Most of the world’s successful startups have mostly disrupted and/or enabled private sector services.
Prisma aims to extend this to public services.
Prisma also has two other work streams: co-managing, with Angophora Capital, the Transfield Holdings investment portfolio; and investing in collaborative on-line tools, in accordance with the goals of The newDemocracy Foundation
Prisma is not dominated by a singular focus on returns.
Financial success is important to us, but primarily as a barometer of the merits of the businesses being funded.
Our Venture Partners will undertake the first round of filtering. In this way we effectively bring in the highest quality VC advisory
and filtering skills for our chosen sectors.
As each Venture Partner fund accelerates its own follow-on investment, in certain select circumstances Prisma may choose to significantly concentrate investment.
We have the confidence to do so knowing that the investee companies selected have survived and thrived under the close eye
of a Venture partner like Blackbird or One Ventures.
Early stage risk is thus spread, but it provides us with an insiders’ view of likely breakout success stories.
In exceptional circumstances - and solely within early stage companies targeting public sector disruption or public discussion - we will act as the lead funder.