Venture Capital fund

Giant Leap Fund

Giant Leap is Australia's first 100% impact fund. We believe in business as a force for good.

Published: December 7, 2017

Introduction to the fund

Giant Leap is Australia’s first venture capital fund that is 100% dedicated to investing in impact startups – rapidly scalable businesses that blend financial returns with real and measurable social and environmental benefits.

Investment Mandate

  • Positive impact from every sale that is measurable and aligned with Giant Leap’s Impact Themes
  • Ability to generate 10x returns in 4 – 7 years
  • Tech-enabled impact businesses (sector agnostic)
  • Late seed / early Series A (post-revenue)
  • Initial cheque of $100k or $500k (depending on the stage of the business) with potential to follow-on
  • Investee Valuation Range: $2m to $20m

Themes

The fund is sector agnostic, but looks for impact in line with three broad themes.

  • Empowering People – education, increasing access to products/services, addressing diversity and inclusion challenges, etc.
  • Sustainable Living – clean-tech, waste reduction, agriculture, water, etc.
  • Health & Wellbeing – aged care, mental health, medical innovations, etc.

What to include in your pitch deck

We suggest you include the following information in no more than 10 slides:

  • The problem you’re solving
  • The size of the market opportunity
  • Your vision / solution, including value proposition and business model
  • Impact
  • Traction, including historical revenues
  • Projected revenues and pathway to achieving growth
  • Funding ask (and what you will use the funds for)
  • Your team and experience
Key Features
Expected Tarm 10 Years
Target IRR 20%
Fund Size $15m

Investee Companies

As of October 2018, Giant Leap has made investments in seven companies.
Series A Investment
James Moody of Sendle

Sendle

Sendle is Australia’s only carbon neutral delivery service The company is helping Australian
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Series A Investment
Your Grocer

YourGrocer

YourGrocer is an online platform connecting consumers with local, independent shops..
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Series A Investment
Glam Corner

GlamCorner

GlamCorner is an online platform for women in Australia to rent designer dresses..
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Series A Investment
Switch Team

Switch Automation

Switch Automation is the digital layer for managing buildings The platform assists owners,
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Seed Stage Investment

Perx Health

Perx Health improves medication adherence and patient outcomes through gamification and behavioral
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Seed Stage Investment

Goterra

Goterrra is turning local food waste into livestock feed for Australian farmers with a closed-loop,
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Future Super

Future Super is Australia’s first ethical, diversified superannuation fund that completely
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Venture Partners

Will Richardson is available for office hours. Book here.
Will Richardson
Will Richardson
Head of Venture Capital
Will leads our venture capital work Over his fifteen years of experience,
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Adam Milgrom
Giant Leap Fund Venture Partner
Adam is an active impact investor and has built a portfolio of investments
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Kylie Charlton
Kylie Charlton
Giant Leap Fund Venture Partner
Kylie Charlton is the chief investment officer of and represents Australian
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Peter Cameron
Peter Cameron
Giant Leap Fund Venture Partner
Peter Cameron has more than 30 years’ experience as a successful
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How Giant Leap VC defines impact

We have two litmus tests to determine if a business is right for the Giant Leap Venture Capital Fund.

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Our Giant Leap Investment Process

The Giant Leap investment process, from go to whoa.

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IIG's Giant Leap Team

Contact Details

Will Richardson
Will Richardson
Head of Venture Capital
Will leads our venture capital work Over his fifteen years of experience,
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Amanda Goodman
Amanda Goodman
Head Of Syndication & Director, Giant Leap
Amanda has run IIG’s Sydney office since 2014 and is responsible for
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Rachel Yang
Rachel Yang
Investment Manager
Rachel is the first line of review for the deals that flow to Giant Leap, works
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Charlie Macdonald
Analyst
Charlie joined IIG in 2018 as an Analyst for the Giant Leap Fund Charlie is
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