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.
|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|
|03 December 2017||Rapid advances power China's online transformation - China Daily|
|01 December 2017||Top 100 fintech companies revealed - AMbanks|
|29 November 2017||Lendingkart Group featured in KPMG and H2 Ventures ‘Fintech 100’ Global Report - Core Communique|
|29 November 2017||Kenya, Nigeria FinTech firms feature on global top 100 list - itwebafrica|
|27 November 2017||Fortress backs $120m capital raising by MoneyMe - AFR|
|27 November 2017||Saying Goodbye to the Big Banks - Markets and Money|
|27 November 2017||Differentiate or fail, start-ups warned - fintechbusiness|
|24 November 2017||Only one in 100 - Hurriyet Daily News|
|24 November 2017||10 Australian Fintechs Represented in 2017 Fintech Top 100 - Canstar|
|23 November 2017||Kreditech now among top 10 global fintechs - Hamburg News|
|23 November 2017||Empowering SMEs with tailored finance – Interview Spotcap Co-founder and CEO Jens Woloszczak - EU Startups|
|22 November 2017||Kreditech Ranked Among Top 10 Fintechs Worldwide. - Tech Bullion|
|22 November 2017||Kenya: Technology Company Tops in the 2017 Fintech100 By KPMG - All Africa|
|21 November 2017||Thirty Asia pacific firms make it to KPMG's Fintech100 - CFO innovation|
|21 November 2017||Lufax scores Top 10 in 'The Fintech100', 1st for 'Trading and Capital Markets Platform' - MetaFN|
|20 November 2017||Lufax hits the Top 10 of The Fintech100 Globally With the first spot in the "Trading and Capital Markets Platform" category - Asia One|