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Key personnel

Edison is a boutique venture capital provider that is flexible and agile and able to provide ‘hands on” management assistance to each start-up venture it funds.

Its management team is highly qualified and experienced with extensive international know-how and an in-depth understanding of the venture capital Industry.

EVC Management Pty Ltd (ACN 629 392 472) is the General Partner for the Edison Venture Capital Fund and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Fund and the identification and evaluation of potential projects.

Alan Rose

Chairman

Alan is an experienced management executive with over 35 years’ experience as a corporate adviser, venture capitalist and company analyst. He has a proven track record of working with start-up ventures, raising venture capital, developing strategic business plans and performing due diligence.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Torrens University, has an Advanced Diploma in Management and Diplomas in Education, and Teaching. He has held board positions on several regulated entities including a registered Pooled Development Fund, a registered General Insurance Company, and a Licensed Security Dealer. He has provided strategic advice to the boards of several ASX public listed companies including the development of strategic marketing plans.

Nicholas Thiele

Managing Director

Nicholas has an extensive background in business management and in the provision of investment banking services. He has a Bachelor of Science (Business) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Business Management and Law).

Nicholas also has considerable business development and property investment experience including being CEO of RE/MAX Australia. Most recently, Nicholas was the primary executive, representing the lead sponsor, in the establishment of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Blockchain to secure $50 million in Federal funding and from Universities, government and industry partners including RMIT, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, Swinburne University and Data 61 (CSIRO).

Tony Teng

Executive Director

Tony is an experienced corporate adviser and company director. He has been a CEO and senior executive with a number of investment companies over the last ten years and has a Master of Business Administration. He has held senior positions with Microsoft and Prudential Insurance in the UK. He was a director of World Credit Savings, a digital currency bank, located in Abu Dhabi Global Market, an international financial centre and free zone located in the United Arab Emirates.

Tony has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions across five continents with top tier financial institutes and a sovereign fund from the United Arab Emirates. He has been an oversea partner of Kejia Group China. His expertise, experience and global network have been major factors in successful capital raisings and negotiations for achieving exit strategies for major projects.

Jimmy Chen

Associate Director

Jimmy is an Australian lawyer specialising in Private International law and Migration Law. He has a Graduate Diploma in Practical Legal Training (College of Laws Australia) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland.

Over the past five years he has consistently overseen numerous multi-million dollar transactions as part of his management role as Chief Executive Officer for National Glory Holdings Limited, Dubai. Jimmy has combined his legal knowledge with his cultural background to identify and enhance business opportunities across Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. He will be responsible for maintaining business relations with limited partners especially in Asia and in the Middle East.

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