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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.58
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 4

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • FinTech
  • Lending

The fund was located in Australia. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Melbourne.

The overall number of key employees were 4.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Hostplus, startups are often financed by IP Group Plc, Woodford Investment Management, Blackbird Ventures (Australia). The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are IP Group Plc, Woodford Investment Management, Square Peg Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Square Peg Capital, Salesforce Ventures, NAB Ventures.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Hostplus the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Genetics, Biopharma. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Cardiac Dimensions, Bugcrowd

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Fleet Space Technologies

Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
$26M16 Nov 2021 Australia, Western Australia, Australia

Mobilion Systems

Life Science
$60M13 Jul 2021 Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Gilmour Space Technologies

Industrial Engineering
Space Travel
$44M29 Jun 2021 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Financial Services
Information Technology
$65M11 May 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cardiac Dimensions

Health Care
Medical Device
$17M29 Sep 2020 Washington, United States

Ena Respiratory

Health Diagnostics
$8M28 Sep 2020 Victoria

Mobilion Systems

Life Science
$35M17 Aug 2020 Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania, United States


Information Technology
Location Based Services
Mobile Apps
$13M20 May 2020 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Asset Management
Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
$20M06 Apr 2020 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
MOBILion Systems Raises $60M in Series C Funding

– MOBILion System from Chadds Fords develops high-resolution instrumentation for biomarker discovery.
– The company raised $60M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by D1 Capital Partners with participation from aMoon, Agilent Technologies, IP Group, Hostplus and Cultivation Capital.
– The new investment will be used to scale the commercialization of MOBIE® and advance product development for expansion into bioprocessing and multiomic biomarker discovery markets.

Rocket startup Gilmour Space raises $46M Series C to take its small launch vehicle to orbit

– Gilmour Space Technologies, an Australian rocket launch startup, raised $61m funding.
– The round was led by Fine Structure Ventures and included contributions from Blackbird and Main Sequence, and Australian pension funds HESTA, Hostplus and NGS Super.
– The company plans to use the funds to nearly double its workforce, from 70 to 120 employees, and develop a new commercial spaceport at Abbot Point, Queensland.
– Gilmour Space has already signed agreements with prospective customers for future Eris launches.


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