AirTree Ventures

AirTree is a venture capital firm that invests in world-class Australian entrepreneurs building the exceptional companies of tomorrow

How we invest

Stage of investment
0%

Seed

0%

Series A

0%

Series B

Average size of first investment
$0.0m
$0k (smallest)
$0m (largest)
Investments made in the past 12 months
0
   

Ivan Lim
Brosa - Co-Founder

Investment 2015
companylogo_brosa

Designer
furniture online

Brosa is a next generation online designer furniture store that brings beautiful furniture direct from master craftsmen into every Australian home. Customers get to enjoy the designer furniture experience without the high price tag.

Melanie Perkins
Canva - Co-Founder

Investment 2015
companylogo_canva

Amazingly simple
graphic design platform

Canva is an amazingly simple graphic design platform for both the designer and non- designer alike. Canva brings together a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than one million stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

eBay
Global

Investment 1997
companylogo_ebay

The world's largest
online marketplace

eBay delivers one of the world’s largest online marketplaces to customers via any connected device, connecting people with the things they need and love.

Ben Sze
Edrolo - Founder

Investment 2015

Online education provider

Edrolo is the creator of the next-generation educational resources providing interactive online video courses and online exam emulation for VCE, HSC, and SAT students. Produced in partnership with master teachers, Edrolo’s resource is used by 20,000 students and teachers across 180 schools in Victoria and NSW.

Aulay Macaulay
Ento - Founder

Investment 2015
companylogo_ento

Cloud-based rostering

Ento provides cloud-based rostering, leave, and attendance and communication software to over 1,500 workplaces around the world. The software integrates with leading HR and payroll systems and harnesses facial-recognition technology within a unique tablet-based time clock app.

Ninemsn

Investment 1997
companylogo_ninemsn

Australia’s largest news and entertainment network

Ninemsn (Mi9) is the largest media property in Australia and was established in 1997 via a 50-50 joint venture between NEC and Microsoft. With its headquarters in Sydney, Mi9 employs more than 320 people across Australia and New Zealand, with offices in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland.

Zorik Gordon
ReachLocal - Founder

Investment 2006
companylogo_reachlocal

Online marketing
and advertising solutions

ReachLocal provides online marketing for local businesses through its total marketing system that drives more customers through the sales funnel and helps local business customers get more ROI.

Beau Bertoli
& Greg Moshal

Investment 2015
companylogo_prospa

Business finance
made easy

Prospa is Australia’s leading online small business lender and is committed to helping small businesses access the funds they need to grow. Using a proprietary technology platform and a fast, simple online application process, Prospa can approve loans and provide funding to businesses within 24 hours.

Kylie Little
Buyster - CEO

Investment 2008
companylogo_wayfair

Online retailer
of home products

Founded in May 2008, via a 50/50 joint venture with Wayfair US (formally known as CSN Stores), Buyster was launched in January 2009 to offer Australian consumers a wide range of quality brands. Buyster offers more than 35,000 products from 600 brands including furniture, lighting, rugs, tapware and pet care products.

Peter Ostick
The Video Company - Co-Founder

Investment 2011
companylogo_the_video_company

Connecting buyers and
sellers through technology

The Video Company (TVC) has brought the world’s leading video monetisation technology to Australia. TVC consists of two divisions, The Video Network (TVN®) and The Video Platform (TVP®). TVN® is an Internet TV network, designed to provide targeting that traditional TV cannot offer and engage audiences through interactive ad formats. TVP® provides a suite of management tools designed to help publishers increase revenues and successfully make the transition into Internet television.

Allure Media

Investment 2006
companylogo_allure

Growing digital publishers in Australia

Allure Media partners with leading international publishers to produce Australian editions of targeted websites. Its technology networks Gizmodo, Kotaku and Lifehacker are read by more than one million Australian unique browsers every month and its women’s lifestyle networks PopSugar, FabSugar, BellaSugar, and Defamer are changing the way young women view websites. Allure Media also publishes Business Insider.

Steve Knowles
Downstream Media - Founder

Investment 2006
companylogo_downstream

Digital marketing solutions

In December 2006, netus formed a partnership with Downstream Marketing. The partnership brought together netus’ relationship with Efficient Frontier – including exclusive access to its market leading optimisation.

Mark Bouris
Wizard Home Loans - Founder

Investment 1999
companylogo_wizard

Australia's second largest
non-bank mortgage lender

Wizard Home Loans was founded in 1996 and grew to be Australia’s second largest non-bank mortgage lender with a network of over 200 branches.

Brosa

companylogo_brosa

Brosa is a next generation online designer furniture store that brings beautiful furniture direct from master craftsmen into every Australian home. Customers get to enjoy the designer furniture experience without the high price tag.

Working with the best furniture talent from around the world, Brosa continuously releases the freshest on trend designs to enliven any home and deliver Australia wide. Brosa’s exceptional growth is indicative of the appetite amongst customers for beautiful furniture that doesn’t cost the world.

Founders

Ivan Lim, Richard Li, David Wei

Milestones

Date Founded 2014
Year of Investment 2015

Canva

companylogo_canva

Canva is an amazingly simple graphic design platform for both the designer and non-designer alike. Canva brings together a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than one million stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

Founded in July 2012 by Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht, Canva has seen incredible traction growing to over three million users in its first 20 months of operation. Driven by strong demand, Canva has since launched a product specifically for teams and organisations: ‘Canva for Work’. This platform has changed the way every company designs.

Founders

Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, Cameron Adams

Milestones

Date Founded 2012
Year of Investment 2015

Ebay

companylogo_ebay

eBay delivers one of the world’s largest online marketplaces to customers via any connected device, connecting people with the things they need and love.

With 149 million active buyers globally, eBay is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on ecommerce is staggering, and more than 700 million items are listed on eBay.

Milestones

Date Founded 1995
Year of Investment 1997
Exited to eBay Global in November 2002

Edrolo

edrolo-logo

Edrolo is the creator of the next-generation educational resources providing interactive online video courses and online exam emulation for VCE, HSC, and SAT students. Produced in partnership with master teachers, Edrolo’s resource is used by 20,000 students and teachers across 180 schools in Victoria and NSW.

Edrolo is the ultimate resource for year 11 and 12 students, teachers, and schools offering online videos, marked exam practice, curriculum-focused diagnostics, and study planning tools, crafted by the country’s best teachers and powered by tomorrow’s technology.

 

Founders

Duncan Anderson, Jeremy Cox and Ben Sze

Milestones

Date Founded 2013
Year of Investment 2015

Ento

companylogo_ento

Ento provides cloud-based rostering, leave, and attendance and communication software to over 1,500 workplaces around the world. The software integrates with leading HR and payroll systems and harnesses facial-recognition technology within a unique tablet-based time clock app.

Ento takes the pain out of rostering staff, leave, timesheets and payroll with powerful cloud software. It allows users to build rosters quickly and easily, fine tune using multiple views and capture precise time and attendance. Ento’s Australian clients include the Telstra retail network, Beaurepaires, Shaver Shop and other SMEs.

Founders

Aulay Macaulay

Milestones

Date Founded 2009
Year of Investment 2015

Ninemsn

companylogo_ninemsn

Ninemsn (Mi9) is the largest media property in Australia and was established in 1997 via a 50-50 joint venture between NEC and Microsoft. With its headquarters in Sydney, Mi9 employs more than 320 people across Australia and New Zealand, with offices in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland.

Milestones

Date Founded 1997
Year of Investment 1997
Exited to PBL in Oct 2006

ReachLocal

companylogo_reachlocal

ReachLocal provides online marketing for local businesses through its total marketing system that drives more customers through the sales funnel and helps local business customers get more ROI.

Founders

Zorik Gordon, Nathan Hanks, Michael Kline, Robert Wright, and Robert Spitz

Milestones

Date Founded 2003
Year of Investment 2006
Exited to Reach Local Nasdaq listing in September 2009

Prospa

companylogo_prospa

Prospa is Australia’s leading online small business lender and is committed to helping small businesses access the funds they need to grow. Using a proprietary technology platform and a fast, simple online application process, Prospa can approve loans and provide funding to businesses within 24 hours.

Founders

Beau Bertoli & Greg Moshal

Milestones

Date Founded 2012
Year of Investment 2015

Wayfair/Buyster

companylogo_wayfair

Founded in May 2008, via a 50/50 joint venture with Wayfair US (formally known as CSN Stores), Buyster was launched in January 2009 to offer Australian consumers a wide range of quality brands. Buyster offers more than 35,000 products from 600 brands including furniture, lighting, rugs, tapware and pet care products.

Founders

Kylie Little

Milestones

Date Founded 2002
Year of Investment 2008
Exited to Wayfair in July 2011

The Video Company

companylogo_the_video_company

The Video Company (TVC) has brought the world’s leading video monetisation technology to Australia. TVC consists of two divisions, The Video Network (TVN®) and The Video Platform (TVP®). TVN® is an Internet TV network, designed to provide targeting that traditional TV cannot offer and engage audiences through interactive ad formats. TVP® provides a suite of management tools designed to help publishers increase revenues and successfully make the transition into Internet television.

Founders

Peter Ostick and Josh Ismin

Milestones

Date Founded 2011
Year of Investment 2011
Exited to Fairfax in December 2012

Allure Media

companylogo_allure

Allure Media partners with leading international publishers to produce Australian editions of targeted websites. Its technology networks Gizmodo, Kotaku and Lifehacker are read by more than one million Australian unique browsers every month and its women’s lifestyle networks PopSugar, FabSugar, BellaSugar, and Defamer are changing the way young women view websites. Allure Media also publishes Business Insider.

Founders

2006

Milestones

Date Founded 2006
Year of Investment 2006
Exited to Fairfax in December 2012

Downstream Marketing

companylogo_downstream

In December 2006, netus formed a partnership with Downstream Marketing. The partnership brought together netus’ relationship with Efficient Frontier – including exclusive access to its market leading optimisation.

Founders

Steve Knowles

Milestones

Date Founded 2006
Year of Investment 2006
Exited to Efficient Frontier/Adobe in October 2011

Wizard

companylogo_wizard

Wizard Home Loans was founded in 1996 and grew to be Australia’s second largest non-bank mortgage lender with a network of over 200 branches.

 

Founders

Mark Bouris

Milestones

Date Founded 1996
Year of Investment 1999
Exited to Aussie Home Loans in Feb 2009