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Paul Bassat

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Paul Bassat

Co-Founder and Partner, Square Peg Capital
Paul Bassat
Paul Bassat is a Co-Founder and Partner of Square Peg - a venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage technology companies in Australia, Israel and South East Asia. Square Peg’s portfolio comprises many businesses redefining their markets including Airwallex, Athena, Canva, Deputy, Dr Anywhere, Finaccel, Fiverr, Property Guru and Stripe. Paul co-founded SEEK in 1997 and served as CEO and then as Joint CEO from 1997-2011. SEEK operates market leading employment marketplaces and education businesses in Australia, China, Brazil, Mexico and throughout South East Asia.Paul is a director the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and the P&S Bassat Foundation and was appointed to the AFL Commission in 2012. He served as a director of Wesfarmers from 2012-2018. He started his career as a lawyer and practiced for six years. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.