Team

Venture Credit Investment Team


Nick Gainsley

Partner
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Nick Gainsley

Partner
  • Education

    BSc(Hons), AMCT

  • 1V PortCo Board Roles

    Edrolo (Board observer) | Hivery (Board observer)

Nick Gainsley is a Partner at OneVentures and leads the Venture Credit practice of the firm. Nick is committed to ensuring that companies in Australia can access alternative forms of capital by bringing his extensive global experience with debt and financing to the local market.

As one of the leading pioneers of Venture Credit in Australia, Nick is in high demand as a keynote speaker and conference panellist. He regularly appears in the media as an expert on Venture Credit and alternative debt financing. For media and speaking enquiries, please contact us.

Nick is a keen skier and loves to travel the world – with his young family in tow. Being a Brit he used to long haul and is looking forward to the direct Sydney-London flight in the coming years. He loves to ski steep off-piste terrain however he’s been forced to recalibrate to “family friendly” black runs.

Nick brings over 15 years of debt experience both in direct lending and advisory, in Europe and Australia. He has nearly 10 years of venture credit experience having led investments to over 100 high growth technology companies across 11 countries.

At OneVentures, he serves on the Investment Committee of the 1V Venture Credit Fund IV and the OneVentures Growth Fund V.

Prior to joining OneVentures in May 2019, 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 its Debt Advisory team, where he was involved in managing and advising on a range of debt transactions from mid-market to large cap. Transaction experience covered leveraged finance, corporate refinancing, capital market issuance and strategic financing advice.

Nick is currently a mentor at Stone & Chalk, and an advisory board member at Cloudfloat

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Kate Madden

Investment Manager
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Kate Madden

Investment Manager
  • Education

    CA, BBA (Hons)

Kate joins OneVentures from Ireland, before moving to Australia she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, Dublin. She worked in the Deals department in Business Restructuring Services and spent some time at KKR, working within their private credit arm.

Kate has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree with a major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Limerick and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce. She loves to travel and cook.

 

Justine Carzino

Investment Director
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Justine Carzino

Investment Director
  • Education

    BCom / CA

Justine is a highly regarded Investment Director at OneVentures and is responsible for the new Victorian Growth Fund, focusing on providing Venture Credit to Victoria’s most exciting start ups.

She brings her wealth of knowledge in M&A Advisory, her passion for entrepreurship and her experience with capital raising to the Venture Credit team. She is a valued advisor and is driving the awareness and adoption of Venture Credit (also known as venture Debt) in the Australian market.

Justine returned to Australia in late 2021, after 3 years working in Tokyo advising life science and beauty companies on cross border M&A. During her time in Tokyo, she also published a number of articles on M&A trends within the beauty and personal care sector and successfully completed Level I and II of the CFA program.

Justine leads the investment team for the Victorian Growth Fund. She is responsible for identifying and assessing potential investments, promoting the Fund and managing the partnership with the Victorian Government and other stakeholders.

Prior to joining OneVentures, Justine advanced her career at Deloitte working with high growth companies and family offices on accounting and tax compliance, structuring and advisory. During her tenure, she helped to drive Victorian representation in Deloitte’s annual Tech Fast 50 awards.

She continued to work with founders and investors in M&A Advisory where she spent many years advising on buy side, sell side transactions and capital raises, with a focus on healthcare services and consumer business.

Justine is passionate about innovation in Victoria, and takes great pride in being able to fund companies in order to see their products and services commercialised and brought to market.

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