Welcome to Latent Ventures

Latent Ventures provides a range of boutique investment banking services including strategic advice and planning, funds management and capital raising.


Value Proposition

Latent Ventures guarantees partner engagement with a proactive and hands on approach delivering personal and professional service.


Our Name and Philosophy

Latent: existing or present but concealed or inactive

Our name embodies our philosophy — we enjoy working with energetic people to activate commercial opportunities that have not been seen before. Hence we do not offer capital but rather expertise, guidance and our wealth of contacts whom also enjoy collaborating and striving for joint rewards.


Our Background & Goal

Latent Ventures was formed to provide specialist corporate services to Australian early stage business ventures and to take advantage of the emerging Asian venture capital market.



Dr Kim Elms

Dr Elms has a PhD in Computer Science, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Business. He has extensive experience in technology start-ups as both CTO and CEO and a diverse network of high-level contacts in the technology sector globally. Kim has more than fifteen years of technology research and development and will be responsible for the analysis and due diligence of each project specifically the technology projects.

Nicholas Thiele

Nicholas has led organisations as both CEO and COO with considerable international business development experience. He has experience developing strong channel partner relationships and will be responsible for key aspects of project delivery and product commercialisation. He has a Bachelor of Science, Business and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Business Management and Law).

Alan Rose

Alan has over thirty-five years’ experience in venture capital and investment banking having worked with an ASX listed investment management company and a multinational professional services firm. Alan has an Advanced Diploma in Management, Diplomas in Education and Teaching from the Edith Cowan University and a Diploma in Business Administration.

Our Logo

Our logo depicts the formation of a fibonacci ring from odd shapes to form the omnipresent representation of a flower in nature — depicting natural sustainability and striving to grow.


Corporate Advisory

Latent Ventures provides a range of specialist corporate advisory services to innovative early stage Australian businesses seeking start-up or expansion capital. The advisory services include strategic corporate advice and corporate planning.

Funds Management

Latent Ventures provides Fund Management services to the Latent Ventures Capital Growth Fund. The Fund is an Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership that will be registered with Innovation Australia and become a member of AVCAL.

Capital Raising

Latent Ventures provides access to the Asian venture capital markets, performs due diligence on potential projects and prepares disclosure documents.


Corporate Advisory

Latent Ventures provides a range of specialist corporate advisory services to innovative early stage Australian businesses seeking start-up or expansion capital. The advisory services include strategic corporate advice and corporate planning.

The strategic advice includes growth and expansion strategies, corporate structuring, enterprise architecture and capital raising strategies. The corporate planning service includes detailed business plans, capex budgets, financial forecasting, skills resourcing, technical services and systems analysis.

Funds Management

Latent Ventures has established the Latent Ventures Capital Growth Fund which is an early stage venture capital limited partnership (ESVCLP). The ESVCLP program has been designed specifically to stimulate Australia's venture capital sector.

As the Fund Manager (General Partner) Latent Ventures will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Fund. Its responsibilities will include identifying, analyzing and conducting due diligence on all eligible venture capital investments, ensuring compliance with the approved investment plan and providing ongoing management services for the term of the Partnership.

The Latent Ventures Capital Growth Fund will be registered with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science under the Venture Capital Act 2002 and will be a member of the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL). The ESVCLP program is jointly managed by Innovation Australia with the support of AusIndustry and the Australian Taxation Office.

Capital Raising

Latent Ventures has established a unique position in the Asian Venture Capital market by way of various business migration visa programs and a network of high net worth Asian investors.

Over the past five years there has been a significant trend taking place in regard to the geography of start-up and venture capital investment. The long held singular dominance by the United States of America is being challenged by the rapid ascent of cities in Asia. In the last five years Beijing and Shanghai accounted for over 27% of the world’s global increase in venture capital investment.

Latent Ventures is focused on providing seed and expansion capital for the start-up, product commercialization or business development of early stage Australian ventures that demonstrate high growth potential.


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