The PWC report on the start-up economy notes ‘Australian tech start-ups are supported by a rapidly expanding ecosystem with strong recent growth in incubators, accelerators and angel groups. Entrepreneurs today have access to a wide network of support’. The launch of the National Innovation and Science Agenda in December 2015 provides some further tangible steps that directly support growth of new ventures, particularly in new technologies. These range from tax incentives that encourage the flow of capital, introducing an Entrepreneur Visa class, making Government an exemplar in innovation and adoption of new technologies and facilitating risk taking by reducing the penalties of failure through insolvency.

These have generated more interest from angel investors, high net wealth individuals, Venture Capital (VC) funds and institutional investors. With the climate changing to investing and accepting more risk, Australia is a more productive and accepting environment for new businesses and technologies. Australians and aspiring international business people have a world view and are both innovative and entrepreneurial, but in need of capital and business mentoring. Elev8 Ventures can provide these skills and resources to early stage companies and help them develop, create jobs, satisfy needs, and disrupt markets to improve competitiveness in the Australian and global economy.

Our Vision



  • The General Partner and management team have extensive experience and networks in investment management, information systems development and investor relations
  • One of the general partners has previously founded, grown and successfully exited a professional services company
  • The general partners and investment management have deep and diverse industry expertise
  • Significant quality deal flow and investment research
  • High growth potential businesses
  • ‘Hard to get’ information consolidated regarding investment opportunities and the markets they operate in
  • Strong company development roadmap with exit in sight on initial investment
  • Team is experienced in mergers and acquisitions and selling businesses
  • High growth potential investments
  • Effective experienced management team
  • Efficient use of capital
  • Proven effective investment processes: screening, negotiation, strategic and people management, entry and exit deal terms, fund reporting
  • Scalable and transportable business models
  • Principally through trade secrets and methodologies (Know how)
  • Trademarks and patent matters In healthcare and biotech
  • Elev8 Ventures Pty Ltd is an authorised representative of Secured Funding Solutions Ltd, AFSL 298770, ACN 81 116 739 818
  • Strong compliance processes reinforced by regular rescreening of compliance with fund and legislation criteria
  • Exit planning over 3-5 year holding duration is embedded into the initial investment criteria and strategy
  • Investees will be groomed to meet acquisition criteria of potential acquirers
  • Active board involvement from the Fund Manager in investee companies will ensure exit strategies are maximised

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