Rehan D'Almedia

FinTech Australia is holding a second Consumer Data Right Summit featuring CDR’s ‘godfather’ Scott Farrell

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Following the massive success of its inaugural CDR (Consumer Data Right) Summit last year, FinTech Australia will run its second gathering in Sydney to start the new financial year. The CDR summit at The Hilton in Sydney on Wednesday, July 3, will showcase local and international experts, policy makers, founders and builders discussing the future of… Read more »

Jonathon Quigley

SparkLabs Cultiv8 reveals 9 startups for its latest accelerator

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Cleantech agri-food accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 has announced the nine startups taking part in its annual accelerator program. Founder Jonathon Quigley said the nine were chosen for their contributions towards creating a more sustainable and efficient global food production system. “The interest in this sector has grown enormously over the past eight years, as well as… Read more »

George Hedon

The Pause Awards add 12 new categories for 2024

- May 20, 2024 2 MIN READ

The annual Pause Awards, which honour innovation and breakthroughs in the Australian tech and innovation ecosystem, have returned for 2024 with a dozen new categories to bring the total to 36. Founder George Hedon said the focus for 2024 is on recognising breakthroughs—those pivotal moments when individuals and businesses discover better, more effective ways to operate.… Read more »

Marco Prayer and Giorgio Baracchi

Waste reduction startup RecycleSmart raises $1.15 million in crowdfunding campaign

- May 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

A recycling startup dealing with problem products, such as soft plastics, coffee pods, blister packs and vapes, has raised $1.15 million from 1014 investors in a crowdfunding campaign. Five-year-old Sydney-based RecycleSmart plans to accelerate it national expansion with the funds. In the last 12 months, RecycleSmart has doubled its customer numbers, revenue and also seen… Read more »

Mina Calvert, Lacey Filipich, Caitlin Robinson & Kane Jackson.

Fintech Maslow banks $410,000 in crowdfunding raise that sets the standard for social impact investment

- May 17, 2024 3 MIN READ

Social impact startup Maslow has raised $409,676 in a crowd-sourced funding (CSF) campaign from 288 investors, including many other founders in the impact space. Investors included Brendan Doggert, country manager of Sharesies, Youpay founder Matt Holme, former ZeroCo CMO Glen Cassidy, Future Super cofounders Kirstin Hunter and Adam Verwey, Doone Roisin of Female Startup Club,… Read more »

Nikolai Macnee

Kiwi agritech Metrovate plants NZ$1 million Seed raise

- May 16, 2024 2 MIN READ

New Zealand agritech startup Metrovate has raised NZ$1 million (A$920k) to develop its precision plant growth “biostimulant”. The investment was made by early-stage accelerator and commercialisation firm Sprout Agritech with support from its investment partners, US-based Finistere Ventures, Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra and venture builder OurCrowd, as well as the Te Pokapū Auaha Callaghan Innovation’s… Read more »

Carolyn Breeze

Budget 2024: Tech sector reactions

- May 15, 2024 11 MIN READ

The answer to “how to you eat a shit sandwich?” when it comes to politics is: “With a grin”. The startup sector put on a brave face tonight following the 2024 federal budget. There were some big ticket items, but two years into its 3-year term, Labor offered little to tech specifically as it focused… Read more »


Farming stock management software startup plants $11 million raise

- May 10, 2024 2 MIN READ

Digital beef cattle management platform AgriWebb has raised US $US7.2 million (A$11m). The 10-year-old startup attracted listed Swedish climate solutions firm Munters Group as a new investor, with existing backers Germin8 Ventures, Grosvenor Food & AgTech, and Telus Ventures, the VC arm of the Canadian telecommunications giant, also part of the round. AgriWebb, founded in… Read more »

Euphemia CEO Judy Anderson-Firth

How Judy Anderson-Firth turned Dom Pym’s family office into an impact investor

- May 7, 2024 3 MIN READ

Judy Anderson-Firth is CEO of Euphemia, the family office of serial entrepreneur Dom Pym, founder of UpBank. She recently sat down with Cheryl Mack from Aussie Angels and Maxine Minter from Co Ventures to talk about her experience as an investor on their podcast, First Cheque. It’s both an aspirational and practical discussion, where Anderson-Firth shares… Read more »