Larry Lopez

Partner, Australian Venture Consultants, Chair & Co-Founder West Tech Fest

Larry is a partner at Australian Venture Consultants, a Perth based firm that provides advisory services related to early stage investment and venture capital management to institutional investors.  He is also a partner at Access Capital Ventures, a venture capital fund focussed on investing in emerging Australian technology companies, and the Chair of the Commercialisation Advisory Board at Curtin University.

From 2016 – 2020 Larry was the Director of Accelerating Commercialisation, an Australian Government programme supporting the commercialisation of Australian IP by funding and advising pre-revenue companies.  During this period he oversaw the investment of over $240 million in 420 technology and life science companies.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2006, Larry spent 17 years at Silicon Valley Bank. During his tenure at SVB he held various senior and executive positions and played a key role in growing the company from a local community bank to a global leader in providing financial services for knowledge-based companies and investors.  

Larry is a director of several technology related private companies and venture capital funds, and he sits on a number of not for profit boards in Australia and the United States.