The TEam

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Paul Tontodonati – Founder


  • 13+ years of investment and advisory experience across Australia and Europe
  • Transactional experience spans Venture Capital,  Debt origination, M&A and derivative markets
  • Paul was Vice-President at EM Advisory and has worked with some of Australia’s most exciting companies, raising over A$60m in Venture Capital funds
  • Previously at Luxembourg-based DAM Capital Management,  Paul managed a €250m equity and high-yield debt portfolio
  • Paul currently holds advisory board positions at and DenverandLiely
  • Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Systems from Monash University, and is a CFA Charterholder



Thomas Petrakos – Founder


  • 13+ years of banking and advisory experience across listed and private companies
  • Transactional experience includes Venture Capital, Private Equity, strategic acquisitions and sale transactions
  • Thomas was Vice-President at EM Advisory and has worked on numerous capital raisings and M&A transactions, most recently a A$46m cross border acquisition for a ASX listed company
  • Director and partner of Secret Squirrel Productions, producers of flagship event, Underground Cinema
  • Thomas has a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (honours) from the University of Melbourne