Steve Schmidt

General Partner


Steve serves as a General Partner at Telstra Ventures where he started in 2011. He was  Board Member  / Board Observer for Whispir, Kony, Nginx, Uhana, and is currently a Board Observer for Nasuni and Cumulus Networks.

Steve leads Telstra Venture’s enterprise IT investment practice and led investments in DocuSign (IPO), Box (IPO), Kony (sold to Temenos), Elemental Technologies (sold to AWS), Whispir (IPO), Velocloud (sold to VMware), Ooyala (sold to Telstra), Instart Logic, Nginx (sold to F5), Uhana (sold to VMware), Rancher (sold to Suse), Asapp, Cumulus Networks, Gitlab, Nasuni, Upbound and LambdaTest. Steve is also an angel investor with seed investments in mParticle and Tokenize.

Steve has extensive investor relationships in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Toronto, India & Australia.