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...
Is the great Aussie dream turning into a nightmare for some?

Is the great Aussie dream turning into a nightmare for some?

With inflation and interest rates on the rise, lenders are increasingly scrutinising expenses such as home ownership when assessing borrower risks, reducing access to credit for many consumers and small businesses. Home ownership has traditionally been seen as the...
The ‘ATO Bank’ is Closing for Business

The ‘ATO Bank’ is Closing for Business

Recent months have seen an increase in speculation as to whether we are seeing the first signs of distress appear in corporate Australia. Whilst the construction industry has laid bare its woes with the collapse of construction giant ProBuild and others, the cracks...
Update from GCI Leap Capital

Update from GCI Leap Capital

It has certainly been an eventful year and a half at Leap Capital since we started investing our $55m fund. Back in November 2019, we knew little about coronaviruses and certainly would never have imagined what was ahead of us. However, despite the original...
You’re not a start-up anymore! Capitalise as you scale.

You’re not a start-up anymore! Capitalise as you scale.

Here are some practical strategies and financing tips on the scale-up path.  Over the past decade, more start-ups have been founded and funded in Australia than ever before. Rather than taking the well-trodden path to investment banks, consulting firms and large...