For five years we have been Australia’s leading early-stage investors in Fintech, Data and Artificial Intelligence
H2 Ventures was founded in 2013 by brothers Ben and Toby Heap. Investing in founding teams from day zero, we become partners for life, providing more than just money. We bring networks, mentoring and operational guidance to bold early-stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas in Fintech, Data and AI.
We’ve never been afraid to take the riskiest leaps with founders at the earliest stages. We don’t need to see anything built, developed or launched for us to invest. Candidly, it’s never too early. By bringing smart, passionate and daring people together from day zero, we believe more startups will succeed faster.
We back founders with purpose, ingenuity and instinct. They tend to have tons of energy, unique industry insight, an enthusiasm for learning and a respect for others.
Stockspot is Australia’s first fully online automated investment adviser and fund manager.
Edstart is a peer to peer nancing solution providing loans for education fees funded by socially conscious investors.
Simply Wall St
Simply Wall St helps investors make better informed investing decisions by turning complicated data into simple visuals.
Forage help leading companies attract, rank and hire student talent at scale.
Equitise is the Trans-Tasman Investment Platform for equity crowdfunding in Australia and New Zealand.
Spriggy helps parents teach kids about money, with a prepaid card and app for 8-18yr olds that helps parents teach kids through real world experiences.
An artificial intelligence platform that produces personalised documents for experts to provide to their clients in real-time.
Divipay allows you to pay as a group by splitting the cost of any purchase at checkout both online and instore.
Financial inclusion for everyone: Simple, Transparent, and Instant Digital Cash Transfer
Innovating the traditional claim experience across the life insurance industry.
Valiant is Australia’s trusted business loan marketplace - dynamically matching business loan seekers with the best loan providers.
FloodMapp reduces the losses suffered by insurers due to flooding, by providing their customers with real time, personalised, warnings.
Triggr is a b2b lead generation and predictive analytics platform powered by technographics.
Finhay is a platform that helps millennials micro-invest in financial products in Vietnam.
Connecting you to local experience. Find local insiders and experience the destination as if you live there.
Buy & sell preloved designer products.
Lumaway's AI matches learners to skills, career opportunities, and learning journeys.
An integrated payments, billing and customer contact solution.
We have been investing in early-stage startups for the better part of 10 years.
For the past five years, we have invested on a cohort basis, in 8-16 startups at a time. All our portfolio companies have participated in our 6 month in-house pre-seed program. We are currently taking some time to work more closely with our portfolio companies.
The H2 Ventures team, our mentors and alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company and beyond.
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It’s a privilege to champion our founders.
Since 2014 we have been publishing an annual Fintech100 report which compiles a list of the best fintech innovators from around the world.
The H2 Institute was established in 2016 by Ben Heap and Toby Heap with a simple mission – to ensure all Australians understand innovation.
We see innovation as the nexus between technology, societal and economic change. We believe that innovation, as with any transformative effect on a national scale, requires the focused minds of policymakers, business leaders and citizens to support it.
Understanding and benefiting from innovation represents that most pressing challenge of our generation and is fundamental to the way we, as Australian’s, navigate generational change.
The H2 Institute is a Fellowship. Fellows are committed to promoting the development of an Australian culture of innovation to inspire all Australians with respect to our innovation led future. Our goal is to highlight the transformative power of innovation in order to provide ‘grassroots’ support for public policy that encourages excellence in innovation.
"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change."