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Welcome from Tim Reed

March 2020 - Welcome to the Potentia blog! This is a space where the Potentia team will share our thoughts on things that we see that will impact the Australian and New Zealand tech sector. Some of the posts will be our thoughts on trends that we see, some will be reactions to publications that we read, and...

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Benefits of Specialisation in Private Equity

May 2022 - “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee The Bruce Lee quote above suggests something that we all intuitively understand – specialisation has benefits (and that Bruce Lee probably didn’t skip leg day). Looking at the private equity...

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From Founder Led to Private Equity

October 2021 - Although effective leaders surround themselves with capable individuals, leadership is often said to be a lonely endeavor. Loneliness however is often not the challenge, rather it is the isolation that comes with being solely responsible for a select set of issues that no-one else is on the line to resolve. In my experience, few roles...

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Software That Creates Software Will Materially Impact Business and Society

July 2021 - Software developers have been the superstars of the information age. They have created the B2B software applications that have delivered dramatic productivity improvements to business. They have enabled the B2C consumer-app ecosystem that has opened up new possibilities like ride-sharing and upended many industries like retail. Their success has also led to politicians openly fretting...

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The Future is not a PDF

June 2021 - Over the past fifty years, technology within businesses around the world has improved at pace. No longer do we have manual general ledgers, telex machines, typewriters or faxes. Instead, businesses have digitised to varying degrees; at a minimum, capturing unstructured data in electronic format (for example, documents created, saved and shared within an organisation), and...

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The Private Equity Journey – a Potentia perspective (Part 2)

May 2021 - My last blog discussed closing a sale transaction and establishing a strong foundation in the first 100-days of private equity ownership. The next step in the Potentia investment journey is to execute a business plan (“the Business Plan”) that aligns the company’s vision with Potentia’s investment thesis. A foundation for creating alignment between the company...

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International Women’s Day – Reflections on addressing gender inequalities in the workplace

March 2021 - On International Women’s Day, it was great this morning that at Potentia we were able to welcome Lara Ong to our team.  Lara will join Josie Gorter as one of two Investment Managers at Potentia. It is now 18 months since we had the first financial close of Potentia Fund 1.  Over that time, we’ve...

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