Wanted: Entrepreneur-in-Residence at muru-D Posted at 0:00, Mon, 11 April 2016 in Company Updates

Since 2013, muru-D has achieved a lot. With 44 companies in the portfolio, a base in three cities (Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore) and having $4m capital raised by companies and more than that generated, it’s hard to imagine the local startup ecosystem without it.

Dubbed ‘the godfather of Australia’s startup ecosystem”, Liubinskas has been muru-D’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence since the beginning. After 30-odd trips to the States, Liubinskas is moving to Silicon Valley to create stronger networks, to challenge himself and to support Australian fast growth tech companies with global ambitions.

He’s certainly leaving some big shoes to fill.

We’re so pleased to have worked closely with Mick for several years, and we look forward to following his journey in the Valley. With MitchelLake’s offices in SFO we’re sure he’ll never be too far away.

It brings us to an exciting time and opportunity here in Australia. MitchelLake will be looking to find someone to help mentor and be an integral part of scaling the next generation of Australian startup success stories. In Mick’s own words “if you’ve run a few startups, got some global experience and love coaching entrepreneurs” then we want to talk to you.

In this phenomenal role, you’ll steer muru-D’s mandate to grow the ecosystem.

Is this you?
If you think you have what it takes, or know someone that does, please get in touch with
Jamie Finnegan on jamie@mitchellake.com or phone +61 478 163 550 or

Kevin Griffiths on kevin@mitchellake.com or phone +61 412 343 041

Read more:
In Mick’s own words


Startup Daily


Kevin Griffiths leads MitchelLake Executive for the ANZ Practice. Based in Sydney, he is focused on supporting startups, NewCo’s, scale-ups, and established tech companies with C-suite and board requirements, in addition to working with Australian SME’s and enterprises undergoing digital/technology transformations.

Since joining MLE in 2012, Kevin has led over 100 searches. His time has been divided into three key areas – CEO searches for scale-ups or tech companies going through transformation; CTO/CPO searches for tech companies with a global requirement to bring talent to Australia with technology and/or product leadership at scale; and consulting to and leading searches with clients looking to innovate, who are seeking advice from the MLE practice on the question of build, buy, or partner.

Prior to joining MLE, Kevin was a Partner at BMS where he built and led the Midlands commercial practice in the UK, before moving to Australia to help scale the business in Sydney and Melbourne.