Anna: Can you talk some more about being a venture capital investor?
James: Of course. As a venture capital investor, I’m constantly on the lookout for businesses that I think will shape the future.
So as well as Airtasker, some of those investments include Spaceship, Marley Spoon – and Integrated Green Energy Solutions (ASX: IGE).
IGE is an amazing business on so many levels.
It has patented a world first technology that turns unwanted plastic into road ready fuel.
Anna: Is it true that you owned a basketball team?
James: Yes, I owned one of the National Basketball League (NBL) teams, called the Illawarra Hawks.
I took over four years ago, turning it from dead last – to making the Grand Final in 2016 season.
It was a great experience, but the thing I quickly realised with owning a sports team is that you have fans – not customers – and there’s a lot of politics in sport.