H2 Ventures is a leading fintech and data investment firm.
Since 2013, H2 Ventures has been reinventing financial services by bringing together talented entrepreneurs, investors, forward thinking established financial services organisations and other thought leaders in the world of technology enabled disruption. In 2017 we branched into data and artificial intelligence (A.I.) enabled disruption.
We provide equity capital as well as knowledge and mentoring to support high calibre founders who will not only drive their businesses with passion and energy, but also take responsibility for the focused execution of their idea.
We operate the H2 Accelerator, Australia's only dedicated fintech, data, and A.I. accelerator, with the vision of cultivating a critical mass of talented people to work on world changing ideas.
We believe in a culture of empowerment, of possibility and experimentation, of learning from failure as we seek long-term outcomes, of focused action and honest critique, of collaboration and trust, and of organisational agility.
By fostering the startup ecosystem, and supporting founders as they build the engines of the future, we strive to be a significant contributor to innovation in the Australian economy and to support Australia's emergence as a global leader in fintech, data, and artificial intelligence.
The Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and the Treasurer of Australia the Hon Scott Morrison MP launch H2 Ventures investment partnership with First State Super, 8 December 2015.
Ben and Toby Heap established H2 Ventures and have assembled a talented and experienced team with relevant sector and domain expertise in financial services, data science, artificial ingelligence, technology, design and venture investing. Both Ben and Toby are experienced and globally respected investors.
We are building a portfolio of amazing companies led by passionate and inspiring founders. We believe the value of our growing portfolio is far greater than the sum of its parts. We actively encourage our portfolio companies - and our wider H2 partner and mentor networks - to support one other. We hold regular events to bring our H2 family together and provide opportunities for serendipitous collaborations.
At the end of each cohort of the H2 Accelerator, H2 Ventures hosts the H2Expo, a day in partnership with the Investec Australia. This event features the latest H2 Accelerator cohort alongside other Australian technology thought leaders. If you are interested in attending, please subscribe to the H2 newsletter.
Recent media about H2 Ventures and our portfolio companies.
|26 December 2018||Netwealth’s Matthew Heine and Koda’s Steve Tucker back financial advice start-up Nod - AFR|
|22 February 2018||Former wealth group chief joins Macrovue - FinancialStandard|
|20 February 2018||Global FinTech Investment Market 2018 Kreditech, Avant, Atom Bank, Klarna, OurCrowd, WeCash, H2 Ventures - New Mexico Courier Express|
|15 February 2018||Microsoft moves into new startup hub in Sydney - xinhuanet|
|15 February 2018||Microsoft names Sydney as new recipient of its ScaleUp start-up program - The Australian|
|15 February 2018||“HUGE COUP FOR SYDNEY” – $35M STARTUP HUB TO HOST EXCLUSIVE MICROSOFT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM - Dynamic Business|
|15 February 2018||Startup hub gets Microsoft and $35 million from govt - PaceToday|
|25 January 2018||Neogrowth Credit Raises 47 mln - PEHub|
|16 January 2018||Research details developments in the fintech investment market - WhaTech|
|16 January 2018||FinTech Investment Market Latest Trends and Demand Analysis by Manufacturers 2018 - 2025 - OpenPR|
|01 January 2018||These are some of the hottest blockchain startups to watch in 2018 - TechStartups|
|22 December 2017||Top 10 Fintech news of 2017: KorFin - The Investor|
|21 December 2017||KPMG: Global fintech landscape dominated by innovative solutions focused on radically transforming financial services - Business Review|
|21 December 2017||Want to know what it's like to work at a global law firm? KWM has a 'virtual' internship - AFR|
|20 December 2017||Transferwise launches campaign recognising immigrants - mumbrella|
|19 December 2017||Airwallex Tops Up Series A Funding With Square Peg - pymnts|
|11 December 2017||finder fintech roundup: Blockchain smartphones, bitcoin crackdown, ANZ, CommBank, H2 Ventures and the ASX - finder.com.au|
|08 December 2017||Beyond fintech: Next generation of startups explore travel, education and beyond - finder.com.au|
|07 December 2017||This Morning's Technical Outlook on Credit Services Stocks -- Discover Financial Services, Qudian, Capital One Financial, and CIT Group - PR Newswire|
|04 December 2017||Kenyan, Nigerian startups make global Fintech 100 - Disrupt Africa|