Matt Berriman
Managing Partner

Multiple Exits
With 3x active management exits and multiple successful exits, Matt has been involved with many high growth digital ventures in Australia, USA & UK in varying roles from founder, executive, to advisor, corporate development lead, investor and board member.

Matt Co-Founded Unlockd, a transformational venture that in ~3 years went from concept to $20m+ ARR (and a $200m market cap) nearly reaching ASX listing before interference by Google after launching in multiple markets internationally including USA, UK, India, Indonesia, Australia and UAE.

Current Activities
Matt has been advising clients specialising in founder led companies (On Board of Glow Dreaming and Travlr), but will now be focused on RealVC. He is a passive LP First Minute Capital Fund 1, LP Ratio Ventures Fund 1 Over the last five years, Matt has co-invested in SPV’s with investments of ~$7m of co-investor funds into Seed and Series A investments with likes of Expert 360, Vervoe and Peach.

Chair – Mental Health Australia
In December 2021, Matt was announced as the youngest ever chair for Australia’s Peak National body for Mental Health that reports to the Federal Government. An honorary and distinguished position that carries with it great access to government and the wider health sector.

Martin Dalgleish

RealVC Investment Partner – Chairman of Board of Managers

35 + years in technology and disruption as Chairman, Board Member and Investor. Partner at Asia Principal Capital, HEAL Partners. Non-Executive Director of KPMG Australia and Michael Cassel Group. Chairman of Hometime Group and Realtair Pty Ltd. Formerly Managing Director of Optus Consumer Division, and past Director of many leading Media and Technology firms including PBL Media, FOXTEL, Fox Sports, HOYTS, and Ticketek. Previous Investment Partner at Morpheus Ventures Fund I.

Paul Saunders

RealVC Investment Partner

30 years investment experience across Equity Analysis, Funds Management, Investment Banking, Derivatives, Start-Ups and Venture Capital. CEO and Co-founder of Asia Principal Capital. Formerly at Goldman Sachs Japan, GS JBWere, Commercial Union Asset Mgt and Greenway Capital

Matt Rule

RealVC Financing Partner

35 years Investment Banking experience across Funds Management. Investment Banking and Private Wealth Management. Partner at Asia Principal Capital. Formerly UBS (26 years)

Venture Partners

James Rushton

RealVC Venture Partner

25-year veteran of the sports media industry - Co-Founder, CEO, Investor James Rushton is the Co-Founder and former CEO of DAZN Group the world’s largest sports streaming platform. Combining his passion for sports and technology James has led the creation of some of the most innovative and disruptive businesses in the sports media industry. Previously, James held a variety of leadership roles at PERFORM Group including Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director of APAC. Prior to this, James was Commercial Director at Birmingham City Football Club.

Hannah Spilva

RealVC Venture Partner

CEO and Co-Founder of LVLY - Director Limitless Group Hannah Spilva is the Co-Founder and former CEO of LVLY (recently acquired); Australia's most loved and most disruptive flower and gift delivery service. Hannah brings tremendous passion and focus on the customer from her experience in building the LVLY Brand. Her skills include D2C branding, advertising, e-commerce, logistics and fulfilment. Her previous experience in Social Enterprise and Advertising (McCann, Isobar) will bring material value to the RealVC Founder network in supporting their scaling efforts.