Predict your next investment

Venture Capital
giantleapfund.vc

See what CB Insights has to offer

Investments

19

Funds

2

About Giant Leap Fund

Giant Leap is Australia's first venture capital fund which is 100% dedicated to investing in exceptional, rapidly scalable impact businesses. The Firm is investing $10 million into businesses that blend financial returns with deep social and environmental impact. Giant Leap is backed by leading Australian funds manager, Impact Investment Group, which manages over $400 million in assets. It is bolstered by Venture Partners (seasoned entrepreneurs and early-stage investors) and guided by Advisors (with early-stage tech and start-up experience, and who've led venture capital investments across the world).

Giant Leap Fund Headquarter Location

11 Princes Street

St. Kilda, Victoria, 3182,

Australia

Predict your next investment

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents , partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today.

Latest Giant Leap Fund News

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: A record-breaking year for impact VC

Aug 5, 2021

Rachel Yang and Charlie MacDonald - August 5, 2021 2 MIN READ The Giant Leap team: Will Richardson, Charlie Macdonald & Rachel Yang Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden their own thinking on impact business. You can catch Giant Leap partner Rachel Yang on the Startup Daily show on ausbiz.com.au , offering insights on the impact of the startup ecosystem. Here’s what they have to say this week:   What we’re thinking about For the first time on record, impact VC is on track to blitz other impact investment types in attracting funding. Halfway through the year, it makes up more than 60% of the $7b in funds raised for impact. With strong focus on energy and health, impact investors are clearly seeing what we see: impact founders are our biggest lever for change because the solutions we need for our biggest problems simply don’t yet exist. While the tech gender gap is improving in Australia, equal representation has a long road ahead. Approximately 27% of Australian VC dollars went to female founders in H1 FY21 and women in tech were 2x more likely to lose their jobs due to COVID. We agree with Liza Chong’s view, that the gap starts at the source of capital – just 14% of global funds have a female partner, and that’s gotta change. In the meantime, we’re loving seeing the rise of new diversity and inclusion (D&I) tools to address the issue, such as Fair HQ , which offers affordable D&I recommendations and impact tracking for startups, and Circle In , which just raised $2.7m to provide support for parents in the workplace. Connect with us Our Associate, Charlie, is lifting the curtain on Giant Leap’s impact methodology at 1pm tomorrow for the Startup Vic Success Series. Register here . There are now 80+ more jobs on the Giant Leap Fund jobs board and more jobs at ethical companies on the global B-Work job board . For the road We’re back in lockdown season. For those of you at home, here are some of our favourite distraction and coping tools from last year: Jackbox has some great multiplayer games, but we got a lot of joy out of Drawful last year. We won’t punish you with some of our creations from this game… The Body Coach Youtube channel has workouts for everyone and every situation. And we mean every situation. Mid-workday office-chair workouts? Covered. No equipment workouts? Yep. Low intensity? There too. Take a look. Airtree also recently put out this excellent mental health resource last year aimed at founders. But the information on there is really relevant to everyone. Spare a thought for the seaweed of the world. It’s yet another casualty of the climate crisis, but potentially also a saviour: an ocean-bed full of kelp can store more carbon than a tropical rainforest the same size . LEGO committed a 150 person team and tested 250+ formulations to finally reach a prototype recycled brick and make good on its commitment to be more sustainable. The Kenneth Myer Social Innovation Fellowship has opened applications impact startups offering up to $150,000 in grant funds. Skalata Ventures is also looking for its next intake of companies for their accelerator program. Pokemon Go, but for nature. The Great Aussie BioQuest is about to kick off. It’s a state-by-state competition to compile the natural world in your area. You can download the app here . Our favourite take on AfterPay’s acquisition: Square buying Afterpay in all stock is the ultimate demonstration of how buy now pay later works — Mengxi Lu (@mengxilu) August 1, 2021

Giant Leap Fund Investments

19 Investments

Giant Leap Fund has made 19 investments. Their latest investment was in Academy Xi as part of their Series C on October 10, 2021.

CBI Logo

Giant Leap Fund Investments Activity

investments chart

Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/4/2021

Series C

Academy Xi

$10.18M

No

3

8/26/2021

Series A

Seer Medical

$24.62M

Yes

3

8/24/2021

Series A

Who Gives A Crap

$30.42M

Yes

5

6/28/2021

Series A

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

12/7/2020

Series A

Subscribe to see more

$99M

Subscribe to see more

10

Date

10/4/2021

8/26/2021

8/24/2021

6/28/2021

12/7/2020

Round

Series C

Series A

Series A

Series A

Series A

Company

Academy Xi

Seer Medical

Who Gives A Crap

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Amount

$10.18M

$24.62M

$30.42M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

Subscribe to see more

Subscribe to see more

Co-Investors

Sources

3

3

5

10

10

Giant Leap Fund Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Giant Leap Fund has 2 funds, including Giant Leap Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

8/30/2021

Giant Leap Fund II

$15M

2

11/29/2016

Giant Leap Fund

Subscribe to see more

$99M

10

Closing Date

8/30/2021

11/29/2016

Fund

Giant Leap Fund II

Giant Leap Fund

Fund Type

Subscribe to see more

Status

Amount

$15M

$99M

Sources

2

10

Giant Leap Fund Team

1 Team Member

Giant Leap Fund has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Chris Lock.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Chris Lock

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Chris Lock

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

CB Insights uses Cookies

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.