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Our Managing Director

Meet Sam Hajjar. Sam has a passion for innovation and for business.

Qualifications: Sam has the following qualifications:

  • an MBA (with University Medal / Allen Knott Scholar Award) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM); and
  • a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (with Dean’s letter for exceptional performance) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Background: Click here for a short article about Sam’s background and his career, which started at top-tier commercial law firm Blake Dawson Waldron (now known as Ashurst) and has involved providing commercial and legal advice to, as well as managing the commercialisation of ideas, technology and IP of, innovators ranging from individuals and startups through to SMEs and large research organisations. The article is reproduced with the kind permission of the Cooperative Research Centre for Biomedical Imaging Development – one of our valued clients.

Memberships: Sam’s current and past memberships are listed here.

Current and past memberships

- Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
- Licensing Executives Society ANZ
- Association of University Technology Managers
- Intellectual Property Society of Australia & NZ
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
- Golden Key International Honour Society

Venture strategy & performance management, valuation & financing

Meet Professor Clinton Free. Clinton combines academic brilliance with vast practical experience.

Qualifications: Clinton has the following qualifications:

  • a DPhil (PhD) from Oxford University in the UK (where he was a Rhodes Scholar); and
  • a Bachelor of Commerce (with University Medal) / Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Background: Clinton has vast experience teaching in leading MBA and business programs throughout the UK, Canada and Australia, as well as extensive practical experience – having been engaged by leading global organisations to provide senior-executive training and consulting services in areas including commercial strategy, business valuation, investment analysis, management accounting, risk management, and business-case development for project and proposal evaluation.

Clinton has published widely and also worked for leading global professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and top-tier Australian law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens).

Venture health & investment analysis, strategy & business model development

Meet Peter Anderson: part financial analyst, part computer engineer, and all startup founder.

Qualifications: Peter has the following qualifications:

  • a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (with University Medal) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW); and
  • a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Economics (with University Medal) from the University of Sydney.

Background: Peter honed his knowledge analysing the health and prospects of businesses while working at leading global investment banks Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Group and Credit Suisse. He then turned to computer engineering, working briefly at CSIRO before developing the software and technology for, and founding, his own technology startup ( Peter’s background and skills allow him to offer valuable insights into a business’s health, strategy and prospects of raising capital, and also allow him to offer guidance to fellow startup founders.


We are looking for outstanding contributors to join our team.

What we want

We'd love to hear from you if you have a passion for innovation and business and you fall into at least one of the categories below:

  1. Academic high achievers: You:

    • graduated in the top 5% of your state's high school graduating class and have obtained subsequent relevant skills; or
    • maintained at least a distinction average in a legal, business or science/engineering tertiary or post-grad degree.
  2. Outstanding relevant skills/experience: You have outstanding skills and/or experience of relevance to working with or investing in innovators or high-technology organisations.

Exciting work

We work with cutting edge innovation and leading researchers.  Some of our key clients are leading health research organisations and there's nothing quite like the buzz you get from working on projects that you know might make a real difference to someone's life one day.

Important work

The nature of our services will expose you to critical involvement in key legal and business issues affecting leading innovative and high-technology organisations.

Flexible work practices

Our virtual-office model allows you to do most of your work from home (saving valuable commuting time and allowing family-friendly work hours), at our client sites or at any other place as appropriate.

Flexible terms

Full time?  Part time?  Casual?  Project-based?  We don't mind. We have opportunities to suit your circumstances - as long as you offer the quality that we're after.

Quality pay

We offer above-market pay as well as profit-share and other innovative entrepreneurial remuneration models that reward high quality contributors.  We aim to attract high quality candidates and understand we have to pay for that.


Our work is important and our clients and investments are important.  Taking them seriously is a given.  But if you take yourself too seriously or are too highly strung then you won't fit in.  We're after top quality operators who have perspective and know how to have a laugh and a good time.

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