At the University of Melbourne Started@Melbourne Showcase were Jaala Pulford, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow; Justin Spangaro, CEO, Carbon Cybernetics; Prof Jerome Sarris, cofounder, Psychae Therapeutics; Assoc Prof Fiona Brownfoot, cofounder, Kali Healthcare; Jeffrey Ng, CEO, NIRGenie; Assoc Prof Daniel Perkins, cofounder, Psychae Therapeutics.

University of Melbourne mental health startup using psychedelics kicks off with $4.5 million

- November 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

Medtech startup Pyschae Therapeutics, which hopes to develop botanically-derived treatments and psychedelic-assisted therapies for mental health issues such as PTSD, anxiety and addiction, has scored $4.5 million in syndicated investment from the University of Melbourne. The funding came from the university’s Genesis Pre-Seed Fund, which backs early-stage research and technologies from the campus, as well… Read more »

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Melbourne Uni’s new VC fund, Tin Alley Ventures, sets $200 million target after reaching $100m

- January 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

University of Melbourne’s new startup venture capital fund Tin Alley Venture has raised $100 million from a who’s who of the Victorian business establishment to back alumni founders. The uni chipped in $25 million to kick off the fund, a joint venture with John Wiley’s Tanarra Capital, in June last year. Seven months later, the… Read more »


Melbourne Uni launches two investment funds, worth $115 million, to back research commercialisation startups

- June 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

The University of Melbourne is launching two new major investment funds, worth a combined $115 million, to help researchers commercialise their work in new startups.  The $15 million University of Melbourne Genesis Pre-Seed Fund, established in conjunction with Breakthrough Victoria, will provide funding for early-stage research, ideas and new technologies and will facilitate access to… Read more »


A biotech startup hoping to vaccinate against gum disease launches with $14 million

- September 26, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Launching Denteric are: Melbourne Dental School Head of School Professor Mike Morgan, CSL Senior Vice President of Research Dr Andrew Nash, University of Melbourne Vice-President (Enterprise) Doron Ben-Meir, COHR CEO & Director of Research Professor Eric Reynolds, Member for Higgins Dr Katie Allen and Brandon Capital Investment Manager Ingmar Wahlqvist A new biotech company Denteric, which… Read more »