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 out 10 year fund lifetime we are only seeking later-stage investment opportunities with relatively short turnaround to exit. Yuuwa can provide both capital and expertise to help founders, management and early investors scale successful companies.
As a guide the tactical characteristics of the companies we are interested to invest in are:
- Sectors: Software, Life Sciences and Biotech, Communications Technology, Clean Technology
- Funding: Seeking later-stage investments from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
- Geography: Prefer Perth, but otherwise Australian based
- Business Model: requiring less than $2,000,000 to reach break even or sustainability
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.