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We exist to support Australian founders at the start of their journey

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Team photo of Ben, Quentin, Andrew and Rayn

Despite record levels of capital flowing into venture in recent years, large VCs deploy the majority of their funds at Series A or later. Archangel is different, we deploy most of our funds in pre-seed and seed investments and our people, investment strategy and culture are built around sourcing the very best early-stage deals and assisting those founders to build better companies in their formative first years.

Ask some of our founders and they will tell you what sets us apart;

  • Our empathy and understanding of the founder's journey (our team has been there themselves)
  • Our ability to move quickly and decisively with minimal distraction to the business
  • Our willingness to give pointed business guidance and advice and begin the process of transitioning from a visionary founder to a world-beating CEO
  • Introductions to industry insiders for specialized knowledge and advice
  • Introductions to later stage VCs in Australia and abroad and assistance in preparing for future fund raises

Our considerable experience and expertise in round 1 investing allows us to be supportive high value partners and create big wins for the founders and investors we serve. If you’re a founder looking for capital or investor looking for a diversified high growth Australian venture portfolio please contact us using the form below. We’d love to hear from you!

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Meet the team

The Archangel team is a rare combination of experienced start-up operators and investors with broad networks and complimentary skills. Most importantly, like the founders we back, we believe that this is our life’s work.

Ben Armstrong

Managing Partner

10 years in VC with multiple exits. Startmate MVP. Former business development executive at Telstra (cloud, ehealth), former founder and supporter of most disruption.

Quentin Wallace


Startup investor and advisor. Startmate MVP. Former lawyer, GC at Culture Amp and startup founder. Experience in the music and logistics industries.

Rayn Ong


Startup investor and advisor. Startmate MVP. Avid collector of startup t-shirts and LinkedIn recommendations. Former software engineer.

Andrew Cicutto

Investment Principal

Start-up investor and founder. Former investment banker specializing in consumer, telecommunications, media and technology.

Sandra Suen

Investment Manager

Start-up operator. Former private equity investor, specialising in transport and healthcare.

Jenny Chang

Head of Finance and Operations

Focused finance & operations. Former Big Four audit and tax, boutique funds management, innovative international not-for-profit.

Ashe-lee Jegathesan


COO at Uniti Group. Former GC at Vocus Group, M2 Group, Melbourne IT and 3D Networks. Over 28 years legal, telecommunications and ISP experience.

Lilian Fang


Senior Portfolio Manager at AustralianSuper. Former partner at Big 4 firm and MD at Asia Harvest. Over 20 years experience in consulting, M&A and PE in Asia Pacific.

Suzanne Branton


CIO at CareSuper. Former Goldman Sachs and JBWere. Over 28 years experience in funds management, investment strategy, research and portfolio management.

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