Main Sequence Ventures team

Phil Morle on everything VC Main Sequence Ventures is doing at SXSW (and some other events that caught his eye)

- October 12, 2023 5 MIN READ

Main Sequence is ‘all in’ on SXSW Sydney, co-sponsoring the 2050 stream with our friends at CSIRO, Nourish and v2food. Here’s what we will be doing during the week. Get your SXSW Badge The Main Sequence/CSIRO Lounge Throughout the week, we’ll be hanging out in our lounge on the main conference floor – Room C3.1.… Read more »

Life of Brian
Business strategy

Phil Morle’s research commercialisation manifesto

- October 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

I wanted a clear, crisp manifesto on research commercialisation. Here are 13 principles for bringing big ideas into the world. We, the scientists, the inventors, the creators and the entrepreneurs, acknowledge that we live on a planet in trouble. Yet, we believe these problems can be solved with technology and human creativity. We are optimistic… Read more »

Dog, money, nurture

5 things Main Sequence’s Phil Morle learnt about venture capital from hanging out with 100 other investors

- August 29, 2023 4 MIN READ

Venture capital can be a solo, transactional game: meeting founders, building conviction, and making a case to an investment committee before allocating capital. Some firms learn how to exploit the aggregated super-power of their whole group to discover unique investments and unlock value. What we don’t talk about enough is how the firms themselves collaborate… Read more »

Business strategy

Why startup founders need speed

- August 10, 2022 2 MIN READ

Tick tock – can others hear your clock? Recently I introduced a startup to a potential investor and they followed up in 4 minutes. How a startup works with time is a clear indicator of their culture and can be an indicator of their future success. Why time matters Time is everything in a startup. The… Read more »