businesses that are grounded in strong sustainable unit economics, and whose products become mission critical for their customers.

I'm interested in the rise of no code platforms and API infrastructure that enable businesses to devote their energy to what they do best. With the benefit of these solutions, today every SaaS company can become a fintech company with one line of code. Graphic designers can build fully functioning applications with the click of a button, and every business will be able to use software solutions tailored to their specific needs.