AirTree is a venture capital firm backing the most ambitious Australian and New Zealand founders building the iconic technology companies of tomorrow.

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Gadigal Land


  • Craig Blair
    Craig Blair
  • Daniel Petre
    Daniel Petre

AirTree's mission is to back founders from the very start with strong conviction. They pride themselves on being long term partners, giving founders an unfair advantage to turn their audacious visions into reality.

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AirTree Venture Capital is an Australian-based venture capital firm with a strong commitment to nurturing the growth of technology startups. Founded by Daniel Petre and Craig Blair, the company has established itself as a prominent player in the venture capital landscape, primarily focusing on early-stage and growth-stage investments in Australia and New Zealand. Their diverse portfolio spans across sectors such as software, fintech, marketplaces, and consumer internet.

What does Airtree Partner, Jax Vullinghs, look for in a founder?

Disrupting Tradition

At the core of AirTree VC's philosophy is a belief in the transformative power of innovation and the potential for startups to disrupt traditional industries. Beyond providing essential capital, they actively engage with their portfolio companies, offering mentorship and strategic guidance. AirTree VC's hands-on approach, along with their deep industry knowledge, has been instrumental in helping numerous startups evolve into successful businesses.

Jax Vullinghs discusses Airtree's approach to portfolio success.

“People forget that this is going to be a 10-year journey.”

Jackie Vullinghs, Partner at Airtree

Fostering Innovation

With a track record of backing promising ventures like Canva, Prospa, and A Cloud Guru, AirTree VC continues to be a driving force in the growth of the Australian and New Zealand tech ecosystems. Their dedication to identifying and supporting game-changing ideas exemplifies their commitment to fostering innovation and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of startups.

AirTree VC's proactive involvement extends beyond financial backing, as they work closely with their portfolio companies to help them navigate the challenges of scaling, secure strategic partnerships, and tap into global markets. This comprehensive approach not only reflects their belief in the transformative potential of technology but also underscores their unwavering support for entrepreneurs and their vision to create lasting, impactful businesses.

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