Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner

Director, Lighter Capital and Jelix Ventures

Ian is a passionate advocate for the startup ecosystem. He is a Partner and Director at Jelix Ventures as well as Business Development lead for Lighter Capital in Australia. In addition he is also a co-founder of startup community group Innovation Bay. Prior to all this he spent four years at AWS as Head of Startups. He has founded and run several technology startups, including video software platform Viocorp. When he’s not working, he is a cyclist, gamer, skier, husband, squash player, Scotsman, geek, father (not in that order). A long time ago he rowed for Oxford in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. He has also won the Pearcy Award for Technology Entrepreneur of the Year.