Emerging Companies

We invest in extraordinary founders and their high growth emerging companies

Access an integrated capital and advisory offering that can help your company thrive, working with a team that knows what it takes to scale a business.

Investec’s Emerging Companies team invests in companies with high growth potential, backed by strong founders.
  • We invest early in companies solving both local, regional and global problems
  • After investing, we roll up our sleeves to help our companies scale up – from scouring our network to secure a vital hire or the right lead investor for the next stage, to just being a trusted sounding board
  • Think of us as investor as well as trusted long-term partner for your business


Average entry ticket


Target entry stake


Number of portfolio companies

Emerging Companies Australia


  • What is a typical investment?

    • We typically make an initial investment of $3m - $5m for a minority stake [of 10%-25%], and prefer to be the lead investor in a round
    • IEC focuses on companies in Australia and New Zealand, however, does consider investments in other geographies
    • We are generally sector agnostic and look for great companies to invest in across industries
  • What do we look for in a company?

    • A demonstrated track record (not in ‘proof of concept’ phase)
    • High conviction growth potential
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • Strong founder influence and alignment