Light Warrior believes in the potential of business to positively impact the world and create shared value for all stakeholders.
We’re passionate about investing in companies and industries where we can add real value, partnering with established businesses to grow, profit and positively impact the world. We provide extensive support to talented entrepreneurs and managers who are eager to expand their businesses and build strong and sustainable practices to take their companies to the next level.
We take a particular interest in companies that fulfil our key investment criteria of being socially responsible and environmentally conscious, in growth industries. And while we’ll look at opportunities in all sectors, these are the primary markets where we have significant expertise to offer:
Our Investment Approach and Focus
Light Warrior is focused on partnering with management and other shareholders throughout our period of investment. Our approach is collaborative, collective and consensus-driven. We are looking for quality people who are experts, leaders and authorities in their field who are aligned with our business principles and want to build their businesses in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly way. You’ll have access to our entire team whose substantial business acumen is founded on their experience of owning, investing and working with companies worldwide. They can assist with strategic guidance and operational expertise and in many other areas from strategy and finance, to marketing and culture, while providing access to our specialist network of advisors, overseeing specific projects, and negotiating deals as required. Our focus, when we make any investment, is on growth and if necessary, we can assist in bringing in new talent to increase capabilities and expand existing teams. We also have significant experience and a successful track-record in preparing businesses for funding rounds, IPOs and exit. Light Warrior’s team has extensive experience across agribusiness, consumer goods and foods, finance, healthcare, retail, technology, wellness and other sectors. We can invest flexibly and throughout the capital structure.
Hydralyte is a global leader in delivering clinical hydration.
After dominating the Australian oral hydration market for more than ten years, it sold the brand in Australia and New Zealand to Prestige Brands. Hydralyte is based in Boston and is now rolling out Hydralyte’s range of great tasting products in North America and other regions.
With up to 75% less sugar and 4X the electrolytes compared to the leading sports drinks, Hydralyte’s formulation is based on the World Health Organization criteria for rapid and effective rehydration and is recommended by medical professionals around the world.
Light Warrior led a Series A investment round into Hydralyte in August 2017. Adam (director) and Radek (alternate director) sit on the Board.
Jamieson Coote Bonds
Founded in 2013, JCB is a specialist bond fund manager based in Melbourne. JCB brings together a global network of bond market specialists to provide individuals and institutions access to expertise in the Australian Bond market.
Using both fundamental and technical analysis of the bond market to implement trades and reduce the risk of capital loss, JCB has consistently outperformed its benchmark since inception.
Jamieson Coote Bonds provides a global perspective on Australian bond portfolio construction and allocation.
Light Warrior invested in December 2017.
Made By Cow
Made by Cow is cold-pressed raw milk, un-messed with and straight from the cow.
Made by Cow is the only cold pressed milk to have received government approvals to sell throughout Australia. In fact, the NSW Food Authority noted it was as safe, or safer, than heat-pasteurized milk.
Tests show that Made by Cow’s patented cold high-pressure method is gentler on milk’s nutrients, and retains as much of the milk’s natural, wholesome goodness as possible, including more of the rich, essential vitamins straight from the cow like vitamins B1, B2, B12 and A.
Light Warrior invested in July 2017 and Radek (director) and Adam (alternate director) sit on the Board.
- The Press Club
- Hellenic Republic
- Jimmy Grants
- Yo-Chi brands
MAdE Establishment is the brainchild of award-winning celebrity chef, George Calombaris – it’s a dynamic collection of the best restaurants in Australia, including The Press Club, Gazi, Hellenic Republic, Jimmy Grants and Yo-Chi brands.
MAdE’s philosophy is to provide fantastic food and superior service. Its innovative chefs use only the highest quality ingredients, while floor staff provide service that is second to none. The atmosphere and food differs between restaurant brands, but the extraordinary hospitality and outstanding quality remain the same.
MAdE has plans to expand its brands across Australia and internationally, while continuing to provide its uncompromised service.
Light Warrior invested in December 2016 and is the largest shareholder of Made Establishment and Radek and Adam are directors of the group.
myDNA is an Australian genetics company that decodes the information in our genes to help us live better and healthier lives.
Through easy-to-access tests, myDNA helps people make informed decisions about which medications are best for them, which foods they may not digest well, and the impact of lifestyle factors such as alcohol, coffee and exercise. Results can be reviewed individually, or in consultation with a doctor.
The personalised test results have lifelong relevance and can provide a blueprint for managing health, wellness and to help people live better and longer lives.
myDNA was founded in 2007, by Associate Professor Les Sheffield, who is a pioneer in the field of genetics.
Light Warrior led the Series A funding round in March 2017 and Radek and Adam sit on the board as directors of myDNA.
OurCrowd is a global venture capital business, bringing crowd funding to the tech sector.
OurCrowd’s professional team is comprised of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and industry experts with decades of combined experience building businesses, raising capital, and investing in Israeli and global startups. The team conducts rigorous research on thousands of companies, to tap into cutting-edge opportunities across sectors and stages. These pre-vetted opportunities are then offered to OurCrowd’s trusted network of investors.
Light Warrior invested in Our Crowd in December 2015.
Stratosphere is a full-service media and creative agency based in Melbourne. Recognising that the advertising industry was evolving, and demanding flexible agencies that understand clients’ holistic requirements. Light Warrior founded Stratosphere in 2017.
Stratosphere secured Chemist Warehouse as a foundation client, and continues to expand its offering and win new business.
Radek and Adam sit on the Board of Stratosphere.
Light Warrior has invested in three innovative educational providers:
Udify allows workforces and individuals to build their own academic journey with curated and relevant content, and be recognised with qualifications from established institutions. Udify is an EdTech platform, breaking education down into credentials. The platform will launch in 2018.
CG Spectrum was developed to provide necessary professional training for a global skill shortage in Animation, VFX and game design. CG Spectrum has been created by industry for industry to address the global skill shortage. Since CG Spectrum was founded, it has educated students in more than 25 countries, pairing students with experienced industry mentors to create long-lasting relationships and direct pathways into dream careers.
BSchool packages the lessons, the advice and guidance of Australia’s best leaders and business minds into courses that develop critical skills in the creation, starting and scaling of businesses. B School has recently launched a new range of enterprise programs, masterclasses and entrepreneurial micro-credentials, assisting students and entrepreneurs around Australia to launch their businesses
Light Warrior invested in these three schools in December 2015. Radek sits on the board of their holding company.
One Giant Mind
1 Giant Mind is a meditation teacher training business, aiming to inspire millions of people around the world to take up meditation as a daily practice and live more conscious, fulfilling lives, free from the negative impact of stress. They will launch their platform in 2018.
Light Warrior invested in 1 Giant Mind in August 2017. Radek is a Director of 1 Giant Mind.