Transition Level Investments began in 2012 as the investment vehicle for Steve Baxter.
We are proud of the investment portfolio we’ve established over the years.
Along the way, we’ve met thousands of capable founders and many ‘traditional’ investors keen to support the early stage sector.
In 2018 Stewart Glynn became a partner in Transition Level. He is championing Transition Level’s strategy to level up Australia’s early-stage investment scene.
Transition Level is an Australian investment company with a global mindset.
We help ambitious startups secure investment in early funding rounds. No idea is too early for us. The sooner you connect the better.
We provide more than access to equity capital. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty or to call on our network to create opportunities for our portfolio companies.
FOUNDERS FIRST We believe that founders are at the core to any business success, they are the engine room and we’re the fuel to power them up.
NEVER TOO EARLY It’s never too early to have a conversation with us about raising or investing. Always be raising. Always be learning.
TRUST Successful partnerships are based on trust. Transparency and integrity at every step of the process – that’s how we do business.
PAY IT FORWARD We support the startup ecosystem by creating as many opportunities for potential customers, investors and for founders to connect and to collaborate as we can.
Visionary founders and products that ignite the world.
Ambitious founders looking to win on the big stage.
Integrity and authenticity.
Hustle and grit.
Founders that know their ‘edge’ and exploit it.
Sharing experience and knowledge along the way, we learn, we refine and we improve.
Transition Level was founded by Steve Baxter in 2012.
Steve commenced his career in defence. He went onto establish and successfully exit, an internet startup based in Australia.
In 2001, Steve teamed up with a schoolmate to launch his second startup, PIPE Networks, a provider of wholesale telecoms infrastructure. Eight years later, PIPE Networks was acquired by TPG Group for $373 million.
Steve founded River City Labs, a co-working space in Brisbane in 2011 and has been a ‘Shark’ on the Channel 10 series Shark Tank since 2013.
Steve is one of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs and angel investors, and remains a serial advocate for entrepreneurs across the country.
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The annual event is supported by a community of investors aimed to provide a different approach to capital funding for early stage start-ups.
Start-up Catalyst takes groups of youths, start-ups, investors, corporates, and innovation leaders to international start-up hotspots including Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel, and Asia with the goal of transforming the start-up and innovation landscape in Australia.