AnnouncementBig Name Investors Join New Alice Investment Committee
LaunchVic has assembled a team of ecosystem leaders to oversee the Alice Anderson fund for women-led early-stage startups.
AnnouncementStartmate now has a Victorian based team & a dedicated program for 30 Victorian startups.
LaunchVic is excited to announce it has invested in Startmate, one of Australia’s leading accelerator programs, to deliver a dedicated program for 30 Victorian startups over the next three years. Startmate will also establish an investor program raising $3 million over three years to be invested in Victorian Startups who complete the Startmate Melbourne Accelerator program.
Announcement$10m Alice Anderson Fund to drive investment in women-led startups
LaunchVic is helping grow the Victorian startup sector with a $10 million ‘Sidecar’ fund that co-invests in women-led early-stage startups. The fund is named in memory of Alice Anderson, a pioneering mechanic and entrepreneur who founded Australia’s first all-women motor garage in Kew in 1919.
New $100M Boab VC Fund for Artificial Intelligence Scale Ups
Congratulations to Boab AI who have opened their new Scaleup Program along with a $100 million VC Fund for artificial intelligence (AI) scaleups. Backed by the Victorian Government and VC Manager Artesian, Boab AI’s new Scaleup Program, the first of its kind in Australia, will support 32 mature AI scaleups, over four years.
The Increasing Role and Impact of AI
Learn more about AI and understand its application across future industries. Our panellists will share their expertise, as we unearth how AI is creating economic and social impact, informing the quality of decisions we make across sectors including healthtech, agtech, SaaS and more.
Meet our latest Victorian Angel Networks
Angel Investor Series
Our panellists share their expertise, as we continued the conversation around supporting access to early seed capital for startups. We uncovered what they have observed over the last couple of months, their insights and predictions going forward, and explore the investment thesis of their Angel Networks.
Startup Support Courses
Founder & Startup Education
If you have a startup or work in a startup LaunchVic has a wide-range of free or low to medium cost education and training available across topics ranging from export and growth skills, personal leadership and development through to investment and marketing support.
The economics and impact of Victoria’s startup ecosystem
Commissioned by LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency, ‘Productivity is not an accident – The economics and impact of Victoria’s startup ecosystem’ found that Victoria’s early-stage startup sector revenue was $4.6 billion in 2019, representing almost 19,000 jobs.
Best Practices for Angel Networks
Victorian Startup Ecosystem Mapping Report
The SportsTech Report
Tech startups key to Victorian economy