ARTESIAN TRUSTS IN MATH NOT MAGIC.

 

Artesian INVESTS IN software and hardware STARTUPS WITH AN overweight exposure (45% of total FUM) in 3 key sectors: agrifood, clean energy and medtech.

ARTESIAN FOCUSES ON STARTUPS OPERATING IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH EAST ASIA AND CHINA.

A distinguishing feature of Artesian’s strategy is THE distinct processes WE EMPLOY for early (pre-Series A) and late (Series A to exit) STAGE INVESTMENTS. 

Although Artesian is well known as THE REGION’s most active early stage VC investor, we are equally active in late stage VC investments as any of our traditional VC peers.

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"Why Software is Eating the World

Marc Andreesen - Wall Street Journal 20 August 2011

VC

There are multiple paths to startup success. Capital-lite startups exiting to corporates at <$250M are as important to our investment strategy as $1B+ unicorns targeting world domination.

Artesian's VC investment thesis started with 3 key problems to solve:

1.  How to Source Better? With low barriers of entry and tens of thousands of startups forming each year, how do you scale early stage analysis and improve the quality of later stage deal access and due diligence?

2.  How to Invest Better? Recognising the asymmetric distribution of both startup and VC fund returns, how do you professionalise and systemise your investment process to improve the probability of sustainable returns?

3.  How to Add More Value? How can you deliver a diversified and reliable pre-screened and de-risked pipeline of qualified opportunities for follow-on investments by later-stage funds  and co-investment opportunities for your LPs?

Artesian is the region's most active early stage investor:

Artesian is the region’s most active VC firm with an unparalleled portfolio of >400 startups across our funds. Artesian partners with accelerators, incubators, angel groups, university programs and industry innovation hubs, as well as targeting boot-strapped startups, to access the best 10% of early stage deal flow. 

 

“Make sure that you have plenty of these small bets; avoid being blinded by the vividness of one single Black Swan. Have as many of these small bets as you can conceivably have. Even venture capital firms fall for the narrative fallacy with a few stories that “make sense” to them; they do not have as many bets as they should. If venture capital firms are profitable, it is not because of the stories they have in their heads, but because they are exposed to unplanned rare events”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb - "The Black Swan"

EARLY-STAGE

 

Artesian is often the first investor into startups that have passionate founders with big ideas & commitment but no product, customers or revenue.

FULL-STACK

We invest from seed to exit. We follow on into startups demonstrating traction & scalability. We assist in attracting co-investors, talent,  customers & partners.

COLLABORATE

 

We build collaborative relationships with accelerators, incubators, university programs, angel groups, corporates, industry groups and other co-investors.

CO-INVEST

 

We provide a pre-screened and de-risked pipeline of co-investment opportunities for later stage investments by our limited partners.

 

DEMOCRATISATION & GLOBALISATION OF VC

COST OF

STARTING UP

The proliferation and affordability of new technology has disrupted the speed and cost of starting up and scaling globally. 

GLOBAL

VC SUPPLY

Recognizing the potential for outsized returns, investors have increased their allocation to venture capital.

VC SOURCED

FROM USA

The availability of capital in new and emerging markets has seen the Silicon Valley monopoly on VC supply diminish materially.

TECH STARTUPS

PER YEAR

The democratization of starting up and the surge in funding supply has increased the number of startups being formed. 

BIFURCATION OF VC CAPITAL MODELS

 

REGIONAL AND VERTICAL FOCUS

INVESTMENT STRATEGy

 

FUNDS

VC FUNDS - REGIONAL

AUSTRALIAN

VC FUND

AFOF2 (2019)

The Fund provides investors with unique access to a diversified portfolio of Australian high growth-potential early stage investment opportunities and its LPs with a pre-screened and de-risked pipeline of later stage direct investment opportunities.

CHINA

VC FUND

(2018)

The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of local and international startups operating within, or looking to access, greater China markets (including Taiwan, HK). 

Australian

VC FUND

AFOF1 (2014)

The Fund provides investors with unique access to a diversified portfolio of Australian high growth-potential early stage investment opportunities and its LPs with a pre-screened and de-risked pipeline of later stage direct investment opportunities. 

Fund closed for new investment

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VC FUNDS - AGRIFOOD TECH

GRAININNOVATE

VC FUND

(2019)

The Fund invests from seed to growth stage in Agrifood startups from Australia, and globally, that fit the fund's investment mandate. The Fund invests in startups developing software, hardware or new business models applicable to Australia's grain growers.

SPROUTX

AGTECH SEED FUND

AFOF2 (2018)

The Fund invests in Australian AgTech startups. Generally, the startups are accessed from the SproutX accelerator but in some cases, may be sourced from the broader AgTech startup ecosystem.

Global AGRIFOOD

VC FUND

(2020)

The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of global AgriFood startups. The Fund has specialised strategic general partners that provide deep domain knowledge and access to industry expertise across key agricultural verticals.

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VC FUNDS - CLEAN ENERGY

CLEAN ENERGY

SEED FUND

(2018)

The Fund invests from seed to growth stage in clean energy startups from Australia, 

developing software, hardware or new business models applicable to the clean energy market.

VC FUNDS - MEDTECH

THE ACTUATOR MEDTECH

VC FUND

(2019)

The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of leading Australian MedTech startups.​ As well as focusing on financial returns the Fund also considers the health and social problems that can effectively be addressed through increasing medical devices’ efficiencies.

 

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