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Meet the team

We are a hybrid team of; entrepreneur, tech innovation and insurance experts. We look at problems from unusual angles, and combine our breadth of knowledge to find unique solutions.

We believe insurance should matter. Seeing innovative founders and game-changing ideas get stuck in the mud, before even getting to market, inspired us to find a way to remove these barriers to entry. We are here to support and advise the next generation of insurtech founders, who share our vision of creating revolutionary insurance products, that have a positive impact on society.

Simon O'Dell

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Simon is a social and tech entrepreneur specialising in the insurance space. With more than two decades of insurance industry experience, Simon has worked in various parts of the insurance value chain, across the US, UK and Australia. Simon has first hand experience as an insurtech founder and helped create and build Insurtech Australia, the peak body responsible for nurturing Australia's insurtech ecosystem.

Simon O'Dell

Nick Proud

Portfolio Manager

Nick is an experienced strategist and commercial/innovative thinker, with a demonstrated history of working in the banking, mining and financial services industries. He is a skilled negotiator that leads the Gateway team's origination and investment processes. He is always on the lookout for the most exciting startups to incubate and invest in.

Insurtech Gateway Australia Portfolio Manager Nick Proud

Danica Bunch

Strategic Engagement & Investor Relations

Danica is an experienced Public Relations and Strategic Communications professional. She has held a range of leadership roles in both Government and the private/commercial sector managing public affairs, advocacy and advising on government relations. Her strong skills in communication, building networks and strategy is a proven asset to both Gateway and our portfolio companies.


Ron Arnold

Associate Partner

Ron Arnold has over 30+ years C suite and executive experience in the insurance industry. He is a former Managing General Director of Firemark Ventures and has also been involved on multiple Boards (e.g. Stone & Chalk, GIVIT, Pocketbook) and previously held senior roles in the State and Federal Governments.

Ron Arnold Associate Partner

Gil Snir

Tech Innovation Advisor

Gil is the co-founder of tech company specialising in online marketing solutions using machine logic and an End-to-End Programmatic Management Platform. He provides advice and support to the Insurtech team to bring products to market in a multi-channel digital environment.

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Kalyani Kadam

Marketing & Community

Kalyani joined the team to help continue to raise the profile of the Gateway brand, manage marketing activities and increase our social media presence. Her background is in Biomedical Engineering and Business (Marketing). She utilises this unique background in thinking outside the box for Gateway and our portfolio companies.


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Mentoring Group

Insurtech Gateway Australia has gathered a team of industry professionals to help mentor, provide advice and connections for our incumbent businesses.


Envest Team

Compliance, Finance and Funding Support

Gateway Australia has access to the experienced multi-disciplinary team at Envest including Managing Director Greg Mullins, Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Walker and Chief Technical Officer Luke Saxby. Together Greg and Luke have more than 40 years experience and an extensive network of contacts across all sectors of the Australian insurance market. Elizabeth brings to the team experience in financial management, investment analysis, capital raising and deal structuring across listed, private equity backed and privately owned companies.


Contact information

    We are always on the look-out for highly skilled, entrepreneurial humans, to join our team, grow our portfolio companies and inspire our next home grown project. If you think you would fit in at the Gateway please get in touch explaining what you have to offer us.