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Investor type Accelerator
Founders Niki Scevak


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Total investments 86
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 81
Rounds per year 6.62
Lead investments 16
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 1
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Apps
  • Internet
  • SaaS

In 2010 was created Startmate, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Australia. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Melbourne.

The fund was created by Niki Scevak.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Bugcrowd, Ninja Blocks, Vero. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Apps, SaaS. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Startmate, startups are often financed by Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Thomas Rice, Melbourne Accelerator Program. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are 500 Startups, Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Thomas Rice. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Costanoa Ventures, Sydney Angels, Square Peg Capital.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Comparing to the other companies, this Startmate performs on 24 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Butter Insurance

Financial Services
Online Portals
Personal Finance
$1M07 Dec 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Kara Technologies

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$897K11 Nov 2022 -


Mobile Apps
$1M27 Oct 2022 -

The Mintable

$4M07 Jun 2022 -


Blogging Platforms
Digital Media
$365K01 Jun 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Information Technology
$876K26 May 2022 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


$474K11 Dec 2021 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vertus Energy

$828K27 Oct 2021 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Financial Services
Mobile Apps
Risk Management
Supply Chain Management
$75K06 Oct 2021 Carlton, Victoria, Australia


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