How It All Started

For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.

We’ve been helping fast growing companies since 2019, but our journey started long before that.

We’re a close-knit group of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors, from a range of backgrounds that involve working with high growth tech companies - on both sides of the fence. Our team have grown and scaled startups, exited successful enterprises and lived the journey of being an entrepreneur.

In early 2022, True Altitude and First Penny Investments merged to unify under the True Altitude brand. This move saw the joint team open offices in the UAE in addition to the existing offices in Sydney, Byron Bay and London, allowing us to offer more services at a larger scale, across the globe.

Our hands-on and ‘skin in the game’ approach builds rapport, trust and develops strong relationships with our clients and partners. Ultimately, that’s what is at the core of who we are and what we do.

2019
Start of True Altitude
Start of First Penny
2020
True Altitude grow from 4-8 staff
First Penny grow from 5-8 staff
2021
True Altitude grow from 8-12 staff
First Penny grow from 8-16 staff
2022
True Altitude & First Penny merge
Team grow to 28 staff and 10 advisors

Our People

We're a global team of experts, investors and entrepreneurs with a hands-on approach.

Darko Atijas

Darko Atijas

Founder & CEO
Amy Swartz

Amy Swartz

Founder & Partner
Michael Gale

Michael Gale

Founder & Partner
Nathan Kelleher

Nathan Kelleher

Founder & Partner
Yaser Mansour

Yaser Mansour

Partner
Charlie Winckworth

Charlie Winckworth

General Counsel
Jack Lomax

Jack Lomax

Operations Director
Martha Horrox

Martha Horrox

Head of Marketing
Moses Thangasamy

Moses Thangasamy

Principal
Randy Boyer

Randy Boyer

Principal
Finn Judell

Finn Judell

Principal
Nicola Fox

Nicola Fox

Senior Associate
Luke Nesci

Luke Nesci

Senior Associate
Arnold du Toit

Arnold du Toit

Head of Venture Builder
Riley Gonta

Riley Gonta

Associate
Paula Taboada

Paula Taboada

Operations Manager
Karis Pulford

Karis Pulford

Associate
Dylan Butler

Dylan Butler

Associate
Eva Dobrzanska

Eva Dobrzanska

Associate
Isabelle Bosher

Isabelle Bosher

Associate

Community Partners

Whether it be investor office hours, pitch events or mentoring sessions, we’re active members of the ever evolving tech communities in London and Sydney.

Home Grown

Home Grown is a leading private members' club that provides entrepreneurial pioneers with the resources to unlock the true value of their business' potential. The club is a global community of experienced entrepreneurs, sophisticated investors & trusted advisors.

Level39

Level39 is the world's most connected technology community. Level39 supports fast-growth tech companies in three clear ways – access to world-class customers, talent and infrastructure.

London & Partners

London & Partners is London's business growth and destination agency. The agency creates economic growth that is resilient, sustainable and inclusive, partnering with organisations and people who have a stake in London's promotion.

Barclays Rise

Rise, created by Barclays, is a global community of the world’s top innovators working together to create the future of financial services. Rise is an exclusive place for FinTech companies to connect, create and scale together with Barclays.

Office Locations

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Suite 3 / 42 Byron Street, Bangalow NSW 2479

Sydney

Sydney

Tower 3, Level 25, 300 Barangaroo Ave

London

London

44 Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7BS

Get in Touch

Looking for support on growing your business? Reach out to our team today.

Ready to have a chat?
info@truealtitude.com
Interested in working with us?
jobs@truealtitude.com
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