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Top 22 Venture Capital Firms in Sydney in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 2, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Sydney in recent years.

This has come along with an increase in the amount of money flowing from VCs into startups.

In this article, you can find a hand-picked list of venture capital firms in Sydney.

22 Venture Capital Firms in Sydney

1) Artesian

Artesian

Artesian is an international investment firm providing early to growth stage capital to technology companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia, United Kingdom, USA
  • City: Sydney, Adelaide, London, New York, Jakarta, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Jeremy Colless, Matthew Clunies-Ross, John Mccartney
  • Industries: Agriculture, AI & ML, Climate & Sustainability, IoT, Robotics, E-Commerce, Healthcare, Crypto & Blockchain, Hardware, Supply Chain & Logistics, Education, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Gaming, Entertainment, Human Resources, Marketing, Advertising, Social
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $750,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,500,000
  • Number of investments: 688
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $65,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Hillridge Technology, Swoop Aero, 5B

You can find their website here.

2) Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organisation that provides investment support and opportunities for founders looking to build their businesses in Ireland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Czechia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Brazil, USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
  • City: Dublin, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid, Prague, London, Brussels, Warsaw, São Paulo, Austin, Toronto, New York, Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Riyadh, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Shannon, København
  • Started in: 1998
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Industrial
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Maximum check size: €50,000
  • Number of investments: 686
  • Number of exits: 78
  • Funds raised: €216,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Profitero, Immersive VR Education, Invinity Energy Systems PLC

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at equitydept@enterprise-ireland.com.

3) Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures is a venture capital firm by Salesforce that only invests in enterprise software.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan
  • City: London, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Sydney, Tokyo
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Halsey Minor, Marc Benioff, Parker Harris
  • Industries: Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise, Healthcare, Productivity, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Automation
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 665
  • Number of exits: 128
  • Funds raised: $5,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Docusign, MongoDB, Infor

You can find their website here.

4) Antler

Antler

Antler is a venture capital firm providing early-stage investments and global residency programs to support founders worldwide.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, France, Sweden, Australia, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Kenya
  • City: Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Bangalore, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Seoul, Tokyo, Austin, Boulder, New York, São Paulo, Toronto, Nairobi, Sydney
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Magnus Grimeland,Fridtjof Berge, Dilan Mizrakli Landgraff, Vegard Medbo, Jussi Salovaara
  • Industries: AI & ML, Consumer, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Fintech, SaaS, Gaming, Proptech & Real Estate, Internet & Mobile, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain & Logistics, Healthcare, Media
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 365
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $82,200,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: ChatFood, Baselime, Genuine Taste

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@antler.co.

5) Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures

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

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia, New Zealand
  • City: Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Bill Bartee, Larry Marshall, Niki Scevak, Richard Baker
  • Industries: Enterprise, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Healthcare, Hardware, Education, Consumer
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth, IPO
  • Minimum check size: $150,000
  • Maximum check size: $7,000,000
  • Number of investments: 199
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Funds raised: $791,700,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Redbubble, Zoox, Lifx

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@blackbird.vc.

6) 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:

  • Country: Australia, Singapore, Israel
  • City: Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Barry Brott, Justin Liberman, Paul Bassat, Tony Holt
  • Industries: Healthcare, Fintech, Consumer, Climate & Sustainability, SaaS, Cybersecurity, Marketplace, E-Commerce, Cloud, Enterprise, DTC, Education, Agriculture, Marketing
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 114
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $1,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Uber, Fiverr, PropertyGuru Group

You can find their website here.

7) Telstra Ventures

Telstra Ventures

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

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Australia, United Kingdom, China
  • City: San Francisco, Sydney, Shanghai, Melbourne, London
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Mark Sherman, Matthew Koertge
  • Industries: Cloud, Consumer, Media, Internet & Mobile, SaaS, Fintech, Big Data & Analytics, IoT, Cybersecurity
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $3,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $12,000,000
  • Number of investments: 112
  • Number of exits: 26
  • Funds raised: $565,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Docusign, Crowdstrike, Gorilla Technology Group

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@telstraventures.com.

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8) AirTree Ventures

AirTree Ventures

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

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Craig Blair, Daniel Petre
  • Industries: SaaS, Marketplace, Industrial, Health & Wellness, Hardware, Enterprise, Education, E-Commerce, Consumer, Infrastructure, Energy, Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $200,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 111
  • Number of exits: 9
  • Funds raised: $1,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Prospa, A Cloud Guru, Xplor

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@airtree.vc.

9) Carthona Capital

Carthona Capital

Carthona Capital is a proactive and thematic Australian venture capital investing in companies during the early pre-seed to series A stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Dean Dorrell, James Synge, Tonino Belmonte
  • Industries: SaaS, Fintech, Proptech & Real Estate, Crypto & Blockchain, Enterprise
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Number of investments: 82
  • Number of exits: 13
  • Funds raised: $400,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Life360, Airtasker, Credible

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at pitch@carthonacapital.com.

10) Reinventure Group Venture Capital Firm

Reinventure Group Venture Capital Firm

Reinventure partners with Westpac Banking Corporation to fund fintech companies targeting the Asia-Pacific region.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Danny Gilligan, Simon Cant
  • Industries: AI & ML, Proptech & Real Estate, Crypto & Blockchain, Education, Gaming, Enterprise, Travel & Hospitality, Social, Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Number of investments: 58
  • Number of exits: 9
  • Funds raised: $137,300,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Coinbase, SocietyOne, Hmlet

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@reinventure.com.au.

11) H2 Ventures

H2 Ventures

H2 Ventures is an early-stage Australian VC firm specializing in fintech, data and artificial intelligence.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ben Heap, Toby Heap
  • Industries: AI & ML, Fintech, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 55
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: AU$250,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Birch, Goodments, Nod

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@h2.vc.

12) One Ventures

One Ventures

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

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Anne-Marie Birkill, Arthur Brennand, Bruno Yoshimura
  • Industries: Healthcare, Enterprise, SaaS, Life Sciences, Fintech, Marketplace
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: AU$10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: AU$20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: AU$645,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Ovo, Incoming Media, Smart Sparrow

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at entrepreneurs@one-ventures.com.

13) Macdoch Ventures

Macdoch Ventures

Macdoch Ventures is a pre-seed and seed investor with a special interest in B2B SaaS and marketplace sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Michael Robinson
  • Industries: SaaS, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics, Media, Marketplace, Internet & Mobile
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $750,000
  • Number of investments: 38
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $4,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Canva, Upollo, Mable

You can find their website here.

14) Brandon Capital

Brandon Capital

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

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia, USA, United Kingdom
  • City: Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, London
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Chris Nave, Stephen Thompson
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Healthcare, Biotech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 35
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $404,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Elastagen, Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, Fibrotech Therapeutics

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@brandoncapital.com.au.

15) Tidal

Tidal

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

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia, USA
  • City: Sydney, New York
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Andrea Kowalski, Grant McCarthy, Murray Bleach, Wendell Keuneman
  • Industries: Enterprise, SaaS, API, Cybersecurity
  • Stages: Seed
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 26
  • Number of exits: 0
  • Funds raised: $40,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Checkbox, TheLoops, Shippit

You can find their website here.

16) FiveV Capital

FiveV Capital

Five Ventures provides growth equity to Australia & New Zealand’s late-stage companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia, New Zealand
  • City: Sydney, Darlinghurst
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Adrian Mackenzie, Srdjan Dangubic
  • Industries: SaaS, AI & ML, E-Commerce, InsurTech, Fintech
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: AU$1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: AU$10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 24
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Funds raised: AU$250,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Automic Group, Carma, Cydarm

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@fivevcapital.com.

17) Aera VC

Aera VC

Aera VC is a sector-agnostic and geography-agnostic VC firm but preferentially invests in frontier and deep tech.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA
  • City: Auckland, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Derek Handley, Keenan Kwok, Nick Winstone
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Aerospace & Space, Food & Beverage
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 21
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $30,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: 54Gene, Aqua Cultured Foods, CabriCrete

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@aera.vc.

18) Bridgelane

Bridgelane

BridgeLane Capital is a Sydney-based alternative asset investment firm providing Series A funding to startups in the agricultural, real estate and alternatives sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia, Argentina
  • City: Sydney, Buenos Aires
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Markus Kahlbetzer
  • Industries: AI & ML, Marketplace, Proptech & Real Estate
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: AU$40,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Airtasker, Brickx, Amaysim

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@bridgelane.com.au.

19) Y Soft Ventures

Y Soft Ventures

Y Soft Ventures is a corporate venture capital financing enterprise hardware and software companies in CEE.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Czechia, Hungary, United Kingdom, France, USA, Israel, United Arab Emirates, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia
  • City: Brno, Budapest, London, Paris, Grapevine, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Dubai, Shanghai, Kōbe, Singapore, Sydney
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Václav Muchna, Martin De Martini
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, Cybersecurity, AR & VR, IoT, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $350,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $4,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Dronetag, Nenovision, Sensoneo

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@ysoft.com.

20) Touch Ventures

Touch Ventures

Touch Ventures is a corporate venture fund financing primarily investing in post-revenue and late-stage startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Hein Vogel
  • Industries: Consumer, Fintech, Big Data & Analytics, DTC
  • Stages: Late Stage, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $25,000,000
  • Number of investments: 8
  • 3 remarkable investments: Afterpay Limited, Credshare, Preezie, Refundid

You can find their website here.

21) Alchemy Ventures

Alchemy Ventures

Based in Australia, Alchemy Ventures provides funding to financial, agricultural and consumer technology opportunities across Australia and Asia-Pacific region.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Darren Patterson
  • Industries: SaaS, Fintech, Consumer, Agriculture
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 3
  • Number of exits: 1
  • 3 remarkable investments: Clearmatch

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@alchemyventures.com.au.

22) CP Ventures

CP Ventures

CP Ventures is a sector-agnostic boutique venture capital firm in Australia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Sydney
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Emlyn Scott, Chris Sang
  • Industries: Industrial, SaaS, Productivity, Biotech, Consumer, Education, Agriculture
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: AU$250,000
  • Maximum check size: AU$2,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Kami, Fonto, Segna

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@cp.ventures.

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