Starfish Ventures is a venture capital firm. That specializes in seed, start-up, expansion, emerging growth, early venture, mid venture, late venture, growth capital, middle market, and buyouts investments. The company prefers to invests in life sciences, clean technology, materials science, and information technology. Within life sciences, it focuses on biotechnology, medical devices, therapeutics, and drug development. Within clean technology, the firm invests in energy, water, and other environmental technologies. Within information technology, it considers investments in software, mobile, Internet and cloud based enterprise systems, semiconductor, instrumentation, hardware, and telecommunications.
It seeks to exit its investments through mergers and acquisitions, trade sale, or an initial public offer within two to five years. Starfish Ventures was founded by John Dyson and Michael Panaccio in 2001, and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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