Martin DuursmaPartner Main Sequence Ventures
Martin Duursma is currently a Partner at Main Sequence Ventures, (the CSIRO Innovation Fund) which invests in Deep Tech companies that are spinning out of publicly funded research or SME’s that are engaging with publicly funding research organisations. His current investment focus is the Australian Space Industry, Quantum Computing and Renewal Energy.
Martin has over 25 years experience as a Senior Executive, Technologist, Business Founder, Angel Investor and Mentor both in Australia and the US. Prior to joining Main Sequence Ventures, Martin was a senior executive with a range of global responsibilities at Citrix. Martin joined Citrix in 1997 when it acquired Datapac Australasia, a company which he co-founded. While at Citrix Martin started and built the company's research arm, Citrix Labs, started and led the CTO Council and CTO function and also started the Citrix Accelerator and led the investment in over 30 new companies. As VP and head of the Global Technology Office, Martin led due diligence in over 60 transactions totalling $2.5B in value.
Martin continues to be active as an angel investor as well as in various advisor and mentor roles at Macquarie University, Sydney University and ON, Australia’s national science technology accelerator and as board trustee at the Computer History Museum, California USA.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Sydney University.