VentureX Capital is committed to facilitating investment into female led companies.
At VentureX we invest in scalable, for profit companies. We look for:
- Female led ventures or teams with at least 1 woman in an executive role and holding significant equity.
- Product: scalable enterprises with a competitive advantage, preferably with a defendable IP position.
- Traction: MVP, product with evidence of market fit and customer validation.
- Team: a skilled team with a global mindset and the expertise to execute vision.
- Industry agnostic: we’re open to all verticals.
- The X factor: founders with grit, something special and that X factor needed to scale a business. :
For us, it is not just about writing a cheque.
It's about providing Founders with the guidance, connections and support to help startups scale and grow through our network of angel investors and business leaders.
There remains a gap in capital invested into female founded companies globally. In Australia in 2022, only 3% of venture capital funding went to women only founded companies, with only 10% going to gender diverse teams.
Now is the time to level the playing field.
BCG research found female-led businesses generated more than 10% higher revenues annually, and per dollar of investment generated 78 cents while male-founded startups generated only 31 cents.
VentureX's mission is to invest, equip and connect female founders and investors.
We're a team of experienced angels, investors, executives and operators to cover all the ins and outs of investment from sourcing startups, preparing deals, assessing risks and supporting companies to scale.
💸 Invested in 35+ angel investments (with an exit) across verticals which have raised funding from eBay Ventures, Franklin Templeton, RAC Betterlabs, Golden Seeds, Brisbane Angels and Melbourne Angels.
🚀 Actively participated in multiple angel syndicates including West Tech Fest, Scale Investors, Scaling Women's Fund.
🦄 Helped facilitate 100+ deals and evaluated 3500+ startups for investment.
Tracie Clark is is an active Angel investor and investment professional with over 30 years' experience in investment management, financial services, accounting and business strategy. She founded and sold two successful financial services companies. Tracie has a passion for supporting and mentoring future entrepreneurs, previously Vice chair of Perth Angels and current member of Scale Investors she is a committed member of the start-up investment community. She is the Head of Wealth for the Carbon Group, and currently holds a number of board, investment committee and advisory board roles.
Stephanie Rowland is a specialist in corporate, private M&A, and intellectual property & technology (IP&T) law. She has significant experience in IP&T work advising on the management, protection, commercialisation and procurement of IP&T. Stephanie also has extensive experience as a technologist working as a software developer for IBM and Motorola. She has been an active sponsor and investor in the start-up and scale-up ecosystem, most recently being on the board of a respected Australian/US female accelerator.
Sheryl Frame is an independent commercialisation adviser, strategist, grant consultant and mentor. She is director and CEO of a biotech startup. Sheryl also worked for many years as a Commercialisation Adviser to Accelerating Commercialisation – a Federal Government initiative, which funds and assists innovative new businesses across a broad range of disciplines in their transition from idea to commercial venture. Sheryl is a 20in20 Women in Technology WA Award Winner and was recognised for her contribution to the ICT sector when she was named Australia’s ICT Professional of the Year for 2019 by the Australian Computer Society.
Rohana Wood has 5+ years' experience working with founders, entrepreneurs, and investors. A founding team member at a leading international accelerator VC, she expanded the deal flow pipeline from 150 to 1200 startup applications per year within 18 months. Rohana has also supported a portfolio of 60 startups from 10+ markets and 20+ verticals, specialising in marketing and investor communications. She has also worked across marketing, media, and external relations for national and international companies.