Larry is the founder and director of Oxygen Ventures, and a lead investor in etaskr. Larry brings with him an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experience in business development. A serial entrepreneur, Larry is best known for founding Australian-based telecommunications and utilities provider, Dodo, which he exited for circa $250M in 2013.
A seasoned property developer, Larry is currently constructing Melbourne’s largest residential and commercial development outside the CBD, Capitol Grand (a circa $700M development) as part of his LK Property Group. Larry’s other business ventures include Acquire BPO with over 7,000 employees in contact centers across Australia, the Philippines and the Dominican Republic, as well being major shareholder of Australia’s National Basketball League and owner of the Melbourne United Basketball Club.
JULIA VAN HEERDEN
Chief Operating Officer
Julia has held a number of senior and executive positions at global organizations spanning telecommunications to online wagering and gaming – including GM of Consumer Marketing of the M2 Group (ASX: MTU) in Australia, as well as Chief Operating Officer at International All Sports where she was instrumental in its sale to Paddy Power Plc’s Australian subsidiary, Sportsbet.com in 2009. A veteran of the online gaming industry, Julia headed up Retention Marketing for the Poker division at Osiris Trading (operators of the Fortune Lounge Online Gaming Group).
Previously, Julia held positions as Account Director at Espial (one of South Africa’s foremost strategic design and implementation consultancies) and led the marketing strategy for Packard Bell NEC computers in South Africa. Julia holds an Honors degree in Information Technology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Chief Information Officer
Ilya bring over 18 years of experience in successfully building high quality systems and products for the finance and engineering industries. He is well-recognised for strong market expertise, delivering results, building long-term relationships with clients and partners, and outstanding business ethics.
Following the start of his IT career as IT Consultant at Dominic Hughes & Associates, Ilya relocated to Europe where he held the roles of IT Director at Churchill Capital, followed by being the CEO of Unwind Technology – a global software development and IT consultancy focusing on custom projects for the financial and investment industries. Ilya holds and Honours in Engineering from Monash University, a Masters of Virtual Communication from RMIT as well as an EMBA in Entrepreneurship from the International University of Monaco.
Josh has over a decade of experience in Web Development and IT. During the course of his career he has worked with both growing start-ups as well large corporations. As Web Strategist for start-up Nitro PDF, Josh helped achieve user acquisition goals by implementing marketing automation and lead optimization techniques to secure series A financing. In his capacity as Software Developer & E-Commerce Specialist at Sensis he was responsible for providing strategic insight for product direction.
Josh is also a seasoned entrepreneur, having himself founded two start-ups. The most recent of which, Zoop (an e-commerce platform) grew from $0 to ~$7M in sales in just 2 years, providing storefronts for Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Liverpool FC Australian Tour and more.