Our experienced team provide strong support to the founding teams in our portfolio.
We give each business we invest in, the optionality to run profitably, to raise a VC round (on their terms), or to exit early and cement their personal wealth.Why Tractor?
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Matt, Aprill & the team are deeply experienced founders, operators, mentors and investors.
Matt & Aprill have almost 30 angel investments in their portfolio and are husband and wife. Matt is a three-times ex CTO, and led the VC portfolio at AWS for AN/Z. Aprill, a knowledge management specialist, advises teams on how to scale their customer success and support systems.
Our advisory board is made up of experienced investors & operators:
ex M&A Lawyer, currently General Partner and Founder of Eleanor Ventures.
Chairman. Co-founder YBF, Partner at Black Nova VC
Ex-Southern Cross Ventures, ex- Blackbird Ventures and currently General Partner at Main Sequence Ventures.
The Amazing Tractor Portfolio Companies
Ben & Noelle Smit founded Teamgage in May 2016. Equal parts earnest and dynamic, they are purpose-driven and intent on helping employees solve problems at work and make a material impact towards their goals. Until Tractor's investment, Teamgage's founders hadn't taken any outside capital, yet they were already profitable with customers including Westpac, Telstra, CSIRO and NEC.
"Tractor's investment and advice means we can grow in a way aligned with our values. We are focussed on sustainable growth by engaging with great customers and hiring great people. We are ambitious in our drive to grow, but in a way where we treat people the right way." — Noelle Smit, COO
Creatively Squared was born out of a collective desire for creative freedom. Looking for a creative outlet, Ruth founded an online community for visual creators which quickly gained momentum.
Ruth and Scott saw an opportunity to improve the way brands were producing content for digital audiences. Traditional methods were no longer effective and to succeed online, modern brands required an abundance of great content to connect with their audiences.
"We’re aggressive about growth but we’re not chasing growth at all costs. We have big ambitions and want to build a sustainable company that lasts, but what’s most important to us right now is optionality. Tractor’s investment means we can accelerate our growth, their advice will help us navigate the challenges we’re facing and we can continue building our business and choose the right path for us at the right time." — Scott Thomas, CEO