Updates

First Australians Capital FY2023 Annual Review

First Australians Capital is pleased to share our FY23 Annual Review. We are thrilled to share a snapshot of our incredible journey over the past year. From milestones achieved to lessons learned, this Review highlights our organisational, financial and business results of the last Financial Year.  We could not have done it without our amazing community and

2023 Christmas Catalogue!

This year fill your bundles and make this season extra special by embracing the spirit of giving back by buying Blak.   From wearable art to delicious native foods, every purchase contributes to empowering Indigenous businesses.    By buying Blak this holiday, we can join together to celebrate the richness of our Indigenous culture and support the incredible

FAC joins Australian and Canadian Indigenous organisations in an international agreement

Embodying the spirit of Empowerment and Determination The Indigenous peoples in Australia and Canada share a similar history marked by the dispossession of their lands and waters, the denial of their rights, systematic exclusion from the economy and from opportunities for wealth creation. This exclusion and marginalisation of Indigenous peoples from economic opportunities is an ongoing

Press Release: Block x FAC Investment

Global Tech Backs Indigenous Business Sector with AUD$3M Investment in First Australians Capital 13 November, 2023 Block Inc (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company best known in Australia for its Square and Afterpay businesses, is investing AUD$3 million in capital to First Australians Capital Catalytic Impact Fund. Since 2016, First Australians Capital (FAC) a national Indigenous-led fund manager and

Kolang, Kowa – First Australians Capital Impact Report

Welcome to First Australians Capital's inaugural Impact Flagship Report. FAC is pleased to announce the release of our 3-year Impact Report. This report sets out the early work First Australians Capital has accomplished to grow an Indigenous-led Impact Investment Fund for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   First Australians Capital recognises a significant opportunity to

First Australians Capital secures $9 million funding from the Paul Ramsay Foundation and welcomes Benson Saulo as Managing Partner. 

MEDIA RELEASE September 5, 2023, AUSTRALIA: First Australians Capital (FAC), an Indigenous-led organisation focused on empowering economic independence and self-determination for First Nations entrepreneurs, has today announced it has appointed former Australian Consul-General & Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner Benson Saulo as Managing Partner to complete FAC’s new leadership team to propel the organisation’s growth further. 

Pioneering Indigenous Empowerment Through Skilled Labour  

Giidjaa is an Indigenous-owned and operated labour-hire company committed to building long-lasting change by providing access to ongoing support and opportunities for Indigenous tradespeople.   Back in March this year, FAC provided Giidjaa with capital to support the next stage of the business's growth.   "Working in partnership with FAC has been an absolute game-changer for us. The working

Support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Voice

FAC Statement of Support for the Uluru Statement of the Heart and Constitutional enshrined Voice to Parliament. First Australians Capital affirms our support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the proposed establishment of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament (Voice). We acknowledge the unbroken sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over their lands

First Australians Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Hylton Mathews to the FAC Board

FAC is pleased to announce the appointment of Hylton Mathews to the First Australians Capital Board.    Hylton is an experienced Chartered Accountant with a career spanning over three decades. Hylton’s professional journey began in South Africa, where he obtained his Chartered Accountant qualification in 1991. Hylton worked at Deloitte and PwC, gaining valuable experience in auditing,

Shannon McNeair

When you meet Shannon McNeair, you first and foremost meet a mother, an Indigenous woman, a community member, and then a psychologist. Shannon, a Malgana woman originally from Shark Bay (Gathagudda) in Western Australia, works hard to make a difference in supporting Indigenous people to live "enjoyable, functional and thriving lives" through her newly established psychology

FAC is delighted to announce the next stage of our partnership with AMP Foundation

FAC is delighted to announce the next stage of our partnership with AMP Foundation. As a long-time supporter of the work we do, we are excited to continue collaborating and unlocking more capital for the Indigenous economy.  FAC has been granted one of two 1-million-dollar grants from AMP as part of their 30th Anniversary. This is an

Speaking in Colour

“With the mission to make a difference in the delivery of Aboriginal education, we provide training that is fun, affordable and in the spirit of reconciliation.”  Speaking in Colour, is on a mission to change the dialogue around Aboriginal education. They are a collective of educators, located in the Newcastle and Hunter region who specialise in

WV Technologies

WV Technologies  

WV Technologies (WV Tech) is an Indigenous and social enterprise that has quickly become leaders in Australia's data destruction and IT disposal industry.  Founded in 2015, WV Tech was formed by tech enthusiasts with a simple mission - to change and support the lives of people overcoming disadvantage. WV Tech’s innovative solutions have been gaining cross-country

FAC is proud to share that FAC investee, Yaala Sparkling has gone live!

FAC is proud to share that FAC investee, Yaala Sparkling has gone live with Pre-orders today! Indigenous-owned and locally sourced, Yaala Sparkling is devoted to making vibrant beverages that honour the authentic flavours of Indigenous people who have enjoyed them throughout the ages. Tara Croker - showcasing Yaala's drinks Proudly owned and founded by Wiradjuri Yinaa ‘woman’ Tara Croker, Yaala is

Wiru Drones – Leading a path into the drone Industry  

Drones are revolutionising a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, emergency services, energy mining, logistics and more - by enabling more efficient, cost-effective, and safer operations. Noticing this opportunity, Chris Warrior, a Kokatha and Wirangu man, founded Wiru Drone Solutions (Wiru Drones).   Wiru Drones provides drone-related work, including commercial inspections for construction sites, telecom

First Australians Capital FY2022 Annual Review

First Australians Capital is pleased to share our FY22 Annual Review. The Review showcases our organisational, financial and business results of the last Financial Year. To read the Review, please click here.

First Australians Capital 2022 Christmas Catalogue

The holiday season is just around the corner, and we are proud to announce our 2022 Christmas Catalogue! Buy Blak this Christmas and purchase gifts that create impact as you support the ever-growing Indigenous business sector.

Deadly Ed – Uplifting the next generation  

Deadly Ed is an education provider on a mission to support and uplift the next generation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children as they learn about Community and Culture. They offer schools and corporates an opportunity to connect and learn about Aboriginal history, Country and culture.  Kane Wright (Left) and Josh Brown (Right). Founded by Josh Brown (Worimi) and

IMECNT – Taking action to build a sustainable employment opportunities for local communities. 

Tom McQueen, IMECNT Indigenous Director and Chief Pilot about to launch IMECNT’s (FAC funded)  UAVLiDAR system (Innoflight SL800 Australian made drone fitted with a USALiDAR Laser Scanner)  at Kakadu. Indigenous Mining and Energy Consultants NT (IMECNT) are dedicated to building sustainable employment opportunities for local communities.   IMECNT is an Indigenous-owned and managed enterprise that provides consultancy and

Benang – Creating a better tomorrow

Benang, a multi-disciplinary construction and maintenance group are using business to create impact for their local communities. The FAC value of Entrepreneurial Spirit is embodied by the team at Benang, which means ‘tomorrow’ in Noongar Language.  For the team at Benang, it means to be forward-thinking, and to provide the highest value for their customers and

First Australians Capital is excited to announce our new funding partnership with MECCA M-Power.  

Lisa Keenan (M-Power), Jane Pound (FAC), Tarni Fisher (FAC) and Michelle Noble (M-Power) at M-Power Launch event in Naarm  First Australians Capital is excited to announce our new funding partnership with MECCA M-Power.   “Supporting Indigenous women’s economic security and independence is a significant priority for First Australians Capital, we believe that investing in women-led enterprises results

South West Pipe Relining – growing young entrepreneurs in regional Victoria

Jay Stuart, founder, and Managing Director of South West Pipe Relining (SWPR), is gaining marketshare within the trenchless pipe rehabilitation industry whilst also being a leader in his local community.  South West Pipe Relining, based in Warrnambool, Victoria, is a specialised company that provides high-quality trenchless pipe rehabilitation services across private and government sectors.    Jay Stuart However, it is not all business for

TARNI FISHER – utilising financial knowledge to make everlasting impact

Tarni Fisher is a Kuku Nyungkal woman from Cairns living on Yuggera Country in Brisbane. Her deep passion for helping others led her to pursue a role at First Australians Capital where she can enable change for her community. "I was at a stage in my career where I was looking to do something meaningful," she

The importance of Indigenous Economic Self-Determination within Investment Strategies

In recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights to self-determination, First Australians capital is empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs to create a new economy driven by First Australians for First Australians.  We recognise the significant opportunity to build the Indigenous business sector and – by extension – the Australian economy.

Yilam is Changing the Australian camping experience.

Kaley and Joanne Nicholson, the Co-Founders of Yilam, are a mother and daughter pair on a mission to create inclusive camping gear and on Country getaways that are accessible and exciting for everyday Australians. Connecting to Country has myriad benefits; this includes increased well-being, improvement in respect for the land and the opportunity to bring communities