Boab Provides vertically integrated startup development and investment programs backed by dedicated investment funds to help build scalable and sustainable innovation ecosystems.
BOAB provideS access to strategic and financial returns for key
government organisationS, corporations & industry groups, institutional and private investors,
universities & research institutes.
BOAB PROVIDES BESPOKE PROGRAMS, mentorship, investment and network capital for startups,
scaleups, founders and entrepreneurs LOOKING to scale, Identify investors and partner with corporates delivering distribution and customers.
Truly sustainable & transformational innovation hubs, that help build innovation ecosystems, require stakeholder alignment & vertical integration
Boab addresses and resolves the following constraints of many traditional innovation hubs, accelerators and incubators:
1. Unsustainable: innovation hubs, accelerators and labs are too often established without the requirement for compelling and sustainable long term commercial, strategic and financial returns and therefore not last long enough to build a sustainable virtuous cycle of innovation and success.
2. Misaligned with key stakeholders: government organisations and university / research institutes are important catalysts and stakeholders in establishing innovation ecosystems but the long term success of innovation hubs requires commercial (financial and strategic) alignment with other key stakeholders including corporations, industry bodies, institutional and private investors.
3. Not vertically integrated: generally, innovation hubs provide defined programs for specific stages of a venture's existence without ongoing post-program support or follow-on investment.
4. Model is "Push" not "Pull": Innovation hub
selection criteria are often driven by opportunistic push-model supply and not complemented by pull-model demand.
"There's a way to do it better - find it"
Thomas A Edison - Inventor and businessman
ENTREPRENEURS, STARTUPS & SCALEUPS
Boab helps scaleups, and their founders, to accelerate growth while ensuring the resilience and sustainability of their business. Boab provides domain and industry expertise, funding, access to customers, distribution, investors and capital markets expertise.
Corporations and industry groups no longer underestimate the disruptive risks of agile startups & scaleups but struggle to find opportunities in an opaque innovation ecosystem. Boab provides opportunities to identify, mentor, learn from, partner with and invest in world class scaleups
CORPORATIONS & INDUSTRY GROUPS
Boab works in partnership with universities and research institutes to identify, evolve and develop revolutionary intellectual property, research, technology and ideas into scalable and sustainable businesses with the potential to change the world.
UNIVERSITIES & RESEARCH INSTITUTES
ISSUES, CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS
Government organisations must embrace new ideas in innovation and science, and harness new sources of growth to deliver the next age of economic prosperity. AI is a powerful technology that can boost the economy, raise incomes and improve quality of life.
Boab assists financial and strategic investors to identify key transformative technologies and delivers a pre-screened and de-risked pipeline of the world’s top high growth startups and scaleups for partnerships, co-investment and potentially acquisition.
FINANCIAL & STRATEGIC INVESTORS
Boab helps build, map, benchmark, analyze and scout innovation ecosystems. It facilitates and increases the connectivity of the ecosystem, bridging the divide between the research and commercial economies and can provide data, research and advisory/consulting services.
DATA, RESEARCH & ADVISORY
The global artificial intelligence market size was valued at USD 24.9 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 46.2% to $390.9B by 2025 (Grand View Research).
Boab AI, is a scaleup investment program based in Melbourne, investing in Victorian and international AI companies ready to expand globally.
Our mission is to connect an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, government organisations, universities / research institutes, corporations / industry groups and investors working to grow AI opportunities in Victoria and around the world.
Boab offers an investment of $300,000 capital and best-in-class support services for company selected to participate in the scaleup program, with potential follow on investments of up to $5,000,000.