Private Funding

Access funding from private sector investors at any stage of your business

Startups and businesses with high-growth profiles can seek funding from private sector investors at various stages of their growth starting from angel and seed investors to venture capital and private equity. 

Angel and seed investors support startups and businesses very early on in their development. Venture Capitalists invest in early stage companies and private equity companies invest in expansion and later stage buyouts.

The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited is a good resource to help you understand and prepare for the various stages of seeking capital.

Here are some investors with strong Queensland connections to consider if you are raising funds.*

Altezza Ventures Fund

Altezza Ventures is focused on providing capital for seed development and early commercialisation of disruptive technologies.

Arowana& Co.

Arowana & Co. is an investment group with interests in startups, scale-ups and mature businesses, across a broad spectrum of industries including education, food, renewables and fintech.

Black Sheep

Black Sheep is one of the most active providers of early-stage capital to startups in Australia.  Our portfolio of over 25 startups includes some of Australia’s most exciting startups, including Airtasker, GO1 and Sendle.  We back tech companies at pre-seed, seed and series A stage and our investment team gets hands on to help founders build great companies. 

Brandon Capital Partners

Brandon Capital Partners invests in drug discovery and development, medical device and supporting technology companies, transforming innovative life science discoveries into improved medical outcomes.

Brisbane Angels

Brisbane Angels are a group of individuals who invest in high risk, IP-rich ventures and contribute their time, experience and networking which are essential to the company’s success.

Estrala Capital & Advisory

Estrala invests into unlisted Australian opportunities in startup, early commercialisation, emerging growth and early expansion phases.

Full Circle

Full Circle is an entrepreneur-led venture capital firm focusing on providing funding to high-growth technology startups building value-added partnerships between investors and founders.  Full Circle focuses on B2B software companies at the Series A stage.

iQ Funds

iQFunds is a well-established investor and advisory group based in Queensland, Australia with interests and networks around the world.

Main Sequence Ventures CSIRO Innovation Fund

While initiated by CSIRO, the Fund managed by Main Sequence Ventures includes private capital and provides venture investment to early stage companies emerging from, or with strong links to the publicly funded research sector.


OnMarket is Australia's largest investment and capital raising platform. OnMarket has raised more funds, for more small to medium sized businesses, from more investors, than any other platform in Australia.


The OneVentures Innovation and Growth Fund II and OneVentures Healthcare Fund III, have approximately $200M in available capital and are currently seeking investment opportunities in technology and healthcare businesses.

PieLAB Venture Partners

PieLab Venture Partners invest in businesses related to the real estate industry.

R&R Strategic Advisory Pty Ltd

R&R is focussed on funding and accelerating technology startups and helps rapidly implement new ideas, processes and technologies. Australian Financial Services Licence 467426

Southern Cross Venture Partners

Southern Cross Venture Partners backs promising entrepreneurs to build successful companies with global potential. The funds are currently focused on technology, energy and resources at the seed, early and growth stages.

Talu Ventures Pty Ltd

Talu invest, and actively participate, to build valuable companies centred around Australian entrepreneurs and their technology innovations.

Transition Level Investments

Founded by Steve Baxter, Transition Level Investments provides equity capital and operational expertise across Seed and Series A rounds to Australian technology and consumer companies.


Uniseed is a venture fund operating at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney & New South Wales, and the CSIRO, to facilitate the commercialisation of research ‘partner-generated’ intellectual property by targeted investment in highly promising technologies.

* A listing here does not constitude endorsement and all parties entering agreements must follow appropriate due diligence.