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Top 10 Venture Capital Startup Investors in Australia

A list of 10 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Venture capital startups based in Australia. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Venture capital companies from Australia. We update this investor list every month.

Top 10 Venture Capital Startup Investors in Australia

Investor Venture Capital Australia investments
Agriculture Victoria 1
Black Sheep Capital 1
John Bacon 1
Melbourne Angels 1
Emlyn Scott 1
Artesian VC 1
Enabling Future 1
Myer Family Investments 1
Simon Hackett 1
The Myer Family Company 1
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Agriculture Victoria VC Fund · Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Agriculture Victoria works in partnership with farmers, industries, communities, and other government agencies to grow and secure agriculture in victoria.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, AgTech, Sustainability
  • Seed, Grant
  • Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Rocket Seeder — Rocket Seeder is an accelerator for early stage startups in the Food and Agriculture sector in Australia. We help innovators and founders take their startups to the next level by providing them with the tools and guidance they need to scale.
  • Farmers2Founders — Farmers2Founders supports accelerating the commercialisation of agrifood tech and innovation solutions that deliver real industry impact.
Black Sheep Capital VC Fund · Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Beamible — Get the most for and from your workforce. Deconstruct work down to its individual components so it can be reconstructed to better meet the needs of the business and the employees. Reduce turnover and burnout, enable flex and drive efficiency with Beamible.
  • 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.
John Bacon Angel
John Bacon
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Investment focus
  • Crowdfunding, Venture Capital, Funding Platform
  • Series A
  • Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • VentureCrowd — VentureCrowd is an alternative investments crowdfunding platform providing investors unique access to fractional equity, property and credit investment opportunities.
Melbourne Angels VC Fund · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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
  • Biotechnology, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Angel, Seed, Funding Round
  • Australia, United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Insite AI — We create predictability for consumer brands in the unpredictable world of retail. Game-changing technology that attacks consumer brands' hardest problems.
  • Apop Imaging — Apop Imaging develops and commercialises novel imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic tools to improve patient outcomes based on our proprietary calcitonin receptor antibody technology.
  • Alkira Software — Deliver interactive content and answer customer queries at scale using conversational AI. TalkVia offers quick and easy NO CODE voice and chat solutions for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and web based chatbots.
Emlyn Scott Angel · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Emlyn is a successful founder and investor with personal investments in fast growing tech companies like Kami, A.Kin, MealMe, Segna, and EnsuredIt. Managing Partner at CP Ventures and the founder of OpenMarkets Group, Australia's second-largest retail broker. He was former CEO of the National Stock Exchange of Australia, Australia’s secondlargest listing stock exchange, for four and a half years. Prior to that he was Head of Business Development at LCH.Clearnet for equities and CFDs in London for nine years, the world’s largest independent clearing house. He has four finance related degrees: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Masters Business Administration (MBA), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (GDAFI), and Bachelor of Economics (BEc).
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Investment focus
  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Australia, United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • REZA — Footwear & Apparel Brand
  • Tpaga — Tpaga is a mobile wallet for unbanked consumers in Latin America. Currently in Colombia and Mexico.In Latin America, more than 50% do not have credit cards or bank accounts, but what they do have is a cellphone. Tpaga allows consumers to store money via cash kiosk ( 4,000 in our network) and then use it to pay utility bills, cell phone top-up,supermarket and even gas station merchants. We have become the first mobile wallet in Latin America to allow consumers to pay groceries without having a bank account, and allowing unbanked commerces to start receiving payment without have POS systems.
  • Anility — Embed financial health insights within your application using our world leading API service
Artesian VC VC Fund · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · 10 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, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Australia, United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Bygen — Bygen delivers high-quality activated carbon products while also facilitating large-scale, long-term carbon dioxide sequestration.
  • Sitemate — Sitemate builds user friendly software which thousands of industrial companies use every day to streamline their paperwork and processes.
  • Braingaze — Braingaze solves major challenges around cognitive disorders of the brain. We use a patented neuro-biomarker based on small involuntary eye movements. These are triggered by functional games, the resulting signal is analysed using algorithms trained by Deep Learning based on actual real patient / control cases. We adress pre-symptomatic stagesof Alzheimer's disease and the most common child cognitive disorder ADHD. Our tools are on the market and covered by a CE Mark as a medical device. Our pipeline includes detection / diagnostic tools as well as digital therapy solutions that have shown to reduce symtoms by over 50%.
Enabling Future VC Fund · Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Enabling Future (EF) is a sector agnostic, family office backed Venture Capital firm head quartered in Dubai. EF provides seed and early stage funding to entrepreneurs who challenge conventional wisdom and look to create true disruption. Our goal is to enable entrepreneurs to build companies of the future. We provide our portfolio companies withcapital, experience, strategy and network.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • United Arab Emirates, United States, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • NÜWATER — NÜWATER was born out of a desire to combat the harmful impact that plastic bottles have on our environment today. With approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean every year, NÜWATER is a recyclable alternative to plastic bottled water. We'd like to put the UAE at the forefront of driving sustainability, to ensure ourfuture generations live in a cleaner, healthier, plastic free world. NÜWATER is sourced from an artesian spring 500 meters underground, one of the deepest springs in the world. Filtered through rich volcanic rock, NÜWATER supplies the body with essential minerals for life. In comparison to desalinated water - a process that is highly energy intensive, removes all the minerals and produces toxic waste in the process. We are proud to say our manufacturing process is 100% Carbon Neutral. We aim to be a Carbon Net Positive company by 2023. see less
  • Trifacta — Trifacta has joined Alteryx to help customers and partners bring even more value to their businesses, powered by breakthrough data analytic insights.
  • Volt Lines — Launched in April of 2018, Volt Lines is a subscription-based transportation network currently serving corporate customers in Istanbul, Turkey. A Volt Lines account gives its user access to unlimited rides on the ever-growing Volt Lines network of micro-transit.
Myer Family Investments VC Fund · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Myer Family Investments operates as a private investment company. It provides long term, patient, and supportive capital, and its investments are designed to support the financial future of the family and its philanthropic pursuits. The firm was established in 1925 by Sidney Myer, the founder of the Myer Stores department store chain.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Advice, Banking
  • Series A
  • Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Judo Bank — Speak to one of our relationship bankers today. Judo Bank. Boldly backing business.
  • BlueChilli — We help impactful startups scale, globally. Learn more about our award-winning accelerator programs & meet our portfolio companies.
Simon Hackett Angel · Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
After graduating from the University of Adelaide, Simon Hackett founded Internode in 1991. Internode grew to become the largest privately held national broadband services provider in Australia, and it was sold to iiNet Limited in 2012. Simon is now invested in a variety of Australian and US startups in fields he is passionate about.Simon is akeen supporter of electric vehicles. Meeting Elon Musk at FiRe in 2008 led to him being the first Australian customer of Tesla in 2009. His family now owns multiple Tesla vehicles (and no gas-powered ones).In the energy sustainability field, Simon has invested in startups in Australia and the US, most significantly in Redflow (ASX:RFX), where he is a significant shareholder and a member of the board. He considers this to be a case of putting his money where his beliefs are.Simon is also a board director of the National Broadband Network (www.nbn.com.au) in Australia.Simon is a serial delegate at the SNS FiRe conference, having participated in almost all FiRe events since their inception.Away from the office, when he isn't spending time with his family, Simon is usually off flying in something.
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Investment focus
  • Advice, Venture Capital, Financial Services
  • Series A, Series C
  • Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Nano Nouvelle
  • BlueChilli — We help impactful startups scale, globally. Learn more about our award-winning accelerator programs & meet our portfolio companies.
The Myer Family Company VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Myer Family Company provides strategic wealth management, investment and philanthropic services.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Advice, Banking
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Judo Bank — Speak to one of our relationship bankers today. Judo Bank. Boldly backing business.
  • BlueChilli — We help impactful startups scale, globally. Learn more about our award-winning accelerator programs & meet our portfolio companies.
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