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PODCAST: Private capital key to driving SME growth, with Mark Stevens

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Liam Garman is joined by Mark Stevens to discuss the recently launched Periscope Capital Partners, and how the $1 billion fund will drive growth in local defence technology and innovation.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Liam Garman is joined by Mark Stevens to discuss the recently launched Periscope Capital Partners, and how the $1 billion fund will drive growth in local defence technology and innovation.

  • The pair begin by unpacking how access to private capital will foster growth in Australia’s sovereign defence industry, supporting supply chain resilience and delivering local economic growth.
  • Stevens then explains how the veteran-led team is personally motivated to ensure that the Australian Defence Force can leverage world-leading defence technology, detailing how Australia’s defence SMEs can access private capital to grow their businesses.
  • They wrap-up the podcast examining how private capital can deliver much needed funds to defence SMEs amid Commonwealth funding uncertainty.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 438: PODCAST: Delivering Black Hawk in record time and setting the record straight on Army’s Aviation evolution
Episode 437: PODCAST: Life after Parliament and the changing geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, with Scott Morrison
Episode 435: PODCAST: Putting veteran families first, with the Families of Veterans Guild’s Renee Wilson
Episode 434: SPOTLIGHT: Mission engineering – a missing piece of the capability puzzle, with Downer’s Rachel Hatton and Nathan Rickard
Episode 433: SPOTLIGHT: Introducing the Australian Digital Defence Industry Matrix, with BenchOn’s Tim Walmsley
Episode 432: SPOTLIGHT: What does sovereignty mean in a post-DIDS industry? With Stephen Kowal, CEO of Atturra
Episode 431: PODCAST: Developing Army’s hand-to-hand combatives program, with Paul Cale
Episode 430: PODCAST: Aussie innovation supporting navies around the world, with Jeffrey Hawkins, Pivot Maritime International
Episode 429: PODCAST: Commercialisation essential to the success of space and defence industry, with Brian Lim
Episode 428: PODCAST: Firebrand topics on Ukraine, Israel, and Australian conscription, with Corporal Matthew ‘Willy’ Williams OAM

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