From PRE-Seed into the future

The best early-stage investors are on the journey with you

founders at the centre

Our diligence process is based on our proprietary Investibility Index, comprised of 16 factors that help us assess an early-stage company. Founders are at the heart of this model.

Perhaps you’ve founded a business (or two) before. Or, you’re a migrant, applying your unique perspective to solve a massive challenge. Maybe you’ve identified an untapped opportunity through experience inside a research, corporate, consulting or scale-up environment.

There’s no one path to entrepreneurship. The best builders hail from every gender, age, background, and identity.

Our approach to investing is driven by our ethos, and where we see the world going. Investible has a long history of supporting founders from the very beginning, building technology to solve problems across a variety of sectors around the world.

Co-founders of Bintango R

WHAT WE INVEST IN

Incredible, visionary founders

Outsiders, who break the mould and are uniquely tied with the problem they are seeking to address.

Early-stage companies

In Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and on occasion, globally.

While the APAC region is our primary focus, we have invested in countries in North America, Europe and Asia via introductions from the global Club Investible network.

Innovation is by-default borderless, and as investors, we think global first.

Businesses with potential to scale globally

Australia is a great market – but to be truly successful, the businesses we invest in must have global application for the problems they’re solving.

Climate Technology

Through the Investible Climate Tech Fund, we invest in founders building climate tech solutions across the six sectors identified by the UN as most critical to combating climate change.

Cross-sector B2B, SaaS and tech

Our Early-Stage Funds back global technology companies from any sector (ex-biotech), with a proclivity for B2B and SaaS businesses.

True Pre-seed, and beyond

We have a long track record of backing startups when many other VCs say they’re too early.

If you’ve got a vision, get in touch.

Why we're different

Our team, partners and global investor network are all assets which can help you navigate whatever challenges you face.

We help unlock opportunities to supercharge your company’s growth trajectory, through support on any aspect of your business — product, marketing, sales, talent and more.

We deploy capital from pre-seed, seed, pre-series-A, and Series A rounds, and follow on as companies grow.

You may be pre-revenue, you may still be honing in on your product, or you might already have a growing number of customers. The definition of what stage you're at is defined differently depending on your sector, business model and country.

Founder of Directo, Gavin Upiter

frequently asked questions

The fundraising process can be daunting, and in truth, we believe your time is better spent building your business.

These FAQs will help demonstrate our approach and what we look for in detail.

What stage does Investible invest?

The majority of our initial investments are at Pre-seed and Seed stage, globally. We partner early, with the intention to continue supporting your business as it grows.

What countries do you invest in?

We believe that innovation is global, and have invested in companies across nine countries and 20+ sectors. While we primarily invest in Australia, New Zealand and across Southeast Asia, we're always on the lookout for exceptional founders, from anywhere.

Are you actively investing right now?

Yes! We have two very active Funds in market -- the Investible Early-Stage Fund 2 and the Investible Climate Tech Fund.

What value does Investible add?

Investible brings a dedicated team with diverse experience as founders, operators and investors to your table. Additionally, Club Investible and our robust, global network of advisors supercharge our capacity to support your business.

Our portfolio management framework combines hands-on (and hands-off) support and development, curated connections to talent, sales and partnership opportunities and investors.

How much do you invest?

Our cheque sizes tend to be in the AU$250k to AU$1M range, but we have capacity to deploy smaller cheques, including 'Activation Investments' into early-stage businesses.

Do you have standard terms?

When it comes to board seats, our ownership stakes, and other key details. we don't have a strict policy. It is important to us that founders hold the majority of equity in the company, especially early.

If you have specific questions around terms, how VC works, or any other details, we're happy to chat any time in the process.

How long is the investment process?

Our aim is to get to you know your team, complete our diligence, terms and completion as quickly as we can, so that you can get back to what really matters: your company.

Depending on the specifics of your raise, our timeframes can shift as needed. We can move fast when we need to. Our full process is detailed below.

Our investment Process

We think it's best to pull back the curtain on our end-to-end process for initial investment.

Of course, each startup is different, but here's generally what it will look like from when we first connect.

01
WEEK 0

The Pitch

Every single founder that shares their pitch, will get a response. Once you apply, you'll hear back within two weeks. No black holes, no circling back.

We take you and your business seriously.

WEEK 1

Introductory Meeting

Once we've screened your pitch, you'll meet with someone from our investment team either in person or virtually. This is where we get into some key questions to better understand your idea, product, and potential.

This member of our team becomes your internal champion, working with you through diligence and preparing you for the next steps of the process.

02
03
WEEKS 3-4

Due Diligence

This is where the majority of our research on your business takes place. We'll have further Q&A with the founder(s) and team, plus meet other stakeholders and references for your business.

During our diligence process, we activate our deep investor and professional network for references and subject matter expertise.

WEEK 5

Investment Committee

After a robust diligence exercise, our fund’s Investment Committee may invite you to a final presentation. They'll be briefed in detail by our Investment team, and prepared to dive into your pitch, your vision and your capability with a detailed Q&A.

Within days of the IC meeting, we will provide an outcome on whether we will proceed with an investment.

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05
WEEK 6

Terms and funding

This is where we get into the nuts and bolts of your investment round. We have a strong track record of being founder-focussed. It’s in our best interest to align with yours.

As with every stage previous, there will be dialogue and coordination among our team and any co-investors. This is also when our active group of investors, Club Investible, can be activated, as partners in this funding round and into the future.

Welcome to the portfolio

Inside and outside of Investible, we celebrate every single investment we make. This is the real start of us working together.

You'll be onboarded by our portfolio management team, learn in more detail about the value we bring, and plugged directly into the Investible network. The sky's the limit.

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