TELSTRA VENTURES

Helping Founders deliver their dreams

A strategic growth investor passionate about scaling great products and leaders

Our Story

Telstra Ventures is a strategic growth investor in lighthouse technology companies that are commencing scale. We provide venture capital investment via a “Strategic Growth Investment” approach. This approach offers entrepreneurs access to genuine revenue growth beyond the investment itself and shortens the time to reach global scale. We support this growth through investment capital and leadership. Our heritage combined with our association with Telstra and its capabilities help accelerate growth for the entrepreneurs in our portfolio.

In almost a decade we have invested over $250 million in 60+ companies, generated more than $150+ million in revenue for our portfolio companies and managed 14 liquidity events.

We are backed by our strategic investors Telstra, one of the 20 largest telecommunications providers globally and HarbourVest, one of the world’s largest private equity funds.

Our Focus

Within our portfolio, we have the following classic focus areas:

CLOUD

Data, SAAS &
Infrastructure

SECURITY

Behavioural
analytics &
next-generation
security models

NETWORK

5G, SDN, IoT

CONSUMER

Marketplace, DTC
& Sports

MEDIA

Blend Broadcast
and IP & Data &
efficacy

MOBILE

Consumer & Mobile
Apps

Portfolio Testimonials

Telstra Ventures has accelerated introductions to customers in markets we’re only just starting to explore, like China

Josh Leslie, CEO Cumulus

Telstra Ventures has been incredibly supportive of the business over the last 6 years, helping us connect with world-class investors which have joined our register. They are engaged and always willing to help.

Marcus Tan, CEO & Founder HealthEngine

A large percentage of what CrowdStrike provides we use in some way, shape or form.

Berin Lautenbach, CISO APAC, Telstra

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Our Difference

Access to Talent & Capital

We actively source and place Board and Executive positions for our portfolio companies through our network of relationships with founders, CxOs, Board Members, and Executive Search professionals. Additionally, through our extensive networks in VC and corporate partners we actively access, source and place capital with our portfolio companies. Our portfolio companies also benefit from our governance, and ability to get executive sponsorship at the most senior levels of the Global 2000 corporate’s to ensure the adoption of new technologies.

Grow with our Strategic Platform

Our association with Telstra and our partner ecosystem provides our companies a “Strategic Platform” for growth. This enables our portfolio companies to build revenue bearing commercial relationships and investment connections across Australia, New Zealand, China, Asia and Europe. Tapping into this ecosystem also allows access to large IT buyers via Telstra, its customers, our partners and our portfolio of investees.

 

We also provide our portfolio partners premium access to Telstra’s annual business expo ‘Vantage’ which attracts over 6000 invite-only attendees.

Telstra Ventures, Panel Discussion, Telstra Vantage October 2018

Michelle Zhou, Near, Telstra Vantage October 2018

Brad Parsons, MOVUS, Telstra Vantage October 2018

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