About LaunchVic

Our Mission

To lead the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem by supporting startups and investors to sustainably grow and deliver economic and cultural benefits for both Victoria and Australia.

Who we are

LaunchVic is Victoria's startup agency.

We were established by the Victorian Government in March 2016 as an independent agency responsible for developing Victoria's startup ecosystem.

What we do

LaunchVic is leading the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem.

With the help of startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors, corporates and universities, we aim to build a startup ecosystem that can strengthen the economy, encourage more people to work with and for startups, and represent all Victorians.

Our focus lies in the areas of funding, community building and global recognition for the Victorian startup ecosystem.

LaunchVic Press

LaunchVic Strategy 2021/24

LaunchVic’s role is to drive the long-term success of Victoria’s startup ecosystem recognising the valuable contribution successful startups have on the economy through the creation of high value jobs and gross revenue for the State.

Through our work we are driving improvements in the startup investment landscape by developing the angel investor and early-stage venture capital markets in Victoria; supporting programs that build founder, investor, and talent capabilities; and continuing to drive awareness and advocate for startups.

Press Release

Previous Strategies

Impact Reports

Annual Reports


Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Check our FAQs for more information about what we do, our funding and grants rounds and the programs we've funded.