Sydney venutre capital, startup, grand prix capital, about


Grand Prix Capital (GPC) is a private venture capital and investment firm specialized in rapid growth, start-up, private and microcap listed businesses.

The GPC name and logo point to our mission - to make the businesses we deal with winners in an environment where speed of execution is often of tantamount importance.

To GPC finding the right "driver" is just as important as the business model because we deal only with ventures to which we can "add value". Given the right driver and the right business our role is to hop on board as a mentor and navigator for the race. We not only put fuel in the tank but bring in the pit crew and the array of connections and services needed by any rapid growth business.

Sydney Venture Capital Firm
Les Szekely
Managing Director

The M.D. of GPC, Les Szekely B.A. LL.M. FAICD, is an active business angel, mentor, and M&A consultant. He started GPC in 2010 after a career of almost 30 years as a tax consulting partner and director with Horwaths Chartered Accountants and then Deloitte. He is the author of over a dozen books on taxation law, has been an active angel investor since 1999 and is currently a director of several early stage and maturing companies. His pro-bono involvements have included:


  • Director 40K Home Foundation


  • Chairman Jewish Community Appeal Allocations Committee

EVP, GPC and Microequities

EVP, GPC and Microequities are independently owned investment managers with distinct, non-conflicting mandates. Microequities invests in profitable, listed companies. EVP and GPC both invest in early stage private technology businesses. However, EVP invests at the Series A and Early Growth stages of development whereas GPC is an angel investment fund. EVP also has a minimum investment threshold of $500,000 whereas GPC has no minimum investment amount.

To the extent that early stage opportunities fall within the mandates of both EVP and GPC, EVP will always have a first right of refusal in respect of those opportunities unless one party has a contractual right to make the relevant investment.