Venture capital is an essential part of the financial eco-system, enabling and supporting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises. Whether you’re looking for seed level, series A or larger rounds of investment funding we’ve compiled a list below of the key venture capital firms in Australia below. (You can also find a database of UK VC firms here.)
List of AUS venture capital funds
Location: Canberra Targeting: Canberra
Bio: ANU is a seed/early-stage investment, managing the Discovery Translation Fund which also invests in proof-of-concept companies.
Investment Level: None-repayable DTF grant of $25,000 to $50,000 and seed investment of max $500,000.
Contact/Apply: Contact details and handy web form here.
Location: Brisbane & Sydney Targeting: Australia
Bio: Arowana Capital are a seed and early-stage investment company focusing on Education, Financial Technology and Food. However, they will reach out of their comfort zone if you fit their investment thesis.
Investment Level: Seed and Early-Stage with an undisclosed amount.
Contact/Apply: There is a ‘Pitch us’ and ‘Contact Us’ tab on the top of their website here.
Location: Perth Targeting: Western Australia
Bio: Banksia is a late-stage and buyout company working with privately owned businesses and companies, based in Perth.
Investment Level: $3,000,000 -$15,000,000 long term (2 -7 years) for companies with >$1,000,000 profit.
Contact/Apply: There is a web form as well as other forms of contact here.
Location: Melbourne | Sydney Targeting: Australia
Bio: Brandon Capital Partners are a seed and venture capital company working with developing life sciences and improving medical outcomes of the companies that they invest in.
Investment Level: unknown
Contact/Apply: Contact details here.
Location: Brisbane Targeting: Australia | USA
Bio: Built with 3 of the successors of CM Capital and focusing on IT and Biotech industries, from seed upwards.
Investment Level: $5,000,000 – $15,000,000
Contact/Apply: All of their contact details are here.
Location: Sydney Targeting: Australia | New Zealand
Bio: Equity Partners are an investment fund focusing on mid and late-stage companies grossing $4,000,00-$20,000,000 profit before tax
Investment Level: Not known
Contact/Apply: Contact links here.