the rampersand experience

 

rampersand is an early-stage venture capital firm. We invest in the best Australian technology founders, teams and companies and are committed to helping them become major national, regional and global leaders.

The rampersand team has worked with successful startups and technology firms in Australia, Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe and Asia. Our partners have seen numerous companies from the early stages through to successful exits including BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle for US$7.2bn), Jajah (acquired by Telefonica), Snaptu (acquired by Facebook), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), StepStone (acquired by Axel Springer) and Amobee (acquired by Singtel for over US$300m).

As you can see, we have done it before and know that companies need more than just capital to succeed.

We are interested in meeting founders and teams operating in any industry and at all stages (though our sweet spot is post-seed through to series A rounds).

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our portfolio family

 
Assembly is a powerful payments engine custom built for marketplaces to generate revenue and exceed growth targets

Assembly is a powerful payments engine custom built for marketplaces to generate revenue and exceed growth targets

Expert360 is a marketplace which allows businesses to engage top consulting and finance talent for project-work

Expert360 is a marketplace which allows businesses to engage top consulting and finance talent for project-work

Indice is a fabless semiconductor company whose innovative power control technology drives leading energy efficient solutions

Indice is a fabless semiconductor company whose innovative power control technology drives leading energy efficient solutions

Mentorloop is enabling effective mentorships at any scale

Mentorloop is enabling effective mentorships at any scale

PredictHQ is a global event intelligence platform that aggregates, enriches and connects scheduled and real-time event data to predict business outcomes

PredictHQ is a global event intelligence platform that aggregates, enriches and connects scheduled and real-time event data to predict business outcomes

School Places is Australia’s first ever marketplace for unfilled private school places

School Places is Australia’s first ever marketplace for unfilled private school places

Sendle is tapping into big business delivery networks and making them available to everyone

Sendle is tapping into big business delivery networks and making them available to everyone

Skedulo is a mobile workforce management system bringing ‘Uber-ification’ to the enterprise

Skedulo is a mobile workforce management system bringing ‘Uber-ification’ to the enterprise

Spaceship is on a mission to help young people build wealth, starting with superannuation

Spaceship is on a mission to help young people build wealth, starting with superannuation

Tzukuri designs and makes sensory intelligence products

Tzukuri designs and makes sensory intelligence products

Stackla is a social content marketing platform that puts user-generated content at the heart of brand marketing

Stackla is a social content marketing platform that puts user-generated content at the heart of brand marketing

Surefire’s Transaction Platform makes it easy to keep pace with the fast changing world of mobile Point of Sale and payments

Surefire’s Transaction Platform makes it easy to keep pace with the fast changing world of mobile Point of Sale and payments

Tiger Pistol is a unique social marketing platform for small and medium businesses

Tiger Pistol is a unique social marketing platform for small and medium businesses


our team

Jim - Managing Partner; Stealth Social Media Giant; Expert Fencer; Guitar Hero

Jim - Managing Partner; Stealth Social Media Giant; Expert Fencer; Guitar Hero

Vanessa - Investment Associate; Compulsive Snacker; Lover of Bad Jokes; Occasional Runner

Vanessa - Investment Associate; Compulsive Snacker; Lover of Bad Jokes; Occasional Runner

Paul - Managing Partner; Richmond Tragic; Peppermint Tea Devotee; Phone Fanatic

Paul - Managing Partner; Richmond Tragic; Peppermint Tea Devotee; Phone Fanatic

Rose - Head of Growth; Cynophile

Rose - Head of Growth; Cynophile

Reyna - Investment Intern; Dance Snob; Paper Flower Expert; Lifetime Richmond Member

Reyna - Investment Intern; Dance Snob; Paper Flower Expert; Lifetime Richmond Member

Eloise - Investment Manager; Caffeine Addict; Aspiring Triathlete; Lacks Ability to Sit Still

Eloise - Investment Manager; Caffeine Addict; Aspiring Triathlete; Lacks Ability to Sit Still

David - Partner; Frequent Flyer; Chief Debator; Recovering Lawyer

David - Partner; Frequent Flyer; Chief Debator; Recovering Lawyer

Michael - Partner; Always Punctual; Knowledge Fountain; Grammar Defender

Michael - Partner; Always Punctual; Knowledge Fountain; Grammar Defender

Jacqueline - Independent Director; Philosophy Master; Legal Guru; Occasional Horse Rider

Jacqueline - Independent Director; Philosophy Master; Legal Guru; Occasional Horse Rider

Martin - Partner; Wine Aficionado; Walking Enthusiast; Master of Contracts

Martin - Partner; Wine Aficionado; Walking Enthusiast; Master of Contracts

Alicia - Forever Honourary Comms Leader; World Wanderer; Top 40 Buff; Beer Appreciator

Alicia - Forever Honourary Comms Leader; World Wanderer; Top 40 Buff; Beer Appreciator

 

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Vanessa Hutchinson, Investment Associate

Mobile (+61) 434 393 667
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Eloise Watson, Investment Manager

Mobile (+61) 449 175 513
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Rose Powell, Head of Growth

Mobile (+61) 403 806 647
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Jim Cassidy, Managing Partner

Mobile  (+61) 418 458 668
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Paul Naphtali, Managing Partner

Mobile (+61) 418 864 550
Email paul@rampersand.com