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OneVentures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Sydney, Australia that provides human and investment capital into high growth companies with a particular focus on transformative technologies.

The firm is particularly focused on opportunities originating in Australia which are poised to expand into the established and emerging global markets.

All of our Partners have founded, built and exited high-growth businesses.

Our goal is to be the leading Australian early stage venture capital company.

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About OneVentures

OneVentures invests in technology companies that serve or disrupt large high growth global markets. The firm has $140M in funds under management recently launching its new Innovation and Growth Fund II which is focused on growth and expansion stage technology companies.

OneVentures is managed by a team of Partners with a skill-set and track record ideally suited to collaboration with entrepreneurial management teams to foster growth and create value: a unique blend of highly successful entrepreneurs, technology business founders and corporate executives with a strong scientific pedigree, extensive off-shore experience and networks.

The OneVentures team is committed to deliver investor returns by applying this expertise to select portfolio companies with significant potential then accelerating their performance.

 

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OneVentures Management Pty Ltd is a designate under OneVentures Nominees Pty Ltd's AFSL (Licence No: 462825) issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commissions, authorising the Manager to provide such financial services as the Manager provides during the course of its duties as manager of the Fund.

The OneVentures Team

All Partners have many years of C-level, board and investment experience. Coupled with this is a track record of identifying investment opportunities in global markets with strong international business backgrounds and networks. The OneVentures Investment team has 7 technology related higher degrees.

Dr Michelle Deaker

Dr Michelle Deaker
Managing Director and CEO

Dr Paul Kelly

Dr Paul Kelly
Partner and Managing Director

Anne-Marie Birkill

Anne-Marie Birkill
General Partner and Executive Director

Melissa Widner

Melissa Widner
Venture Partner

Daniel Gammell

Daniel Gammell
Investment Manager

Dr Amir Zalcenstein

Dr Amir Zalcenstein
Investment Manager, Healthcare

Helen Liu

Helen Liu
Chief Financial Officer

Jelly Jakob

Jelly Jakob
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Funds

Innovation Fund (Fund I)

The OneVentures Innovation Fund is a $40M venture capital fund formed as an early stage venture capital Limited Partnership. This Fund was launched in 2010 with the Commonwealth Government committing $20M from its IIF programme and this funding matched by high net-worth wholesale investors.

Innovation and Growth Fund (Fund II)

The OneVentures Innovation and Growth Fund was launched in March 2014 with a target of $100M and has reached first close of $60M as of October 2014. Fund II is an early stage venture capital limited partnership backed entirely by Australian high net-worth wholesale investors.

Focusing on later stage (Series B and beyond) investments while still maintaining some investment activity in the earlier stage investments, Fund II is now screening investment opportunities where the experience of the OneVentures management team can be leveraged to accelerate value creation and company success.

We are currently looking for truly transformative companies to join our portfolio of innovative companies, if you think your company has what it takes, read our Application for Funding page and submit your application now.

Investment Portfolio

OneVentures Innovation Fund (Fund I)

Other Investments

Latest News

  • The Australian: Start-ups must take risk and look outward

    by OneVentures Administrator | Jul 20, 2015

    Date: 20 July 2015
    Author: Andrew White
    Source: The Australian

    Australia’s start-up industry has the potential to create the next world-beating technology company, but should look to the world rather than the “illusion’’ that the home market is big enough, according to a recent local recruit from Israel.

    Amir Zalcenstein, a healthcare investment manager with OneVentures, said the outward focus and appetite for risk were the biggest differences he had noticed between the Australian and Israeli venture capital industries since moving to Melbourne six months ago.

    “Australia is a big enough place to allow people the illusion that it is a big enough market, when in fact what we are looking for is something that is able to be leveraged globally,’’ Dr Zalcenstein said.

    Israel is one of the few countries to have a world-class technology hub, with strong government backing for science-based innovation helping create a so-called Silicon Wadi that has proved a magnet for international investors including the James Packer and Paul Bassat-backed Square Peg Capital.

    But Mr Zalcenstein said there was also a strong start-up culture in the highly educated population, with scientists wearing attempts to commercialise their research as a badge of honour.

    “Because of various factors the path of getting a job in a big company and work until retirement pretty much guarantees that you will end up poor,’’ he said. “So starting a start-up is no risk at all. The risk is in taking no risk.”

    A graduate of the Weizmann Institute of Science and former chief executive of two healthcare start-ups, Mr Zalcenstein said Australia enjoyed an “amazing’’ advantage with its tax breaks for research and development — equivalent to a 150 per cent deduction for eligible companies — but needed more support for later-stage companies.

    “The way things are right now is that Australia is big enough and the VC industry is small enough that we still see so many great deals and incredible ideas,’’ he said.

    “I am confident that we can find the next Facebook here in Australia or the next (pharmaceutical giants) Merck or Pfizer.”

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For Entrepreneurs

We are now screening companies for OneVentures Fund II which is a Series A and beyond growth fund focusing on the technology sector. To qualify for funding, your company should meet the following criteria: 

  • Australian domiciled company
  • We invest in technology companies from many sectors, but we are particularly interested in companies from the following sectors: healthcare, education, mobile, media, cloud computing and data, security and privacy, machine learning, software, sensors and robotics or food security
  • If a life sciences company, your product should have a strong proof of concept and be at a minimum, in a late stage clinical trial and/or well progressed through the regulatory process
  • If from another sector, your company should be generating sustainable revenue and have a strong market validation
  • Approaching profitability with capital required to fuel growth and global expansion

If you meet the above criteria, send us a brief document (a 2-page executive summary or introductory PowerPoint is sufficient, please do not send larger documents or full information memorandums at this stage) covering at a minimum the following points to entrepreneurs@one-ventures.com:


  • Summarize in 2 sentences what your company does (this is important)
  • Identify the market, value proposition and your competitive advantage
  • Tell us about your progress to date
  • State your revenue for the last financial year and projected revenue for current financial year
  • Indicate capital required and how it will be used
  • Include 3 point bios of each executive and contact details

We will review your proposal and endeavour to revert to you within 2 weeks. 

 

For Investors And General Enquiries:

General enquiries: admin@one-ventures.com
Investor enquiries: investors@one-ventures.com
Telephone: +61 2 8205 7379

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