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Hostplus

Investor type Private Equity Firm

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Total investments 31
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$42M
Portfolio companies 24
Rounds per year 0.91
Lead investments 3
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.23
Exits 1
Key employees 4

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • FinTech
  • Renewable Energy
Summary

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

Nourish Ingredients

$28M19 Oct 2022 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Airwallex

Finance
Financial Services
Financial Software
FinTech
Payments
$100M10 Oct 2022 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

AMSL Aero

Transportation
$23M06 Sep 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hysata

Renewable Energy
Semiconductor
$31M01 Aug 2022 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Quaise

Advanced Materials
Clean Energy
Energy
Industrial
$12M08 Jun 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Zeller

Banking
Financial Services
FinTech
Payments
$73M02 Mar 2022 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

First Light Fusion

Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Simulation
Universities
$45M14 Feb 2022 Cherwell, England, United Kingdom

Ubiquitous Energy

Building Material
Clean Energy
Renewable Energy
Solar
Windows
$30M11 Jan 2022 Redwood City, California, United States

Navenio

Information Technology
Location Based Services
Mobile Apps
Software
$13M14 Dec 2021 Oxford, England, United Kingdom
News
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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