Phil is the Founding Partner of Movac. He has been actively investing since 1998 and personally invested in all the Movac funds and led investment into over 20 companies.
The Movac story began in 1998 when Phil co-founded Abbott, McCaw, Richter & Associates (“AMR”), a systems integration and management consulting firm based in Wellington. AMR provided the financial and people platform for Phil and his co-founders to start investing in great Kiwi Tech. Leveraging this platform, Phil subsequently co-founded: eCentric Ventures – developers of on-line market-place solutions; eCargo – an on-line freight logistics business; PartsTrader – an on-line market place for car parts; and led the initial investment into Trade Me – New Zealand’s leading online trading community.
With the successful exit of Trade Me to Fairfax in 2006, Phil and his original partners rebranded their business as Movac to exclusively focus on investing into and mentoring early stage, high growth potential technology businesses.
Outside of Movac, Phil remains an active angel investor and maintains a personal angel investment portfolio. He is a strong advocate for the development of the entrepreneurial and early stage investment eco-system in New Zealand and is the past Chair of the Angel Association of New Zealand; a founding investor in the Lightning Lab technology accelerator; and a founding investor in the Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco.
Bachelor of Business Studies, Senior Scholar, Massey University.
CURRENT BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Aroa Biosurgery, Modlar, Shift72, Kaynemaile, and Author-it.