Kim Jack­son

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - STARS OF 2018 -

KIM JACK­SON LAUNCHED PRI­VATE IN­VEST­MENT COM­PANY SKIP CAP­I­TAL IN LATE 2017. IN 2018, TO­GETHER WITH CO­FOUNDER AND HUS­BAND SCOTT FAR­QUHAR (CO-CEO OF SOFT­WARE COM­PANY ATLASSIAN), JACK­SON HAS IN­VESTED MIL­LIONS OF DOL­LARS TO BRING SEV­ERAL GAME-CHANG­ING AUS­TRALIAN STAR­TUPS TO LIFE.

Ilaunched Skip Cap­i­tal with a vi­sion to in­vest in phe­nom­e­nal en­trepreneurs who are solv­ing global prob­lems. I’ve al­ways sup­ported fe­male equality and am proud of our di­verse port­fo­lio, but I don’t go out search­ing specif­i­cally for fe­maleled com­pa­nies. I’m look­ing for en­trepreneurs with ex­pe­ri­ence and pas­sion. I’m proud of the prob­lems our com­pa­nies are solv­ing — Me­taOp­tima is de­tect­ing skin can­cer through AI; Safe­tyCul­ture is cre­at­ing safer work­places; Cul­ture Amp is cre­at­ing bet­ter em­ployee cul­ture; Work180 and Ap­plied are cre­at­ing a more equal work­place; Brighte is fi­nanc­ing so­lar for ev­ery­day homeowners; and Movus is mak­ing in­dus­trial machines safe through IoT (In­ter­net of Things).

“I’ve loved help­ing to grow the ven­ture cap­i­tal com­mu­nity in Aus­tralia to cre­ate a bet­ter startup ecosys­tem. We con­tinue to look for phe­nom­e­nal founders with big dreams and global am­bi­tions and help men­tor and grow our port­fo­lio com­pa­nies.”

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