Artesian Capital Management

Artesian Capital Management

Artesian Capital Management is a venture capital.

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.

Timeline

February 2019

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.

February 26, 2017

Hostplus has announced a $85 million commitment to Artesian’s seed and later stage Australian VC funds, and will partner on investments in China.

December 4, 2016

Sydney Angels launches second $10-20 million startup co-investment funding round

September 2016

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.

2012

Sydney Angels has made 27 investments from its first fund, which launched in 2012.

2008

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.

Funded Companies

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The CareVoice

The CareVoice is a Shanghai-based early growth-stage health insurtech startup. It provides a mobile social platform with community-sourced ratings and recommendations on healthcare services.

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Health insurance
Insurance technology
Shanghai
Elite Robotics (company)

Home automation
Electric vehicle
Robotics
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People

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Alexandria Clunies-Ross

Analyst - Clean Energy

Gerry Evelyn

Gilles Plante

Managing Partner

Huay Mei Lee

Head of Operations

Jeremy Colless

CEO/Managing Partner

John McCartney

Managing Partner

Kurt Tan

Laura Rahn

Co-Founder Decode System

Luke Fay

Managing Partner

Matthew Clunies-Ross

Managing Partner

Pankaj Khanna

CFO

Richard Case

Head of Business Development

Robert Williams

Head of AgriFood

Rohan Gray

Analyst - MedTech

Stephanie Chin

Head of Legal

Stuart Fox

Managing Partner

Tim Heasley

Managing Partner

Vicky Lay

Employee

乐 张

Employee

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