Startup Deal Flow Sources for Angel Investors in Australia

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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

Investor Syndicates

(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

  • Flying Fox Ventures - Cohort-based early-stage tech investment syndicate

  • 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

  • Scale Investors - Network of angel investors, syndicating investments in female founders

  • 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

Investor Directories

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

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