To be the fund of choice for world changing startups and investors who want to empower them.

We achieve this by combining highly skilled people, a collaborative culture, with pioneering processes and tech.

We invest in, advise and raise capital for high growth technology companies at the Seed and Series A stages.

What We Offer

CP Ventures is an Australian digital investment firm that helps startups and sophisticated investors through our tax-free venture capital fund, a registered ESVCLP.

We’ve built a proprietary end-to-end investment platform that streamlines the selection, due-diligence, capital raising and monitoring process. This gives CP Ventures, our startups and investors more convenience, control, transparency and peace of mind.

Investors

Access privileged direct co-investment rights in some of the most exciting companies in AI, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Media, Blockchain, Property, IoT, Energy and further diversified sectors through our tax-free fund.

Startups

We don’t just lead your investment round, we roll our sleeves up for the life of your company; helping you get investor ready, succeed in due diligence, rally investors into multiple financing rounds and accelerate growth with a global network of advisors.

How We're Different

CP Ventures has spent years developing a next-generation digital investment business. We enhance the experience of startups and investors with unique technology, processes and advisory. Our platform streamlines the journey from startup to scaleup; bringing efficiency, transparency and rigour to the process.

Sourcing

Special access to proprietary deal flow through an extensive network of highly-engaged investors and founders. Relationships, resources, podcasts and blogs drive trust and traffic.

Screening

A streamlined, thorough and transparent screening and due diligence process is powered by technology. We’re founder friendly, impact-driven and partnering with teams that are capable of changing the world.

Investment

CP Ventures leads (or co-leads) each investment via our tax-free (registered ESVCLP) fund. The investment platform is used to privately syndicate the round with smart and strategic investors.

Management

Portfolio performance is automatically tracked and displayed on the platform for investors. Specialist advisory fast-tracks the pathway to growth and exit.

The Team

Emlyn Scott

Co-founder and MD

Co-founder & MD of CapitalPitch. Co-founder & Director of OpenMarkets, Australia’s second largest online stock broker (behind CommSec) and 12th largest overall, trading over $3bn per month. Former CEO of the National Stock Exchange of Australia, Australia’s second largest listing stock exchange. Former head of business development of equities & CFDs at LCH.Clearnet in London. 25 years experience in finance, senior management and business development.

Chris Sang

General Partner

Chris Sang has an existing and growing angel investment portfolio of over 80 startups from US, Australia, NZ and Latin America. Two of these companies are unicorns (privately held and valued over $1bn) with several more expected to be valued over $1bn by the end of 2019. Chris’s angel investment portfolio has generated an IRR of over 50% since the first investments in 2014. He has co-invested with Tier 1 Venture Capital firms in the US such as LightSpeed Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz (A16z), Data Collective, Boost VC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Next View Ventures, Expansion Capital Ventures, Right Side Capital Management, Decent Capital (China), Y-Combinator, 500 Startups, TechStars and YC Continuity Fund. Chris has had a diverse career in systems development & consulting with startups, SME and large-scale enterprises across the banking, insurance & auto-industry verticals spanning 25+ years. Using his extensive experience in IT he has applied this with vigour to finding and investing in some of the fastest growing early stage companies around the globe as well as advising his portfolio of investments.

Glenn Butcher

Venture Partner

Glenn is an ex executive of Amazon Web Services who is responsible for founding Amazon's software engineering capability in Sydney and an ex director at Atlassian where he led a 50-person division creating product and supporting 10,000 customer teams. Glenn invests in early stage startups using technology to transform the world. He can assist startups of any size improve their culture, recruiting operations and engineering practices. Glenn has an incredibly unique skill set in scaling technology. At Brandscreen he ran team of less than 15 developers and a marketplace with similar volume to Twitter.

Mark Maloney

Investment Committee

Mark was the CEO & Managing Director of The MAC services, which the Maloney family listed on the ASX in 2007 and then exited for $689m in 2011. Mark then moved into CEO and Managing Director of Tulla Private Equity, The Maloney Family Investment Group, with a particular focus on mining, property and several large technology investments
In 2013 Mark formed Intrepic, an investment company focusing on the well-being & lifestyle space, through which Mark has invested in and served as Chairman of Garage Entertainment and Sumo Salad.

Deepak Natarajan

Investment Committee

Deepak Natarajan is a technology industry veteran whose career spans 35 years as a venture capitalist, startup executive, and as a global marketing and sales executive at pioneering companies across the technology spectrum. During the past 8 years, Mr. Natarajan ran Intel Capital's SEA and ANZ operations from Singapore, and served on the boards of 10 Intel Capital portfolio companies. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Natarajan spent 27 years in Silicon Valley and established an excellent track record as a venture capitalist (Redwood Ventures, Storm Ventures), startup executive (Seeker Software and Roamware), and as a global marketing and sales executive (Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Autodesk).

Tony Surtees

Investment Committee

VP, CEO & Board. Past VP & GM of Yahoo! Inc. Commerce. Operational experience in the US, Asia & Australia. Named as one of Australia’s Top Ten Digital Entrepreneurs by “Smart Company”. Specialises in Commercialisation & Investment, Scaling businesses for rapid growth. Helping build early stage technology companies; particular interest in applications for disruptive business models analytics, applications, both consumer and enterprise sectors. SaaS, big data, machine learning.
Marketing, Strategy in mass market consumer B2C and B2B, Product Development, Product Management, E-commerce, M-Commerce, Online Retailing.
Domain expertise in Financial Services, Ad-tech, Advertising, Programmatic Media Buying, Media, TV and Online Media, Digital Landscape.

We are a team of serial founders and investors with the scars of experience. We are committed to finding, investing in and growing world-class technology businesses.

We believe when amazing founders select the right investors, magic happens. Our culture is built on partnership and win-win.

Portfolio Company:

OOVVUU are a proprietary AI platform, built on IBM Watson, that matches ad-funded videos with articles anywhere in the world almost instantaneously.

http://oovvuu.com

We love Oovvuu because they are solving the biggest problem for publishers and broadcasters, imminent death from Facebook and Google, with infinitely scalable technology and a revenue model to match.

Oovvuu chose CP Ventures to co-lead the investment round and bring additional rigour, transparency and strategic investor networks that could fast-track their growth.

Portfolio Company:

KAMI is the No.1 document annotation app in the world. They focus on the education sector and help teachers and school districts go digital. Their solution saves teachers 4-6 hours/week, and schools from having to spend hundreds of thousands a year on printing/paper.

https://www.kamiapp.com

Portfolio Company:

BLUEFIELD is an immersive media startup from Melbourne, Australia. Their vision is to empower anyone with the ability to experience a physical place in a digital space.

http://bluefield.co

We love Phoria because of the quality of the founding team, impressive revenue growth, technology vision, industry leadership and close relationships with Google, Matterport, Telstra, Lendlease, Aurecon and various other landmark brands and governments.

Phoria chose CP Ventures as their lead investor due to the strong cultural fit, values alignment, clear process and founder friendly approach.

Portfolio Company:

MIRO has produced Team analytics software to elevate and accelerate digital team performance. They apply proprietary analytics and machine learning to map a team’s skills and performance so they can accelerate their performance, growth in their skills and performance at work.

https://www.umano.tech

We loved Umano because of the team who are super bright, knowledgeable and hustle, the problem they are targeting which is global and felt by almost every business and their unique solution.

Umano gave us exclusive access to their round after 6 months of relationship building for several reasons. The CP Ventures network is uniquely placed to add real value to the Umano product. We invested via our Fund and introduced them to our Fund’s Limited Partners (investors) who also invested directly.

Accelerating founders for impact on the world

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