Mark Gustowski – Strategic Adviser, Technology Commercialisation
Mark Gustowski is an experienced investment executive and has worked with innovative, fast-growth businesses for over 20 years. A significant portion of that time focussed on equity investments for startups in the food, ag and FMCG sectors. Mark has been involved in a number of his own startups in the biotech, real-estate tech, edu-tech, renewable energy and FMCG spaces, as well as an angel investor, and has designed and delivered investment and accelerator programs across Victoria, the ACT and Queensland.
Currently sitting on the boards of a number investee companies, Mark supports strategic direction, structuring, capital raising and market strategy. He has worked with Australian governments at all levels on program structure and delivery, policy implementation and investment. With key experience across Australia, SE Asia and the UK, Mark has worked with startups, scaleups and corporates in developing market channels, investment strategies and go-to-market initiatives. Following his BAppSci, he also completed the Venture Capital Executives Program at the HAAS Business School (UC Berkeley) on a Victorian Employer’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) scholarship, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian-ASEAN Business Council, and the Australia Thailand Business Council.
Mark is a Partner at Mandalay Venture Partners, an Australian agrifood-tech venture capital fund and Director at Innovation Architects, an innovation, policy and program delivery firm who work with Australian and international governments in the areas of innovation, policy and trade.