Entrepreneurs With External Funding

This stream is designed for scalable small businesses with significant potential growth. The business benefits from endorsements from accredited industry experts.

The benefit is that no points test will be required if the business has attracted an endorsement from the Australian business panel and financial support from an external Australian investment fund. Australian Immigration accepts those companies will potentially become the most beneficial to Australia.

In addition to being verified by a panel of industry experts, the business must also have secured external funding from an Australian Venture Capital fund.

We often assist our clients in securing the necessary external funding when required.


  • No points test
  • From $500k
  • 100% ownership of your business
  • No upper age limit
  • Includes your dependants
  • Visa approval within a few months
  • Continued support post-arrival
  • Pathway to Citizenship


Australia is proactive in attracting the finest entrepreneurs. Working in partnership with local investors, they believe they can offer start-ups the best possible incubation environment, supported by a highly educated and motivated local workforce. 

Our friendly experts would be happy to discuss your plans further.

Source of external investment 

The list changes depending on the state nominating the business. However, sources that are recognised across Australia include:

Stone & Chalk

It is the largest dedicated startup and scaleup innovation community in Australia, with hubs in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. In South Australia, Stone & Chalk, based at Lot Fourteen, is the innovation precinct that is making a global impact and co-locates with world-leading organisations and startups such as Myriota, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Google and the Australian Space Agency.

New Venture Institute (NVI)

Located in Australia’s most awarded Innovation District at Tonsley, Flinders New Venture Institute provides a range of programs and services to a vibrant community of startups and businesses in six focus sectors that reflect Flinders University’s areas of strength, growth, and research: Advanced Manufacturing; Creative Industries; Education; Energy, Water, and Sustainability; Health; Wine, Tourism, and AgTech.


aims to have startups with great business plans join them to work with their “been there doing it” Entrepreneurs to build globally scalable investable businesses. They love Creative, Space, BioTech, AI/Hi-Tech, AgTech, Education and  Defence Industries and as long as people have a growth mindset, where they come from is of no interest!

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Flexibility & Control

Each year, the Australian federal and state governments review the 188 visa programme to ensure it delivers the best possible outcomes for Australia. Where deemed necessary changes are introduced without advanced notice. State governments open and close the investor visa stream within their respective jurisdictions as deem necessary to meet the local economic objectives.

That said, once an investor secures an invitation to emigrate (State Nomination), any future changes to the emigration policy will not affect their case.

Our principles are the basis of how we work:

  • We offer our services only if we feel we can be of genuine assistance. Without exception.
  • To present all our clients with highly professional and personal service.
  • Employ a rigorous and efficient approach to finding the best solutions available at all times.
  • To base all our business on honesty, integrity and high ethical standards. Without compromise.