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Dominet Venture Partners is a team of angel investors and venture capital experts who provide seed funding and support to Australia’s most promising tech startups.

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How we work with startups


Seed Funding ($25k - $500k)

We often invest with other investors from our network to help founders raise additional capital

Co-working Space

Run your startup from our friendly co-working space in Cremorne, Melbourne

Strategic Advice

We act as a sounding board and help guide founders. After working with startups for the past 15 years, we’ve learnt a few lessons along the way

Network

Access a supercharged network of investors, lawyers, marketing professionals, accountants, technical partners and more

Accountability and Goal Setting

We work closely with startups to help them set goals, stay focused and lay down frameworks for growth

The promise to do what it takes

We're with you for the journey

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What we are looking for


Founders

We invest in passionate founders with a personal connection to the problem they’re solving. We value a strong work ethic and a business mindset.

Ideas

We look for businesses that use technology to solve problems and make a difference to people.

Traction

We look to invest in businesses that show evidence of product-market fit, whether it be revenue, paying customers, users or downloads. We like businesses that have happy customers.

Our team of venture capital experts


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Domenic Carosa, MEI
Non Executive Chairman

Domenic Carosa is Non Executive Chairman of Dominet Digital Corporation Pty Ltd, a boutique internet investment group and CEO of global mobile entertainment company CrowdMobile.com (ASX: CM8). He is co-founder & Chairman of Future Capital Development Fund Pty Ltd (a registered Pooled Development Fund). Future Capital has successfully raised in excess of A$8M in patient equity capital in recent years, invested in 14 early stage investees. read more...Domenic was previously the co-founder and Group CEO of ASX-listed destra Corporation Ltd (ASX: DES), which was the largest independent media and entertainment company in Australia with revenues of over A$100m. He stepped aside from destra in April 2008. With over 20 years experience in business and technology, Domenic has built a reputation as a leader in the Internet space by building one of Australia’s largest independent digital music websites, MP3.com.au in the late 90’s, and building from scratch, Australia’s second largest virtual web hosting/domain companies which he sold for A$25m in 2005-06.Domenic is past Chairman of the Internet Industry Association (IIA) and holds a Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEI) from Swinburne University.

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Holger Arians, MBA
CEO

Holger is a German native who worked in Corporate Development in the German Technology and Military Industry. Together with a team of international experts he raised €295 million for the recapitalisation of one of the world’s leading defense companies.
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He has experience in Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy and Management and was involved in several start-ups as an investor and manager. He was serving as an Honorary Finance Judge at the Cologne Finance Court, Germany, in 2013.

Holger is an Alumni of Harvard Business School and holds an Executive MBA from ESSEC Business School in France and Mannheim Business School in Germany.

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Tim Johnston
Associate

Tim’s first entrepreneurial pursuit was as a wanna-be professional golfer, plying his trade for a few years after graduating university with a Commerce/Law degree. While Tim played off scratch, he pivoted to learn about the art of investing, moving from the golf course into funds management, superannuation and eventually, investing in startups. Tim is passionate about and has extensive experience working with early stage tech companies, having worked with them, advised them and raised capital for them.

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Amelia Zimmerman
Digital Marketing Specialist

Amelia is a digital marketer who works across Dominet’s diverse portfolio of start-ups. She specialises in early-stage growth marketing for tech companies, and joined Dominet after working for a variety of new ventures, including accounting technology and virtual reality software.

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Jan Hartmann
Business Development Manager

Jan graduated in Business Management from universities in both Germany and Spain majoring in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Management. While working in Business Development, Sales, Marketing and HR roles in both large international corporates and also small startups, he was able to experience and tackle challenges common to many businesses. Jan joined the Dominet Team in 2017 and works with a number of Dominet's startups.

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Emi the Cavoodle
Chief Wellness Officer

Emi has the most important role at Dominet and our co-working space: looking after everyone's health and wellbeing. Emi brings with her a breadth of experience from a variety of industries. She strives to keep her fellow employees happy and engaged, although on occasion she can prove to be a distraction when her focus turns to procuring tummy rubs.

Tech startups we've funded


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News @ Dominet


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Dominet launches Australia's First Crypto Fund
Nov 2017

Apollo Capital will manage a portfolio of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum and ICO opportunities. Visit apollocap.io to find out more and register your interest!

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Hummingbird Superfoods on Shark Tank
Sep 2017

Watch Benjamin serve Hummingbird's blendies to the Sharks on Shark Tank (starts at 24:23) Benjamin on Shark Tank

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Dominet Venture Partners is hiring!
Sep 2017

We are looking for a Senior PHP Developer for one of our businesses. We would love to hear from suitable applicants: Full Stack Senior Developer

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Bitcoin.com.au successfully raises $815k
July 2017

Lead by Alium Capital, the team was blown away by investor demand. The business now plans to expand its product range to include "alt currencies" as well as expand into the UK and Canada.

Get In Touch

We love to hear from promising startups that are looking for capital and advice. If you think you and your startup would partner well with Dominet, please fill out the contact form and we’ll be in touch.


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44 Gwynne Street,
Cremorne, Victoria 3121, Australia


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Amsterdam, Netherlands