Fund 2 is now open!

Jelix invests in exceptional technology businesses that are building a distinct competitive advantage through innovative technology. We seek out exceptional, mission-driven founders who are dedicated to building a better future through technology. Fund 2 offers opportunities to invest in early-stage businesses across Australia and New Zealand that have the potential to make a global impact.


Early-stage technology companies, sector agnostic

Fund size


Target portfolio

22-25 companies

Target return


Investment term

10 years

Available to wholesale and sophisticated investors only

Available to wholesale and sophisticated investors only

Why invest in technology startups now?

At Jelix Ventures, we are passionate advocates for the startup ecosystem in Australia and New Zealand. We believe that this sector has the potential to create transformative technology and businesses for a better future. The past decade saw significant growth in venture capital, transforming local startups into global leaders in technology. As the sector has dramatically matured in terms of technology, talent, funding, regulation, and infrastructure, we see ripe opportunities to create the tech giants of the future. As industry insiders deeply embedded in the startup ecosystem, Jelix Ventures provides exposure to the outstanding opportunities emerging from this thriving local tech landscape.

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Jelix is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to backing daring founders across Australia and New Zealand.

Why invest with Jelix Ventures

Over 10 years of investing experience focused on early-stage technology businesses. The team has driven 126 early-stage investments into 42 portfolio companies. We remain laser-focused on the seed and pre-seed stage segment.

Ian and Andrea Gardiner are cornerstones of the local startup ecosystem with access to quality deals. Ian is deeply embedded in the industry as founder of Innovation Bay, Australia New Zealand’s longest-running networking community for founders and investors. As host of the popular industry podcast, Open the Pod Bay Doors, Ian picks the brains of tech leaders, emerging founders, and seasoned investors every week.

Jelix’s syndicate portfolio of 24 companies has delivered 3x MOIC, including 2 successful exits from StorReduce at 10x return in 3.5 years and Whooshkaa at 3.8x in 4 years. Plus stand-out performances from Abyss at 8x MOIC and Floodmapp at 5.2x MOIC.

Featured investments

Jelix is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to backing daring founders across Australia and New Zealand.

Jelix Ventures is supporting extraordinary founders and startups

Aus Industry features seed stage technology investors making an impact on the Australian innovation landscape

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