Kapitalized is an Advisor to Startups from Inception to Exit

Advisers to concept ventures, startups and early-stage businesses looking to grow fast and disrupt traditional comptetitors

About Kapitalized - Adviser to Blockchain Startups

Startup Advisory

Kapitalized is an Australian advisory and execution partner that specialises in accelerating concepts and growing early stage ventures through strategy, financial and marketing expertise. We have extensive experience in developing innovation for corporates, identifying growth and new venture opportunities, helping investors undertake due diligence and growing and build businesses both as advisors and co-founders. We are based in Sydney, Australia however we work with businesses throughout Australia and globally.

What We Do

We partner with entrepreneurs and micro/small cap corporates that want to innovate and disrupt and gain market share in their select industries.

We help entrepreneurs and innovators identify opportunities, build and launch businesses and accelerate ventures to raise capital and grow revenues.

We do this through our advisory and ‘advisory for equity’ model where we join you as a skilled partner to add specific skills to your team or project.


Our specialistions include blockchain powered ventures, managing ICO campaigns, undertaking independent ICO Audits and Deal Advisory.

Our Focus Areas

  • Fintech and insuretech
  • Blockchain, crypto currencies and tokens
  • Peer to peer funding models
  • Digitally enabled businesses
  • Platform based businesses and marketplaces
  • Online retail and subscription retailing
  • Media, ad revenue and events
  • Event, location and venue based ventures
  • Initial Coin Offerings
  • Capital raisings – Equity and Debt
  • Convertible Notes Structuring
  • Management Buy-Outs and Management Buy-Ins
  • Founder exits via Trade Sales and IPOs
  • Product Launches

Our Team

Kapitalized was founded by Ivan Mantelli, with 15yrs+ experience in Corporate Strategy, M&A, investment banking at leading Australian companies such as Fairfax Media, Salmat and ABN Amro. Additionally Ivan has launched startups in education, eCommerce and one of Australia’s first peer to peer to lending platforms.


With hands-on experience in building and launching startups, both self-funded and within corporate environments Ivan is able to navigate your venture and decompose challenges and define strategic pathways for growth, a pivot or simply a trade sale to a competitor

Ivan is the founder of Kapitalized and has expereince is a range of corporate and startup roles including leading the Corporate Strategy and M&A division at Fairfax Media Ltd. Prior to that Ivan was an investment banker at ABn Amro Australia.

Ivan Mantelli

Founder and Managing Director