Peter Davison

Founder of Fishburners

With no prior investment or start-up experience, Peter started a Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley with his friend from University in 1998. The firm had several successes including seed investments in PayPal in which Peter was a key advisor to Peter Thiel on business and product strategy. After that, Peter founded, built and sold several highly profitable internet businesses from his home in Australia. More recently, Peter founded Fishburners, the largest incubator in the Southern Hemisphere which has attracted funding from Google, News Limited, PWC and Optus and housed several thousand startups. He has advised angel investors, accelerators and incubators around the world and mentors several hundred people from all walks of life.

Favourite Quote: Seasoned entrepreneurs know that surprises are not deviations from the path. Instead they are the norm, the flora and fauna of the landscape, from which one learns to forge a path through the jungle. – Saras Sarasvathy. 2001