Main Sequence Ventures team

Phil Morle on everything VC Main Sequence Ventures is doing at SXSW (and some other events that caught his eye)

- October 12, 2023 5 MIN READ

Main Sequence is ‘all in’ on SXSW Sydney, co-sponsoring the 2050 stream with our friends at CSIRO, Nourish and v2food. Here’s what we will be doing during the week. Get your SXSW Badge The Main Sequence/CSIRO Lounge Throughout the week, we’ll be hanging out in our lounge on the main conference floor – Room C3.1.… Read more »


The Australian government is giving the CSIRO’s VC arm, Main Sequence Ventures, an extra $150 million as part of a $2 billion research commercialisation plan

- February 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

Scott Morrison will continue to tip out large dollops of money when he addresses the National Press Club on Tuesday, with his theme “building national resilience”. He will announce the government will fund a $2.2 billion Research Commercialisation Action Plan, which includes about $2 billion in new money The centrepiece is a 10-year $1.6 billion… Read more »


The startup behind the Hungry Jacks Rebel Whopper just raised $35 million in series A

- November 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

v2foods CEO Nick Hazell, Hungry Jacks founder Jack Cowin and Main Sequence Ventures partner Phil Morle. Photo: supplied Fast food billionaire Jack Cowin partnered with the CSIRO’s innovation fund to create a plant-based burger The JV business, v2food, launched at the start of 2019, produced its burger within 8 months The mince ‘meat’ is made… Read more »

cyber security

A cybersecurity startup tackling web bots has landed $6.5 million from the CSIRO’s and Westpac’s VC funds

- May 7, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Cybersecurity startup Kasada has raised $6.5 million from the CSIRO’s innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures, and Westpac’s Reinventure Group to ramp up its technology to tackle automated bots attacking websites. The raise comes 12 months after Kasada’s wunderkind founder and CEO, Sam Crowther, first raised $2.5 million for his venture. Kasada’s cloud-based tech product,… Read more »