News & Analysis

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: The kids are not alright – Covid’s effect on early learning

- November 25, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

News & Analysis

Impact VC Giant Leap looks to build its second fund with a $50 million target

- November 17, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Early-stage impact investment firm Giant Leap is looking to raise $50 million for its second fund. The Giant Leap II fund has already landed $35 million towards its target, with NRMA Insurance among the backers of the Victorian VC. Giant Leap Managing Partner Will Richardson said they were seeing interest from institutional investors for the… Read more »

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Sydney VC OneVentures nabs control of Victoria’s new $30 million Venture Growth Fund

- November 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Victorian government has looked across the border to manage its $30 million Venture Growth Fund, with Sydney venture capital firm OneVentures awarded the tender for the role. The plan for the venture debt fund was announced in the Victorian budget last year to inject late-stage capital into revenue positive startups. The fund was part… Read more »

ReGen Ventures
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Byron Bay VC ReGen Ventures raises $67 million to back tech startups that help heal the planet

- November 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Early-stage venture capital firm ReGen Ventures is raising US$50 million (A$67m) for its first fund as it looks to back startups with a focus on regenerative technologies. The VC firm, formed in early 2020 by former investment banker and hedge fund manager, Dan Fitzgerald, has a global focus, with its Australian base in the holiday… Read more »

Tidal Ventures
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Leading tech founders and execs are backing a new seed investment network by early stage VC Tidal Ventures

- October 5, 2021 2 MIN READ

Early stage venture capital fund Tidal Ventures has put together a supergroup of the smartest and most successful tech company founders and C-suite execs to launch a new investment network called Tidal’s Expert Network (#ten). The #ten members invest in Tidal’s Seed Fund, connect with each other and the VC, and offer support to its… Read more »

Tom Kline
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VC firm Investible launches $100 million climate tech fund

- September 30, 2021 3 MIN READ

Sydney seed investment firm Investible is on the hunt for $100 million to launch a climate tech venture capital fund. The fund will invest in early-stage climate-focussed technology businesses, with 50% capacity to participate in follow-on rounds. It will predominantly focus on Australian businesses, but has up to 30% earmarked for international ventures. Investible CEO… Read more »

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Meet Black Nova, the new Sydney VC fund that’s backed 23 startups in stealth mode and already had an exit

- September 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney venture capital fund Black Nova has emerged from the shadows to launch officially this week with $10 million in its kitty and 23 companies already in its portfolio. The VC was co-founded by Matt Browne and Darcy Naunton following their successful exit from workplace health, and safety software platform Donesafe in 2020. Black Nova‘s fund… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Elon Musk’s next frontier is your memories

- September 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

Michelle Deaker
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VC OneVentures is ramping up its sustainability focus by benchmarking all its investments using ESG

- August 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Venture capital investor OneVentures is sharpening its focus on ESG (environmental, social, governance) principles in the startups it invests in to drive change in the sector. Managing director Dr Michelle Deaker, said it’s time for Australian VC firms to align their investment strategies to responsible investment practices and recognise that where they put their moment… Read more »