Demystifying the healthtech landscape, our tips for your pitch deck, and a Q&A with the founders of Mindset Health on setting yourself up for raising success
In memory of his leadership on the transformative power of selfless giving
Q&A with Susie Jones, CEO and co-founder of Cynch, on empowering founders to protect themselves, their data and their IP
Resources to help inform your vote, and why our team will be voting ‘YES’
Our annual review against the targets we’ve set for practical action to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in our investments, our team and in the startup ecosystem
Our answers to the burning questions from our recent office hours with Climate Salad’s climate tech founders
Daniel Shaw-Dennis, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Growth & Alliances at Yellowfin and Director at Slingshot Advisory, shares his inside advice for increasing leads and raising awareness with limited resources.
In conversation with The Startup Network's CEO on their expansion from Startup Victoria and what's next for the ecosystem
In conversation with Dr Kobi Leins - global expert in AI, international law and governance
Kirstin Hunter, Managing Director of Techstars Tech Central Sydney, shares the top mistakes she’s seen in her time as a founder and senior startup executive – and how to avoid them
How to pitch to our fund to give yourself the best chance of success
Giant Leap's Investment Associate, Hannah Mourney, shares 5 key things to think about
Mapping impact VCs globally to help founders and investors learn about the growing impact ecosystem
A call for transparency ahead of International Women's Day and Giant Leap's statistics
Giant Leap's impact thesis for Trace, a carbon footprint assessment, management and reduction tool for SMEs and enterprises.
Giant Leap welcomes a new Associate to the team!
Water’s place at the heart of the climate crisis simultaneously positions it on the frontier of climate tech development.
Giant Leap's impact thesis for Great Wrap, a startup replacing petrochemical wraps with a biodegradable alternative.
Showcasing the environmental and social outcomes from our portfolio in FY 2022
Giant Leap's impact thesis for Swoop Aero, an Australian drone logistics organisation founded to transform how the world moves by making access to the skies seamless.
A guide for startups looking to embed impact in their mission and operations
Small Steps Vol 64: Connect with Giant Leap 💡; $3b Patagonia stake given back to the earth 🤲🏽; and mushrooms on the runway 👜
Small Steps Vol 62: Launching Giant Leap’s DEI policy for public use 🧾; Australia stalling on women-focussed funding 👩🏾; and biodiversity booms 🌏
The practical actions and policies we’re adopting to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded in everything we do.
How Change Foods is reducing the negative environmental and welfare impacts associated with cheese
How HEX changes the game for high-school leavers, helping underserved and diverse students upskill into fulfilling careers.
Primer for investors and founders on creating a Theory of Change to guide your impact mission, including what it is, why you would want one, and how to develop it.
Small Steps Vol. 58: Lessons from Giant Leap's First Fund 📚; the sleeptech pioneers enhancing your snooze 😴; and NAIDOC week! 🤸🏿♀️
To celebrate the milestone of completing the portfolio of our First Fund, we're sharing our top lessons for aspiring impact angel and VC investors so far.
Small Steps Vol. 57: Interactive maps of future climate scenarios 🗺️; impact insights from gamers 🎮; and fiction creating reality 📺
Giant Leap's impact thesis for Who Gives A Crap, the sustainable toilet paper company that builds toilets.
Small Steps Vol. 56: Our Theory of Change for toilet paper 🧻; volatility as opportunity for impact founders 💥; and simulating hospitals for tech adoption 🏥
Small Steps Vol. 55: Giant Leap's impact calculator 🧮 ; privacy concerns for women's health apps 🔓; and advice for turbulent times ✈️
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 💸
Small Steps Vol. 53: Impact futures for Web3 after Ethereum’s upgrade Ξ ; Kapor’s $125m raise to empower people🧑🏿🤝🧑🏿; and $2b in new funding for carbon sequestration 🌱.
Web3 has huge impact potential but it’s historically been an impact no-no due to its insanely high energy profile. A new upgrade to the Ethereum platform is set to reduce its energy consumption by 99.95% and unlock a whole new world of impact startups.
Climate tech is one of our most powerful levers to address the climate crisis. We’ve analysed Giant Leap’s data to show it, and hope this data will inspire more climate-interested investors to enter the growing space with a target in mind.
Small Steps Vol. 51: Games that are good for the soul; the rise of impact term sheets; and the human element of authentic impact measurement.
Small Steps Vol. 50: The march to gender equity in 2022 🤸♀️; women leading the regenerative movement 🌿; and how women make headlines 🗞️
A short piece on upstream thinking theory and how it can be applied to creating businesses with revolutionary impact.
Small Steps Vol. 49: How healthcare could enter the Web3 chat 👩🏾⚕️ ; collaboration and big goals 🤝; and unicorn hunting for climate 🦄 .
Small Steps Vol. 48: The OG impact fund reflects on 15 years of success 📈 the accelerating impact flywheel 😍 and why impact startups should “hire low, fire high” 🔥
Giant Leap welcomes a new Analyst to the team, Hannah Mourney. We're thrilled to have her!
Small Steps Vol. 47: Car Next Door joins the Uber colossus 🚗; the next opportunities for AI in health 🦾; and punts on the carbon offset market 🌳
Small Steps Vol. 46: Shell buy taints Powershop goodwill 💡; mining landfill for batteries 📱; and some women-led wins 🙌
How to pitch our fund to give you the best chance of success
Small Steps Vol. 45: Lockdown language delays for children 👶; startup opportunities from COP26 🌳; and the Great Wealth Transfer picks up steam 💸
Small Steps Vol. 40: Elon Musk’s brain link breakthrough 🧠 Giant Leap’s next step 👣 and Stayin' Alive in style 🕺
Small Steps Vol. 39: Startups tackling climate Code Red ⏰ the tech gender impact of entrepreneurial (god)mothers 👩🚀 and Mamma Mia played tub-style ✨
Small Steps Vol. 38: Impact VC tracking to top the impact charts 📈 D&I tools to address the persistent tech gender gap 🤸♀️ and distraction material for lockdowns 💃
Small Steps Vol. 37: Why healthtech and edtech are crucial to climate action 🌎 circular economy startups' unfair advantage 💪 abandoned coal mines for zero carbon heating 🔥
Small Steps Vol. 36: Chamath Palihapitiya's annual letter 💌, regenerative body parts 💪, and the curious psychology of recycling ♻️
Small Steps Vol. 35: The disillusionment of online therapy 👨⚕️, why CleanTech 1.0 wasn’t a failure 🌞, and Ampol’s green hydrogen play 💚
Small Steps Vol. 34: Etsy buys Depop 👗 Oil giants facing revolt 🛢️ ESG's "win-win" narrative is not enough 📊
An open database of Australian organisations supporting impact startups with capital, mentorships, co-working space and more
Mapping impact VCs globally to help founders and investors learn about this growing movement
Adam Milgrom is a veteran of the startup company board scene.
Since launching in 2016, co-working space The Commons has built through its reputation through generosity.
Advice from Giant Leap Fund Investment Manager, Rachel Yang
Community-based grocery delivery service YourGrocer knows first hand just how difficult it is to manage an overflow of new business and, crucially, keep everyone happy.
Darrell Wade’s crisis management wisdom from a 30-year career as an impact founder
In April, Will Richardson (Giant Leap’s Managing Director), hosted a roundtable of venture capitalists (VCs) discussing the startup sector’s ability to raise money during the COVID-19 period (full recording of the session here). We’ve compiled some memorable moments below.
Less than three months ago, Australia suffered its most devastating round of bushfires in its history. That event, now a distant memory thanks to the global outbreak of COVID-19, set the country up for a year of debating the effects of climate change on our lives and economy.
There’s never been a better time to reinforce our ability to deal with stress.
In times of collective hardship, we all have an opportunity to show our greatest capacity for strength and compassion for others.
Below is an excerpt of the letter we sent to Giant Leap founders last week, in response to the escalating COVID-19 crisis. We realise that market conditions are changing at an unprecedented pace, but we trust the guiding principles will be relevant to founders throughout present and future periods of uncertainty.
Remote workforces are a major challenge for many startups. Accessing the affordable talent you need might require stitching together a team scattered around the country, or even the world.