#010 Allan Aaron – Advisor to the Defence Force Strategic Capability efforts, Entrepreneur and early stage VC.

Introducing Allan Aaron, a distinguished professional with an extensive track record spanning over 35 years in technology and business. Allan’s career has been remarkable as an entrepreneur, venture capital investor, management consultant, and engineer.

Allan honed his skills during nearly a decade in management consulting, working with prestigious international firms, including McKinsey and Co. His journey into entrepreneurship led to the co-founding of Technology Venture Partners (TVP), a formidable $240 million venture capital fund. Under his guidance, TVP invested in 26 early-stage tech companies, which subsequently raised an astonishing $700 million in equity and grants, with three notable $1 billion exits.

Not content with these achievements, Allan ventured into energy services, founding a fast-growing company. His commitment to fostering innovation is evident in his five-year stint as an Advisor to the Accelerating Commercialisation grants program, where he played a pivotal role in securing grants of up to $1 million each for 28 technology-based businesses.

Currently, Allan serves as a Defence Industry Advisor for the Department of Defence, contributing his expertise to this critical sector. He is a General Partner with an Australian Early Stage Venture Capital Partnership, Access Capital Ventures, and holds positions as a board director and chairman of several technology-based companies.

Allan’s academic credentials are equally impressive, holding a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace, a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Sustainable and Renewable Energy, and an MBA. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in corporate governance.

Today, we have the privilege of delving into Allan Aaron’s wealth of knowledge and experience in technology, venture capital, and business. His insights promise to be invaluable for our discussion.

Allan is available at email: aaaron@tvp.com.au