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ARE YOU A CLEAN ENERGY STARTUP LOOKING FOR INVESTMENT?

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OVERVIEW

The Clean Energy Seed Fund managed by Artesian invests in scalable, high growth potential start-ups, encouraging innovation and creating opportunities in the development of clean technology. 

The Fund was established in 2016 with a cornerstone investment by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) Clean Energy Innovation Fund

The Fund invests from seed to growth stage in clean energy startups from Australia, developing software, hardware or new business models applicable to the clean energy market.

Startup eligibility requirements apply, which are aligned with the terms of the CEFC Investment Mandate. 

 

Areas of interest include:

  • internet of things

  • energy storage

  • biofuels

  • alternative energy generation (solar, wave, geothermal, wind)

  • metering and control,

  • 'green' building and biomaterials

  • transport technologies

  • water and waste.

FUND
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MANAGER

The fund is managed by Artesian

Australia's largest and most active early stage venture capital firm. Artesian is a full stack venture capital firm focused on the Asia Pacific region with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Shanghai.

 

What 

the Fund

Offers

Seed Stage

At seed stage the fund will invest $25,000 - $100,000 in startups that meet the funds mandate and investment criteria and:

  • participate in, or are referred by, partner accelerators, incubators and university programs

  • are referred by industry / corporate partners or other VC firms

ANGEL STAGE

At angel stage the fund will invest $100,000 - $500,000 in startups that meet the funds mandate and investment criteria and:

  • were previously invested in, by the Fund, at seed stage

  • are referred by partner angel groups, accelerators, incubators and university programs

  • are referred by industry / corporate partners or other venture capital firms

 

SERIES A

At Series A the fund will invest $500,000 - $5 million in startups that meet the funds mandate and investment criteria and:

  • were previously invested in by the Fund, at seed and/or angel stage

  • are referred by industry / corporate partners or other VC firms

GROWTH STAGE

As a portfolio startup moves into its growth stage, the Fund will work with its partners including the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), industry bodies corporates, venture capital firms and other investors to facilitate further investment, distribution and partnership opportunities.

EXITS

The Fund will work with portfolio startups to identify potential exit opportunities, mergers and acquisitions via its broad network of industry contacts.

Meet The Team

JEREMY COLLESS

Managing Partner

Artesian

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LUKE FAY

MANAGING PARTNER

ARTESIAN

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GILLES PLANTE

MANAGING PARTNER

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ALI CLUNIES-ROSS

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

ARTESIAN

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Why

Us

EXTENSIVE CLEAN ENERGY NETWORK

As cornerstone investor and partners in the Fund, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provide access to the most extensive network of connections in the Australian clean energy industry including:

  • research institutes

  • government authorities

  • corporates

  • industry bodies

GLOBAL VIEW WITH AN AUSTRALIAN FOCUS

The Fund is looking to invest in world-class clean energy startups founded in Australia. The CEFC, ARENA and Artesian, have extensive global networks to help portfolio companies to scale globally.

A TRUSTED PARTNER FROM SEED TO EXIT

The Fund is a seed-to-exit partner and investor for the Australia's best clean energy startup founders. Our aim is to deliver value via technical expertise, industry knowledge and networks, specialist advice and support. Our goal is to be a valued, trusted adviser assisting you to navigate through challenges and opportunities.

 
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SYDNEY

Level 4, 66 Hunter St

MELBOURNE

Level 1, 281 Brunswick St

FITZROY

NEW YORK

Level 6, 136 madison ave

SHANGHAI

Suite 2526, 5 Corporate Avenue, 150 HuBin Road

SINGAPORE

78 buxton road

LONDON

Suite 105, 51 Holland St,
W8 7JB

 

 
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