About Us

ANU Connect Ventures manages two funds: The Discovery Translation Fund 2.0, which aims to support research with commercial potential from The Australian National University and University of Canberra in undertaking crucial proof-of-concept work; and the $27 million Seed Investment fund for the ANU-MTAA Super Venture Capital Partnership.

The Seed Investment Fund was established with the support of the ACT Government to invest in promising commercial opportunities arising out of the ANU research, other ACT-based research institutions and local R&D companies. More information regarding our investment funds and their criteria can be found in the Investment section.

The Team

ANU Connect Ventures employs a team of investment managers with experience in a broad range of sectors including life sciences, healthcare, engineering and physical sciences.
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The Board

Operations are overseen by a Board of Directors representing the founding partners of the investment fund: ANU and MTAA. Additionally, the board includes an independent Chair.
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The Evaluation Committee

(Discovery Translation Fund 2.0)
Funding recommendations for the Discovery Translation Fund 2.0 are made by an Evaluation Committee with representation including ANUCV, the ANU Technology Transfer Office and the University of Canberra.

The Investment Committee

(Seed Investment Fund)
Investment decisions for the seed fund are made by the Investment Committee. The committee includes five members with strong backgrounds in venture capital, innovation and investment.
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Funds managed by ANU Connect Ventures have been established in partnership with ANU, MTAA Super Fund and the ACT Government. Additional support for applicants to the Discovery Translation Fund is also available from Lighthouse Innovation Centre.

The Australian National University MTAA Super FundACT Government
Lighthouse Innovation Centre

 

 

In addition to the partners above, ANU Connect Ventures has invested in cooperation with other Australian venture capital firms. Partner firms include:

Kestrel CapitalGBS Venture PartnersBlue Cove VenturesStarfish Ventures

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