We help organisations boldly pursue disruptive and transformational opportunities.

We work with our clients to Sow, Cultivate and Harvest great opportunities. Our ventures business means we can share the risk with you, so that you can break new ground with confidence.

Why We Exist

We created DFC Ventures to help tackle those fundamental challenges that cannot be solved using existing practice.

Our current economic landscape is challenging for businesses. Technology is democratising access to specialist skills and services, and disintermediating the institutions we have trusted for centuries.

Our products and services are becoming unbundled, and delivered through different forms and different channels. Markets are changing faster than the companies that traditionally served them, rendering old skills and organisational approaches irrelevant.

The result is that we see many organisations:

  • Being attacked or disrupted by smaller, niche players,
  • Facing growth challenges and inertia,
  • Unable to develop new opportunities beyond current business constraints.

These are not easy challenges to solve, and existing business units and partners aren’t really structured to tackle them.

This is where DFC Ventures comes in.

What We Bring

We bring the ability to build something new outside of these constraints.

DFC Ventures helps businesses tackle those existential challenges by creating a new environment, with new rules in which to pursue disruptive and transformational opportunities.

As a partner, we spin up and spin out new products, services and businesses, and accelerate those opportunities outside of BAU. For some opportunities, you need to sow a seed outside of your existing business; in the right environment and beyond the constraints of what you do today.

DFC Ventures brings access to funds, commercialisation specialists, and elite product and service creation teams so that we can structure a partnership to suit your needs.

We know that bringing opportunities to life can be risky, so we are prepared to share this risk with you and invest in bringing them to life.

We bring the ability to build something new outside of these constraints.

DFC Ventures helps businesses tackle those existential challenges by creating a new environment, with new rules in which to pursue disruptive and transformational opportunities.

As a partner, we spin up and spin out new products, services and businesses, and accelerate those opportunities outside of BAU. For some opportunities, you need to sow a seed outside of your existing business; in the right environment and beyond the constraints of what you do today.

DFC Ventures brings access to funds, commercialisation specialists, and elite product and service creation teams so that we can structure a partnership to suit your needs.

We know that bringing opportunities to life can be risky, so we are prepared to share this risk with you and invest in bringing them to life.

Who We Look for

We seek trailblazers who share our focus on Energy, Human Services and Agri-tech.
Pragmatists

While work with both early and later stage start-ups, we look for businesses which have the potential for significant return on investment, and founders who have the skills to realise that return.

Trailblazers

We are attracted to businesses whose products and services aren’t just a slicker version of an existing service. We look for products and services that create fundamentally different business and services models, with the potential to disrupt established industries.

Focused

Our portfolio focuses on opportunities which help solve some of Australia’s most fundamental and complex challenges. We look for businesses in industries where we have in-house expertise and a network of potential customers and investors.

For 2019, our portfolio will focus on Energy, Human Services, Agri-tech.

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