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About

Empowering Visionaries Fuelling Innovation

We invest in some of the world’s most innovative global companies. With the support of our invested and intellectual capital, we help drive the growth of these promising founders and teams.

In doing so, we aim to deliver outstanding investment returns that have sustainable positive outcomes on those communities impacted by our work.

+ Who we are

Gold Coast based VC & alternative asset manager.

+ What we do

We invest for and co-invest with our clients across a range of local and international opportunities.

+ Why we are different

We identify and nurture the world’s best disruptive talent.

+ How do we do it?

By providing intellectual and financial capital to unlock their full potential.

ADMIRALTY

EXECUTIVE TEAM

We are a strong team of seasoned leaders with global experience across a wide array of different roles and industries.

RYAN
HOLSHEIMER

CEO

As the CEO, major shareholder and largest investor of Admiralty Capital Group, Ryan is focused on identifying and supporting the best people to invest in and alongside. He leads the team with a keen eye for disruptive innovation, guiding capital towards groundbreaking companies with the potential to transform industries, for good.

AMANDA
ANDRIANO

Talent & Chief of Staff

Amanda integrates leadership imperatives into our deal thesis through talent-focused due diligence and performance optimisation of investments. She partners with all stakeholders to create alignment, is responsible for people strategy & ensuring efficient day to day operations.

NICK
DARGAN

Legal & Regulatory Advisor

Nick is ACG’s senior counsel, responsible for legal and regulatory oversight.  

A career risk and compliance specialist, highly regarded for his expertise in structured transactions and complex derivatives, Nick oversees all aspects of the firm’s risk and compliance function.

STUART
HASLAM

Strategy & Public Affairs

Stuart is responsible for Admiralty Capital Group’s public positioning, strategy development and execution.

He works closely with portfolio company founders and their teams to help position their business for success and to help them publicise their business journey in a compelling, meaningful way.

OUR

COMPANIES

Elizabeth McDonald

“Admiralty Capital Group has been an invaluable ally for our SaaS platform business. Ryan isn’t just an investor; his support, connections and invaluable insights have propelled our vision forward. He is committed to our success and has been instrumental in shaping our growth strategy and refining our product offerings.”

Co-Founder, Feasly

Mick Carr

“As a founder on a journey of growth and scale, to have a financial wizard like Ryan, his team and network on our team is incredible. As a visionary and sales driven founder the one thing that will restrain and kill our mission is an inferior capital strategy. Ryan and the team at Admiralty Capital Group are helping us to mitigate that risk and propel our business forward.”

CEO, Grub Lab

Juliet Kirby

“We’re excited to partner with Ryan and the team at Admiralty Capital Group on our mission to unlock supply of durable carbon removals. As a markets expert with 25+ years’ experience across leading financial institutions – Ryan is an incredible source of knowledge that helps inform our growth strategy as we work to accelerate towards a trusted & transparent market for carbon removals at Gentoo.earth.”

Founder, gentoo.earth

STUART
HASLAM

Strategy & Public Affairs

Stuart has over two decades of international finance and strategy experience in the Australian, Asia-Pacific & EMEA financial markets. Most recently, he served as Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Communications for the International Private Bank and Head of Group Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He spent 16 years based in Asia, Middle East and U.K. helping build and lead some of the most successful and resilient corporate affairs teams worldwide.

Stuart is responsible for the firm’s public positioning, strategy development and execution, working with portfolio company founders and their teams to help position their business for success and tell their stories in a compelling and meaningful way.

NICK
DARGAN

Legal & Regulatory Advisor

Nick is a risk and compliance professional with over 30 years of experience in the global finance services industry. He has held senior positions at various blue-chip institutions throughout his career such as J.P. Morgan (Hong Kong), Credit Suisse (Hong Kong and Japan), and Bankers Trust (London) and is wellknown for his expertise in structured transactions and complex derivatives.

Nick is ACG’s senior counsel. He is responsible for legal and regulatory oversight, overseeing all aspects of the firm’s risk and compliance function.

AMANDA
ANDRIANO

Talent & Chief of Staff

Amanda is a management consultant and talent specialist with over 20 years of international experience in leadership and talent strategy, executive coaching and culture development. She specialises in strategy formulation, executive facilitation, assessing and developing leaders and driving change. Amanda was most recently focused on C Suite assessment coaching and development at YSC in Hong Kong. Prior to that she worked on enterprise talent and culture at ANZ bank with a focus on C Suite succession and development.

At ACG, Amanda is responsible for integrating leadership imperatives into the firm’s deal thesis through talent-focused due diligence and the performance optimisation of investments. She partners with critical stakeholders across the business to create alignment, is responsible for the ACG people strategy and ensuring efficient and effective day to day operations.

RYAN
HOLSHEIMER

CEO

Ryan is a visionary leader with three decades of trading and investment experience across global equity markets. His career has included senior leadership roles at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Most recently Ryan served as J.P. Morgan’s Head of Asia Pacific Cash Equities and Equity Distribution.

Today, as the CEO, major shareholder and largest investor of Admiralty Capital Group, Ryan continues to focus on identifying and supporting the best people to invest in and alongside. He leads the team with a keen eye for disruptive innovation, guiding capital towards groundbreaking companies with the potential to transform industries, for good.

Either driven by our own sourcing of opportunities or in response to bespoke requests from our investors, Admiralty Investment Group has experience providing specialist exposure on a bespoke basis across asset classes including: Emerging Market Resources and Commodities, Frontier Market Property, Block Chain Innovation, Property Technology and Speciality E-Commerce.

In identifying, assessing and implementing specialty funds, Admiralty IG utilises it’s vast global network of sector and product specialist built through three decades of financial markets experience.

Neptune fund is a fund of hedge funds that are managed by a select group of alternative investment managers who employ different absolute return strategies in pursuit of attractive risk-adjusted returns. The stable of hedge fund managers that the Neptune Fund allocates to are drawn from the best and brightest young Hegde Funds operating in Australian and Asia-Pacific. Our skill is in identifying those hedge fund managers that are proven yet innovative. The Neptune Fund deploys best-in-class processes to construct a diverse array of exposure that is not highly correlated to equity markets. With quarterly application and withdrawals, the Neptune Fund is more liquid for investors, relative to the Admiralty VC Funds.

Update: The Neptune Fund is an open fund and thus we can take applications and process withdrawals on a monthly basis. The next window for investment will close on 31st March 2024. Please reach out to begin the process of applying, we’re a small team so prefer not to handle applications last minute.

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