AirTree Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Craig Blair Daniel Petre

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Total investments 85
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$18M
Portfolio companies 48
Rounds per year 12.14
Lead investments 26
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.44
Exits 6
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
Summary

In 2014 was created AirTree Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in Australia. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Paddington.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from AirTree Ventures is 50-100 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this AirTree Ventures works on 25 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 33 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Financial Services, SaaS. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Australia. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Canva, DroneDeploy, Paxata

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the AirTree Ventures, startups are often financed by AngelPad, Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Uncork Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Square Peg Capital, Skip Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Felicis Ventures, Square Peg Capital.

The fund was created by Craig Blair, Daniel Petre. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pet Circle

Animal Feed
E-Commerce
Pet
$125M07 Dec 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Zoomo

Delivery
Electric Vehicle
Internet
Logistics
Subscription Service
$30M15 Nov 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

CipherStash

$2M22 Oct 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perx Health

Health Care
InsurTech
$2M13 Oct 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Reejig

Artificial Intelligence
SaaS
Software
$4M11 Oct 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Joyous

Analytics
Human Resources
SaaS
Software
$10M28 Sep 2021 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Delegate Connect

Event Management
Events
Software
Video Conferencing
$7M16 Sep 2021 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Canva

Graphic Design
Photo Editing
Publishing
Software
Web Design
$200M14 Sep 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Open

Financial Services
Insurance
$31M30 Aug 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
News
Online events platform Delegate Connect gets $10M AUD led by AirTree

– Delegate Connect, a virtual/hybrid events platform, raised $10m in seed funding.
– The round was led by AirTree Ventures and joined by Skip Capital, TEN13 and Australian startup founders like LinkTree’s Alex Zaccaria and Go1’s Andrew Barnes.
– The capital will be used to build Delegate Connect’s teams in Melbourne, London and Norway, which enable it to handle events around the world, increasing headcount from 45 to more than 100 by December.
– It also plans to open a United States-based office soon.

Canva Raises USD $200M in Funding; Valued at USD 40 Billion Valuation

– Canva – a global visual communications platform based in Sidney, Australia – raised USD $200m in a funding round which valued the company at USD $40b.
– The round was led by T. Rowe Price with participation from new and existing strategic investors Franklin Templeton, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Bessemer Venture Partners, Greenoaks Capital, Dragoneer Investments, Blackbird, Felicis, and AirTree Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth, including expanding its team of more than 2,000 employees, which it is expected to double in the year ahead.

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