In this month’s dispatch, we’ve got the story of our latest investment in ZeroJet, plus updates from across the portfolio and Investible team.
Our continued commitment to identifying early-stage innovators across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia has taken us across the entire region so far this year. We are reminded daily that founders who break the mould can come from anywhere, and that innovation is truly borderless.
Both the Investible Climate Tech Fund and Early-Stage Fund 2 are actively investing in startups, from pre-seed. If you’re building something incredible, we’d love to chat. Get in touch here.
PS - We’re hiring a People and Culture Manager. If you’re ready to level up your career and impact one of APAC’s most ambitious VCs, get in touch!
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, the ambitious maritime innovator ZeroJet enables a critical step change in the electrification of the boating and shipping industry with the development of a custom jet propulsion system.
Under the leadership of co-founders Bex Rempel and Neil Mans, the startup has developed an environmentally friendly and quiet propulsion system: more efficient, more practical and more fun than traditional propeller-based units.
The Investible Climate Tech Fund participated in ZeroJet’s Series A round alongside a strong and specialised group of investors including Movac and the NZX-listed Booster Innovation Fund.
To learn all about our conviction in ZeroJet and its team, have a read of our Co-Head of Climate Tech, Patrick Sieb’s investment notes here.
⚡ Electric vehicle innovator Applied EV cap off a pre-IPO raise at $150m valuation.
🌿 Mosaic Solutions just closed a seed funding round of US$5 million led by Kickstart Ventures, Gentree Fund and a follow-on funding from Club Investible.
🏅 Zac Duff and Numa Bertran of JigSpace, plus Dr. Andrew Horsley and Dr. Marcus Doherty of Quantum Brilliance featured in the list of Australian Business Review’s Top 100 Innovators.
💪 ilumnir won the Continuity and Resilience Innovation category in the 2022 BCI APAC Awards.
🌐 WORK180 has onboarded global wealth management fund Northern Trust Corporation into their network.
📰 BintanGO were profiled as an innovator in Indonesia’s creator economy in the Business Times
🌊. ZeroJet receive great reviews from Boating NZ.
📦. Parcel Perform migrates to a brand new platform to serve as the foundation of a robust new product.
🤖. SoMin AI win National Business Award from Singapore Business Review.
💻. Quantum Brilliance partners with NVIDIA to create new accessible quantum computing model.
This month, we’re excited to welcome three new team members to the Investible crew. Get to know Amy Huang (Chief of Staff), Marie Garcia (Reporting Analyst), and Harry Steer (Content and Community Associate) in these short profiles.
Investible’s Elisa-Marie Dumas is mentoring in The Big Leap Incubator Program. This program is a collaboration between Arrow Digital and LaTrobe University to take tech-led Australian migrants with a start up in-hand to test out their strategies in hot technology markets like India.
Climate Tech Analyst Ben Lindsay spoke on the Wholesale Investor Venture & Capital panel alongside other industry mainstays about DeepTech, trends at the moment, and the venture capital market’s appetite for investment in our current macroeconomic context.
Two of our investment team, Joanna Ng and Jayden Basha, will be mentoring founders of women-led and women-focused startups in the World’s Largest Startup Competition for Women and Technology, run by She Loves Tech! If you or someone you know is interested in this competition, take a look at all the details here.
Climate Salad and the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur are joining forces to showcase the Climate Tech sector and find out why this sector is growing at an incredible rate.
We’re excited to be an official partner in bringing together Climate Tech entrepreneurs, teams, investors, mentors, scientists, and advocates to explore how we’re solving the biggest challenge of our time.
👉 If you’d like to attend this event, grab your tickets now with a 20% discount!
There are 200+ open roles at Investible and startups in our community
💸 Investible is hiring a People and Culture Manager
📦 Parcel Perform is hiring for various positions in Engineering and Operations
🌊. ZeroJet are hiring various Engineering roles (New Zealand)
📱 Bintango are hiring Business Development roles (Indonesia)
🖐️ Fingerprint for Success are hiring two roles in Marketing
⚡ Applied EV are hiring in Engineering and Marketing
The CSIRO published their ‘Our Future World’ report, detailing the seven global megatrends that hold the key to challenges and opportunities ahead.
How startup advice is like baby books.