Top 50 SaaS VC Funds in Australia

A list of 50 Australia vc funds investing in saas. Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Saas Australia companies. The investor list contains vc funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
SaaS VC Funds in Australia
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Blackbird Ventures 190 58 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 138 39 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 81 32 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 31 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.
Sydney Angels 40 28 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.
Reinventure 58 26 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.
Carthona Capital 81 26 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 25 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.
Right Click Capital 53 23 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; IT; Data and Analytics Right Click Capital - Australian Venture Capital Firm
Main Sequence Ventures 48 23 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.
Equity Venture Partners 46 21 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.
Black Sheep Capital 34 20 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.
OneVentures 55 19 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.
Our Innovation Fund 39 18 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; IT; Internet OIF is a venture capital firm focusing on partnering with entrepreneurs building businesses.
Antler 198 18 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.
Tidal Ventures 30 17 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.
Folklore Ventures 27 16 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.
Square Peg Capital 109 16 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.
Starfish Ventures 51 16 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.
Ellerston Capital 30 15 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.
Jelix Ventures 19 14 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.
Uniseed Ventures 52 14 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.
CP Ventures 50 13 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
Macdoch Ventures 23 12 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.
Brisbane Angels 25 12 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.
Skip Capital 44 12 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.
TEN13 33 12 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; Internet TEN13 is Australia's leading Venture Capital Syndicate.
Black Nova Group 19 11 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; IT; Professional Services Black Nova Group provide services across investment & venture capital.
Alium Capital 35 11 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
Global Founders Capital 647 10 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.
Melbourne Angels 34 10 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.
Regal Funds Management 35 9 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.
Transition Level Investments 16 9 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.
Thorney Investment 26 9 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.
NAB Ventures 30 9 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).
Aura Ventures 22 8 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
Rampersand 32 8 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.
Second Century Ventures 167 8 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Real Estate; Software; Financial Strategy We de-risk investments and maximize returns by building meaningful partnerships our companies and key industry players within the world's largest verticals. Vision We have created a unique network of executives, entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and individual practitioners for portfolio companies to navigate and accelerate growth in these verticals. Capability We seek to define and deliver the
MA Growth Ventures 21 7 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; IT; Internet MA Financial Group's Asset Management division manages investments for institutional & wholesale investors across real estate, credit, private equity & venture capital.
Skalata Ventures 11 7 Seed; Pre-Seed Software; Internet; Apps Giving Australian founders access to the education, capital and networks needed to build significant, sustainable, global businesses of the future.
Seven West Media 19 7 Funding Round; Series C; Seed Software; Other; Apps Seven West Media is the leading, listed national multi-platform media business based in Australia. We comprise Seven Television, the leading free to air capital city television network; Pacific Magazines, the country's second largest magazine group by readership; Yahoo!7 one of the nation’s most successful internet platforms, as well asWestern Australia's leading newspaper, The West Australian and associated WA regional newspapers and radio stations. Seven West Media was created through the acquisition of Seven Media Group by West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited (WAN) as approved by WAN shareholders on 11 April 2011.
Singtel Innov8 116 6 Series C; Series A; Series B Software; IT; Internet Singtel Innov8, the venture capital arm of the Singtel Group, invests in and partners with innovative tech start-ups worldwide. It has a fund size of US$250 million and its own set of decision making, approval and funding processes. Beyond funding, Singtel Innov8 is a gateway for start-ups to tap on the resources and expertise of the Singtel Group,while enabling the Group to gain access to emerging technologies. Singtel Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that can lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital services and enablers to enhance customer experience. Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel Innov8 also has offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
Bailador Technology Investments 15 6 Series A; Funding Round Software; Internet; IT Bailador is a growth capital fund that focuses on the IT and media sectors, managed by an experienced team with demonstrated sector expertise. The company supports its portfolio companies in subsequent rounds of funding through their own participation and with introductions to larger international growth expansion funds. It assists in thepreparation and management of fundraising, M&A activity, and pre-IPO processes. The portfolio businesses of the company are DocsCorp, Click Loans Group, Rezdy, Stackla, iPRO Solutions, and SiteMinder.Bailador is an Australia-based company that was founded in 2010 by Paul Wilson and David Kirk.
SEEK 44 6 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.
Grand Prix Capital 7 6 Seed; Angel; Series A Commerce/Shopping; Internet; Other Grand Prix Capital is a private venture capital and investment firm specialized in rapid growth, start-up, private and microcap listed businesses.
Exto Partners 11 5 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Internet; Apps Exto Partners is a leading Australian venture capital firm that has backed the next growth phase of many of Australia's fast growing tech companies.
Giant Leap Fund 27 5 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.
Qualgro VC 40 5 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; IT; Internet Qualgro is a venture capital (VC) fund based in Singapore that provides funding to tech startups across Southeast Asia, in areas like Data, Software, and AI.
ACAC Innovation 10 5 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.
January Capital 61 5 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Commerce/Shopping; IT January Capital believes that rapid digitalization will continue to occur across all industries over the next decade. This fundamental shift will enable one-of-a-kind possibilities for category-defining enterprises to emerge. They prioritise collaborating with founders who are developing technologies that allow such transformation. They invest fromthe beginning of a company's life cycle, but they may also provide ongoing assistance. They are looking for firms that were developed in or for the Asia-Pacific area. Analysts anticipate that certain themes will drive economic growth in this region over the next several decades.
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