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Seaplane Venture Fund

An early stage venture capital fund backing tech-enabled startups.

Early Stage

We're focused on pre-seed and seed-stage startups with early commercial traction.


Seaplane focuses on tech-enabled startups with network effects and recurring revenue streams.


Seaplane invests in a smaller number of startups and does so with conviction.

Joe Magyer, Managing Partner


Joe Magyer is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seaplane Ventures. Joe was a full-time angel investor before launching Seaplane Ventures in 2022 and previously spent 17 years working across investment banking, equity research, and funds management in the US and Australia.

Joe is a 2nd-time investment firm founder having co-founded Lakehouse Capital in Sydney, Australia in 2016. Joe managed more than US$600 million in growth equities at Lakehouse and served as its Chief Investment Officer before stepping back in October 2021 to return to the US and settle in Austin, TX. He has been called a "legend" by Livewire Markets, is a two-time member of The Motley Fool's Hall of Fame, and was twice recognized as a finalist for Money Management's Fund Manager of the Year Awards.

A sought after expert and speaker, Joe has made appearances on numerous panels and podcasts over the years as well as the likes of ABC, Bloomberg, CNN, and CNBC. You can learn more about his background on LinkedIn


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Supporting Founders

Seaplane takes a proactive, hands-on approach to advising and supporting its startup founders on everything from content to product strategy to capital allocation and fundraising. We enjoy getting our hands dirty and helping founders when and where we can be useful.

Seaplane's conviction approach to investing -- similar funds make almost 2X as many investments as will Seaplane -- leaves more time to support founders. Seaplane also has a group of highly experienced advisors in its network to act as a resource for our portfolio companies on subjects ranging from PR to pre-sales to product. 

Accredited investors only.

Performance of past deals or a lead investors' track record is not a guarantee of future returns. This content is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. You should consult your own advisers as to those matters. Investing in venture capital funds is inherently risky and illiquid. It involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for sophisticated and qualified investors. Furthermore, this content is not directed at nor intended for use by any investors or prospective investors, and may not under any circumstances be relied upon when making a decision to invest in any fund managed by Seaplane Ventures. An offering to invest in the Seaplane Venture Fund will be made only by the private placement memorandum, subscription agreement, and other relevant documentation of any such fund and should be read in their entirety.

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