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Top 50 Transportation Startup Investors in Australia

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Transportation startups based in Australia. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Transportation companies from Australia. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Transportation Startup Investors in Australia

Investor Transportation Australia investments
Reinventure 35
Uniseed Ventures 32
Melbourne Angels 22
Our Innovation Fund 21
Starfish Ventures 19
CP Ventures 18
Alium Capital 18
AfterWork Ventures 16
Jelix Ventures 16
Brisbane Angels 16
TEN13 16
Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) 16
Folklore Ventures 16
Macdoch Ventures 15
Regal Funds Management 13
NAB Ventures 13
Brandon Capital Partners 13
Black Nova Group 13
Thorney Investment 12
Emlyn Scott 11
Leigh Jasper 11
Stoic VC 11
SEEK 10
Chris Sang 10
Carthona Capital 10
Artesian VC 10
Transition Level Investments 10
ACAC Innovation 10
Perennial Partners 9
AirTree Ventures 6
Black Sheep Capital 5
Tidal Ventures 5
Global Founders Capital 4
Maersk Growth 4
Antler 4
Investible 4
Maniv Mobility 3
Aura Ventures 3
Antler Australia 3
Sydney Angels 3
Contrarian Ventures 3
Main Sequence Ventures 3
Giant Leap Fund 3
Blackbird Ventures 3
Taronga Ventures 3
Ellerston Capital 3
Seven West Media 2
Collis Ta'eed 2
Rampersand 2
Cyan Ta'eed 2
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Reinventure
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.
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, IT
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
Uniseed Ventures
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.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Health Care, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
Melbourne Angels
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.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Software, Commerce/Shopping
  • Angel, Seed, Funding Round
Our Innovation Fund
OIF is a venture capital firm focusing on partnering with entrepreneurs building businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
Starfish Ventures
Starfish Ventures is an Australian venture capital firm focused on information technology, life sciences, and clean technology companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Hardware
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
CP Ventures
CP Ventures is a VC fund that invests internationally in early stage, highly scalable, breakthrough technology companies driven by the 4IR
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
Alium Capital
Alium Capital are Investment Fund Managers offering an Innovative Investment Fund Focused on Generating Returns & Effectively Managing Risk
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Science/Engineering
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
AfterWork Ventures
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
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
Jelix Ventures
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
Brisbane Angels
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, IT
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
TEN13
TEN13 is Australia's leading Venture Capital Syndicate.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF)
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.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Science/Engineering
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
Folklore Ventures
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
Macdoch Ventures
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
Regal Funds Management
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
NAB Ventures
NAB Ventures is an Australian Venture Capital fund backed by National Australia Bank (one of the largest 20 banks globally).
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, IT
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
Brandon Capital Partners
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.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Science/Engineering
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
Black Nova Group
Black Nova Group provide services across investment & venture capital.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Professional Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
Thorney Investment
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
Emlyn Scott
Managing Partner @ CP Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
Leigh Jasper
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer @ Aconex Limited
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Investment focus
  • Software, Real Estate, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
Stoic VC
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.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Biotechnology, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
SEEK
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.
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Investment focus
  • Professional Services, Administrative, Software
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
Chris Sang
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
Carthona Capital VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Carthona Capital is a hands-on, proactive, and thematic venture capital investor based in Sydney, Australia that invests globally.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Australia, United States, Latvia
Portfolio highlights
  • Pathzero — Pathzero's carbon management platform enables any business to start disclosing corporate carbon emissions and the actions being taken to address them.
  • SafeStack — SafeStack Academy is the New Zealand online cyber security, privacy and secure development training company.
  • Josef — Automate lawyer-client conversations, document drafting and providing legal services. Josef is a software platform with a chatbot interface.
Artesian VC VC Fund · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · 27 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Australia, United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Ferronova — Ferronova is a medical device company that offers imaging and surgery products.
  • Katonic.ai — Katonic MLOps Platform combines the creative scientific process of data scientists with the professional software engineering process to build and deploy Machine Learning Models into production safely, quickly, and in a sustainable way.
  • Altris.AI — AI for Ophthalmology & Optometry is the future of eye care. It will set high diagnostic standards for the industry and bring better patient outcome as a result. Together we will solve the preventable blindness problem.
Transition Level Investments
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
ACAC Innovation
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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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
Perennial Partners
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, Financial
  • Funding Round, Series B, Seed
AirTree Ventures VC Fund · Paddington, Western Australia, Australia · 21 investments in the past 12 months
AirTree is a venture capital firm investing in Australian and New Zealand technology founders from seed stage or earlier.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Commerce/Shopping
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Australia, United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Hnry — Hnry automatically pays and files all taxes for contractors, freelancers, and sole traders, so they never have to think about tax again.
  • FrankieOne — FrankieOne helps banks and fintechs make better decisions using a single API and dashboard to manage KYC/AML and fraud.
  • Buildkite — Buildkite is a platform for running fast, secure, and scalable continuous integration pipelines on your own infrastructure.
Black Sheep Capital VC Fund · Brisbane, Queensland, Australia · 5 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Professional Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Aerotruth — Aerotruth is a B2B SaaS solution which automates the document on-boarding process for banks, financial institutions and fintechs
  • Curious Thing AI — Curious Thing is a conversational AI startup for mass information discovery. The technology enables businesses to proactively discover deeper insights from humans. The AI has applications including candidate assessments, customer engagement, stakeholder check-in, and more.
  • Layer — Layer matches brands and games to drive mutual audience growth and grow revenue.
Tidal Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 7 investments in the past 12 months
We are a highly experienced Australian-US venture capital firm ready to back seed phase startups with brilliant ideas & global potential.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Other
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Australia, New Zealand, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FairSupply — FairSupply's unprecedented supply chain visibility will transform your ESG decision making: Modern slavery. Decarbonisation. Biodiversity.
  • FrankieOne — FrankieOne helps banks and fintechs make better decisions using a single API and dashboard to manage KYC/AML and fraud.
  • Shippit — Shippit is the multi-carrier shipping software helping you become the store every customer loves. Powering delivery for thousands of Australian sellers, stop dreading fulfilment and knock it out in minutes. Try it free today.
Global Founders Capital VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 152 investments in the past 12 months
Over the past two decades, GFC have backed over five hundred entrepreneurs worldwide, e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and Away Travel.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Tranch — Tranch brings payment flexibility to B2B by offering expense financing services for fast-growing businesses. With Tranch, businesses can spread bulky expenses and take control of the cash flow on their terms and prioritise spend on growth, without compromising on the tools they need. Tranch transforms how businesses pay with Grow Now, Pay Later.
  • Keyzy — Keyzy's mission is to unlock home ownership in the UK. Our rent-to-own solution turns home ownership from a dream into a reality.
  • Arch — Access instant credit without selling your crypto or equity stake on the platform with best-in-class security and a regulatory-first approach.
Maersk Growth VC Fund · Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Maersk Growth is a venture capital firm that invests and accelerates in startups and new technologies to build the future of trade​. The firm was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.
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Investment focus
  • Transportation, Software, Science/Engineering
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Pactum — Pactum autonomous negotiations help companies unlock hidden value. Our AI negotiates non-strategic supplier contracts on a massive scale.
  • Ofload — Ofload connects road freight to thousands of reliable carriers and manages it through technology. This means less waste and more data. Start hauling and shipping with us today!
  • Nabu — Connecting shipping data to logistics tools.
Antler VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore · 110 investments in the past 12 months
Build your next company with Antler, a global day zero investor enabling exceptional founders to start great companies, from the very beginning. Apply now!
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Financial
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Getplace.io — Getplace.io is a service that helps offline businesses to find the best locations for their new store. We combine different data sources, such as footfall, vehicle traffic, demographics, financial insights, competition, and many others to find the best spaces on the market and avoid risks of failure.
  • Rhevolut — Rhevolut is an HRTech created to turn the recruitment process upside down. Focusing on the best experience for talents, on the best matchmaking between them and the best companies, Rhevolut makes hiring ridiculously simple.
  • Blend — We are Blend and we save managers time onboarding and training their workforce. Enabled by AI, Blend allows hospitality owners to train and track staff progression in half the time through our bespoke, video first micro-learning platform. Join the blended revolution and inspire your team to learn today!
Investible VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Investible is an early-stage venture capital firm backing the visionaries advancing humanity through technology in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and globally.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Australia, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Fingerprint For Success — Fingerprint For Success (F4S) is an online platform used to identify and develop entrepreneurial leaders and teams.
  • Kara Technologies — Content accessibility using a signing avatar. Accessible solutions are at the core of all that we do here at Kara. One of our main goals is finding smarter ways of using technology that will help build a better future for everyone, in all areas of life.
  • DataFarming — DataFarming is a precision agriculture company based in Toowoomba, Queensland which delivers leading digital solutions for customers around the world. The company's aim is to unlock the potential of precision agriculture products and farm data by putting easy-to-use solutions into the hands of every agronomist and producer.
Maniv Mobility VC Fund · Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Maniv Mobility is a global venture capital fund investing in the world's leading mobility start-ups.
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Investment focus
  • Transportation, Software, Hardware
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Israel, United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Kolors — Kolors is a technological platform that focuses on providing intelligent intercity mobility of bus transportation in the region.
  • Terraline — Solo AVT engages in revolutionizing the heavy truck industry.
  • 2trde — 2trde accelerates B2B used car trading!
Aura Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Aura Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm backing the creators of category defining technology companies
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Software, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Australia, United States, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • GAMURS Group — GAMURS Group is a leading gaming, esports, and entertainment media network - we own and operate a network of digital publications and social media communities.
  • SynergyXR — SynergyXR is a no-code, cloud platform that lets companies design, onboard, sell, and support across all XR devices without writing a single line of code
  • Layer — Layer matches brands and games to drive mutual audience growth and grow revenue.
Antler Australia VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Australia's only truly global early stage VC, we believe in and back the most ambitious founders from the earliest stage.
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Sustainability, Gaming
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Australia, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • upcover — upcover is Australia's award winning Online business insurance provider for All type of business owners, startups, consultants, freelancers and gig economy workers in Australia. Get a quote online today.
  • Vyro — Browse, compare and finance an electric car, with instant trade in and personalised loans.
  • Reach Alternative Investments — Exclusive institutional-grade private markets are now within reach.
Sydney Angels VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Trendspek — From small assets to entire sites, Trendspek recreates reality to the millimetre and provides the tools and workflows to remotely inspect and plan; better than you could onsite.
  • Kapiche — Kapiche is a B2B SaaS company that has built an experience intelligence platform to help customer-centric organisations understand and optimize the experiences they deliver. The platform is built around their Natural Language Processing technology which can take 10s of 1,000s of pieces of unseen customer/employee feedback data (both structuredand unstructured) and, in minutes, with no prior setup and no pre-trained models, identify the salient themes being discussed, how the respondents feel about those themes, and what impact it has on your business.
  • Bandicoot Imaging Sciences — The easy, fast and affordable way to create high-quality digital 3D fabrics for fashion, furnishing and interior. Turn your physical fabrics into digital fabrics with just a camera!
Contrarian Ventures VC Fund · Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We are a hands-on, community-focused and founders vetted early-stage sustainable energy transition focused VC in Europe & Israel
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Software, Sustainability
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Lithuania, United Kingdom, Estonia
Portfolio highlights
  • CHOOOSE — We build digital tools so that everyone, anywhere, can easily integrate climate action into everyday life and business.
  • Vianova — Vianova is a platform for managing connected and shared mobility in the urban public realm. It helps cities better manage their urban space, starting with mobility services. Along with the benefits of new mobility solutions, cities face growing challenges as they integrate fast-developing modes of transportation. Its company's technology helpscities and mobility operators better collaborate and communicate, in order to foster more liveable and breathable streets.
  • BeZero Carbon — BeZero Carbon is a global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. Our carbon credit ratings allow all market participants to price and manage risk.
Main Sequence Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 13 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Software, IT
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Advanced Navigation — Advanced Navigation provides industry-leading inertial navigation systems and robotics technologies for sea, land and air. Get in touch with us today.
  • ULUU — ULUU is an exciting new renewable biomaterial that's incredible for our oceans and climate. ULUU is made from renewable resource, farmed seaweed!
  • Samsara Eco — Samsara Eco is an enviro-tech company creating infinite recycling to end plastic pollution.
Giant Leap Fund VC Fund · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Giant Leap is Australia's first venture capital fund to be 100% dedicated to investing in exceptional, rapidly scalable impact businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Sustainability
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Australia, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Fortanix — Fortanix is building a new security category with its Runtime Encryption(R) technology using Intel SGX. Just like encryption today protects data at rest and data during motion, Runtime Encryption(R) keeps keys, data, and applications completely protected even when infrastructure has been compromised and even root users are malicious.Fortanix's Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) is a next-generation cloud native solution for your enterprise encryption needs. It offers key generation, management, distribution, encryption-as-a-service, HSM, KMIP, and tokenization all rolled-in as a single product the highest possible level of security and cloud scale. Available as both FIPS certified appliance and a globally available SaaS (with Equinix's strong SLA), SDKMS offers incredible simple central management, server-side load balancing, central tamper-proof logging, RESTful APIs, and Runtime Encryption(R) plugin to run custom code.Fortanix's Runtime Encryption(R) Platform allows customers to bring any docker container and run them securely inside Intel SGX without any modification. It allows customers to share data with each other without losing control of the data, run analytics on sensitive data, run applications securely in remote cloud, move PII-heavy sensitive data to public cloud, etc. Fortanix's Enclave Development Platform (EDP) allows customers to write Rust code to run natively as SGX enclaves. Supported by mainline Rust compiler, developers find EDP as the easiest and the most secure way of developing new applications.In the short time, Fortanix has developed strategic partnership with Equinix and IBM cloud and counts multiple F50 companies as its customers. Fortanix is a Gartner Cool Vendor and also was runner up in RSA Innovation Sandbox among 500+ security companies where judges called it "holy grail of security". Fortanix has more than ten patents pending for its innovation.
  • Great Wrap — The only Australian made and owned compostable cling wrap
  • Swoop Aero — Transforming how the world moves by making access to the skies seamless.
Blackbird Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 22 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Australia, United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Syenta — Syenta is transforming the electronics manufacturing sector. Our patented fabrication method enables the 3D printing of multi-material electronics with fewer steps and less waste.
  • Partly — Auto parts distributors, manufacturers, dismantlers, marketplaces and software providers use Partly's software and API to add fitment and manage parts online.
  • SafeStack — SafeStack Academy is the New Zealand online cyber security, privacy and secure development training company.
Taronga Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Taronga Ventures is an investment firm that invests in emerging innovation, technology, and business. Taronga Ventures is headquartered in Australia.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Software, Data and Analytics
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Calumino — Developed the "ultimate sensor". Mass-deployable thermal sensor + AI. Capturing unprecedented, privacy-protecting, human activity and safety data. Platform technology with vast benefits for IOT, smart buildings, smart devices, security, fire safety, energy, industrial, automotive, health care and other markets.
  • OpenSpace — OpenSpace provides next-generation reality capture software, powerful integrations and the smartest analytics tools in the industry.
  • WiredScore — WiredScore assesses and improves digital connectivity and smart technology within homes and offices around the world.
Ellerston Capital VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Ellerston Capital is a specialist investment manager with a distinctive approach to portfolio construction and investment selection.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Other
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • BiomeBank — BiomeBank is a clinical stage biotechnology company with a mission to treat our microbiome and prevent disease by restoring gut microbial ecology.
  • Internet 2.0 — Internet 2.0 specializes in cyber security, intelligence, cloud, cyber defense, Encryption, ransomware, malware, and cyber consulting.
  • Willed — Willed is an Australian online estate planning platform.
Seven West Media VC Fund · Perth, Western Australia, Australia · 4 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Apps
  • Funding Round, Series C, Seed
  • Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CarExpert.com.au — Australia's most reputable and independent motoring experts bring you the latest car reviews, comparisons, news and auto content.
  • InStitchu — InStitchu is an online custom clothier specializing in tailor made menswear. Customers are able to design custom made garments online which are then made to their exact measurements.InStitchu provides tailor made, high quality menswear through a simple online ordering process. Once a customer has added measurements to their profile, a suit orshirt can be ordered in a few minutes and on its way in two weeks. There are multiple ways for a customer to get their measurements perfected and enjoy that “perfect fit” InStitchu customers keep coming back for - our measurement guide will take you on a journey from your living room to the hustle and bustle of our tailor’s studio. Customers can choose from a wide range of globally sourced high quality wool and cotton fabrics, and when you’ve chosen, we’ll deliver your design right to your door. This new approach to shopping is stress free and cuts out the middleman, allowing us to deliver customers luxury tailor made suits and shirts without the high price tag.
  • Carbar — No car yards, no salesmen. We do it online!
Collis Ta'eed Angel · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Collis Ta'eed grew up in Papua New Guinea. He moved to Australia to attend university and later worked as a web designer, selling Flash stock on the side. His experience selling stock inspired him to co-found Envato with his wife, Cyan Ta'eed, and best friend, Jun Rung. Collis has served as Envato's CEO since the company'sfounding in 2006.
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Investment focus
  • Commerce/Shopping, Gaming, Transportation
  • Angel, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Australia, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Bloom Impact Investing — Bloom Impact Investing provides an investment platform to investors wanting to make a difference to the environment. Join us to access clean energy and cleantech investment portfolios that your future self will thank you for.
  • YourGrocer — YourGrocer provides online grocery delivery from local independent shops in Melbourne
  • CM Commerce — Increase sales and revenue with ecommerce email marketing. Do it all while saving time with premade workflows that can be ready in minutes.
Rampersand VC Fund · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · 3 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Australia, United States, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Earthbanc — Build high-quality offsets into your net zero strategy. Offset your emissions with continuously audited and rated carbon offsets and invest in high quality carbon removal projects.
  • Cake — At Cake Equity we make equity easier to use. Grow your company, reward your team, eliminate the hassle. Sign up for FREE today!
  • Muso — Find local talent. Organise all your venue's entertainment bookings in one place. We'll handle the payment and the boring admin.
Cyan Ta'eed Angel · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cyan Ta'eed was born in Sydney, Australia. She worked as a graphic designer before co-founding Envato in 2006 with her husband, Collis Ta'eed, and his best friend, Jun Rung. She now serves on Envato's Board of Directors. Cyan Ta'eed is also the co-creator of New Day Box, a charity focusing on women in crisis.
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Investment focus
  • Other, Gaming, Sustainability
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Trace — trace helps individuals and businesses go carbon neutral - measure (for free), reduce & offset your carbon footprint. Track your impact across our handpicked project portfolio including biodiversity in Australia.
  • Bloom Impact Investing — Bloom Impact Investing provides an investment platform to investors wanting to make a difference to the environment. Join us to access clean energy and cleantech investment portfolios that your future self will thank you for.
  • YourGrocer — YourGrocer provides online grocery delivery from local independent shops in Melbourne
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