Tom Kline
News & Analysis

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 »

Innovation

The City of Sydney is opening a massive tech innovation hub in Salesforce Tower to help tackle climate change

- August 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

The soaring 56-storey Salesforce Tower at Sydney’s Circular Quay will be home to a new innovation hub focused on tackling climate change. Named ‘Greenhouse’, the hub spans 3,800sqm on first three floors at 180 George Street and is due to open next year. It will offer affordable office space for climate tech startups and scaleups,… Read more »

News & Analysis

Proptech startup Rental Heroes raises $1 million seed round to go global

- May 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne proptech startup Rental Heroes has raised $1 million in seed funding for its AI-based tenant request SaaS platform. Seed investment group Investible led the round, with existing investor, Artesian, once again backing the two-year-old startup alongside US-based Hustle Fund and Morten Birk Belling, managing director of Menulog ANZ.   Rental Heroes is pioneering the use… Read more »

News & Analysis

Investible’s Trevor Folsom joins UNSW Founders as Entrepreneur in Residence

- August 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

Entrepreneur and angel investor Trevor Folsom is joining UNSW Founders program as Entrepreneur in Residence to support early stage startups. Folsom is co-founder of Investible as well as Club Investible – its global network of active early stage investors – making more than 80 direct investments. He was an early investor in Canva and chairs… Read more »

Opinion

How paying for a ‘gap year’ for young people to work in startups is a better bang for taxpayer bucks after Jobkeeper

- May 25, 2020 4 MIN READ

If we want the best bang for our economic stimulus buck, we need young workers in startups  As we crawl towards our new definition of ‘normal’, one thing that’s become clear is that ‘recovery’ from COVID-19 isn’t a single goal; it’s a thousand small wins we will need to reach at different speeds.  Despite the… Read more »

Opinion

How to think beyond the pitch

- February 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

Pitch competitions are an ecosystem darling for a number of reasons. They provide startups with additional opportunities for exposure and capital and help ensure founders can effectively communicate their business in a short amount of time, including to audiences that might not be familiar with their industry or sector. They also provide a way for… Read more »

News & Analysis

One of the most famous names in Australian music just backed live gig app Muso in a $1.5 million seed round

- October 29, 2019 3 MIN READ

Muso co-founders Alan-Jin, Brandon Crimmins and Jeremiah Siemianow. Photo: supplied Muso, an online marketplace app for emerging musicians find live gigs, and help venues recruit new talent has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The support came from Investible a new impact investment fund Alberts Impact Capital, created by the legendary music publishing business Alberts (who… Read more »

News & Analysis

Investible has thrown its support behind Indigenous-run startup accelerators

- September 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

IndigiSpace’s Greg Hodgkins (centre) with Donna Ingram and Joanne Cassady. Early-stage investment firm Investible has gifted its founder and startup accelerator program to two Indigenous-focused business development providers, Indigispace and The Cultural Intelligence Project, training them up to independently deliver the programs to Aboriginal founders On the east coast, IndigiSpace founder Greg Hodgkinson is program coordinator, supported by trainer Brendan… Read more »

News & Analysis

A VR company that gives property buyers a walk through their future home just landed a $750,000 seed round

- June 21, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Inspace XR co-founder Justin Laing Virtual reality startup Inspace XR, which creates virtual mock-up of a new houses to show prospective buyers and builders, has closed $750,000 in seed funding, led by Investible, just weeks after it won the Sydney leg of the VC fund’s Investible Games.  It’s the second $750,000 raise for in three… Read more »

News & Analysis

Investible is looking for an Australian startup for OTEC, China’s massive annual VC event

- April 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

Creel Price’s angel investment firm, Investible, is on the hunt for champion tech startups seeking Series A or B capital, to be part of China’s annual Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) this July. Now in its seventh year, OTEC in Beijing is one of the world’s largest VC events, and last year attracted more than… Read more »