Investors

Engenesis offers the opportunity for investors to be involved with early-stage companies in a unique way.

For Investors

The standard premise of investing in early-stage companies is that a founding team plus an injection of capital will lead to the startup’s growth.

For the founding team, the challenge arises when obstacles other than capital stand in the way of their company’s growth. Whether it be their product development, customer acquisition or strategic direction.

For the investor, it can be difficult to assess the state of development of the product, the scalability of the product, the execution of the go to market strategy and more.

Engenesis provides a valuable layer to enhance a startup’s growth and provide investors with the confidence that their investment is being put to good use. Learn more about our funding program.


Typical Capital Investment in Early Stage Companies

Capital
Founding Team

Capital
Founding Team
Technology Value Layer
Customer Acquisition
Value Layer
Human Capital
Development
Business Strategy

Capital
Founding Team

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Capital
Founding Team
Technology Value Layer
Customer Acquisition
Value Layer
Human Capital
Development
Business Strategy


Service Value Layers

Investors in the Australian community have acknowledged in recent years that service layers are a critical element to support the long term flourishing of the startup ecosystem.

The Engenesis Venture Building Model meets this gap. When startups work with Engenesis they access expertise & existing Infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Technology
  • Market Traction
  • Human Capital Development
  • Business Strategy

For example, Engenesis has invested in its high-performance product development team for years. From developing systems around talent acquisition, team building and training to our unique Planned AgileTM methodology, our mature product development team enables us to build out our technology products leaner and faster. Furthermore, once a venture is sustainable and growing, we transition them into dedicated product teams.

Compared to the risk and length of time involved with a startup recruiting and training a new technology product development team themselves, Engenesis Startups gain an incomparable advantage from very early on. This is a core benefit of the parallel entrepreneurship model; multiple ventures drawing upon the same infrastructure to facilitate higher growth in shorter periods of time.


Capital Efficiency and Co-Investment Opportunities

What impact does the venture building model have on the investor? Instead of providing cash alone to a startup, investors are able to take advantage of their capital being used in a more capital-efficient way when they work with an Engenesis Startup.

Their capital investment is being complemented with expertise, infrastructure and support to navigate the early stage growth process. This means that every dollar invested goes further, and improves the likelihood of a desired return.

In addition, Engenesis offers a series of co-investment opportunities. This is where Engenesis also invests in its startups to match funding provided and takes a share of equity in return. This means that all parties involved have a stake in having that company succeed.

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Community and opportunity flow

Engenesis regularly hosts, sponsors and is involved in startup community events. As a result, we are exposed to many founders and new ideas every month. Our investors enjoy the benefit of opportunity flow from Engenesis.

People Focused


We believe in a people first philosophy to building businesses. Great businesses are not only about great ideas, they are born from great entrepreneurs. When we interview and engage with founders, we are looking for the quality of the entrepreneur. The passion-business alignment, their mindset and integrity. Investors we work with understand and appreciate this quality.

Increasing Human Capital

In addition to our people-focussed mentality, Engenesis does not stop at the selection stage. We take the development of human capital into the mix. We believe that an important component of being a great founder is BEING a great leader. Our training therefore includes not only business and technology acumen, but also training founders in their behaviour and mindset of leadership.