Why you need a funding strategy
Unless you’re as rich as Elon Musk, you’ll probably need a grant or investors to fund your commercialisation journey.
A staged funding strategy is essential on the long and winding road from idea to market, and for scale-up.
Since 2011, we’ve helped research organisations and innovative businesses secure more than $250M in grants and investment.
How we co-design your strategy
Our commercialisation experts will meet with your team to define and prioritise your funding needs.
Leveraging our extensive networks, we’ll find funding sources – government grants, angel investors, or venture capitalists – matching your objectives, activities, costs, timeframe, organisation type, location, and development stage.
We’ll produce a customised roadmap for your funding strategy, with a clear action plan for staged implementation.
If you don’t have one, we can help you develop a comprehensive business plan – the foundation of every successful funding request – based on solid market research. Then one of our experienced writers can hone your value proposition and craft a compelling grant application or investor pitch.
Who we've helped
The gemaker team helped the Ingham Institute to apply for a $2M grant from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund. COVID-19 can damage the...
Farmbot engaged gemaker to prepare their successful submission for an Accelerating Commercialisation grant of $598K from the Department of Industry, Science and Technology – to...
ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) commissioned gemaker to identify opportunities for maximising additional, alternative sources of funding for their research, commercial businesses and...
gemaker developed a marketing and media plan to help gain funding and exposure for microFleet®, along with key messaging and marketing materials (including a website,...
gemaker helped Electric Vehicles Pty modernise and expand into new markets by providing strategic guidance, funding advice, a range of marketing collateral, two e-commerce websites,...
BI engaged gemaker for two projects: In a short timeframe, gemaker delivered a tender that won a significant government contract for BI from the Department...
Chatty Kids engaged gemaker to write their successful application for a $500K Accelerating Commercialisation grant from the Australian Government. Ken Taggart, Founder and Director of...
What our clients say
Working with gemaker helped us to clarify and refine our messages and offerings to clearly communicate our value proposition and capabilities. Having experts work alongside your team delivers successful outcomes and also builds capacity and capability in your organisation.
gemaker has provided guidance and support to polish our business strategies and best respond to the COVID-fuelled, rapid global growth in the e-mobility sector.
gemaker has been an invaluable resource and partner and we are so glad we settled on Natalie’s team to help us with our growth plans as they have been, and remain, a very important part of our journey.
The gemaker team has diverse skills and experience ranging from media and marketing to commercialisation and intellectual property strategy, fundraising and industry and government partnerships. They have helped on all these fronts to position our company as a national leader in sustainable urban mobility.
I highly recommend Gemaker’s services to businesses at all stages of growth.
I was impressed by gemaker’s dedication, they worked long hours to meet the tight timeframe. We learned so much from them and now better understand how to address grant criteria. gemaker’s service and expertise exceeded our expectations.
We were attracted to gemaker as we identified with their can-do attitude and their strong commitment to providing high quality work to clients. The service provided was exceptional.
The gemaker team pulled out all the stops and got the work done in a very tight time frame. They handled the pressure well… I would certainly recommend them.
Collaborating with gemaker was a true partnership: their team felt like an extension of ours, enabling high performance under pressure. They developed our grant application with exceptional skill, commitment and care – as if it were their own funding bid.