We provide passionate, innovative, impact focused entrepreneurs with expertise and funding to enable rapid global growth, whilst simultaneously exposing sophisticated investors to the thriving start up ecosystem in the Northern Rivers and beyond.
We focus on the triple bottom line, where founder, society and planet all benefit.
Catalysing Impact Innovation
Our team is led by Marc Sofer, a seasoned founder and investor dedicated to catalysing startup growth and innovation through funding, strategy and network. He is experienced in various asset classes and establishing, developing and exiting businesses over a 20+ year career in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Caribbean. Marc is Chair of the award-winning Byron Bay Angels, Unit Writer and Course Facilitator at Southern Cross University and the University of Queensland Ventures, and Board Advisor at Board Associates. Voluntary roles include Investment Committee Chair at The Community Well, Director and Investment Committee member at the NRCF, and mentor at Sourdough Business Pathways and LEAD. He studied Venture Finance under DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship Thomas Hellmann at Oxford University and has gained various accolades during his career, including the ‘Britain’s Young Business Leader’ award.
Previously Marc co-founded Kingsgate Capital, a UK investment company, and founded the MSSEC Group, managing investments since 2005. He maintains a Non-Executive Director role in both.