Mr. Steve Schmidt serves at a General Partner at Telstra Ventures where he started in 2011. He was a Board Member of Whispir. He served as a Board Observer of Kony, Nginx, Uhana, and Cumulus Networks. He leads Telstra Ventures enterprise IT practice with investments in DocuSign, Box (IPO), Kony, Elemental Technologies (sold to AWS), Velocloud (sold to VMware) Mandoe Media (sold to Mandoe), Instart Logic, Nginx, Uhana, Asapp, Cumulus Networks and Gitlab. He is also an angel investor with seed investments in mParticle and Tokenize. He joined Telstra in 2001 and has held various leadership roles within Telstra, such as: National Manager Industry Solution, National Manager Managed Radio and Wireless; National Manager Mobile Applications and Account Director of Westpac. He has worked extensively with telecommunications and cloud-based applications to create transformational outcomes for Enterprise & Government customers. Two leadership projects of national significance include Telstra's National Emergency Alert Solution for various State Governments and Telstra's New Train Communication System for the Australian Federal Government. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in Canada. He was a Board Member of Ooyala.