Giant Leap Fund is Australia’s first venture capital fund that is 100% dedicated to investing in impact startups – rapidly scalable businesses that blend financial returns with real and measurable social and environmental benefits. We invest across the following themes:
Eg. Clean-tech, waste reduction, sustainable agriculture & water use
CO2-e emissions avoided (equivalent to 1,351 cars off road); 248,741 cumulative tonnes*
Eg. Aged care, mental health, medical innovation, longevity
impacted by improved workplace policies; 346,389 cumulative employees
Eg. Education, social equity, addressing diversity & inclusion challenges
savings to the healthcare system; $74.4m cumulative healthcare savings
If you’re sending us a pitch deck, here’s a list of things we get excited about.
We also recommend reading this cheat sheet on how to pitch our fund.
Social or environmental good embedded into the business model
A painful problem being addressed for the target audience
A compelling solution with a clear value proposition
A large market opportunity to capture
Proven ability to win paying customers
A skilled team committed to the mission
Releasing Giant Leap's impact calculator and benchmarks that we use to compare impact opportunities as part of our screening process.
Small Steps Vol 54: Australia's clean protein opportunity 🌿; the opportunities of value-based healthcare 👩⚕️; and HolonIQ’s state of impact funding 💸