Simon Owen has almost 30 years of experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and corporate advisor with particular focus upon developing businesses, specifically those based upon innovation.
He has considerable executive experience in the establishment and development of businesses in industries including information technology, biotech, medtech, agriculture, resources and financial services.
From ‘start-up’ through IPO and beyond, he has engaged not only as a legal and corporate advisor but as a founder, executive, mentor and director for businesses large and small, across a diverse range of industries.
He has acted for investors and venture capital funds as well as participated in nearly 100 separate capital raisings, from seed equity to complex syndicated debt and hybrid raisings in international markets.
Simon has also been at the forefront of the early stage developments in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency ICO’s. He sits on the Advisory Board of a significant European project in the fractionalisation of Gold, is a co-founder of a unique Australian investment manager in the ‘space’ and provides regulatory, legal and strategic advice to other ventures in Australia and internationally.
He regularly contributes time to the earliest stage ventures, incubators and other groups supporting the ‘innovation ecosystem’.