OUR FUNDS

Our Investment Philosophy

PieLAB Capital manages two boutique funds and makes direct investments.

We have a specific philosophy when it comes to investment management.  Our approach is:

Small Funds.  Research overwhelmingly supports the fact that small funds outperform large funds.  For that reason, we maintain a boutique approach and out funds are launched with $20 – $30m in investor funds.

Management Heavily Invested.  We invest our own money in the funds with the management team and advisory boards and/or councils committing over 20% of the investor funds.  We invest the capital as though it is our own money because it is.

Circle of competence.  We stick to what we know.  We have a very disciplined approach to investing and look for an advantage by investing in businesses and industries where we have an area of expertise or competence.

PieLAB Council Capital Fund

Fund Overview

The PieLAB Council Capital Fund provides the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of profitable, growing, recurring revenue, small to medium sized businesses (SME’s) run by a team of experts who have an excellent track record investing in this space.

SME’s account for 57% of Australia’s GDP, however, it is an asset class that is difficult for investors to invest in without taking an active hands on approach which is both time consuming and stressful. Further, investing in just one SME as opposed to a diversified portfolio exposes the investor to heightened risk.

The fund is seeking businesses that have a high level of recurring, reoccurring, or contracted revenue, with a history of profitability and strong free cash flow with revenue of at least $3m per annum.  The business must be in an enduring, sustainable industry that is difficult to disrupt with technology, preferably non-discretionary in nature, service based, and selling to businesses.

We typically take large stakes in profitable businesses with investments of between $2.5 million and $10 million.

PieLAB REIVC Fund

Fund Overview

 The PieLAB Real Estate Industry Venture Capital Fund, Australia’s first real estate specific technology fund launched in July 2016.

The fund is focused on looking at investment opportunities that not only provide products and services to the Australian residential real estate industry but where the experience of the PieLAB management team along with the advisory committee can be leveraged to accelerate value creation and company success.

This fund is seeking businesses that are in the early expansion or expansion stage of development, have a competitive advantage that gives them the potential to become national or international market leaders in their sector. The business must be in a sector that is assisted by marketplace tailwinds such as legislation, technological advantage or market forces along with a recurring or subscription based income stream.

Target investment size is $500k to $5m.

detector inspector
Detector Inspector

The number one safety and compliance technology company in Australia.

activepipe
Activepipe
Automatically nurtures clients and generates leads with intelligent email marketing designed for real estate agents.
 
happyco
HappyCo

Is a leading real-time operations platform for inspecting, managing and monitoring residential properties and commercial facilities.

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Cloudstaff

Provides skilled workforces supported by custom software, procedures and processes specifically tailored to your exact needs.

aire
Aire
RiTA helps agents make hyper-personalised and relevant connections with the people in their community using data powered by artificial intelligence.
 
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Different
Property management through a unique product platform, delivering a better customer experience at a lower cost.
 
detector inspector
Detector Inspector

The number one safety and compliance technology company in Australia.

activepipe
Activepipe

Automatically nurtures clients and generates leads with intelligent email marketing designed for real estate agents.

happyco
HappyCo

Is a leading real-time operations platform for inspecting, managing and monitoring residential properties and commercial facilities.

cloudstaff
Cloudstaff

Provides skilled workforces supported by custom software, procedures and processes specifically tailored to your exact needs.

aire
Aire

RiTA helps agents make hyper-personalised and relevant connections with the people in their community using data powered by artificial intelligence.

different
Different

Property management through a unique product platform, delivering a better customer experience at a lower cost.