CRM software company Salesforce has launched a US$50 million ($70.5 million) Australia Trailblazer Fund to invest in local startups.
Artesian Venture Partners has partnered with the Grains Research and Development Corporation to launch GrainInnovate, a $50 million agtech fund.
Autism support platform Rockmelon raises $3 million, customer communication startup Pendula raises $3.5 million
Sydney startup Rockmelon, which has created an education platform to help autistic children and their parents, has raised $3 million from angel investors to expand internationally.
GOFAR has created a device that, plugged into a vehicle’s diagnostic port, can track a driver’s performance, monitor the car’s health, and easily log mileage expenses via a connected app.
Sydney-based venture capital fund Equity Venture Partners will be looking to invest in early-stage business-to-business (B2B) software companies.
After announcing its launch last November, investment bank Investec has raised $45 million to reach the first close of its Emerging Companies Fund 1.
More money in venture capital means more companies can be funded in the Australian ecosystem, argues AirTree Ventures’ Daniel Petre.
Bookended by Canva’s $51 million unicorn-making round in January and Deputy’s $111 million Series B at the end of November, Australia saw venture capital investment in local startups reach $1.25 billion in 2018.
Giant Leap Fund invests in purpose-led companies working across the themes of sustainable living, health and wellbeing, and empowering people.
HubSpot is the latest company to move into the corporate venture capital space, building on its handful of investments with the launch of a dedicated US$30 million ($41.5 million) fund.
We sat down to chat with Melissa Widner, general partner at NAB Ventures, the venture capital arm of National Australia Bank.
Now might be exactly the right time in Australia to start a fintech, but what exactly the best investors are looking for can be a mystery for new founders.
Education startup Ed App has raised $4 million in funding from workplace safety-focused scaleup SafetyCulture.