Bridging the valuation canyon

Bridging the valuation canyon

Why we launched the GCI Leap Capital Growth Fund When we launched GCI’s Leap Capital Growth Fund in November 2019, our goal was simple. We wanted to provide founders and early shareholders of emerging fast-growing companies with an alternative funding option....
Finding balance in the valuation gap

Finding balance in the valuation gap

Like many people in the Australian business community, a number of us at GCI start our day with the Australian Financial Review (AFR). Last Friday, these words in an article by James Thomson caught our attention: “but in an uncertain world, the question of what is...

Private investors eye slice of lucrative SME market

International institutional investors are eyeing the lucrative Australian small to medium-sized enterprise business lending space, seeking relatively higher returns than in the more developed US market. Small and medium-sized business lending has been growing at the...

Entrepreneurs take out loan rather than hit up VCs

Brisbane-based real estate technology group Rex Labs has sealed a $3.5 million loan from recently established local start-up debt funding specialist Leap Capital, in a deal the company says will let it invest in expanding its app portfolio without diluting the stake...

Cover Genius scores $15m on the back of eBay, Shopee deals

Insurance tech company Cover Genius has scored $15 million in fresh funding from King River Capital and Leap Capital as it looks to win more global deals. The Sydney-based start-up, which was founded in 2014 by Angus McDonald and Chris Bayley, specialises in providing...