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A message from our CEO

Jelix is a fast growing, venture capital firm based in Sydney. We focus on early stage investments in innovative technology where it provides a strong competitive advantage in a huge global market. We back daring founders to make the world better.

I started Jelix leading small syndicated investments into early stage tech startups. We now have $50m under management – $20m in syndicated co-investments and we have just closed our first formal fund, a $30m ESVCLP. We have already invested fund capital in 13 exciting startups.

We have been working hard investing in 32 startups in aggregate and raising our fund, so our website needs to be updated. We are about to embark on a rebranding exercise and then will update our website.

To find out more, email team@jelix.vc or apply for funding here.

Kindest regards

Andrea Gardiner
Founder & CEO

Back daring founders working to make the world better and benefit from our next win

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Invest in our venture capital fund and spread your risk over a portfolio of startups


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As sector insiders, we offer you unique access to startups in the strongest position to produce outstanding returns.  Our due diligence is rigorous. We negotiate terms structured to protect investors and incentivise founders, and we provide the ongoing benefit of our expertise and networks to the companies we invest in.  We are fully incentivised on investment performance; we don’t charge startups fees and we invest our own funds so you can trust that we only offer you what we judge to be the strongest investment opportunities in this exciting asset class. And you can be confident in our expertise – meet our team here. You leverage our access to deal flow, expertise and connections, and we do the work for you.

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Why Invest with Jelix?


Insider access to outstanding early stage opportunities in Australia’s highest potential startups.

Highly Selected

We cherry-pick from hundreds of startups, know what to look for and vet meticulously.


You benefit from our expertise -rigourous due diligence, deals structured to promote growth, and ongoing support.


Our interests are aligned. Jelix founders invest their personal funds, and do not charge startups fees.

“The principal value Jelix provides for me as an investor is its unique deal flow and superior due diligence expertise. Investing with Jelix gives me access to high quality opportunities and I trust their judgement about management teams and technology.”
Andrew KaldorInvestor with Jelix

“Jelix gives me access to pre-qualified early stage deals allowing me to diversify my portfolio to include startups with real potential for high returns. Jelix reviews a large number of investment opportunities and funnels these down to the best ones. Of these, it only invests in those which pass its meticulous due diligence process and it can negotiate good terms with. In investing with Jelix, I leverage their expertise and have the luxury of choosing to do as much or as little personal due diligence as I want. I also value their great communication with investors.”
Kathleen ConlonInvestor with Jelix

“Andrea and Ian Gardiner had a very positive impact on StorReduce’s trajectory. Their stellar reputation and investment into us helped others to trust us and led to further investment by other valuable investors. They are extremely pro-founder – having been founders themselves. They are lovely to deal with. We could not recommend them more highly to other startups.”
Vanessa WilsonCo-Founder & CEO, StorReduce

StorReduce was purchased in 2018 by Pure Storage, a NYSE listed company and Gartner Magic Quadrant leader. Jelix investors benefited from a 10x return on their investment in 3.5 years.”

“Jelix led our successful first seed funding round of $1m and has provided us with phenomenal support ever since. Through their extensive network, tagSpace has been introduced to dozens of companies and individuals across Australia and the USA for both investment and strategic partnerships. From a founder’s perspective I cannot express enough the appreciation and gratitude I have for Andrea and Ian Gardiners’ support, counsel and guidance. Andrea is a person of integrity and strikes the perfect balance between doing what’s right for her investors and entrepreneurs. As a startup entrepreneur, if you’re looking for some truly smart money to grow your business in Australia, this should be your first port of call.”
Paul Simon MartinFounder & CEO, tagSpace

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