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Overview

Who we areOur LPs are HarbourVest, the $50B AUM private equity investment platform and Telstra is the ~$25B market capitalization communications services company, headquartered in Australia, with significant operations in Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Manila, Silicon Valley, and Singapore.
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Investor typeVC
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575 Market Suite Suite 1650 San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

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Thesis

Investment thesisWe invest in: (i) security, cloud, SaaS, networking, machine learning, data, consumer / media / mobile, logistics, and other emerging sectors; (ii) USA, China or Australia geographies; (iii) high-quality people; (iv) companies with $1M to $20M in revenue, and (v) invests in ~10 new companies each year. Telstra Ventures’ mission is to serve lighthouse leaders and help them deliver on their product dreams. Our differentiation comes from (i) sourcing: thematic investors complemented with data science, (ii) Revenue Bearing Relationships value-add: we have generated $300m in revenues for our portfolio in Australia and Asia by selling to and through Telstra, and (iii) our quality investment process: in 9 years, we have generated 8 IPOs (BigCommerce, Box, Cloopen, Crowdstrike, DocuSign, Skillz, Snap, and Whispir), 9 strategic M&As (Elastica, Elemental, Kony, Nexmo, Nginx, Ooyala, Rancher, TeleSign, and VeloCloud), and 3 additional Unicorns (Auth0, GitLab, UBtech).
Stages of investment3. Early Revenue4. Scaling
First cheque$4M to $15M
Countries of investment USA China Australia Canada Israel

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We invest in: (i) security, cloud, SaaS, networking, machine learning, data, consumer / media / mobile, logistics, and other emerging sectors; (ii) USA, China or Australia geographies; (iii) high-quality people; (iv) companies with $1M to $20M in revenue, and (v) invests in ~10 new companies each year. Telstra Ventures’ mission is to serve lighthouse leaders and help them deliver on their product dreams. Our differentiation comes from (i) sourcing: thematic investors complemented with data science, (ii) Revenue Bearing Relationships value-add: we have generated $300m in revenues for our portfolio in Australia and Asia by selling to and through Telstra, and (iii) our quality investment process: in 9 years, we have generated 8 IPOs (BigCommerce, Box, Cloopen, Crowdstrike, DocuSign, Skillz, Snap, and Whispir), 9 strategic M&As (Elastica, Elemental, Kony, Nexmo, Nginx, Ooyala, Rancher, TeleSign, and VeloCloud), and 3 additional Unicorns (Auth0, GitLab, UBtech).

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