About Yuuwa

Yuuwa means Sky in Ayapathu which is a language from the Indigenous people of a section of the Cape York Peninsula.

Our tag-line “reach for the sky” provides some insight to our goals with our portfolio.

Yuuwa also has meaning in Japan: yuuwa. 融和, ゆうわ, means “harmony / reconciliation”, a fact the team here were both surprised and pleased to discover.

Yuuwa Capital is a $40M early-stage venture capital firm based in Perth, Western Australia.

Given Yuuwa’s current stage of our 10 year fund lifetime we are no longer seeking new investment opportunities.  Yuuwa continues to provide both capital and expertise to help founders, management and early investors scale our portfolio companies.

As a guide the tactical characteristics of the companies that attracted Yuuwa’s historical investment focus were:

  • Sectors: Software, Life Sciences and Biotech
  • Funding:  Early-stage investments from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
  • Geography: Preference for Perth, but otherwise the business must have been Australian based
  • Business Model: requiring less than $2,000,000 to reach break even or sustainability/step up valuation metrics

Yuuwa Capital’s formation was supported by private investors who work with Candor Financial Management; and also by the Australian Federal Government’s Innovation Investment Fund program and there are a number of specific rules for our investments relating to this element of our funding.