Angel investing is a team sport.
How to find good startups to invest in for angel investors. Here's a list of all the different deal flow sources you can join in Australia and New Zealand. Want vetted startup investments? Join a syndicate. Want to to be matched with startups? Check out the matching platforms. Want startups to pitch to you? Add yourself to an investor directory.
By Cheryl Mack
Disclaimer: Please note this list may not be accurate or complete, some programs may no longer be available or may have changed since this list was published. This is not meant to be regarded as advice or endorsement of any organisation listed.
Last updated: March 2022
(A syndicate is a group of investors that invest together as one entity on a company's cap table. The syndicate lead, listed below, finds the startup and does DD. Investors must be wholesale to join.)
27 Ventures - A dedicated Web3 syndicate investing in Crypto, DeFi, NFTs and more.
Aussie Angels - Find private investor syndicates you can join in Australia & New Zealand
Archangel - Early stage investment syndicate based in Australia
Brisbane Angels - provides emerging companies with seed and startup capital
CMack Ventures - Angel syndicate run by Cheryl Mack
Enterprise Angels - Early stage tech investments & angels member group - New Zealand
EnergyLab - Angel syndicate for cleantech startups
Jelix Ventures - Fund-led syndicated investments into early stage Australian tech startups
Melbourne Angels - Community of peers investing together in the future of Melbourne
New South Angels - Syndicated investments into UNSW Founders startups
Palm Beach Ventures - PBV is run by some of the core Cake team.
Perth Angels - A passionate community investing in Australian Startups
Startup Heroes - Startup Heroes (Investors) helping Startup Heroes (Founders).
Startup&Angels Syndicate - Invest in Early Stage Curated Startups in APAC
Sun Coast Angels - provides emerging companies with seed and startup capital
Sydney Angels - Not-for-profit angel syndicate investment membership organisation
Tech for Climate - Reduce atmospheric carbon one gigaton at a time
Ten13 - Syndicated investments for investors to co-invest w Transition Level Investments
The Flock - A side car of Black Sheep Capital
Venture Builders - Pre-seed & seed syndicate led by Evan Wong, Sue Howes, Alex Mckillop
Angel Networks & Groups
(Angel networks & groups, often co-invest but do not have the structure in place to invest as one entity, they often share deals and advice among members. Investors may or may not need to be wholesale.)
361 Angel Club - An angel community that shares deal flow and meets quarterly in Sydney
AirTree Explorer Program - angel investing education and networks
AngelList - List of 1600+ angel investors in Australia
Antler Angel Experience - In-depth access to Antler deal flow
Angel Loop - The association for organised Angel Investing in Queensland
Australian Investment Network - Connecting Australian Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
Business Angels - Introduction service for start-ups and private angel investors
Capital Angels - Supporting Capital Region entrepreneurs through investment
Geelong Angels - Member-based group supporting high growth Australian businesses
Hunter Angels - Angel group in the Greater Newcastle and Hunter Region
Impact Club - Community of angel investors with special focus on impact startups
Innovation Bay - Horizon angel club membership, provides deal-sharing & education
Investible - have an angel side car that allow investments into their portfolio companies.
Pitchblak - Angel investor network investing in startups supported by Pitchblak
Shebacks - Angel group for revenue share investments into women & non-binary folk ventures
Southern Angels - Network of individual investors in South Australia
South West Angels - provide funding & mentorship to ventures in Western Australia
Startmate First Believers - supports aspiring and budding investors in very early-stage deals
Equity Crowdfunding Platforms
AgCrowd - Agriculture and energy
Billfolda - Follow-on investments only, get access to their SaaS platform for listing
Birchal - Consumer brands
Equitise - Early-stage & growth technology companies
Enable Funding - Early-stage ventures
Impactor - Investing; climate change, sustainable supply chain, clean ocean, diversity
OnMarket - Wide variety of deals, early & growth stage businesses
VentureCrowd - Investor-led deals only, in early-stage, real estate & alternative investments
ANZ Angels Twitter List - Aussie / Kiwi investors & syndicates, curated by Dan Brockwell
Aussie Startup Funding - A directory of Aussie investors
Artesian’s Airtable - List of Venture Capital Firms in Australia
List of Australian Accelerators, VC's and Angels - Funding/investor list seeded by Airtree
List of NZ VCs & Angels - NZ Venture Capital Investors Database seeded by Blackbird
List of Registered ESVCLPs - Early-stage VC funds often share opportunities to co-invest
List of Registered VCLPs - General/later-stage VC funds
Sailist - 300+ startup programs open across Australia
Ventures List - VCs, Accelerators, Angels, Impact Investments, Crowdfunding in APAC
Listing & Matching Platforms
Angel Partners - platform connecting Angels to vetted deal flow & education
Wholesale Investor - Connect with angels, family offices & high-net worth investors
KapVista - platform for private opportunities showcasing emerging companies to investors
Snowball Effect - includes public, private, & wholesale investor offers, & raising assistance
Deal Flow in Your Inbox
Playbook Deal Flow - Monthly newsletter with curated startups from Rohit Bhargava
Batko OS - A newsletter with startups, angels & operators spotlight
Cut Through Venture - Emails highlighting fundraising startups from Chris Gillings
361 Angels Email List - Get intros to startups that match your preferences
We help angel investors build their own portfolio deal-by-deal alongside experienced investors. Lead investors share their deal flow, Angels review them deal-by-deal.
Disclaimer: These materials are meant to help you on your journey as an angel investor, based on information and knowledge I've collected on my journey. It is not business, legal, or financial advice in any way. I am in no way guaranteeing any chance of return. By accepting my service you acknowledge the risks involved with angel investing and agree I take no responsibility if you lose money on a deal or become addicted to the startup world.
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