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9 June #RegTechOpen4Business: Venture Credit…What’s that?!

  • 9 Jun 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online - via Microsoft Teams

Registration is closed

Join us virtually as we partner with the OneVentures Credit team so you can familiarise yourself with venture loans

One Ventures Credit Fund launched in 2018, raising $100M in funds available for high-growth technology companies. This session will explain venture credit or venture debt, how it works, whether its right for you and present some case studies.

Tuesday, 9 June from 12pm to 1pm AEST - (UTC+10:00)



12:00pm Acknowledgement of Country and introduction
Deborah Young, CEO, RTA

Introduction to OneVentures - Nigel Dews 


 Debt 101 - Nick Gainsley

  • General debt refresh
  • How venture credit works
  • Who can get it
  • Case studies

Fireside chat and Q&A with Nick Gainsley and James McGrath, facilitated by Deborah Young

12:55pm Thank you and event concludes


Nigel Dews
Venture Partner
One Ventures
Nick Gainsley
One Ventures
James McGrath
Investment Manager
One Ventures
Deborah Young

Nigel Dews, Venture Partner, OneVentures

Nigel is a Venture Partner at OneVentures as Venture Partner, primarily focused on the firm’s digital and technology-based portfolio businesses. Nigel’s experience encompasses over 16 years in leadership roles, often leading high growth start-ups, and 9 years in strategy consulting. Nigel has been a leader in the digital media, technology and telecommunications industries as CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia, 3 Mobile, and the first Chief Executive of the Fairfax Media digital business. Most recently, Nigel was CEO of Melbourne-based technology scale-up, Message Media, leading the strategy development and execution to rapidly grow via acquisitions, new products and geographic expansion.

Nick Gainsley, Principal, OneVentures

Nick has over 13 years of debt experience both in direct lending and advisory, in Europe and Australia.

Prior to joining OneVentures, Nick was based in the UK and was a Principal at Kreos Capital, Europe’s largest growth debt fund. His experience there covered deal origination, execution and portfolio management for a significant number of transactions across European markets. He has wider sector experience across technology sub-sectors including FinTech, software, cyber security, hardware, e-commerce/DTC, AdTech and life science, investing in both private and public companies.

Prior to this, Nick was a Manager at KPMG in London within the Debt Advisory team, where he was involved in managing and advising on a range of debt transaction from mid-market to large cap. Transaction experience covered leveraged finance, corporate refinancing, capital market issuance and strategic financing advice.

James McGrath, Investment Manager, OneVentures

James joined OneVentures in 2015 as an Investment Analyst. His role encompasses opportunity identification, due diligence, negotiation, portfolio company support and exit strategy. James joined OneVentures from Allier Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on helping high growth TMT, consumer and health companies raise capital and achieve exits. Prior to this James worked in investment banking at Citi, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch and was a research intern at The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (China Economics Desk).

Deborah Young, CEO, The RegTech Association

Deborah Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association. Deborah has more than 20 years experience in financial services advocacy and engagement across technology, venture capital, private equity, financial markets, insurance and superannuation. She is passionate about building a community that accelerates deployment of technology that drives productivity and superior consumer outcomes. Deborah is a member of the Federal Government’s FinTech Advisory Committee and in 2019 was awarded an AFR 100 Women of Influence Award for Innovation.