We are focused on identifying exceptional founders leading high growth businesses. We then work with the founders and provide support for them, their team and their business – this is what sets us apart from the rest.
We are one of the most active providers of early stage investments to startups in Australia. We provide more than just our capital to help the best founders build and grow amazing tech businesses that disrupt industries and change the world. Our portfolio of over 20 startups includes some of Australia’s most exciting startups, including Airtasker, GO1 and Sendle.Meet Our Team
We provide Angel, Seed and Series A capital to scalable technology-based startups. But we provide a lot more than just money. We bring to bear a sophisticated set of business and marketing skills to help the founders we invest in succeed. Some of our most recent investments are featured below:
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Black Sheep Capital have an investment philosophy.
Our “everyone wins” approach that helps founders to create and grow opportunities where all parties can succeed. We recognise that the best financial results come from the strongest connections – so we place a very high value on creating strong and lasting relationships.
Our aim is to be the best angel and seed level investor for up and coming founders to want to work with. This means being fair and straightforward at every step of the investment process, from first pitch through to exit. We actively support founders and are always willing to get involved, but never try and run their business for them.
Our philosophy informs our approach to business: no-nonsense, grounded and blunt. Our terms are fair and equitable, our intentions clear and honest. Put simply, we don’t waste people’s time and we focus on where we can add real value to every business we work with.
Daniel Gavel is an entrepreneur and investor who has founded a number of businesses including early stage investment firm Black Sheep Capital, leading Queensland property developer Golden State Property, and venture capital firm Full Circle Venture Capital.
Dan started out in financial advisory, growing his own practice before exiting the industry in 2013 and establishing Black Sheep Capital to invest in early-stage tech companies and other assets. Today, Black Sheep Capital is one of Australia’s most active angel and seed investors, and has funded a wide range of startups including Airtasker, Sendle and Go1.
Dan plays an active role backing and mentoring startups, and contributing to the development of Australia’s innovation eco-system. He brings his commercial acumen and strong corporate networks to his investment activities, and believes strongly in the power of collaboration in helping new ventures grow to their full potential.
Over the last 10 years Paul has amassed extensive experience in property investment in Australia as well as in south East Asia. More recently, Paul has been a key driver in the establishment and diversification of the Black Sheep portfolio to the startup capital sector. Paul has a scientific background having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Bachelor of Science – Honours(First Class) at the University of Melbourne.
Paul is a Director at Black Sheep Capital. In this role, Paul provides oversight and strategic direction across the innovation investment portfolio. Paul is intimately involved in the selection and negotiation of new investments at Black Sheep Capital and in growing the Black Sheep’s presence and brand in the micro Venture Capital space.
Daniel WinterInvestment Associate
Daniel WinterInvestment Associate
Daniel is an experienced business strategist having invested a majority of his career in local and global management consulting. While working in management consulting Dan developed extensive business and technology expertise by leading strategic projects within the Resources, Technology, Mobile Applications, Finance and Digital sectors.
In addition to his experience as a business strategist Dan has invested a large amount of his time developing and working with technology start-ups, having built his first tech business while still in university.
Rowan GrantFund Manager
Rowan GrantFund Manager
Rowan is a Chartered Accountant with a background in business advisory and taxation. His experience with corporate governance has made him a valuable Director on the boards of Sendle and Black Sheep Capital. He also holds an executive MBA.
Rowan is uniquely placed as a fund manager who has substantial experience on both sides of the table, knowing what it takes to build a high-growth technology company and how to select, execute and manage early-stage investments.
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Our Investment in Valiant Finance3rd Sep 2018
Why we backed Amber Electric29 Aug 2018
Practice Ignition partners with Canva29 Aug 2018
ResponSight launches new partner program14th Aug 2018
GO1 Raises $10M Series A13th Aug 2018
Sendle Ebay two-day Delivery Guarantee24 Apr 2018
Sendle Launches Price Guarantee11 Apr 2018
Come to SaaStr Annual with Black Sheep!15 Dec 2017
Airtasker Partners with Coles Australia11 Dec 2017
GiggedIn - a new player in live music10 Oct 2017
Airtasker raises $33 million to hit the UK10 Oct 2017
Sendle inks major deal with DHL19 Sep 2017
Airtasker enhances platform trust technologies08 Aug 2017
Sendle secures its first international partnership13 Jun 2017
Black Sheep invests in Practice Ignition29 May 2017
Ikea teams up with Airtasker19 May 2017
Sendle stands up to Aus Post15 May 2017
Blacksheep invests in Go111 December 2016
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