Constant Innovation is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in high-growth technology businesses that are solving real problems.
We provide equity capital and management expertise to entrepreneurs who are building great businesses.
Some of the things that excite us include:
We are experienced entrepreneurs and executives who are passionate about backing inspiring entrepreneurs. We work with our entrepreneurs to help them build great companies.
We have started, operated and exited from successful technology businesses. We have internet, software, sales and financial backgrounds and experience across various areas, such as web services, brand growth, retail marketing, information technology, business structure and operational management.
Two of the most prominent examples of our technology businesses are Pentana Solutions Pty Ltd and carsales.com Ltd (ASX:CAR).
Pentana Solutions is a diversified ICT company offering dealership retail and distribution solutions; a suite of CRM tools; full electronic document management; networking; cloud; business intelligence and eCommerce tools. Pentana Solutions employs a team of over 530 and invests over $14M annually in R&D. It has experienced double digit growth, carried out six acquisitions in recent times, enjoyed organic growth and launched 10 new start-up businesses in the automotive niche. Pentana Solutions today calls over 65% of the automotive systems market in Australia its customers and is rapidly growing that percentage internationally; and is currently working at adding new innovations to the array of products offered to its auto audience. Pentana Solutions enjoys customer reach to 128 countries and is represented by 14 offices around the world.
The highly successful business carsales.com Ltd originated out of the Pentana Solutions business and today operates as a listed public company with a market cap of over $2B. Each member of our investment committee was intimately involved in the creation of the business, its growth and funding. carsales.com Ltd is today the clear market leader (Asia Pacific) in the automotive internet space and continues to grow both organically and through acquisition.
At Constant Innovation, our goal is to identify and back technology businesses with a competitive advantage. We provide funding and management expertise to accelerate our investment partners’ performance.
We are looking for entrepreneurs that are solving real problems. We like businesses that have a competitive advantage and that are filling a void in a big market. We like businesses even more if they are generating revenue and have customers who have confirmed that there is demand for the business’s product or service.
We add the most value when a business’s management has some skin in the game, is prepared to give us a significant stake in the equity of the business and is willing to accept outside support.
We recognise the importance of the confidentiality of the information you submit to us. While it is not our policy to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before receiving an application, we may be prepared to sign if we proceed in further detail. Our reputation and our business depend on our professionalism and all information received is regarded as highly confidential.
The best way to get in front of us is to be introduced by someone we know and trust– someone we have worked with or a founder we have partnered with. Alternatively, you can apply using the form below.
When filling out the form below, please tell us:
Constant Innovation LP
PO Box 152, Mount Waverley Vic 3152