The other day a good mate asked me a question — “what’s the number 1 thing that Australia needs to learn from Silicon Valley?” A tonne of..
James Cameron Jan 31, 2019
It may seem self-serving for me to write about how the VC industry could absorb more money … however, I hope you might see that..
Daniel Petre Jan 18, 2019
As another year comes to pass, we like to use this time to stop, take a breath and look back on 2018.
Craig Blair Dec 19, 2018
This article was originally published in the Crossroads 2018 report.
For years Australia has been considered a global hotspot for medical research and innovation..
James Cameron Dec 18, 2018
Over recent times you can hear the drums beating… “Startups” are some sort of privileged class, adding little to the economy or society etc..
Daniel Petre Dec 17, 2018
Today we’re excited to be announcing we’ve backed Whispli — the platform that makes it safe for whistleblowers and victims of harassment to speak up...
James Cameron Dec 12, 2018
Hi everyone 👋 I’m Jackie, the newest addition to AirTree Ventures. I’m joining the investment team to help find, invest in and support the most..
Jackie Vullinghs Dec 12, 2018
We’re thrilled to be announcing that we’re backing Huddle — a team that’s using technology to build a very different type of insurance company.
Personal insurance is a..
James Cameron Nov 28, 2018
While propagating reasonable concerns about access, the recent debate about the opt out timing for My Health Record, has however exposed a terrible lack of informed input..
Daniel Petre Nov 20, 2018
I’m spending more and more time in the US with just under a third of our portfolio companies, as well as many of our..
Craig Blair Nov 14, 2018
Startups are really bloody hard... and so we’re big believers in anything that makes life a little bit easier for teams. That’s why we’ve been building..
James Cameron & Emily Close Nov 08, 2018
Every founder I know gets impostor syndrome. Every single one. It’s pretty much inevitable.
When you’re building something from scratch that hasn’t been done..
James Cameron Oct 10, 2018
Transcelestial is aiming to deliver commercial high speed internet to everybody on earth. Sometimes as VCs you’re reminded of just how lucky you are..
John Henderson Sep 21, 2018
A lot of founders get advised that the best time to speak to an investor is only when you’re ready to raise money.
James Cameron Sep 12, 2018
At AirTree Ventures, I’ve been lucky enough to meet hundreds of companies across many different verticals, business models and stages. While questions on pricing do..
Adam Cook Jul 17, 2018
Some people think that because we have a relatively large fund, AirTree only makes growth investments in established companies.
Nothing could be further from the truth...
John Henderson Jul 11, 2018
I’ve been working as Head of Talent at AirTree Ventures for six months now and am absolutely loving it! For those of you who I haven’t had the..
Andrew Donald Jul 06, 2018
From time to time we come across companies that have proven themselves as market leaders globally and are looking for our help to expand..
James Cameron Jun 26, 2018
At AirTree we’re all driven by the same mission — to help grow Australia’s tech community into a thriving and creative ecosystem. But we also know..
James Cameron Jun 21, 2018
Daniel Petre's keynote address at the AWS Sydney Summit in April 2018 - "The Australian tech industry is at a crossroads".
Daniel Petre Jun 14, 2018
For some time we have been looking into practical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning. We have seen a whole lot of hype..
Daniel Petre Jun 05, 2018
We love to build relationships with founders early. Most of our partnerships at AirTree are the result of several years of relationship building, mentoring..
Craig Blair May 31, 2018
When Google launched its latest AI assistant Google Duplex it was able to call someone, make a restaurant booking and the people at the..
John Henderson May 24, 2018
Elicia writes about becoming a first-time mother and continuing on with her career. Sharing a number of resources she'd recommend to anyone else in..
Elicia McDonald May 23, 2018
We recently held another AirTime event, a breakfast session discussing product management with a group..
Emily Close May 01, 2018
James started his career as a lawyer before jumping into launching startups himself. He used an unsuccessful attempt at raising capital as an opportunity..
Rohit Bhargava (Startup Playbook) Apr 24, 2018
Revolut, Monzo, N26 and other challenger banks have astonished traditional marketers with the speed of their growth over the last few years. Not only..
Jackie Vullinghs Apr 05, 2018
Prior to starting Airtree, Craig had extensive experience in building and growing companies. He was the founder of three software businesses including Travelselect, one..
Rohit Bhargava (Startup Playbook) Mar 21, 2018
By Elicia McDonald
This is Part 2 of my blog series on enterprise sales, you can read Part 1 here
Building an enterprise sales model is..
Elicia McDonald Mar 07, 2018
The right incentives can help people work together, force organisations to drive positive change, and even help build entire new economies.
From the small..
Jackie Vullinghs Feb 25, 2018
Google's 700 engineers in Australia will have a new chief as Anil Sabharwal, an Australian citizen who led the creation of Google Photos in..
Michael Bailey (AFR) Feb 23, 2018
We are being told, mainly by CEOs of corporate business groups and business leaders that a lower company tax rate will result in increases..
Daniel Petre Feb 19, 2018
In this episode of Beer with an Entrepreneur, Daniel talks to Daniel Kjellsson about being terrified of Bill Gates, his mental models for evaluating companies..
Ryanna Can Feb 15, 2018
Avocado toast has had a lot of press here lately, but it's actually a Californian invention. That said, just like wine and surfing, Australia..
Ruwin Perera (:Different) Feb 12, 2018
Jess Heffernan is the Operations & Community Manager for AirTree Ventures, one of Australia’s most recognised VC funds. AirTree raised the largest fund in Australia in..
StartUp Muster Feb 08, 2018
Much has been written about how challenger banks are re-imagining the banking experience, so this article is a case study of how one of..
Jackie Vullinghs Feb 06, 2018
We are at a point now with some areas of medical diagnosis where not much money can be invested for significant savings both in..
Daniel Petre Jan 14, 2018
What a year it’s been for all of us in #startupaus! Innovation and technology are on the national agenda in a way they..
Craig Blair Dec 22, 2017
by Elicia McDonald & John Henderson
Here at AirTree, we are always thinking about industries where Australia has a significant..
Elicia McDonald & John Henderson Dec 21, 2017
When SaaS founders shouldn’t be afraid of hiring a sales team
By Elicia McDonald
In the world of SaaS startups there seems to be..
Elicia McDonald Dec 14, 2017
The market for dev tools and infrastructure has exploded, and having a seamless developer experience and a great developer community has now become critical..
James Cameron Dec 04, 2017
We brought together some of the best in the business to share their experiences in building great developer communities and experiences...
James Cameron Dec 04, 2017
Professor Hayes sits down with our very own, Daniel Petre, to talk about using the variation within our DNA to define our earliest human..
Daniel Petre Nov 30, 2017
by John Henderson
Customer centricity is the defining characteristic of successful modern businesses. The iconic companies of today..
John Henderson Nov 29, 2017
Our exceptional panel of experts cover the full spectrum of blockchain companies, from a more traditional crypto-fiat exchange to a completely decentralised marketplace, to..
John Henderson Nov 23, 2017
A few months ago, one of my good friends — Allen Liao from Tzukuri — wrote a really personal and moving piece on his own experiences with depression..
James Cameron Nov 08, 2017
Large stagnant industries where NPS is low and margins are unsustainably high
We love to back..
Craig Blair Oct 17, 2017
Our mission at AirTree is..
John Henderson Sep 13, 2017
Intelligent software will disrupt every industry. Some industries will take longer to transform than others, but it is..
John Henderson Sep 05, 2017
Australian venture capital funds are setting the benchmark for gender diversity compared to their international counterparts, but most admit they've got a long way to..
Yolanda Redrup (AFR) Aug 28, 2017
The recent revelations of sexual harassment in tech and venture capital are shocking. There’s rightly been a lot of discussion in our industry about..
Sara Ramirez-Morales Aug 17, 2017
Daniel is one of the most successful Venture Capitalists in Australia. He is a founder of AirTree Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital company...
Best of Tech & Startups Jun 13, 2017
When I decided to come back home to Australia and join the team at Airtree Ventures, I knew I’d be jumping back into..
James Cameron Jun 12, 2017
Australian venture capital firm AirTree Ventures has appointed the executive that runs Google Photos as a new venture partner.
Tony Yoo Mar 25, 2017
Prospa has a huge, untapped local market that is ripe for disruption. We were impressed by their single-minded focus on solving their customers’ (SMEs) problems and..
Craig Blair Mar 17, 2017
Sara Ramirez Morales
Helping founders achieve success through their people strategies
“Creating a strong company culture isn’t just good business. It’s the right thing..
Sara Ramirez Morales Mar 07, 2017
Elicia McDonald Investment Associate at AirTree Ventures
Empower your champion. Jerry Maguire said it best — “Help me, Help you!”
Over the past quarter I’ve had over..
Elicia McDonald Mar 01, 2017
Dominic Reardon Associate at AirTree Ventures
In September of last year, I joined the team at AirTree Ventures (*best job in Australia*). At the..
Dominic Reardon Mar 01, 2017
It’s been just over 100 days since I relocated back to Australia to join the incredible gang at AirTree Ventures.
John Henderson Feb 02, 2017
Software is truly eating the world. Digital disruption has fueled the rise in prominence and importance of internet startups the world over. But startups..
John Henderson Nov 21, 2016
Wow! A lot can happen in 3 years. If you left Planet Australia VC in 2013 you would have left behind a country with..
Daniel Petre Sep 12, 2016
Today we announced Airtree’s second fund: $250m to partner with the best Australian and Kiwi founders, wherever they’re based. This is an important moment..
Craig Blair Sep 12, 2016
AirTree Ventures has closed the largest ever Australian venture capital fund to invest in emerging technology companies, with $250 million raised from investors including..
Paul Smith Sep 12, 2016
We are sad that Paul will be leaving the full time embrace of AirTree but happy that he will remain part of the broader..
Craig Blair Sep 08, 2016
Highly-regarded Australian venture capital firm AirTree Ventures has recruited a new partner from London's venture scene, John Henderson.
Yolanda Redrup Jul 18, 2016
by Cath Rogers @cathrogersvc
The mythology of the internet is that someone has a problem and then with single minded focus solves that particular..
Cath Rogers May 16, 2016
Demystifying cohort analysis is the first of a multi part instalment from AirTree Ventures, which also covers unit economics, key metrics to manage your business..
Cath Rogers May 10, 2016
James Cameron is an early stage investor at Accel where he focuses on enterprise software, security, fintech and marketplace businesses...
Harry Stebbings (The Twenty Minute VC) Jan 20, 2016
Around the world there has been an explosion in the number of accelerators to the point where those not in the know might think..
Craig Blair Aug 05, 2015
It is only when you sit back and take stock of how busy you have been do you realise how much the entrepreneur ecosystem..
Craig Blair Jun 04, 2015
“The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: take X and add AI” — Kevin Kelly, Wired
Alan Turing first suggested that computers might be..
John Henderson Apr 27, 2015
John Henderson is Principal at White Star Capital, a VC firm helping exceptional entrepreneurs build great technology companies, with a presence in Europe and North..
Harry Stebbings (The Twenty Minute VC) Apr 06, 2015
I met a great founder last week. Let’s call her Jane.
Jane and her co-founder recently launched a company. They had exactly the attributes..
John Henderson Mar 11, 2015
Canva founder and Australian legend Cameron Adams joins TWISTA to talk about making products design-centered and customer-focused, then AirTree VC partner Craig Blair gives..
TWISTA Feb 02, 2015
There are many reasons to be excited about bitcoin: it could enable totally new business and technology models; it resembles the internet in the early ‘90s in..
John Henderson Jan 19, 2014