In the wake of the collapse of SVB, it is clear that founders and CFOs need to have a clear strategy to manage and protect their cash.
Recently, the viability VC investments in direct-to-consumer (D2C) companies has been called into question. We unpack the D2C business model and share our evaluation criteria for investments.
We're thrilled to announce our investment in Velveteen - a startup that leverages Generative AI to not only bring deceased animal companions back to life, but also turn them into personal assistants.
Direct-to-consumer businesses once burned bright, but have fallen out of favour among VC investors. This article explores how D2C companies can continue to innovate to build a lasting advantage.
Read why AfterWork Ventures doubled down into klikit - a company building the franchise of the future; a place where kitchens connect to creators to create culinary concepts for consumers everywhere.
We can't help it. We love diving into topics people would rather avoid. Read about why AfterWork Ventures believes the menopause market is ripe for innovation, investment and disruption..
This interview series spotlights our founders journeys: what makes them tick, what gives them joy, and what keeps them grounded through the weird, wild and wonderful moments.
We’re honoured to have come so far and to have been named in The Australian’s Innovator’s List, alongside many founders, builders, and creatives we admire.
Venture capital has been a vehicle for phenomenal wealth creation - both for individual investors, and the economy. For those less familiar with VC, we’ve put together a Q&A that lifts the lid on VC.
The power and potential of sleep remains untapped. Read about why AfterWork Ventures believes we're at an inflection point that will unleash a wave of innovation in how we sleep.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Gridcognition - software to usher in an era of decentralised and decarbonised energy projects.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Medoo - software that supports coaches to be better at the craft and coachees to get more out of their coaching journey.
We use provocative questions to invite startups to step outside the motions of their day-to-day tasks, and think imaginatively about your recruitment process.
Embedding DEI early is key for long-term success. This guide suggests actions which don’t just signal virtue, but create impact by baking DEI into your company's DNA.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in PropHero - an AI-powered platform that makes property investing as simple as investing in shares or ETFs.
Read why AfterWork Ventures in Stropro, a platform democratising access to structured financial products.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Tirtyl, zero-waste tablet cleaners sold directly to consumers.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Blakthumb, and operating system for indoor food and cannabis growers.
In this article we feature five D2C companies in our orbit - they share their highlights, lowlights, unexpected revelations, and biggest learnings.
Today is our first birthday. We thought we’d take some time to reflect on our weird and wonderful first year of existence.
Our Doubling Down investment notes deep dive into our follow-on decisions. We reflect on what we got right, what exceeded our expectations, and why we're excited to continue our partnership.
We're at an inflection point in the sexual wellness and sextech industry - one that will unleash a wave of innovation in one of the most universal parts of the human experience.
Read why AfterWork Ventures doubled down into OwnHome, a rent-to-buy company on a mission to help first-time home buyers buy a home without a hefty deposit
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Swing Vision - a company building the Strava for tennis.
Tune in to hear how Emilé Radyté and Alex Cook, founder of Samphire Neuroscience, a neurotech company for women's health, built the conviction to make 'after work' their life's work
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Samphire Neuroscience, a neurotech company improving women's health and lifestyles.
The Great Resignation is a manifestation of broader trends; ones which have been gaining momentum for years. Read about the trends shaping the future of talent and the investment opportunities they create
The Great Resignation is just one manifestation of much broader trends; ones which have been gaining momentum for many years. This article discusses some trends we see shaping the future of work and talent, and shares our view on some investment opportunities this creates.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in OfferFit, a SaaS company helping marketers bridge the chasm between A/B testing to self-learning AI.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in OwnHome, a rent-to-buy company on a mission to turn renters into owners.
Behind all great consumer startups is a formidable marketing team. But getting caught up in the minutiae of performance marketing can come at the expense of utilising a more powerful weapon...storytelling.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Ripe Robotics, Australia's first fruit picking robots.
Our interview series spotlights Tim Brewer and Damian Bramanis' intrepid journeys: what makes them tick, what gives them joy, and what keeps them grounded through the weird, wild, and wonderful moments.
Our interview series spotlights Zara Lord's intrepid journeys: what makes her tick, what gives her joy, and what keeps her grounded through the weird, wild, and wonderful moments.
Death is inevitable and omnipresent. Until recently, there's been scant innovation in deathcare. We're at an inflection point that will unleash a wave of innovation in how we approach death.
Move over millennials; here are seven reasons we think Gen Z might be the most imaginative, gutsy, and entrepreneurial generation yet.
AfterWork's six values are our attempt to verbalise what matters most to us, how we hope to operate, and what kind of dent we want to make in the universe.
Upon reaching $10 million AUD in commitments, we have called a first close on AfterWork Fund III - our first professional. venture capital fund. Read about how we did it.
We use provocative questions to invite startups to step outside their day-to-day motions and take time to think defiantly and imaginatively about their vision.
AfterWork Ventures recently invested in OwnHome’s $3.6m pre-seed round, alongside Global Founders Capital, Entrée Capital, and a star-studded cast of angel investors.
Here are four tips to help founders tell the story of their business performance clearly, consistently, and comprehensively.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Lyka, human-grade pet food for puppers living their best lives.
What do a Philosophy major, an early Uber employee, a project analyst at Aurizon, a PhD in biomaterials, and a product lead at a seed-stage FinTech have in common?
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Send, an integrable, partnerships-led FX provider.
Our interview series spotlights Anna Podolsky's intrepid journeys: what makes her tick, what gives her joy, and what keeps her grounded through the weird, wild, and wonderful moments.
Read why AfterWork Ventures is delighted to announce our investment in the latest addition to our team - creative powerhouse Annabel Acton!
Sales veterans share gold dust on how to crack your first $1 million in B2B sales.
Read how AfterWork Ventures made its first hire - Jessy Wu, who joins us as an Investment Manager and Head of Community.
We use provocative questions to invite startups to step outside the motions of their day-to-day tasks, and take time to think defiantly and imaginatively about building your brand.
AfterWork Ventures is a sector agnostic fund. We believe there are six characteristics that are common across all companies on a trajectory from anomaly to icon.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Functionly, an organisational design tool helping executives to intentionally design their companies.
Read why AfterWork Ventures invested in Vitruvian, the future of resistance training.
Our commitment to saying "no" properly, and an open invitation to hold us accountable,
We're a new community-powered VC fund, investing early stage in ANZ startups.