What we do.
We invest our own funds in outstanding, innovative, young, Australian technology companies and invite sophisticated investors around the globe to invest on the same terms. We focus on globally scalable businesses positioned to disrupt traditional markets and world class entrepreneurs with extraordinary ideas.
We will shortly have a venture capital fund to invest in the same exciting high risk high reward assets.
Founding and building Jelix Ventures is the most exciting job I have ever had. I have had some shockers, including pulling rotten tomatoes off a conveyor belt to fund my undergrad degree. And some better ones; selling an innovative climbing tool to fund my climbing career, a debt capital markets lawyer, an investment banker and a board director.
But now, I have hit my ‘sweet spot’ in work. I love the rollercoaster ride of building an innovative business that brings exciting opportunities to investors and will have a real impact on the Australian startup sector.
Our investors want to invest in the next Facebook or UBER to make a lot of money AND and be part of something that is exciting and could change the world. BUT they are intelligent, financially sophisticated, careful and understand it is easy to lose your money on startup investments so they want to be comfortable that they can trust the competence and integrity of Jelix. They are:
-Bankers, lawyers, successful entrepreneurs from 40 to 60 years old.
-Family Offices and institutional investors -from 40 to 60 years old. Key family members may be older.
We also need to attract the best entrepreneurs. Extraordinary people who have recently founded an innovative technology startup. They are passionate, committed, overloaded with work and keen to find the right investor whose advice and integrity they trust, who will make the investment process easier, quicker, and who will be able to provide expertise and connections as well as funds to help them grow their business, and someone who they will enjoy working with throughout the duration of the investment.