Carthona Capital is Australia’s most active seed and early stage venture investor. The firm is largely sector agnostic and invests using its own capital on a deal by deal basis in collaboration with high net worths, family offices and institutions. Carthona is a high conviction investor – typically selecting a small number of the hundreds of deals examined each year, and focusing its resources – capital, advice, mentorship, learnings, network etc. to partner with management to build successful businesses.
Our Partners share a long history of successfully investing in early-stage businesses, and their common approach and philosophy to investing brought them together at Carthona Capital.
Venture Capital is financial capital provided to early-stage, high potential, growth start-up companies. These companies are usually on the cutting edge of innovation and entrepreneurship, attempting to achieve, with limited resources, what incumbent and legacy big businesses are incapable of seeing let alone doing.
Venture is a high risk, generally illiquid investment with the time frame to a successful exit via a trade sale or IPO in the vicinity of 3 to 7 years. However, coupled with the high risk is the potential for equally high returns.