Who we are
The thing that sets us apart is experience. Unlike many firms we are entrepreneurs with hands on experience in starting disruptive businesses and seeing them through to exit. Our goal is to identify and back new business models by providing capital, support and experience to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Both Michael Dempsey and Dan Dempsey have over twenty years of success in establishing new businesses and bring a wealth of experience to assist new entrepreneurs to avoid the pitfalls that will inevitably appear as they grow. Having this direct experience in starting their own ventures is what sets Pipeline Capital from other firms who are experienced making investments not successfully running a business.
We work closely with all our CEO's bring our expertise, know how and networks to the companies to make sure they achieve success by creating businesses that are built to last and succeed.
Michael Dempsey - Director
Michael is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He founded Ezidebit in 1999 and grew it to become Australia’s leading provider of SaaS based payment processing solutions before being acquired in 2014 by NASDAQ-listed Global Payments Inc. Michael has also successfully started and invested in Food processing and Hotel and Leisure businesses.
Dan Dempsey - Director
Dan was a Director and investor in Ezidebit and hotel and retail food business . He is also a director of Value Creation Associates, a consulting firm specialising in turnaround situations. Dan has been CEO of Tradelink, Australia’s second largest plumbing supply chain, CEO of Onsite Equipment Rental and Director and interim CEO of Global Television. He was also an Executive Director with Catalyst Investment Mangers an Australian private equity fund and a Director with L.E.K. Consulting, a global consulting firm. At L.E.K. he was the Regional Head of the firm’s Media & Telecoms and Performance Improvement practices. Dan is also currently a Director with Console Group, one of Australia’s largest real estate software firms.
Michael Hermans - Portfolio Manager
Michael joined Pipeline Capital in 2016 as Portfolio Manager and has over 25 year’s experience in corporate & investment banking, research and investment management. Previous roles have included investment banking with JP Morgan in Sydney covering natural resources, Fitch Ratings where he led the firm’s infrastructure and project finance ratings in Asia-Pacific and Senior Portfolio Manager with Brisbane based boutique fund manager DDH Graham. Prior to joining Pipeline Capital, Michael was a Director at Westpac Institutional Bank where he managed the bank’s relationships with government, education and financial institution clients in Queensland. Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics from UWA and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. Michael is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Du Dinh - Investment Analyst
Du joined Pipeline Capital in 2017 as an Investment Analyst and was previously a lawyer in the Corporate/Property Development industry. Previous roles include a boutique Corporate and Litigation firm, Australian Government Solicitor, Maurice Blackburn and Slater & Gordon. Du holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) dual Commerce from UQ.