Fintech startup Douugh has closed a $2.5 million seed funding round and landed a partnership with US bank, Choice Financial.
Founders have used landing pads to springboard their startups into the US, including KoalaSafe, Event Workforce Group, Indee Labs, Gym Sales & Open Cities.
Another high-profile Australian startup has lost a chief executive, with Campaign Monitor’s Alex Bard today announcing he will be leaving his post as CEO at the end of June.
Payments startup Hyperwallet has expanded into Australia, looking to target growth across the Asia Pacific region from its new Sydney base.
Melbourne-founded document productivity startup Nitro has raised US$15 million in a Series C round led by existing backer Battery Ventures.
Reinventure has announced the appointment of Kara Frederick as General Partner, to strengthen its ability to help Aussie fintech’s expand into the US.
Arguably the most important facet of the experience was the collaboration and friendships that were made from working alongside other Aussie founders.
The Government has announced it is set to open a new office for the CSIRO in San Francisco in order to boost the organisation’s engagement with the US.
Students from the USyd, UNSW, and Griffith University are preparing to pitch on the world stage after taking part in the Hult Prize campus competitions.
Victorian event staff rostering and management startup Rosterfy has announced a rebrand as it gears up to open an office in the United States after signing on clients including the 2018 Super Bowl, the Aspen Ski World Cup, and the City of Minneapolis
The international social startup competition the Hult Prize is already underway at the University of Sydney to find young entrepreneurs with a passion to solve a single global problem. This years focus is around the world refugee crisis and students from over 150 countries will participate for the chance to win US$1 million in prizes.
Adelaide-founded, San Francisco-based startup HappyCo, which creates apps to help clients run smarter operations, has announced the closing of a US$7.5 million (around $9.8 million) Series A funding round.
Australian SaaS startup Simple has today announced a total raise of $13 million that will be used to expand the company into the US market. With more than doubling its size since the 2016 financial year- clearing 240 percent growth per annum, Simple is well on its way to gain international traction.
Auror is a software platform that helps local businesses and police work together to prevent and solve crime in real-time. The New Zealand startup helps businesses such as supermarkets, petrol stations and other high volume retailers to proactively reduce crime by aggregating information and streamlining incident reports.
The first of the Government’s five global landing pads for Australian startups has officially opened for business, with a number of startups settling into the San Francisco space this week.