Allen & Buckeridge is a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in and helping build global companies of significant and lasting value.
Our strategy is to be the lead investor in companies that seek to address international markets through unique and differentiated technology. We focus on early and expansion-stage investing in the Australia and Asia-Pacific regions and take a labour-intensive approach to managing our investments. Our investment professionals all have an entrepreneurial spirit and background, and we focus on those markets where we have direct experience. Examples of these include: enterprise software and services, communications & security, semiconductors and wireless applications.
Our international network of Venture Partners provides a unique position to assist our portfolio companies in building their operations in the Asian and North American markets. Our investments range in size from as little as $100,000 to as much as $10 or $15 million. Typically, we invest $3 to $5 million initially and expect to invest $5 to $15 million over the life of a company. We take a patient, long-term view toward building value and look for companies and entrepreneurs that share this perspective.
Allen & Buckeridge currently manages approximately $280 million spread across several funds. Our newest fund, the Allen & Buckeridge Emerging Technologies Fund, is one of only four pre-seed funds licensed by the Commonwealth Government and invests in research & development originating out of Australian universities and other government-funded research organisations.
Our investors include some of the largest superannuation funds and institutions in Australia as well as strategic overseas corporations such as IBM. Since our inception in 1996, we have invested in over 45 technology companies, a number of which have since been listed on public markets or sold in successful trade sales.