THR1VE has today announced that it has secured a multi-million dollar investment in a round led by Blue Sky Capital, with participation from Mike Green, former partner of New York-based Oak Hill Capital Partners, and former Oroton chairman Ross Lane, who was also one of THR1VE’s seed investors.
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Australian startup Admyt, founded by Jordan Wainer, is looking to provide shopping centres of the future the means to be able to provide a ‘windows up’ car parking experience for their clientele.
A few months after the ACT announced it would be regulating Uber as part of a set of wider transport reforms, the NSW Government is set to do the same. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has reported that, under new regulations, Uber drivers will be required to pay a licence fee to drive for the service, while taxi drivers will be compensated for the increased competition in the industry.
Localizer wants to help businesses spur international growth by, as the name suggests, localising their service to different markets through its platform. More than just straight translating, Localizer aims to help keep a website’s particular language or tone of voice and adapt it into a similar style that fits the other country. For example, keeping the idea of Australian cheekiness or sarcasm but adapting it for a more playful Spanish audience.
Founded in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne, Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit that focuses on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. The principal aim of the organisation is to assist in accelerating the growth of innovative women who are entering to the tech industry and building successful startups.
When it was originally accepted into New Zealand’s Lightning Lab Accelerator MishGuru was a platform that would allow people to custom design and print their own 3D horse shoes, with the grand idea being around automating the process of shoeing horses.
Based in South Australia, Remoda is a new app based around this very idea of selling off your pre-loved, or never worn clothes. Cofounders of the startup, Arie Spivak and Nir Davidson, believe that online vintage shopping is the new way to find your own sense of style and fashion in Australia.
A new app aims to help communities be aware of shark sightings by allowing users to track shark movements and receive alerts in real time. Developed by Allan Bennetto at digital agency Fruitful Tech, Dorsal was created after a recent wave of shark sightings and attacks around the wider Ballina region in NSW.
It has been another busy week across the global startup space, with Pandora announcing that it is to acquire Rdio for $75 million, India’s Uber rival Ola raising $500 million, and US fintech startup Earnest raising $275 million in debt and equity financing. Closer to home, online lender zipMoney secured a $100 million debt facility and $1 million in funding, while ShopandBox raised a $1 million seed round.