Artesian is Australia's largest and most active seed stage venture capital firm with A$350 million FUM and more than 275 portfolio companies across Australia and China. In Australia, Artesian leads the field by a massive margin, having made a total of 225 investments. This is due to its unique, early-stage approach which sees it invest small amounts ($50,000 to $100,000) in numerous early-stage companies, often through partnerships with accelerators and incubators.
Artesian Venture Partners has partnered with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to launch GrainInnovate, a $50 million fund aimed at agtech startups.
Hostplus has announced a $85 million commitment to Artesian's seed and later stage Australian VC funds, and will partner on investments in China.
Artesian employs a unique, scalable approach to early stage VC, a platform model which provides a pre-screened funnel from which it subsequently makes concentrated later stage investments.
Artesian Venture Partners launches $50 million agtech fund GrainInnovate - Startup Daily
It will invest between $25,000 to $100,000 in seed stage deals, between $100,000 to $500,000 at angel stage, from $500,000 to $5 million in Series A deals, and work with its partners and industry to facilitate later-stage deals.
Hostplus has announced a $85 million commitment to Artesian’s seed and later stage Australian VC funds, and will partner on investments in China.
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Australian venture capital firm Artesian has completed a $26 million capital raise for its Australian Clean Energy Seed Fund after launching it with a $20 million target in September 2016.
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Artesian has been investing into China since 2008, deploying about $10 million of its own principals' money into start-ups including Dr Panda, whose childrens' gaming apps have been downloaded 50 million times, and italki, a marketplace for learning languages.
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