Our Vision

Steve Hardy

Steve has 40 years of experience in development, project management and investment within the property and construction industry. This experience covers a broad range of complex and major projects and investments in Australia, the USA and South East Asia.


He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Significant Capital Ventures, investing in early stage companies in the ACT region and overviews Hindmarsh activities relating to China. He has successfully identified, purchased, managed and on-sold major Hindmarsh property investments in Vietnam and the USA.

Partner with us!

We work with wealth managers, lawyers, property developers and migration agents to ensure the Venture Capital investment is fully compliant            

Our Approach

We have close relationships with the early-stage ecosystem to identify early investment opportunities. We like to be the first investor to say 'No'!

Our Staff

Karen Jackson

Karen is a highly experienced fund manager. Most recently Karen has been the COO at ANU Connect Ventures (ANUCV) the venture fund of the Australian National University.


Karen joined ANUCV in 2011 to manage its proof of concept fund. As Company Secretary for ANU Connect Ventures she reviews investment opportunities for adherence with investment criteria and requirements of the Venture Capital Act (VCA). She manages investor relations, reporting and all compliance related activities of the Fund, and advises on corporate governance in relation to portfolio companies.

Our Strength

The Fund management team have a strong track record in selecting, investing in and helping grow early stage companies across a broad range of industry sectors. Successful exits achieved by the team have included both stock exchange listings and trade sales. The investment focus will be on promising growth companies across a diverse range of industries.

Our Experience

We have a long and strong track record of identifying unique inventions which have significant commercial potential around the globe

Our Portfolio
Meet some of the founders we have backed in the past and hear their story.  

Nick McNaughton

Nick has a long track record of helping to build and grow early-stage companies, and has been a successful angel investor, business mentor, and CEO of a successful investment fund.

He a former Chair of Capital Angels, was a founding member of Sydney Angels. He currently sits on the Board of Entry29 and the GRIFFIN Accelerator.

Nick has an Honours Degree in Computing in Business from The University Huddersfield in the UK, an MBA from the University of South Australia and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michele Troni
​Michele is Chief Investment Officer of Australian Capital Ventures Limited, a Canberra-based venture capital funds manager.


Michele grew up in a number of different countries and his international experience, coupled with formal accounting, applied finance and investment and law qualifications, allows him to offer a solid contribution to early stage companies.


Michele is a former chair of Capital Angels, Canberra’s angel investment network, and holds several director and company secretary positions.