Tin Alley Ventures

Tin Alley Ventures supports high-potential startups to achieve impact through access to investment, expertise and networks to help them reach their full potential and create impact at scale.

What is Tin Alley Ventures?

Tin Alley Ventures is a University-dedicated venture capital fund that will invest in exceptional University-affiliated startups – from seed stage through to pre-initial public offering stage.

Tin Alley Ventures is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and leading investment firm, Tanarra Capital, running a University-dedicated venture capital fund that will invest in, and propel the development of, high potential ventures developed within the University of Melbourne ecosystem.

Designed to facilitate successful exits and greater impact of the strongest start-ups, the Fund invests in start-ups that show promising future investment return potential. It will provide capital as well as skills and connections to help founders grow their team, develop commercial grade products and services, drive customer acquisition and support global expansion.

The Tin Alley Ventures Fund is a $A100 million fund, providing investments from $A500 thousand to up to several million dollars.

Why have we established Tin Alley Ventures?

Complementing our ecosystem, filling the funding gap.

The University of Melbourne is home to world-class research and ideas with potential to make a significant and positive impact on the wider world.

Tin Alley Ventures, and the University of Melbourne Genesis Pre-Seed Fund, have been established to ensure this research and new ideas are supported through all stages of the commercialisation process – from proof of concept through to investment-ready startups on the path to social and commercial success at scale.

Who can apply for funding?

Tin Alley Ventures is for investment-ready startups from all sectors and industries that have a demonstrable link to the University of Melbourne.

How to apply

Tin Alley Ventures is open for applications from mid-2023.

For more information, please get in touch.