Venture Capital

Rampersand’s Paul Naphtali reviews 2022 and what lies ahead

- January 16, 2023 3 MIN READ
Paul Naphtali
Rampersand cofounder Paul Naphtali talks to the crowd

The power of entrepreneurs

A fund to back founders through market changes

Our fund and team are structured to invest in the seed and pre-seed rounds. We keep investing in those founders that command further investment, either on our own or alongside leading Australian and international funds. We typically reserve 40–50% of a fund for follow-ons and have 150+ engaged and influential investors who often co-invest with the fund.

Over time, the Rampersand portfolio has created thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of value, and all have adapted to the new market with incredible creativity and resilience. I am in awe of the entrepreneurial spirit and how change creates opportunity, an ongoing reminder of why we started Rampersand in the first place.

In 2023

We will continue to explore new markets, technologies, structures, and frontiers. We will continue to open the VC ecosystem to emerging founders, from all backgrounds, through The Giant Warm Intro.

Looking to the year ahead, we will continue to work as a team to invest in the best and brightest ideas in Australia early on. We will continue to support founders on their journey, and we will continue to support the growing ANZ startup ecosystem.