Our Story

Our Vision

To empower business builders to succeed in achieving hyper growth

Our Mission

To make hyper-growth business building more achievable, accessible and affordable.

Our Values

Which guide our behaviours and partnerships include being Trusting & Respectful, Impactful & Collaborative, Curious & Playful, Supportive & Compassionate.

Our Purpose

To enable people to satisfy their life needs, so they can focus on community needs.

We believe the best way to fulfil our purpose is to assist people to build and grow businesses.

Our Impact

An early-stage company that raises Series A capital, on average, establishes a ~US$19m valuation within 4 years + sustainable employment growth

Our Team


Kirk Drage


My career has been driven by 3 keen interests; Digital Technology, Scalable Business Models and the Human Condition. Since starting a PC business at university, my roles have necessitated maintaining a deep understanding of leading edge digital technologies. Since encouraging executives at my first summer job in an aluminium foundry to adopt spreadsheets in the late ’80’s, I have been honing my ability to communicate to business leaders how technology can transform the scalability of a business.

More recently, international leadership roles spanning Fortune 500, Silicon Valley start-ups, business development in over 20 countries, and placing investment in early-stage companies have led me to develop a passion for empowering people to develop and mature their abilities to build companies, create jobs, distribute wealth and generate positive social impact.

My career has been centred around the desire to make people successful, to help them both personally and professionally. After many years working at both a national and international level for companies such as Hewlett Packard as a Service Delivery Executive, in Service Management, Service Delivery and Business Operations, the creation of LeapSheep has provided the perfect vehicle to make this desire a reality. LeapSheep focuses on accelerating the abilities of entrepreneurs and business leaders to build value and valuation in their software companies.

My other passion of giving back to the community has been fulfilled by being a member of the Australian IT Service Management Forum where I focus my energy on improving the management and success of the forum, expanding, and maturing the National Conference to become the premier Service Management conference in the region, now in its 20th year. I have been on the International Board for 2 years, recently taking up the role of Chair.


Kathryn Heaton


Monica Drage

Customer Success

I love helping people and my previous roles have all been centered around assisting people to achieve their outcomes. I thrive on the opportunity to meet new people and hear their stories and this has naturally lead to my role at LeapSheep of Customer Experience Lead ensuring that our customers receive a thoughtful and consistent experience in all their interactions with us.

From roles consulting (and qualifying as a chartered accountant) at professional services firm KPMG to working in Strategy for the UK government healthcare regulator, I have been dedicated to developing people. I’ve trained staff and stakeholders in topics from government policy through to IT systems, mentored colleagues and job seeking refugees, and challenged staff to exceed their own expectations.

I’m passionate about using leading edge research and technology to improve systems and processes for business benefit. I led a team to redesign how people can rate their health and social care services using smartphones to quadruple the amount of feedback given. As Research Manager at LeapSheep, I research and evaluate grant funding programs tailored to each start-ups circumstances and strategic goals. I bring my enthusiasm for developing people and businesses, with my experience in writing applications and transforming data into action.


Sarah Bell

Head of Research
Ryan Kris

Ryan Kris

Business Building Advisor

I’m a business consultant and management information systems specialist. I work hands-on with startups and SMEs on strategy and implementation to improve business performance and get the important work done. With a focus on analytics, business systems with an agile project methodology, I’ve helped clients role out new systems, products, improve margins and automate processes with software.

Our Services

Our Services

LeapSheep is pioneering “Hyper-growth incubation-as-a-service” empowering business builders to develop hyper-growth scale business models that are capable of attracting early stage venture investment and then successfully executing. We’re transforming the support landscape for early stage ventures by making the journey more achievable, accessible and affordable.

Services For Founders

Currently, our subscription SaaS & Expert Advisory platform is in private beta with a number of early-stage companies helping us refine our technology & services.

If you are a founder or business owner interested in joining the waiting list for our private beta please contact us here

Services For Start-Up Enablers And Investors

LeapSheep fills an unmet need in the early stage venture support space which allows us to complement and partner extensively with other players including technology companies, universities, governments, accelerator programs and investors.

If you’re an individual or organisation passionate about supporting or investing in hyper-growth start-ups please contact us here


Contact Us

Level 1, 33 Pirie Street,
Adelaide SA 5000