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Airtree Ventures

Airtree Ventures

Early and late-stage venture capital investments bring an exciting edge to our investment portfolio. Our partnership with Airtree Ventures aims to harness some of the best growth opportunities coming from emerging innovators and late-stage disruptors.

About Airtree Ventures

Founded in 2014, Airtree Ventures was born from the belief that founders could build world-class businesses. Airtree Ventures is a venture capital firm with $1.3 billion funds under management, and a portfolio of more than 100 fast-growing and category-defining technology companies in Australia and New Zealand. As one of the largest and most active early-stage investors in Australia and New Zealand, Airtree Venture’s portfolio includes, Canva, Employment Hero, Go1, Pet Circle and Linktree.

Our investment

Australian Retirement Trust (ART) has invested in Airtree Ventures since 2016. As one of its first institutional investors, our investment has helped to grow and develop its portfolio as a high-performing venture capital firm. Partnering with high-quality managers in private equity is critical, as the difference in performance between top and bottom quartile managers can be vast – Airtree Ventures is one of ART’s top 10 managers in our private equity portfolio.

Why we invest in Airtree Ventures?

ART is one of Australia's largest superfunds. Over 2.3 million Australians trust us to take care of more than $280 billion of their retirement savings. Our scale and size mean we can invest in a broad range of local, national, and global investment opportunities to help us grow members’ super savings and maximise their retirement outcomes. Investing in Airtree Ventures offers:

  • A growing investment supported by a vibrant venture capital ecosystem, and access to a diverse range of investments across its portfolio, including emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • The opportunity to invest with a high-performing manager that delivers strong financial returns and can grow with us as we continue to increase in size and scale.
  • An open and transparent partnership, with opportunity for ART to co-invest alongside the firm, allowing us to lower costs and gain increased exposure to investments.

Future focus

Airtree Ventures is in an exciting phase of expansion within both the venture capital and growth space, which will present new investment opportunities for ART and enhance the diversification of our portfolio.


ART expects to continue to support Airtree Ventures growth and future development, offering members attractive returns, and increasing our exposure to a diverse range of investments within its portfolio.

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