Giant Leap is Australia's first venture capital fund which is 100% dedicated to investing in exceptional, rapidly scalable impact businesses.  We are investing $13 million into businesses that blend financial returns with deep social and environmental impact.

Giant Leap is backed by leading Australian funds manager, Impact Investment Group, which manages over $400 million in assets.  It is bolstered by Venture Partners (seasoned entrepreneurs and early-stage investors) and guided by Advisors (with early-stage tech and start-up experience, and who've led venture capital investments across the world). 

We believe that investing in businesses that do good is simply good business.

We like to meet entrepreneurs and founders, and see their presentations. We recommend you read about what we're looking for before you contact us.

You can also read more about Giant Leap - our mission, methods, what we believe and how we have found and backed winners.


GIANT LEAP IN THE world

Fashion-sharing startup GlamCorner raises $4.2m in Series A

The Non-Paradox Of Highly Successful Profit-From-Purpose Businesses

Etsy executive joins board of Sydney startup Sendle: “We obviously share a target market”

The Funding Round: Online grocer, world-changing startup and wallet-replacing watch bank $6.3 million

How long-term relationships helped a startup gain $1.3 million in funding

More than $10 million up for grabs as spotlight on impact-driven founders intensifies

$13 million VC fund for impact-driven startups launches with official opening of The Dream Factory

Impact Investment Group launches venture fund

Impact Investment Group raises $13m for Giant Leap Fund

Vic Government Minister backs IIG

Start-up heavyweights back YourGrocer as it prepares to do battle with Amazon

Delivery startup Sendle targets ecommerce retailers in new shipping deal

Small business delivery start-up Sendle raises $5 million

Australia’s first 100% impact venture capital fund hosts Patagonia’s “$20 Million & Change” Fund 

Aussies selected for Project Include

Four Australian VC firms selected to lead world-first startup diversity movement Project Include

 

WHAT WE'RE READING

Dear Investors (Part 2): What Kind Of Impact Investor Are You?

More Than Money: The Flight From Corporates to Small Business and Startups

The challenge for impact investing is management, not measurement

A Startup Cheat Sheet for the Baffling World of Company Structures

Finally, Evidence That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Impact Firms Have Raised US$13B for Social or Environmental Beneficial Companies.

Startup Muster's Survey of the Australian Startup Ecosystem for 2016 (pdf)

Fifty Years — The new Silicon Valley VC that wants to save the world AND make money

Why Bill Clinton helped a 33-year-old build a $1bn firm

Introducing the 'World Positive Term Sheet'

Crowdfunding and Branding in the Toilet Paper Game

Investors Don’t Have to Choose Between the Planet and Profits: Three Lessons from Patagonia’s Venture Fund

Should your startup take the B Corp route?

One Giant Conglomerate Is Buying Up All The Hip, Green Companies

Why Sendle founder James Chin Moody said no to a $1 million investment offer

ESG Integration in Investment Management: Myths and Realities

New York-style tech

Former Postmates COO Peter Hazlehurst is back with his own seed-funded startup

How this real estate business that gives a crap is saving hundreds of lives

Ev Williams' Obvious Ventures closes $123,456,789 fund

The Tech Story Is Over

Thinking like a VC - what I learnt from putting 23 investors in a room