Main Sequence Ventures is building the world’s next industrial giants

Transforming major industries with science and engineering solutions has the potential for great impact & outsized returns.

Main Sequence Ventures manages the $240 AUD million CSIRO Innovation Fund that invests in deep tech high growth startups based out of research.

Our Challenges

Reach humanity-
scale healthcare

How do we make high impact equitable, quality healthcare available to everyone?

Feed 10 billion people

How do we feed a booming population without destroying the planet?

Space & New Transport

How will access to space enable new industries? How will transportation change?

Enable the next intelligence leap

How do we help society harness the benefit of, and guard against the threats that new technologies pose?

Supercharge industrial productivity

How do we recharge our industries for the future?

#decarb - An increasing emphasis on decarbonisation as a meta investment theme

How can we deliver value to industries while removing carbon from our atmosphere?

Why We’re Different

Dedicated focus on deep tech companies with global ambitions

Unique deal flow from research relationships and strategy of company creation and spinouts

Experienced team with strong networks for deal flow, talent and coinvestment

Research Excellence

Testing & Certification

Deep Prototyping

Deep Scale Up Facilities

Who is the Fund
Suitable for

The Fund is best suited to wholesale investors who:

  • seek investments in early stage, high growth technology companies
  • understand and are willing to accept a high level of risk for the potential to generate strong returns
  • have an investment horizon greater than 10 years
  • seek tax-effective investment strategies

Our Team

Alison Deans

Alison Deans

External IC Member

Bill Bartee

Bill Bartee

Managing Partner

Gabrielle Munzer

Gabrielle Munzer

Senior Associate

Jack Steele

Jack Steele

CSIRO IC Member

Jenny Baxter

Jenny Baxter

Project and Risk Manager

Martin Duursma

Martin Duursma

Partner

Mike Nicholls

Mike Nicholls

Partner

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

Partner

Phil Morle

Phil Morle

Partner

Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

External IC Member

Stella Xu

Stella Xu

Associate

Virginia Crawter

Virginia Crawter

Senior Legal Counsel

Wholesale & Sophisticated Investors

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