Venture Capital Sydney

If you want to discover more about venture capital in Sydney then you’ve come to the right place. Venture capital investing, which means investing in privately held companies that are in the startup or expansion phase, has the potential to earn significantly higher returns for the investor than if they invested in more traditional assets such as listed shares or properties. Investing in startups provides a potential for high return investments, although it does come with higher risks. Whether you are looking for an alternative high yield investment opportunity or you are a startup looking for funding, join the VentureCrowd community and you can learn more about venture capital in Sydney. There are also opportunities to invest in venture capital in Melbourne or venture capital in Brisbane too.

How do you invest in venture capital firms in Sydney?

Venture capital refers to the funds that are made available to startups or entrepreneurs who need funding to either start a new business or expand their existing business. If you register through the VentureCrowd platform, you can get easy access to curated startup and property investment opportunities. You’ll then be able to do your research, speak with the founders and when you are ready to invest, you can pay seamlessly via our fully online and automated platform. You will then receive ownership and visibility of your investment online. If the company you have invested in is successful, you can then share in their success. If you are worried about the quality of our investments, we don’t just list any deal on the platform. They are all subject to our rigorous curation process and as VentureCrowd is investor-led, we only list deals with secured professional external leads or a VentureCrowd approved partner. 

What is the average return on venture capital in Sydney?

The returns on venture capital will vary between different investment opportunities. It will depend on the growth and profitability of the business you invest in and how long the investment is made for. The return in the investment is made on ‘exit’ or ‘liquidity event’. This is usually when the property development or business is sold, or through an initial public offering (IPO) on the stock market. The returns from successful early-stage investments can be very high, but these investment opportunities also come with a high risk.

Is it hard to get into venture capital in Sydney?

The venture capital market is changing so it is now easier to get involved in venture capital in Sydney. Traditionally a company wanting to raise funds via retail crowdsource funding opportunities had to be structured as a public company (unlisted) but in September 2017, legislation changed extending the crowdsource funding opportunities to proprietary companies. The new rules allow private companies to not count crowd-sourced funding investors towards the 50-shareholder cap. With the new legislation comes additional governance and reporting obligations that are designed to protect investors. 

And recent changes have made it easier for investors too. Changes to Australian legislation in 2017 mean that investment opportunities that had previously only been available to high net worth individuals or sophisticated investors can now be accessed by retail investors. Retail investors who meet certain criteria are now able to invest up to $10,000 in private companies. This means startup investment is no longer just for venture capitalists or angel investing but is more accessible to everyday investors who can now co-invest on the same economic terms alongside experienced lead investors. This means that investors can now have direct access to alternative investment opportunities that have previously been limited to institutional or sophisticated investors.

How to find the right venture capital to fund your business in Sydney?

One way to fund your business in Sydney is to launch a crowdfunding campaign. VentureCrowd, an investor-led, co-investment platform, allows you to raise and secure capital through equity-based crowdfunding from a large and fast-growing crowd of investors in collaboration with our experienced team. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a property developer, or an established business owner we give you access to alternative finance from a crowd of both retail and sophisticated investors. And you’ll have the opportunity to connect with investors or individuals who are familiar with the sector or market your business so you’ll be able to draw on their experience. 

If you need extra support, we also have a range of campaign services including digital marketing and PR to help you promote your campaign, and you’ll also have a dedicated campaign manager. Usually, a funding round runs for six weeks, and with VentureCrowd, the average investment is $35K per investor. Although there is no maximum or minimum amount of money you can raise through VentureCrowd, you’ll need to disclose the total amount of the current raise and allocate a set amount to VentureCrowd investors.

 If you are thinking about the best way to raise and secure capital for your startup or property development, speak to the team at VentureCrowd. We have the experience and knowledge to help you, as well as a proven track record so you know you’ll be in safe hands. If you have any questions about venture capital in Sydney or would like more information about VentureCrowd, our team love to hear from you. Give us a call on 1300 039 655 or email hello@venturecrowd.com.au