Alumni working in our Equity Portfolio companies

By linking world-class scientific developments with industry, we take research from the lab to the market, creating real-world economic, environmental and society-wide value.

Many of our alumni now work in companies that originated at CSIRO. Read through the links and stories below to find out more about their work.

And if you’re working within one of these companies – please feel free to get in touch and share your latest news.

Our portfolio companies

Read about over 180 companies that have been born from CSIRO technology. These companies have a combined market capitalisation in excess of AUD$3 billion.

Learn more about our Investment Portfolio team and structure.

Hear from alumni

Nancy Schellhorn : Nancy is one of our CSIRO Alumni members and the CEO and co-founder of RapidAIM

Paul Sims: Paul originally worked on the BARLEYmax® commercialisation when he was at CSIRO and left to join The Healthy Grain

Silvia Pfeiffer: Silvia is the CEO and Co-Founder of CSIRO spin-out and a successful ON alumni Coviu

Nick Cutmore: Nick is one of our CSIRO Alumni members and is the Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of MRead. MRead is on a mission to eliminate the threat of landmines through building new detection capabilities for humanitarian demining.

Portfolio company news

We are keen to support and promote our equity portfolio companies, so please get in touch if you’d like to share your latest news.
You can also check out our news page and search for tagged companies or key words.

March 2024

V2Food: Plant-Based Meats Grow by 14% in Australian Retail, with Burgers Making Way for Deli Meats & Ready Meals

V2Food: V2Food, insect protein in APAC, Nestle’s take on plant-based development and more

February 2024

Emesent: Emesent lands $32m to drive autonomous drone tech

QIC: QIC partners with Main Sequence in local VC push

Amfora: Amfora Launches First Commercial Products – Company’s soy flour contains more than 60 percent protein

Quasar: Quasar selected for Catalyst Accelerator

PolyActiva: PolyActiva is changing how we look at eye biotech. 

January 2024

Saluda: Saluda announces plans to present new EVOKE study data at NANS 2024

V2Food: V2food flex: Acquires Soulara, launches new brand – Food & Drink Business (

V2Food: V2Food Boosts Plant-Based Range with Soulara Acquisition (

Oxitec: Stopping the world’s most invasive mosquito – CSIRO


2023 Portfolio company news

2022 Portfolio company news