About Us

Startups are rarely built alone. We walk together and build together. 

Meet the Team Behind Your Success​

Founders For Founders

Pipeline Capital is led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors who have been in your shoes. Our directors, Michael Dempsey and Dan Dempsey, have over twenty years of success in establishing new businesses. They bring a wealth of experience to assist new entrepreneurs to avoid the pitfalls that will inevitably appear as they grow.

Michael Dempsey


Founded Ezidebit in 1999 and grew it to become Australia’s leading provider of SaaS based payment processing solutions before it was acquired in 2014

Michael Hermans

Portfolio Manager

Michael joined Pipeline in 2016 as Portfolio Manager and has overall responsibility for investment management, operations and risk management. Michael has over 30 years’ experience in banking, investment management and research.

Gregg Thatcher

Entrepreneur In Residence

Successful founder with 2x exits. Working with Portfolio companies, and embedded in the startup ecosystem. 

Parker Hewitt

Executive Assistant

With a Sales and Marketing background, Parker joined Pipeline Capital’s team as Executive Assistant in late 2022, bringing valuable experience and managerial skills while closely engaging with our portfolio companies.

Dan Dempsey


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

Du Dinh

Investment Manager

Du joined Pipeline Capital in 2017 as an Investment Analyst and was previously a lawyer in the Corporate/Property Development industry. Du currently reviews and manages existing and new investments for the Pipeline Investment Portfolio across all asset classes.

Veronika Marinova

Investment Associate

Veronika joined the Pipeline in 2023 as an investment associate, assisting the team with new and existing investments across a range of asset classes. Prior to her role at Pipeline Capital she spent 4 years in Private Wealth Management.

We Help Founders

At Pipeline Capital, we’re more than just a venture capital firm. We’re a team of experienced entrepreneurs who are committed to helping you succeed. We’re here to guide you, mentor you, and provide you with the resources you need to grow your business. With Pipeline Capital, you’re not just getting an investor; you’re gaining a partner in success.