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We are a Venture Builder looking to back and partner visionary founders with global ambitions.

Comprised of a team that has been providing consultancy services to businesses for over 20 years, we have the expertise to offer a rare combination of investment and active management that results in big ideas making a big impact.

 
 
 
 

Venture Builder

 
 
 
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At Halkin Ventures we’re dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build companies that can make a serious impact in todays world. But we do things a little differently. We don’t simply invest and hope for the best. We take an active role in helping founders succeed.

As experienced business consultants, we can provide hands-on help across key business disciplines including strategy, business development, talent acquisition, accounting, marketing and mentoring. Simply put, we’re by your side, doing the hard work that truly delivers. And it’s this, combined with our international networks, that helps you fast-track your growth plans.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, we are ready to help the true difference-makers change the world. One big idea at a time.

 
 
 
 
 

Portfolio

 
 
 
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OCR LABS

OCR Labs has developed a its own proprietary OCR engine and face recognition system that can solve inherent market problems around ID validation and verification, customer enrolment, business process efficiency and payment processing. 

The technology rapidly scans ID cards and performs facial recognition to verify a user’s identity. It can be easily integrated into a system and application or an effective customised solution can be built. 

MORE AT ocrlabs.com

 

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SUBOO

Established in 2008 as a luxe resort label, SUBOO is now a multidimensional brand with seasonal collections of spring/summer, resortwear and swimwear, gaining accolades and impressing notable media and buyers around the world.

With a devout following SUBOO is now showcased in more than 300 premium boutiques in over 17 countries including coveted top tier department stores including Intermix, Neimen Marcus, Shopbop, Moda Operandi, Barneys, Saks 5th Avenue and Nordstrom. 

MORE AT suboo.com.au

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TUNESPOTTER

Tunespotter was co-founded by Halkin Ventures partner Grant Lyons. Along with music supervisor Marc Morris, they created a media discovery application that recommends movies and shows based on what music you like and what songs you're listening to. Tunespotter is currently preparing for a Series A round to expand the company, technology and channel partnerships.

MORE AT tunespotter.com

 
 
 

Our Team

 
 
 
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We’re passionate about building ventures and creating new opportunities for our partners. We provide strategic venture capital, experienced management and an international business network to help fast-track growth plans.

 
 
 
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JOHN MYERS
CO-FOUNDER, PARTNER

Prior to founding Halkin Ventures, John co-founded the Halkin Group, an SME consultancy that has to date helped over 4000 businesses thrive. John specialises in strategic and financial management, deal structuring, M&A and corporate advisory, all areas that have assisted clients and portfolio investments reach desired outcomes. 

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ADAM WAKERMAN
CO-FOUNDER, PARTNER

Adam brings a structured and driven approach to strategically guide portfolio clients to achieve growth targets. With more than 15 years in sales and business development roles, and significant experience in developing channels to market in both domestic and international markets, Adam’s philosophy revolves around the focus and drive to accelerate growth supported by commercially feasible and scalable business models.

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NATICE MYERS
PARTNER

Excelling in areas of leadership, culture, and business transformation, Natice has the skill and ability to source, manage and motivate the people our portfolio clients need to grow effectively and efficiently. With years of executive-level experience as a management consultant, and an MBA qualification behind her, Natice’s expertise in the human capital realm is unrivalled.  

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ADIEL JACOBS
PARTNER, Structuring & TAX

Adiel is an experienced business and strategic advisor having worked across many industries from management consulting to corporate and public accounting practices. Adiel heads up Halkin Group's Tax Advisory,  focused on tax planning and corporate structure. He also serves as a trusted advisor to individuals and businesses on wealth creation and asset protection strategies.

 
 
 
 
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Grant Lyons
PARTNER, Digital Strategist

Grant manages Halkin Group (US), our New York City office. As a creative director, UX designer and entrepreneur, he has seen many changes in the digital landscape. Small businesses and startups are his specialty, a trusted advisor, bringing fresh perspective and adding value through great design and unique business experience.

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JEFF NAH
Venture Partner

Based in Singapore, Jeff is a Strategic Business Advisor and Investor who helps companies drive growth through business transformation initiatives. From new market entry strategies and customer experience management, to business model innovation and building high performance culture, Jeff has built and grown businesses across Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore.

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EDDY YEUNG
PARTNER, International Tax Specialist

Based in Hong Kong, Eddy works effectively with our portfolio investments advising on tax risk management and compliance issues and assists operational teams to execute their defined tax and business strategies. Eddy is also a frequent speaker on tax related subjects, featuring at events in Asia and across Europe. 

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Josh Wakerman
Marketing Specialist

Josh is our communications specialist, primed to assist our portfolio investments in all areas of promotion and marketing. With over 17 years experience as a Creative Director and Copywriter, Josh has worked with both global brands and startups, helping shape their identity with professional communication and big ideas.

 
 
 
 
 
 

What We're Looking For

 
 
 
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Visionary Founders & Talented Teams
We back forward-thinking entrepreneurs and hard-working teams who are dedicated to taking their big idea to the big time.

 

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Growth & Expansion
We invest in businesses that are attacking global markets using scalable business models.

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Diverse Offerings
We look to make investments in (or acquire) businesses across multiple industries and at various stages in their life cycles.

 

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Great Collaborations
We look to invest in companies where our management expertise can help them scale.

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Early Signs of Life
We invest in young companies that have released a product/service, have some market validation, and need capital to expand and grow.

 
 
 

Contact Us

If you’ve got a big idea and need a hand to get to the next level we’d love to hear from you

 
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