Darren Patterson has over 20 years’ experience working with both start-up and blue-chip technology companies spanning Australia, Europe, US and Asia. As a leading senior executive, his experience includes telecoms, IT, digital media and venture capital. Mr Patterson’s international experience has seen him hold senior business development roles with Yahoo, ECI Telecom, Energis Communications/Cable and Wireless and Cisco Systems. He is an investor in technology ventures Republic Capital Management, Firstwave Cloud Technology, Lumific and Datasift where he secured investment from US venture funds. Mr Patterson was chief executive and co-founder of Australia’s only regulated property investment platform, BrickX. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Directors.