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Your Growth Partner

First Quay Capital is a family office and high net worth syndicate with investment conviction and accelerators of financial and medical technologies that have a clear capacity to literally change the way we live through the fintech and Medtech industries


From ideation to C-round fundraising we

We look for companies that have a clear propensity and capacity to change for the good in the financial and medical areas.

We look for companies that solve a clear problem in society. Products rather than services (unless the service can be productised)

We look for companies that have a considered addressable market and line of sight to that market. We also prefer business that are cash generating but will look at businesses where cash is within sight.

We look for companies that have quality people, management and process. High quality team that needs support on expansion, business strategy, funding, brand and marketing

The potential to assist strategies organically and help accelerate by way of introductions,
experience sharing re threading of networks

You care about designing and reacting to customer interactions in a way that exceeds their expectations.

Make your
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We invest in ambitious teams trying to solve consumer problems.
Our clients and partners invest where we invest – we commit together.

We take significant stakes in the companies that we work with so we can
add meaningful value.

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Our Board & Team

A world class board and team for a world changing business

Prof Talal Yassine OAM
Executive Chairman

Talal Yassine is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur and academic. In an executive capacity and for over two decades, Talal has straddled the worlds of business, finance and law.

Currently, Talal serves as Managing Director of Crescent Wealth, Non-Executive Director of Crescent Finance, Media Diversity Australia and as a Member of the Western Sydney University Foundation Council Board. Talal also serves as Chairman of First Quay Capital and Chairman of LandCorp Australia.

Previously, Talal has served on the Board of Australia Post, Sydney Ports, Macquarie University and the Western Sydney Area Health Service and the Chairman of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Council of Australia Arab Relations.

Talal spent 10 years at PwC as a director and strategist, and at investment firm Babcock & Brown in the Corporate Finance Group and later in the Technical Real Estate Division. Later Talal held leadership positions in Better Place Australia, Platinum Hearing and Star Transport Australia.

Talal holds a Master of Laws, a Master of Business Administration which was focused on international business strategy. In November 2012, Talal was also appointed as a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow within the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and in 2014 was appointed Adjunct Professor within the School of Business, Western Sydney University.

On Australia Day 2010, Talal was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to business and to the community through a range of education, health and multicultural organisations.
Di Yerbury
Deputy Chairman

Di Yerbury is a distinguished Australian businesswomen, academic and university administrator.

Di was the Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia from 1987 to 2005. Di was Australia’s first female Vice-Chancellor and was also the longest serving Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University. In 1987 she was also made Professor Emerita at the University of New South Wales.

Di was named the 2002 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year.

Di has also served on numerous boards, including Australia Post, Citibank (Australia) and Navitas Limited.k.
Hilal Yassine
Group Managing Director

Hilal Yassine is the Group Managing Director of First Quay Capital and an experienced businessman and Non-Executive Director.

He currently serves as a non-executive director DomaCom Ltd (ASX : DCL) on the Board of Crescent Wealth, First Quay Capital, and the several private family companies.

Hilal has over 20 years of executive experience, holding various roles as a senior executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Sydney and London based firm Clyde & Co in their Dubai Offices.He was also the Chief Operating Officer of the Austaxi Group (Lime Taxis)and the Managing Director of the Platinum Hearing Group.

Hilal holds a BCom LLB (UNSW), LLM (UNSW) and MBA (WSU).
Annie Carvajal
Chief of Staff & Portfolio Manager
Annie Carvajal has a background in senior positions across industries including finance, funds management, corporate advisory and property.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from USYD majoring in Psychology and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Spanish and Taiwanese.
Elios Valmonte
Ben Moned
Design Product
Maria Averon
Marketing Design
Marc Anthony
Elios Valmonte
Ben Moned
Design Product
Maria Averon
Marketing Design
Marc Anthony

We partner with financial and medial technologies that have the capacity to literally change the way we live

A key element of our investment approach is pro-active support to help such businesses scale. Our investment portfolio includes but not limited to the following brands

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