Adatree, Shane Doolan. Jill Berry
Covid-19

Open Banking fintech Adatree has created a Covid hotspot analysis that turns contact tracing into real time alerts

- October 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

Consumer data right (CDR) startup Adatree, which is powering fintechs in open banking, has built a real-time capability alert system to warn people if they’ve just bought something at a Covid-19 exposure site. As NSW opens up once again, with Victoria to follow within weeks, and politicians saying we must “leave to live” with the… Read more »

Funding

Anti-financial fraud regtech raises $20 million series A

- October 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

Anti-fraud startup FrankieOne has raised $20 million in a series A as the regtech venture eyes international expansion. The round was led by AirTree Ventures and Greycroft, with 20VC, Westpac’s Reinventure, Tidal Ventures, APEX Capital Partners, and Mantis VC,  Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Monzo founder Tom Blomfield also participating. FrankieOne is financial systems aggregator… Read more »

Reejig
Funding

AI-based job skills analysis startup Reejig raises $6 million series A for US push

- October 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

Reejig, the workforce intelligence platform that uses audited ethical AI to allow enterprise businesses to make smart and informed decisions around talent, has raised $6 million in a series A. The round was led by Kim Jackson’s Skip Capital, with participation from Airtree Ventures; Culture Amp’s Didier Elzinga and his opera singer wife, Greta Bradman;… Read more »

SafeStack
Funding

Kiwi cybersecurity training platform SafeStack Academy banks NZ$2.3 million seed round

- October 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

New Zealand cyber security education company SafeStack Academy has raised a NZ$2.3 million seed round. The raise was led by Sydney VC Jelix Ventures alongside trans-Tasman investors including Carthona Capital, the wittily named NZ VC K1W1 and the country’s growth capital fund, NZGCP. The cash injection will seek to to capitalise on the startup’s early traction,… Read more »

Funding

49ers NFL legend Joe Montana backs $2.5 million seed round by industrial tech startup GreaseBoss

- October 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

Queensland tech startup GreaseBoss, which keeps the wheels of industrial machinery spinning, has raised $2.5 million in a seed round. The Sunshine Coast business now counts San Francisco 49ers footballer “Joe Cool” Montana among its investors in the round led by Michael Dempsey from Pipeline Capital, with PioneerVC and Cathexis. GreaseBoss received initial funding from… Read more »

Funding

Envato co-founders back climate impact investing fintech Bloom in $675,000 pre-seed raise

- October 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

Climate-focused fintech Bloom Impact Investing has raised $675,000 in a pre-seed round ahead of the launch of its impact investing app. The round was led by climate tech startup accelerator and innovation network, EnergyLab with Envato co-founders Cyan and Collis Ta’eed also among the angel investors with ACAC Innovation, Palm Beach Ventures, and NOAB Ventures.… Read more »

Natalie Nyugen
Mergers & Acquisitions

US-listed analytics company Alteryx buys Sydney AI startup Hyper Anna

- October 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven startup Hyper Anna has been acquired by NYSE-listed California analytics automation firm Alteryx. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) has a market cap of more than A$6.9 billion. Founded in Sydney in 2015 by Natalie Nguyen and Sam Zheng, the data science startup delivers business insights to… Read more »

Didier Elzinga
Mergers & Acquisitions

Culture Amp snaps up US workplace values startup Disco

- October 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

Employee experience platform Culture Amp has acquired San Francisco cultural values recognition startup Disco. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Disco helps companies recognise and celebrate values-driven work, foster team appreciation and improve company culture across distributed teams. Founded in 2015, the venture is an app in Slack and Microsoft Teams. Culture Amp… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva joins Amazon’s Climate Pledge to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2040

- October 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canva has become the first Australian company to sign tech giant Amazon’s The Climate Pledge to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 and meet The Paris Agreement a decade ahead of schedule. The Australian tech powerhouse, which has a strong philanthropic, environmental and social focus, including its 30-something co-founders giving away the fortune they’ve built, Cameron Adams, co-founder… Read more »