My name is Andrea Gardiner, I'm the Founder and CEO of Jelix Ventures

My name is Andrea Gardiner, I'm the Founder and CEO of Jelix Ventures

My name is Andrea Gardiner, I'm the Founder and CEO of Jelix Ventures

When the door is closed, find a window. 
And be kind.

When the door is closed, find a window. 
And be kind.

When the door is closed, find a window. 
And be kind.

I find the startup culture exhilarating. The prospect of meeting the team on the brink of disrupting the status quo is extremely exciting. Meeting mission-driven founders is the best part of this job, I’m humbled I get to do this every day. 


Integrity is the most important thing to me. If we can’t stay true to what we believe in, the rewards fall short. Even in a competitive industry like venture capital, I believe in treating all parties respectfully. I believe I can be a good investor while honoring my personal values. 


I’m passionate about empowering investors. I found investing in startups to be a steep learning curve, I was lucky to have some great mentors who took me under their wing when I was venturing into full-time investing. In my corporate career, I learned how to negotiate strongly and fairly, and I will always fight hard to protect my investors. I want to pay it forward and share my knowledge with other investors. 


An entrepreneur that I admire is Mike Cannon-Brookes and Bill Gates because not only have are they phenomenally successful entreprenuers, they are good human beings. Both use the power of their profile and financial resources to have a positive impact on the world.

I get asked a lot where the name Jelix comes from. When our boys Jasper and Felix were small, we used to have family story time, featuring the adventures of their alter egos, Fasper and Jelix. When we founded Jelix, we wanted to capture that sense of extraordinary joy and excruciating excitement – the thought that anything is possible. For us, that’s what startups are all about. 

People who meet me now may not know that I was a professional rock climber in my 20s. I’ve climbed all the big rock walls and was featured in a rock climbing documentary called Free Climbing.

I find the startup culture exhilarating. The prospect of meeting the team on the brink of disrupting the status quo is extremely exciting. Meeting mission-driven founders is the best part of this job, I’m humbled I get to do this every day. 


Integrity is the most important thing to me. If we can’t stay true to what we believe in, the rewards fall short. Even in a competitive industry like venture capital, I believe in treating all parties respectfully. I believe I can be a good investor while honoring my personal values. 


I’m passionate about empowering investors. I found investing in startups to be a steep learning curve, I was lucky to have some great mentors who took me under their wing when I was venturing into full-time investing. In my corporate career, I learned how to negotiate strongly and fairly, and I will always fight hard to protect my investors. I want to pay it forward and share my knowledge with other investors. 


An entrepreneur that I admire is Mike Cannon-Brookes and Bill Gates because not only have are they phenomenally successful entreprenuers, they are good human beings. Both use the power of their profile and financial resources to have a positive impact on the world.

I get asked a lot where the name Jelix comes from. When our boys Jasper and Felix were small, we used to have family story time, featuring the adventures of their alter egos, Fasper and Jelix. When we founded Jelix, we wanted to capture that sense of extraordinary joy and excruciating excitement – the thought that anything is possible. For us, that’s what startups are all about. 

People who meet me now may not know that I was a professional rock climber in my 20s. I’ve climbed all the big rock walls and was featured in a rock climbing documentary called Free Climbing.

I find the startup culture exhilarating. The prospect of meeting the team on the brink of disrupting the status quo is extremely exciting. Meeting mission-driven founders is the best part of this job, I’m humbled I get to do this every day. 


Integrity is the most important thing to me. If we can’t stay true to what we believe in, the rewards fall short. Even in a competitive industry like venture capital, I believe in treating all parties respectfully. I believe I can be a good investor while honoring my personal values. 


I’m passionate about empowering investors. I found investing in startups to be a steep learning curve, I was lucky to have some great mentors who took me under their wing when I was venturing into full-time investing. In my corporate career, I learned how to negotiate strongly and fairly, and I will always fight hard to protect my investors. I want to pay it forward and share my knowledge with other investors. 


An entrepreneur that I admire is Mike Cannon-Brookes and Bill Gates because not only have are they phenomenally successful entreprenuers, they are good human beings. Both use the power of their profile and financial resources to have a positive impact on the world.

I get asked a lot where the name Jelix comes from. When our boys Jasper and Felix were small, we used to have family story time, featuring the adventures of their alter egos, Fasper and Jelix. When we founded Jelix, we wanted to capture that sense of extraordinary joy and excruciating excitement – the thought that anything is possible. For us, that’s what startups are all about. 

People who meet me now may not know that I was a professional rock climber in my 20s. I’ve climbed all the big rock walls and was featured in a rock climbing documentary called Free Climbing.

Board positions

Board positions

Board positions

Gelomics

Gelomics

Gelomics

2023

2023

2023

Black.ai

Black.ai

Black.ai

2022

2022

2022

Bitwise Agronomy

Bitwise Agronomy

Bitwise Agronomy

2021

2021

2021

Sinorbis

Sinorbis

Sinorbis

2018

2018

2018

Let's get to know each other.

Let's get to know each other.

Let's get to know each other.

Andrea Gardiner CEO Jelix Ventures
Andrea Gardiner CEO Jelix Ventures
Andrea Gardiner CEO Jelix Ventures

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© 2023 Jelix Ventures.

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Jelix acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Country we work and live on, and recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations people.

© 2023 Jelix Ventures.

Jelix Ventures Management Company Pty Ltd (ABN 60 613 582 773) is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 001281193) of Shell Cove Capital Management Ltd (ACN 107 290 335) Australian Financial Licence No 247143. Any advice provided by Jelix is without taking account of your objectives, financial situation and needs. Jelix is authorised to provide financial services to wholesale or sophisticated investors only. Potential investors should do their own due diligence and make their own investment decisions, consulting with licensed legal professionals and investment advisors for legal, tax, insurance, or investment advice. Jelix Ventures Management Company Pty Ltd (CAR of AFS Licence No 247143) and related entities and each of their respective directors, officers and agents ("Jelix") believe that the information contained in this page and its attachments have been obtained from reliable sources and that any estimates, opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held at the time of compilation. No warranty is made as to the accuracy of the information in this page and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Jelix disclaims all liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any recipient through relying on anything contained or omitted from this page. Jelix does not warrant the attached files are free from computer viruses or other defects and is provided on the basis that the user assumes all responsibility for any loss, damage or consequence resulting from use.

Jelix acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Country we work and live on, and recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations people.

© 2023 Jelix Ventures.

Jelix Ventures Management Company Pty Ltd (ABN 60 613 582 773) is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 001281193) of Shell Cove Capital Management Ltd (ACN 107 290 335) Australian Financial Licence No 247143. Any advice provided by Jelix is without taking account of your objectives, financial situation and needs. Jelix is authorised to provide financial services to wholesale or sophisticated investors only. Potential investors should do their own due diligence and make their own investment decisions, consulting with licensed legal professionals and investment advisors for legal, tax, insurance, or investment advice. Jelix Ventures Management Company Pty Ltd (CAR of AFS Licence No 247143) and related entities and each of their respective directors, officers and agents ("Jelix") believe that the information contained in this page and its attachments have been obtained from reliable sources and that any estimates, opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held at the time of compilation. No warranty is made as to the accuracy of the information in this page and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Jelix disclaims all liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any recipient through relying on anything contained or omitted from this page. Jelix does not warrant the attached files are free from computer viruses or other defects and is provided on the basis that the user assumes all responsibility for any loss, damage or consequence resulting from use.