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Investor type Micro VC
Founders Jim Cassidy Paul Naphtali


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Total investments 38
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 3.80
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Services
  • Enterprise Software
  • Marketplace

Rampersand is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The company was established in Australia. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Melbourne.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline PredictiveHire, Cog, School Places Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Mobile Devices, Enterprise Software. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Australia.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Rampersand, startups are often financed by Macdoch Ventures, Giant Leap Fund, Full Circle Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Giant Leap Fund, Full Circle Venture Capital, Macdoch Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Giant Leap Fund, Full Circle Venture Capital, Blackbird Ventures (Australia).

The fund was created by Jim Cassidy, Paul Naphtali.

The important activity for fund was in 2016. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Cake Equity

09 Jan 2023 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


Financial Services
$32M19 Jul 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Financial Services
$1M05 Apr 2022 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Cake Equity

$2M12 Mar 2022 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Muso app

Musical Instruments
$2M20 Oct 2021 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


$2M28 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Courier Service
$13M18 Aug 2020 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
$1M27 Jul 2020 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Enterprise Software
$12M18 Feb 2020 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


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