Top 50 Investors in Australia

A list of 50 Australia investors . Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Australia companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
Investors in Australia
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Blackbird Ventures 162 72 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; IT; Internet Blackbird is a venture capital fund based in Australia and New Zealand. We invest in every type of technology from software to space, unified by the biggest of ambitions.
Artesian VC 136 57 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Internet Artesian Capital Management is an alternative investments management company, which was spun out of ANZ Banking Group's capital markets business in 2004, with backing from ANZ Private Equity. Artesian's founding partners, purchased ANZ's stake in 2005. The company has subsequently been fully owned by partners and staff. Since 2004,Artesian has managed specialised funds focused on credit arbitrage and relative-value strategies across global financial markets. In 2008, while continuing to manage credit relative value investment strategies from its New York, London and Singapore offices, Artesian began to make principal investments in seed/early-stage ventures from its offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai. In 2011, Artesian launched the first of its early stage venture capital funds and now manages AUD +255m. Artesian's VC strategy is to partner with best of breed accelerators, incubators, angel groups and university programs. In 2017, Artesian launched its China VC Fund with a USD 50m cornerstone investment industry super fund Hostplus. Artesian will soon launch a Southeast Asia VC Fund.
Investible 80 48 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Commerce/Shopping; Internet Investible is an early-stage venture capital firm backing the visionaries advancing humanity through technology in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and globally.
AirTree Ventures 114 43 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; IT; Commerce/Shopping AirTree is a venture capital firm investing in Australian and New Zealand technology founders from seed stage or earlier.
Carthona Capital 81 43 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Financial; Internet Carthona Capital is a hands-on, proactive, and thematic venture capital investor based in Sydney, Australia that invests globally.
Clinton Capital Partners 55 42 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Internet; Commerce/Shopping Clinton Capital Partners is a VC advisory business that specialises in raising capital and growing shareholder returns, for early stage technology companies and their investors. In addition, we invest our own funds to align company, investor and advisor. We have completed >70 successful transactions, and crystallised 14 liquidity events.Clinton Capital Partners has a long and established track record of growing companies, raising capital, conducting mergers, and creating liquidity events. When raising capital, we feel early-stage companies underestimate the time involved, the distraction to the underlying business, and the importance of identifying the “right culturally aligned” investors for their journey.
Reinventure 58 36 Series A; Seed; Series B Financial; Software; IT Reinventure is pioneering Founder-First Corporate Venture Capital. They champion founders who have the vision, ambition and hustle to transform an industry across Asia-Pacific and beyond, propelling them with the support of a top 20 bank globally.With $150 million under management and Westpac Banking Corporation as its largest limited partner,Reinventure is focused on uncovering, investing in and nurturing scalable early businesses in FinTech and adjacent areas that will be the future of the industry.
Sydney Angels 40 35 Seed; Angel; Funding Round Software; Internet; Commerce/Shopping Sydney Angels is a not-for-profit angel investment membership organisation. Since our establishment in 2008, they have stayed true to our mission of supporting the early-stage ecosystem by running processes and events that connect our investing members with promising early-stage companiesThey believe that encouraging smart investment in startupcompanies will benefit both our members’ portfolios and Australia’s emergent innovation economy.They see this as the ultimate win-win situation. Sydney Angels is led by an elected committee of ten volunteers who meet weekly. It is supported by an operations manager and alliance partners.
Uniseed Ventures 51 32 Series A; Seed; Funding Round Science/Engineering; Health Care; Biotechnology Uniseed was established in October 2000 as a $20 million joint venture between the University of Melbourne (UM) and the University of Queensland (UQ). This proof of concept fund (Fund-1) operated with significant input and support from the commercialization offices of the two universities (UniQuest and Melbourne Ventures Limited), with staff ofthese organizations making up the majority of the Investment Committee and leading due diligence and management of most investment opportunities. Over 20 investments, typically of $250,000 - $500,000 were made from this fund.A new $40 million venture fund (Fund-2) ran from 2005-15, with the addition of a third leading university, the University of New South Wales, and a major private institutional investor, the Westscheme superannuation fund. The founding universities (UQ & UM) also committed further funds. Australian Super took over Westscheme's essets and commitments in July 2011.With the start of Fund-2, an independent management team was established, consisting of the CEO and three Investment Managers; one at each university catchment. The Investment Committee was restructured, with dedicated committees established for biotechnology or other technologies. The nominal investment limit was increased to $2.5 million to allow participation in follow-on funding rounds so as to preserve Uniseed's equity position.On 1 November 2015, Uniseed started its third and largest fund (Fund-3) with the addition of the University of Sydney and the CSIRO to the Universities of Queensland, Melbourne and NSW. This followed three high profile exits in the preceding 14 months (Fibrotech; Spinifex & Hatchtech). Each of the five partners committed $10 million over 10 years to the new fund (total fund $50 million).Uniseed’s partner research organisations spent nearly $4 billion on research, making up over 40% of the total research spend at 67 research organisations in Australia. Together, these organisations accounted for nearly 500 invention disclosures (34% of total) and 500 new registered IP rights filed (45% of total) over the same period(2013 National Survey of Research Commercialisation). Unlike private venture capital funds, Uniseed is dedicated to the needs of its research partners, and committed to servicing them consistently over the long term, irrespective of the short term conditions in external capital markets. It works in very close partnership with the research partner commercialisation companies and staff, providing a valuable adjunct to the capabilities these companies and staff provide. They in turn provide a best-practice commercialisation service tailored to their respective organisations. These companies are able to leverage to great effect the scale of operation and expertise of the Uniseed network.The fund is run with commercial discipline, ensuring independence and financial rigor in its investment decision-making processes. Success is measured by a balance of return on investment (including the flow of funds for research to further the commercialisation of intellectual property generated within the research partner catchments), the establishment of viable start-up companies, the generation of research income for research partners and the improvement of partner commercialisation processes.
Equity Venture Partners 46 31 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Commerce/Shopping; IT EVP is an early stage venture capital firm based in Sydney Australia. The fund targets early Series-A investments in the range $0.5 – $5.0 million. The fund is sector agnostic but has a focus on Australian based B2B or Enterprise SaaS businesses.
Right Click Capital 53 30 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; IT; Data and Analytics Right Click Capital - Australian Venture Capital Firm
Black Sheep Capital 34 28 Seed; Series A; Series C Software; Other; Professional Services Black Sheep Capital is making its mark as a preferred investment capital provider due to their 'Everyone Wins' approach. Their philosophy is to work with their investment partners to create and grow opportunities where they can all enjoy success. Through this approach, they have been able to create a diverse portfolio of investments thatcontinues to grow.
Main Sequence Ventures 45 28 Series A; Seed; Series B Science/Engineering; Software; IT We work with inventors who are building something hard from their unique expertise in science. These inventors are building the industries that will thrive for the decades to come. We have a unique working model to accelerate a company's pathway to scale.
Antler 181 26 Pre-Seed; Seed; Series A Software; Financial; IT Build your next company with Antler, a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people building the defining companies of tomorrow.
OneVentures 54 25 Series A; Funding Round; Debt Financing Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering OneVentures is one of Australia’s leading venture capital firms, with over $330M in funds under management. But they do more than invest. They take companies to that all important next stage, by actively shaping their future. They apply their years of international experience, operational and executional expertise to accelerate the growth of theirportfolio companies. A global growth focus drives their investment selection with their current portfolio including companies with truly innovative products tackling multi-billion-dollar problems, from needle-free vaccinations to virtual communications to adaptive e-learning.
Square Peg Capital 108 24 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Internet; IT Square Peg is a global investment firm on a mission to empower exceptional founders. With investing teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, and Singapore, Square Peg invests in emerging technology companies across the internet economy.
Tidal Ventures 30 24 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; IT; Other We are a highly experienced Australian-US venture capital firm ready to back seed phase startups with brilliant ideas & global potential.
Our Innovation Fund 37 23 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; IT; Internet OIF is a venture capital firm focusing on partnering with entrepreneurs building businesses.
Melbourne Angels 33 22 Angel; Seed; Funding Round Science/Engineering; Software; Commerce/Shopping Melbourne Angels was formed in Melbourne, Australia in early 2007. Melbourne Angels is the leading group of private investors in Victoria who actively invest in early stage and growth technology companies.The group has a strong and experienced core of members that generate deal flow, are experienced in evaluation of business propositions and actas mentors for the other members and the entrepreneurs. The members vary in age, gender, ethnicity, profession and type of experience. All members have experience of success at being entrepreneurial.This award winning group is consistently one of the most active startup investors in the country.
Skip Capital 43 21 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; Science/Engineering Skip Capital is passionate about backing technology-enabled businesses. It invests in founders and teams with deep experience, who are solving global problems. Skip Capital has made investments in artificial intelligence (AI), software as a service (SaaS), health tech, artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT), energy, food, education,wellness, and infra-tech.The firm was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales.
Ellerston Capital 30 20 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; IT; Other Ellerston Capital is a specialist investment manager with a distinctive approach to portfolio construction and investment selection.
Brandon Capital Partners 35 19 Seed; Series A; Series B Health Care; Biotechnology; Science/Engineering Brandon Capital Partners is a funds management business aiming to generate quality returns for Australia's leading superannuation funds by investing in innovative life science ventures. Our team works with entrepreneurs to build businesses, creating value for the entrepreneurs, their teams and our investors.
Starfish Ventures 51 19 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Internet; Hardware Starfish Ventures is an Australian venture capital firm focused on information technology, life sciences, and clean technology companies.
CP Ventures 49 18 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics CP Ventures is a VC fund that invests internationally in early stage, highly scalable, breakthrough technology companies driven by the 4IR
Alium Capital 35 18 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Financial; Science/Engineering Alium Capital are Investment Fund Managers offering an Innovative Investment Fund Focused on Generating Returns & Effectively Managing Risk
Folklore Ventures 27 18 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; IT Folklore is a team of investors, founders, and builders committed to supporting Australian and New Zealand tech founders. We are a first cheque to forever investment firm, and we believe in the power of founder vision and the potential of teams, right from the start.
Giant Leap Fund 27 17 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Health Care; Software; Sustainability Giant Leap is Australia's first venture capital fund to be 100% dedicated to investing in exceptional, rapidly scalable impact businesses.
Clean Energy Finance Corporation 30 17 Series B; Series A; Seed Sustainability; Energy; Science/Engineering The Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests, applying commercial rigour, to increase the flow of finance into the clean energy sector. Their mission is to accelerate Australia's transformation towards a more competitive economy in a carbon constrained world, by acting as a catalyst to increase investment in emissions reduction. They do thisthrough an investment strategy focused on cleaner power solutions, including large and small-scale solar, wind and bioenergy; and a better built environment, with investments to drive more energy efficient property, vehicles, infrastructure and industry. The CEFC also invests with co-financiers to develop new sources of capital for the clean energy sector, including climate bonds, equity funds, aggregation facilities and other financial solutions. The CEFC operates under the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012.
Rampersand 32 17 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering Rampersand is an early-stage venture capital firm. We invest in the best Australian technology founders, teams and companies and are committed to helping them become major national, regional and global leaders.The rampersand team has worked with successful startups and technology firms in Australia, Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe and Asia. Ourpartners have seen numerous companies from the early stages through to successful exits including BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle for US$7.2bn), Jajah (acquired by Telefonica), Snaptu (acquired by Facebook), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), StepStone (acquired by Axel Springer) and Amobee (acquired by Singtel for over US$300m).As you can see, we have done it before and know that companies need more than just capital to succeed.
TEN13 33 17 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; Internet TEN13 is Australia's leading Venture Capital Syndicate.
Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) 25 16 Series A; Seed; Series B Health Care; Biotechnology; Science/Engineering Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) provides dedicated, investment funding to support the commercialisation of early-stage medical research discoveries that originate from its member institutes. The collaborative nature of the MRCF seeks to foster best practice in the commercialisation of medical innovations.
Global Founders Capital 637 16 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; Commerce/Shopping Over the past two decades, GFC have backed over five hundred entrepreneurs worldwide, e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and Away Travel.
Brisbane Angels 25 16 Seed; Angel; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; IT Formed in late 2006, the Brisbane Angels Pty Ltd is a large group of private investors who actively invest in early stage technology companies, usually in South East Queensland, Australia. The members are typically active or semi-retired former senior business executives, who apart from financial input can provide much needed value adding toinvestee companies through hands-on management experience and high level business networks.
AfterWork Ventures 38 16 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; Commerce/Shopping We are a community-powered VC fund making pre-seed / seed stage investments in Australian and New Zealand startups. Our community is rallied around a shared goal: to invest in the next generation of Australia and New Zealand startups at the very earliest stage, and then support them on their long a
Jelix Ventures 18 16 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; IT; Science/Engineering Jelix Ventures invests in world class Australian and New Zealand tech startups with sector insiders. Jelix invest in visionary young technology companies to accelerate growth and focus on globally scalable businesses positioned to disrupt traditional markets with innovative technology, led by tenacious entrepreneurs. Jelix is led by startup sectorinsiders, both experienced investors and entrepreneurs.
Aura Ventures 22 15 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Software; Commerce/Shopping Aura Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm backing the creators of category defining technology companies
Macdoch Ventures 23 15 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Commerce/Shopping; Internet Our mission is to support Australia & New Zealand’s late seed stage founders. Since 2011, we have partnered with extraordinary founders building companies using technology to build a better future.We are looking for late seed stage founders who have a product and paying customers, in businesses across Australia & New Zealand. Our currentthesis surrounds networked businesses (like platforms and marketplaces) and select SaaS, but we do engage more broadly.We have been active seed investors since 2011. We invested in Cliff, Mel and Cameron when Canva was just starting to offer paid subscription plans. We partnered with Dylan and Mark at Qwilr based on their first public beta. Peter and Tony at Mable had 350 carers on their Sydney-based marketplace when we first partnered with them.
NAB Ventures 30 14 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Financial; IT NAB Ventures is an Australian Venture Capital fund backed by National Australia Bank (one of the largest 20 banks globally).
Black Nova Group 19 13 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; IT; Professional Services Black Nova Group provide services across investment & venture capital.
Grok Ventures 36 13 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Sustainability; Energy Grok Ventures is a private investment company. They back world-class teams solving big problems to shape a better future. They invest in fast growing technology-enabled businesses.
Thorney Investment 26 13 Series A; Funding Round; Series B Software; Internet; IT Thorney Opportunities Ltd is an investment company. The Company's principal activity is making investments in listed securities. The Company is focused on producing absolute returns for shareholders over the medium to long-term. Its primary focus is on the selection of investments, which enable it to be a catalyst towards unlocking the valuein the companies that it identifies. The Company's investment manager is Thorney Management Services Pty Ltd.
Regal Funds Management 35 13 Funding Round; Series B; Series A Software; Financial; IT Regal Funds Management aims to provide investors with absolute returns over the medium to long term, through a suite of investment products in both listed and unlisted equities. The Regal Emerging Companies Fund focuses on Pre-IPO, later stage VC, expansion capital and listed micro-cap opportunities.
Stoic VC 18 11 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Science/Engineering; Biotechnology; Health Care Stoic VC is an early-stage venture fund backing founders at the forefront of University Innovation. We partner with Uniseed to accelerate the commercialisation of university research across the ANZ.
Leigh Jasper 21 11 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Real Estate; Science/Engineering Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer @ Aconex Limited
Emlyn Scott 30 11 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics Managing Partner @ CP Ventures
Chris Sang 108 10 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Internet; Data and Analytics
Perennial Partners 20 10 Funding Round; Series B; Seed Software; Commerce/Shopping; Financial Perennial Partners is a specialist, active investment management firm. Formed in 2000 and led by well-known Value investor, John Murray. The company's sole focus is to deliver excellence in funds management through equity ownership and the alignment of interests between key investment management staff and our clients. Perennial Value nowmanages over $5 billion on behalf of institutional and retail clients.
Transition Level Investments 16 10 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Financial; IT Founded by Steve Baxter, Transition Level Investments provides equity capital and operational expertise across Seed and Series A rounds to Australian companies. Our team focuses on a company-growth approach, adding value by assisting founders to build their expertise, expand their team, build product, scale locally and globally to position for asuccessful exit. We have a track record of identifying investment opportunities in the Australian market and helping enable global growth.
SEEK 44 10 Funding Round; Series A; Series B Professional Services; Administrative; Software SEEK is a diverse group of companies that have a unified purpose to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organizations succeed. The Group encompasses a strong portfolio of employment, education, and volunteer businesses which span across Australia, New Zealand, China, South East Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Africa, andBangladesh. SEEK makes a positive impact on a truly global scale, operating in a total of 18 countries with market-leading positions in 14 countries. It creates world-class product technology solutions to address the needs of job seekers and hirers and facilitate the matching between job seekers and hirers across our online employment marketplaces. Online Education Services (‘OES’) offers leading online education and SEEK Learning offers trusted advice in relation to career-related education. SEEK’s commitment to having a positive impact on society is reflected through the diverse range of initiatives which its businesses across the globe partake in to support the communities they operate within. In Australia and New Zealand SEEK Volunteer is each country’s largest single source of volunteering opportunities offering not-for-profit organizations free access to post volunteer opportunities. This free marketplace is something SEEK is exceptionally proud of. Over its 20 years of operation, SEEK continues to innovate within the markets it operates in. It provides a culture of excellence and acceptance in our workplaces and celebrates the diversity of employees that contribute to the success of the organization.
ACAC Innovation 10 10 Seed; Pre-Seed Software; IT; Media and Entertainment ACAC Innovation provides angel investment, mentoring and support to game-changing startups. We work with founders to turn their innovative ideas into successful businesses.
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