Giant Leap was launched in 2016 by The Impact Investment Group (IIG) as Australia’s first venture capital fund 100% dedicated to investing in impact startups.
Giant Leap was a collaboration between IIG, led by Will Richardson, and Small Giants, the family office of Danny Almagor OAM and Berry Liberman along with venture partners, Kylie Charlton representing Australian Impact Investments, Peter Cameron and Adam Milgrom who were also the Fund I’s cornerstone investors.
The inaugural advisors to Giant Leap were Danny Almagor, Bevan Clarke, Susan Wu, Mark Joiner and Alicia Darvall.
To date, Giant Leap has invested in over 20 companies that can deliver superior financial returns alongside real and measurable social and environmental benefits, and has consistently performed in the top quartile of funds of its vintage.
In 2021, Giant Leap spun out from IIG into a new independent entity solely focussed on Impact Venture Capital with IIG continuing to provide back-office support. It also started raising its second fund, Giant Leap Fund II.
Giant Leap is currently investing from Giant Leap Fund II and will continue its mission to back game-changing founders re-imagining industries and using business as a force for good.
Former Head of VS at Impact Investment Group, Executive Officer at CVC Group, 15 years' experience in PE/VC, Director at Abert's Impact Capital.
Formerly in management consulting and corporate finance. Co-Chair at Startup Victoria, a grassroots organisation supporting founders through their startup journey.
Serial angel investor with expertise across consumer marketing, ecommerce and innovation. Director at Tripple family office, YourGrocer and Future Super.
Chief Impact Officer at Sentient Impact Group. Over 15 years’ experience leading projects on social enterprise and impact investing for the Victorian Government, Impact Investing Australia and the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
Formerly consulting on digital marketing strategy to startups with the host of the Startup Playbook Podcast, MBA at Melbourne Business School.
Former Management Consultant at LEK Consulting and NSW Operations Manager for Power of Engineering. Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering and Arts (German) at University of Sydney
Managing Director of Australian Impact Investments and Co-founder of Unitus Capital, awarded 2018 AFR Top 100 Women of Influence due to her work in Impact Investing.
Serial angel investor and entrepreneur with a 30 year track record that includes selling over $140 million of software into the A/NZ markets. Non-Executive Director of Yellowfin International, Former Chair of Startup Victoria.
Managing Director of Small Giants, Inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at RMIT, founder of Engineers Without Borders Australia, Chair of the Impact Investment Group.
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