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9 Venture Capital Firms in Australia in 2022

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I’ve spent the last weeks collecting and analyzing the top VC firms in Australia in 2022. Here’s a list of 9:


Top 9 VCs in Australia

1) Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures is an Australian-founded VC firm that invests in worldwide digital firms.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2012
  • Founders: Bill Bartee, Larry Marshall, Niki Scevak, Richard Baker
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $791.7M across 7 funds
  • Investments: 186
  • Exits: 10
  • Notable investments: Redbubble, Zoox, and LIFX


2) Telstra Ventures

Telstra Ventures

Telstra Ventures invests in technological firms and provides them with synergy revenues.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2011
  • Founders: Mark Sherman, Matthew Koertge
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Venture
  • Funds Raised: $565M across 2 funds
  • Investments: 106
  • Exits: 24
  • Notable investments: CrowdStrike, Trifacta, and Box


3) Square Peg Capital

Square Peg Capital

Square Peg is a VC firm that focuses on Series A and B investments in Australia, Israel, and Southeast Asia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2012
  • Founders: Barry Brott, Justin Liberman, Paul Bassat, Tony Holt
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $1B across 3 funds
  • Investments: 103
  • Exits: 9
  • Notable investments: Uber, Fiverr, and Prospa

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4) AirTree Ventures

AirTree Ventures

AirTree Ventures is a VC fund that helps technology entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2014
  • Founders: Craig Blair, Daniel Petre
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $1.1B across 6 funds
  • Investments: 100
  • Exits: 9
  • Notable investments: Prospa, A Cloud Guru, and Xplor


5) Carthona Capital

Carthona Capital

Carthona Capital is a global VC investor with a hands-on, proactive, and thematic approach.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2014
  • Founders: Dean Dorrell, James Synge, Tonino Belmonte
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $220M across 2 funds
  • Investments: 75
  • Exits: 13
  • Notable investments: Life360, Ouster, and Credible


6) GBS Ventures

GBS Ventures

GBS Venture Partners is a major VC firm in the life sciences industry.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 1996
  • Founders: Brigitte Smith, Geoff Brooke
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity
  • Funds Raised: $292.9M across 5 funds
  • Investments: 60
  • Exits: 12
  • Notable investments: Humanigen, Ivantis, and CHF Solutions

7) OneVentures

OneVentures

OneVentures is a renowned VC organization in Australia, investing in cutting-edge technology and healthcare businesses.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2006
  • Founders: Anne-Marie Birkill, Arthur Brennand, Bruno Yoshimura
  • Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed, Venture
  • Funds Raised: A$645M across 6 funds
  • Investments: 52
  • Exits: 3
  • Notable investments: OVO, Incoming Media, and Smart Sparrow


8) Brandon Capital Partners

Brandon Capital Partners

Brandon Capital Partners, based in Melbourne, Australia, is a fund management firm that specializes on life science investments.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2006
  • Founders: Chris Nave, Stephen Thompson
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: $404.5M across 3 funds
  • Investments: 33
  • Exits: 3
  • Notable investments: Elastagen, Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, and Fibrotech Therapeutics


9) Tidal Ventures

Tidal Ventures

Tidal Ventures is a seed-stage VC fund focused on product-driven Australian startups looking to expand internationally.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Founded: 2016
  • Founders: ​​Andrea Kowalski, Grant McCarthy, Murray Bleach, Wendell Keuneman
  • Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed
  • Funds Raised: A$40M across 2 funds
  • Investments: 26
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