Exto Partners

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Exto Partners is a private investment firm based in Sydney, Australia that has invested in early stage Australian companies.


Exto Partners was founded in 2003 [1] by William Deane, a former lawyer with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Peter Hammond, a former management consultant with BearingPoint. The company made its first investment in a biotech company in March 2003 and has since invested across a broad array of industries in seed, A round and follow-on funding.

Exto Partners is considered an active investor that works with founders to build their business globally.[2]

Exto Partners investee companies have grown to operate on multiple continents[3][4] and have successfully obtained Commercialisation Australia[5] and other government grants.

Among Exto Partner’s most notable investments are Cleantech 100 company BuildingIQ, Inc.,[6][7] ASX listed education company RedHill Education [ASX:RDH][8] and task marketplace Airtasker.[9]


Exto Partners has investments in Airtasker,[10] Tuned Global, RedHill Education,[11] BuildingIQ,[12] WhiteSky Labs, Optalert, Sensear,[13] Ondek,[14] Contours Australia [15] and EnVie Fitness.


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