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 is focused on providing capital for seed development and early commercialisation of disruptive technologies.
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 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.
Blue Sky Venture Capital specialises in providing both late stage venture capital and early expansion capital to Australian companies to help support their growth and has investments across a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, consumer technology, medical devices and specialty pharmaceuticals.
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 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.
The CEA startup fund is Australia’s only creative tech investment fund. It invests in high-growth, scalable businesses that are tackling global markets in the creative industries.
Estrala invests into unlisted Australian opportunities in startup, early commercialisation, emerging growth and early expansion phases.
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.
(FAMI) FAMI is a dynamic, entrepreneurial licensed fund manager focused on producing and promoting specialist, market leading investment funds with an intent to make a positive difference in the world.
Little Argas is a startup investment unit of The Flight Centre Travel Group to identify, invest in and scale innovative travel tech and travel-related startups.
Mawson is an Australian tech ventures firm that invests in AI, robotics, materials and renewable energy.
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 invest in businesses related to the real estate industry.
QUT bluebox has two dedicated initiatives, the Go to Market initiative and the QUT Founders fund, to translate early stage ventures and technology of QUT to the broader market to create both social and commercial impact.
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 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 invest, and actively participate, to build valuable companies centred around Australian entrepreneurs and their technology innovations.
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.
The Valley Iconic Investment Fund is a private, seed-stage investment fund focusing primarily on early stage technology startups from Brisbane & around the world.
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.
* A listing here does not constitude endorsement and all parties entering agreements must follow appropriate due diligence.