If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that here at AirTree we are incredibly passionate about opening up the black box that’s venture capital. We get it, building a successful startup is really hard and we want to make it as easy as possible for founders and startup teams.
Thus, in 2017 we began creating and publishing our collection of Open Source VC resources.
Here’s everything we’ve released so far.
🥁🥁🥁 We’re super excited to introduce to everyone the newest member of the AirTree team — Gill Findlay.
Gill Findlay has joined us as our first Operating Partner. AirTree’s portfolio companies will have access to her unique and varied experience — from professional services, listed corporates, government and scaling successful startups.
Gill was Chief Operating Officer of Australian SaaS startup, SafetyCulture, from 2015 to 2019, joining as employee number 25 and playing a key role in it achieving unicorn status in 2020. During her tenure, she was responsible for global sales, customer success, customer experience, growth, finance, people operations. …
Physical gatherings are back! 🥳 How we’ve missed seeing all of your beautiful faces IRL! The highlight of March was the events we hosted at our Surry Hills office: a women founder & funder networking party with AWS and the F factor for International Women’s Day and an AI panel with Innovation Bay. We’d love to be a catalyst for deeper in-person connections within the startup community, so if you’re looking for a free venue for your next event in Sydney, hit us up! 🤗
This month we also welcomed Andrew Yeo as the newest investor in our team. Andrew…
🥁🥁🥁 We’re super excited to introduce to everyone the newest member of the AirTree team — Andrew Yeo.
What will you be doing at AirTree?
I’ll be working in the investment team to find, back and support the best founders in Australia and New Zealand. I’m mostly interested in enterprise SaaS, EdTech, e-commerce, and FinTech, and excited to help continue the momentum of ANZ players being on the world stage in these sectors. …
We are hiring 2 roles: a full-time Communications Manager and a part-time Investment Intern, details below 👇
Based in Sydney, we’re one of the largest and most active venture capital funds in Australia and New Zealand. If you join us, you’ll get to work with many of the most exciting startups in our region including Canva, Linktree, A Cloud Guru, Go1, Secure Code Warrior, Athena, Brighte, Qwilr, Joyous — and the list goes on!
We’re a down-to-earth team with a diverse set of backgrounds but the same passion: startups and technology. Our mission is to find and back…
🤩 Wowser, what a month February has been! The year has truly kicked into gear with lots of exciting news from the AirTree fam — more in the ‘Big News’ section. 🚀
Our Open Source VC meetups are back for 2021! Yesterday our Principal Jax chatted to Patrick Campbell from ProfitWell, one of the most influential thinkers globally on startup pricing and GTM strategy. They covered topics like ‘how do startups decide on pricing in the early days with no data?’ and ‘free trial vs freemium model, which is better?’ Watch the replay here. Register for future meetups here.
2021 here we come! We hope you’ve had a chance to recharge over the break and are ready to tackle the year ahead with renewed energy and new ideas!
The ATV team started the year on an eventful note as we welcomed the Abyss Solutions team into the AirTree fam. We’re so proud to back their vision of being the intelligence driving the autonomous systems of the future. 🚀
This year, one major focus for us is stepping up our efforts in shifting the status quo on diversity in the tech startup sector. Last year when we launched our Explorer…
We made it!! 2020 is almost over!! 🥳🎉🙌
It’s been a devastating year but we’re so proud of the way the startup community has come together to help each other survive and thrive. Last Friday we published our 2020 Year in Review and despite initial fears for what COVID could mean for our sector, we invested a record amount of $87m into 26 Aussie and Kiwi startups — welcoming 35 new founders into the AirTree fam. And as a cohort, our portfolio companies achieved combined revenues of over $1B in 2020! Read more here.
Founders as a group are under…
If you are reading this having survived 2020, you deserve a huge pat on the back, giant virtual hugs, and a drink!!…or two!! 🍻
We all started the year with high hopes and plans, many were gearing up for ‘the best year ever’. But quickly things took an unimaginable and devastating turn with the world facing a global health crisis and the worst economic downturn in history.
In March, we were all fearful for what this would mean for Aussie and Kiwi startups but we are also unwavering believers in the entrepreneurial spirit. COVID brings with it opportunities — as…
Angel investing is the theme of November as we kicked off our Explorer program for the inaugural cohort. For the first session which we opened up to the whole community, our Partner John chatted to Harry Stebbings, active angel investor and the host of the 20 minute VC podcast. Harry shared his tips on building personal relationships with founders, the most important things angel investors can offer founders (speed and conviction) and how he structures his investments including the importance of keeping a consistent cheque size. Access the recording here. (Passcode: #djQa0C7 )
AirTree is a venture capital fund that supports the most ambitious Australian and Kiwi tech founders. First round, multiple rounds.