Michelle Deaker

Founder and Managing Director | OneVentures

Michelle Deaker


Dr Michelle Deaker is the Managing Director and a Founding Partner of OneVentures, Australia’s leading technology and healthcare multi-strategy venture capital investment firm. The firm now has more than $800M in assets under management and is raising its sixth fund.

Michelle has been primarily responsible for the foundation of OneVentures firm and the investor relations and capital raising activities of OneVentures Funds. Michelle serves on the Investment Committee and Chairs the Supervisory Boards of OneVentures Funds. She also oversees the technology and venture credit practice within the firm.

She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and Chief Executive Women (CEW).Her previous board appointments include NICTA (now CSIRO’s Data61) and Seven West Media (ASX: SWM) along with OneVentures portfolio companies Smart Sparrow (Chair, acquired by Pearson), Hatchtech (Alt, Asset sale Dr Reddys (Nasdaq: DRL)), Vaxxas (Obs) and My Mobile Data / Sourse.AI.

She has also served in advisory board roles with NSW Government’s Taskforce for the Digital Economy, Heads over Heels (supporting women entrepreneurs) and Australian Investment Council Venture Capital Working Group.


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