WE’RE PATIENT CAPITAL HERE TO BUILD GENERATIONAL COMPANIES

FOUNDER SUCCESS IS OUR MISSION

We’ve championed exceptional technology founders and teams for decades. Our hard fought reputation as trusted business partners is built on the foundation of our culture of value add and what we call the 'three F's':

Photograph of Godfrey Dinh Founder of Futurerent

FOUNDERS:

We succeed when the founders we back realise their dreams

FUND:

We treat our Investors’ money as our own and earn their respect

FUN:

We back founders who we want to spend time with, not because we have to, because we want to

The TL:DR

Where we add value

Founders

We mentor you, support you and help you see the blind spots and road ahead. We make sure you grow as a person and as a leader. We’re your first call. Your success is our success

talent

It’s just a dream without a team. We help you attract, retain and engage the best talent, especially senior executives and functional heads

strategy

We’re founders ourselves and have supported founders from inception to IPO and beyond. Whether it’s structuring your org chart, designing comp plans, setting up an ESOP, expanding offshore or building a GTM motion, we’re right there in the weeds with you

CUSTOMERS

We have a deep network of potential customers and distribution partners. We’ll open the door, you just need to walk through it

INVESTOR NETWORK

We’re backed by some of the leading founders, business builders and executives at tech, ASX and private companies as well as notable Australians and HNW families. This network is here to help you succeed

NEXT ROUND CAPITAL

We believe founders should expand globally where they can and that US VCs can add significant value on the ground in the US than we can from Australia. We actively work with founders to expand to the US and to secure their next round of capital from top-tier US VCs. From your pitch deck and legal to introductions that count – we're here to guide you

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THE PATH OF A FOUNDER ISN’T LINEAR

IT’S RIDDLED WITH UNCERTAINTY, CONFUSION AND STRESSFUL JUNCTURES

Fundraising shouldn’t be one of them. Because success is built on trust and transparency, here’s some answers to the questions we get asked the most

What stage do we invest at?

Our typical stage of investment is Seed, Pre-Series A and Series A. We also reserve capital to continue to support our portfolio companies beyond that. We typically partner with companies where there is product market fit, or some early signs of it, and typically where there is some commercial validation. We like to be able to speak with existing customers and hear how much they love you and your product.

We do tend to break ‘rules’ though, where appropriate.

Our guiding purpose is to partner with exceptional founders building world-class businesses and helping grow those founders as people and CEOs so that they can achieve their dreams.With that founder focused mindset, we do occasionally invest in pre-revenue and pre-product opportunities and work with the founders to bring the product and business to life.

We love meeting founders early, and potentially investing at that stage too, so please reach out regardless of stage if you think we’d be able to add value to you and your business.

What kinds of companies do we invest in?

We are sector and technology agnostic and look to invest in exceptional founders building companies in large markets with a competitive advantage.

We have invested in founders leading B2B SaaS businesses, FinTech, marketplaces, software, hardware and from cyber security, construction tech and Web3 to D2C digital-first cremation business.

What do we look for in an idea and founders?

We look at ideas that are going to improve or disrupt the world;

  • Is your idea, distinctive and unique, with a durable competitive advantage?
  • Does it capture a potentially large market, ideally on a global scale?
  • Are you able to demonstrate existing traction and early demand for the value proposition?

Nevertheless, here at OIF, it’s always about the founders. It is one of the most important factors we take into account during the decision-making process. We want to partner with founders who demonstrate great leadership qualities and vast domain expertise. The path of a founder isn't a linear one. It is riddled with uncertainty, rejection, pride, exhaustion and elation. Therefore, we want to invest in founders who are diligent, dedicated and open minded.

How do we support our portfolio find talent?

As our founders take their vision to the next level, they need to expand their team to support this exponential growth. We facilitate this growth through our Job Board and Talent Network.