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We found and fund great companies that have a positive impact on our planet, focusing on launching copycats of successful businesses from overseas that don't yet exist locally.

We work with talented co-founders to build the product, get traction, and scale.

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We work together with our co-founders to adapt the idea to the local market and find funding, and provide back-end support to accelerate the development of the business. Our team operates out of a co-working space in Sydney with some of the best startup mentors in the country.

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You'll become part of an exclusive alumni network, and we'll continue to work with you as your company scales. 

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Marketplace for unsold food

Launching in: Australia

Incubator location: Sydney

Indicative funding: $12 M

THE PITCH

Every day, 1/3 of all food in grocery stores and restaurants goes to waste.

With the aim of making our food industry more sustainable, companies like Swedish company Karma provide a marketplace where food outlets can sell their unsold food at at a discount each day. Currently no similar companies exist outside of Sweden and London in the UK.

IDEAL FOUNDER

We're ideally looking for someone with a passion for social good who is willing to be a public advocate for this company's mission, with experience pitching and converting small businesses (in this case restaurants) and large corporates (grocery chains) at scale.

However, if you've got that special something that just makes things happen, then we want to hear from you regardless of your background.

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Marketplace for unsold food

Every day, 1/3 of all food in grocery stores and restaurants goes to waste.

With the aim of making our food industry more sustainable, companies like Swedish company Karma provide a marketplace where food outlets can sell their unsold food at at a discount each day. After raising $12 million, Karma has just just expanded their platform into London.

Apply now to be part of our 2019 cohort, and found an Australia based copycat.

Started in: Sweden

Not yet in: USA, Australia, Asia

Indicative Funding$12 MM

Early stage career accelerator

New apps like Pathrise invest in university students or young professionals by providing personalized advice and training on how to get the best possible internship or job.

The program is completely free upfront, and once hired, participants then pay a percent of their salary in return.

Apply now to be part of our 2019 cohort, and found an Australia based copycat.

Started in: USA

Not yet in: Europe, Australia, Asia

Indicative fundingunknown

On-demand car fuel

Companies like Zebra Fuel in the UK allow customers to order fuel (petrol, gas and electric) with their smartphone. A van then drives to their car's location, and fills it up 

Zebra Fuel has raised $2.5 MM.

Started in: UK

Not yet in: USA, Australia, continental Europe

Indicative funding$5.5 MM

Guaranteed real-estate sales

New London-based real estate platform Nested puts its money where its mouth is, guaranteeing you up to 95% of your property's value so you can purchase your next property straight away.

 

If your property sells within 90 days you get the full sales price minus their fee - otherwise, you get the 95%.

Started in: UK

Not yet in: USA, Australia, Asia

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Indicative funding$59 MM

On-demand contraception

Dubbed the 'Uber for birth control', women answer questions through an app, which are then reviewed by a doctor. The doctor prescribes the correct contraceptive, and the order is posted the next day or made ready for pick-up from the nearest pharmacy.

Examples include Nurx in the US, which has raised $8 million at the end of 2017.

Started in: USA

Not yet in: UK, Australia

Indicative funding$41.4 MM

Travel as an employee benefit

Regular vacations and travel can have a hugely positive impact on employee mental health. To help encourage more people to get out and see the world, companies like Taab and Vacation Fund offer a program that makes it easier for employers to offer travel-as-a-benefit.

Employers signed up to the program match employee contributions into an account, which can then only be used on travel related expenses. Win-win!

Started in: USA, Canada

Not yet in: Europe, Australia, Asia

Indicative fundingunknown

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