AirTree Ventures

AirTree Ventures

A venture capital and private equity firm investing primarily in technology companies.

AirTree Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in primarily in technology companies that is headquartered in Paddington, Western Australia and was founded in 2014 by Craig Blair and Daniel Petre.

Investments

AirTree Ventures typically makes seed through series B investments and claims to provide companies in Australia with the largest investment portfolio and support team. Technology sectors receiving investment from AirTree Ventures are consumer, data, e-commerce, education, energy, enterprise, finance, hardware, health, industrials, infrastructure, marketplace, SaaS, and security.

Notable investments made by AitTree Ventures include: Canva, Prospa, Brighte, A Cloud Guru, Hyper Anna, Nura, Spaceship, Explor, FluroSat, Secure Code Warrior, Trancelestial, DroneDeploy, Athena, Dgraph, 90 Seconds, thematic, Employment Hero, Edrolo, Pet Circle, Snappr, Brosa, and Jobbatical.

Investment funds

First venture capital fund

In 2014 AirTree Ventures announced raising their first venture capital fund with $60 million in funding.

Second venture fund

In 2016 AirTree Ventures announced raising their second venture capital fund with $250 million in funding.

Third venture fund

On October 21, 2019 AirTree Ventures announced raising their third venture capital fund with $275 million in funding. John Henderson, a partner of AirTree Vision, made the following statements regarding the firms third venture capital fund:

The interest from investors in our fund is a stunning reflection on the performance of the entrepreneurs we’ve been lucky enough to back. We were humbled by overwhelming demand, but felt it was the right thing for our investors to maintain discipline and a consistent fund size across vintages.

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Funded Companies

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Process Street

A software company offering a no-code workflow management and automation platform focused on serving knowledge workers.

Jobbatical is a Estonia-based recruitment company.

Brighte is a financial services company.

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People

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Andrew Donald

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Craig Blair

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Daniel Petre

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Dominic Reardon

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James CameronX

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John Henderson

Employee

Sara Ramirez Morales

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News

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Mike Butcher
October 21, 2019
TechCrunch
The Australian tech industry has, in the last few years, started to generate a swathe of startups that have broken through internationally. Prior to this current era, Australia's industry has been very much a local market in tech terms, with only occasional breakouts, like Atlassian . In fact, it's now gaining a reputation as a [...]

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