We're a diverse group of ex-founders, operators, and investors united by a mission to help bold, early-stage companies grow their brilliant ideas

Business strategists

Go to marketers

Seasoned investors

Tech founders

Product gurus

All-weather specialists

We've got skills and knowledge to share

A huge part of our business is creating trusting relationships with our founders, and matching our resources and services to the needs of each company.

Consider us your very own brains trust, ready to help with the ebbs and flows of being a seed-stage company and empowering founders to solve problems in their own way.

Meet the Tidal team

Grant McCarthy

Managing Partner

Leader, sounding board, visionary. Grant leverages a background in digital media and 20+ years of experience investing in seed companies in Asia & Australia and advising early-stage founders on their most critical challenges. He encourages big picture thinking, and guides companies to see strategic opportunities, build product-market fit, and prepare for institutional capital raising. Formerly Yahoo.

Wendell Keuneman

General Partner

Product gun, founders' go-to-guy. Wendell is a product-led-growth expert and multi-time start-up founder, armed with 20+ years of software engineering and product management experience. Whether you need to go deep in code, sound out an idea, get a reality check, or just talk through frustrations, Wendell's unique thinking helps others to see the path forward. Formerly Atlassian, Broadsoft & Inference.

Andrea Kowalski

General Partner

Growth specialist, global outlook. Andrea has successfully launched two funds in overseas markets all while building trusting personal relationships with founders as an adviser and confidant. With 15+ years of VC and tech investment experience, Andrea is our growth investment lead and US presence, preparing companies for global expansion and ongoing fundraising. Formerly Bailador, Boost & Co, UBS.

Georgie Turner

Principal

Go-to-market guru, fundraising gun. Georgie has extensive experience in investment banking as well as enterprise sales, working closely alongside founders to develop successful go-to-market strategies. She brings wisdom and dedication to help founders optimise their business and prepare for the next round of fundraising. Formerly Bailador, Rackspace, Lazard.

Max Kausman

Analyst

Strategist, analyst, problem solver. With a background in strategy consulting and corporate advisory, Max can think big-picture as well as get into the detail. Relentlessly curious and deeply engaged, he works closely with founders on finance, strategy, and operations, helping them exploit opportunities and optimise commercial approaches. Formerly Bain & Co, Vesparum

Murray Bleach

Chair

Wise counsel, leader of leaders. Murray is a financial leader with over 30 years of investment, banking, and fund management experience, and a passionate, insightful backer of the newest ideas. Having served on high-profile boards, Murray's sound, practical experience supports every investment and underpins every Tidal value. Formerly IFM, Macquarie

Tony Faure

Investment Committee Member

Clarity and conviction. Tony brings over 25 years of experience in the technology, data, and media industries, and has an extensive background of investing in early-stage companies and helping them scale. Tony brings vision and insight to Tidal's investment processes and governance. Chair of oOh!media and ReadyTech. Formerly Yahoo

Jamie-Leigh Hecht

IR and Comms

Community, Capital, Connections. Jamie has a deep appreciation for the entrepreneurial journey and investment landscape. With a focus on creating real, sustainable impact and strong relationships across the ecosystem, Jamie helps build Tidal's presence and nourishes our community of founders and investors. Formerly Hitachi, Black Nova VC

Craig Holden

Fund Operations

Sage of systems. With 25 plus years in a range of senior finance roles, Craig's breadth of experience, rigour and flair is the bedrock of our operations. Continuously improving how we manage and govern the fund, he drives us to achieve business growth through best-in-class financial systems, processes, and thinking. Formerly Allen & Buckeridge

Claire Mahoney

Staff Writer

Word warrior. With a background in software and tech, Claire is a storyteller who quickly uncovers the clearest path through any topic. With clarity of thought, insight, and message, she collaborates with people and teams to create meaningful experiences for users, products, and projects. Formerly Atlassian, MYOB.