We're on a mission to change how we support emerging founders globally.
Size of the Galileo Ventures Fund plus $100m+ follow-on investor network.
Length of Galileo accelerator program, including a 6 month semi-structured component.
Number of Investments in startups to be made over the next 3 years.
The world's next greatest ideas are hidden in our most ambitious emerging founders.
- 40% of students are involved in or want to start their own company – but it's difficult find and receive investment in unproven teams.
- Our universities are full of emerging founders: university-affiliated programs graduate over 300 startups per year in Australia alone.
- There's a gap in support for emerging founders, who are typically too early for VC and have limited access to sophisticated angel investors.
Who is an emerging founder?
High-potential founders, young or young-at-heart, typically graduating from university to work full time on their startup.
Experts in their field or special insight into an opportunity that may create an entire new product category or ideas on a growing industry trend.
Outsized ambition to create a high growth, high impact business that will change the world.
A small group of founders with a strong vision is a powerful force for change.
New Technology for the Greater Good
Bringing to market new technology for the ultimate benefit of humanity, not just a few.
Investing for the
It takes (a long) time to build an impactful business, we're along for the journey.
Great Teams with Sustainable Businesses
Good ideas need great teams and business models that ensure they thrive and grow.
James is the Co-founder of Galileo and has supported over 200 founders launch tech startups across various industries since 2012. Previously he founded INCUBATE, a leading university accelerator and worked in global software startups. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh is a builder and co-founder of Galileo. Previously, he founded Sked Social, a marketing platform with over 10,000 customers globally. Hugh has consulted on go-to-market strategy across government, startups and top global email@example.com
Zac is a multi-time founder, most recently founding LoungeBuddy, a leading travel app (recently exited to American Express). Zac brings his CTO experience to our teams, including building and leading software teams across San Francisco and Sydney.
Elyse is the founder of Exodus Wear, a leading custom apparel company (sold in 2018). She brings deep expertise in sales, manufacturing and global operations to our startups.
Investments & Program Coach
David is part of our investments team and was previously founding Manager at Uber Australia and New Zealand (IPO NSYE) and investor at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (San Francisco) where he advised 17 startups.
Investments & Late-Stage Advisor
Luke is part of our investments team and helps with our companies follow-on opportunities. He has led over 400 investments, deploying over $150m in capital across APAC.
Austin is a Site Director at Samsara, leading sales for one of the fastest growing IoT companies globally. Previously, Austin led sales at Dedrone and Meraki (exited to Cisco) for Asia Pacific where he grew the business from $3m to over $120m in 5 years. Austin brings deep enterprise sales expertise to our teams.
Julia was an early employee at WhatsApp (exited to Facebook) and has worked with hundreds of startups in Silicon Valley including Dropbox and Atlassian. She is brings operational, biz dev, marketing and PR experience to our teams.
Martin is a multi-time founder including founding Playcraft Labs (exited to MinoGames) and advising founders and CTOs. He has helped raise over $200m across Australia and the USA and assisted with 10 acquisitions, to acquirers like Facebook, Zynga and AOL.
Andrew is a multi-time founder, most recently co-founding Zeetings (sold to Canva) and HubSpan (sold to Liaison Technologies). He's an expert on key technology and product decisions.
Jeremy the Co-founder and CEO at Artesian Alternative Investments and has over 20 years capital markets experience. He advises Team Galileo on our fund and continued growth in the Asia region.