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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.


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

Daniel Gammell

Daniel Gammell
Investment Manager

Helen Liu

Helen Liu
Chief Financial Officer

Jelly Jakob

Jelly Jakob


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.

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OneVentures Innovation Fund (Fund I)

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  • OneVentures appoints new Venture Partner

    by OneVentures Administrator | May 07, 2015
    Date: 5 May, 2015
    Source: Media Release
    Company: OneVentures

    New Venture Partner Melissa Widner brings US venture networks to support portfolio

    Sydney-based venture capital firm OneVentures today announced the appointment of experienced technology investor and successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur Melissa Widner as Venture Partner.

    Ms Widner comes to OneVentures from US Seapoint Ventures in Seattle where she was a general partner in two venture funds. She has been an active angel investor in both Australia and the US where she served on the board of the Alliance of Angels, one of America’s first and most active angel investment forums.  For over 15 years, she has served as a Board Director for technology companies in the US and more recently in Australia.

    OneVentures CEO and Managing Director, Dr Michelle Deaker said: “We are delighted with Melissa’s appointment. She brings a unique US venture capital perspective to OneVentures and has a deep understanding of the venture capital industry in Australia, as well as in the US. The appointment deepens OneVentures’ software and digital expertise and US venture networks.”

    OneVentures’ portfolio companies Vaxxas, Smart Sparrow and Incoming are now headquartered in the US.  OneVentures’ Australian home base and established investor relationships in the US, will benefit additionally by the appointment of Melissa.

    “Melissa will work closely with the Partners to identify, evaluate and manage investment opportunities in the tech sector for our $100 million Fund II. She will also build our US relationships and leverage her US venture networks to support our portfolio companies as they migrate offshore,” Dr Deaker said.

    Melissa’s experience at Seapoint Ventures is closely aligned to the philosophy of OneVentures with a focus on providing substantial operational, financial and management experience to build successful businesses.

    Prior to her time at Seapoint Ventures, Ms. Widner was the co-founder and CEO of 7Software (acquired by Concur Technologies, NASDAQ: CNQR acquired by SAP) and previously the CEO of Northwest Industrial Supply. Under her leadership, both companies generated significant returns for investors.

    Ms Widner served on the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Bothell’s Business School and she taught courses in entrepreneurship and venture capital at University of Washington’s Graduate School of Business.  She graduated with a masters degree from Stanford with courses in policy analysis and business and a bachelors degree from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

    In Australia, Ms Widner is an established leader among executive women as co-founder and Executive Committee member of Head over Heels, a non-profit organisation that seeks to increase the representation of women leading high-growth businesses.  She also served on the Federal Government’s Venture Capital Committee.

    “The team at One Ventures brings a disciplined approach to investing as well as first-hand knowledge of the entrepreneurial journey,” said Widner.  “It is a privilege and honour to join Australia’s leading venture capital firm.”

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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

  • 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. 


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