Funding

Startup Daily TV: Zero Co founder Mike Smith on his eco-startup’s record-breaking $5 million crowd-funding campaign

- October 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Byron Bay eco-startup, Zero Co, rewrote the history of Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) on Tuesday after raising $5 million in just 6 hours and 27 minutes. It’s the largest CSF campaign in Australian history – $5 million is the maximum under law – and beats the previous record by $2 million. It also broke several… Read more »

News & Analysis

Atlassian’s new 40-storey HQ has been approved a part of Sydney’s Tech Central

- October 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

The NSW government has approved tech giant Atlassian’s plan for a 40-storey timber skyscraper next to Sydney’s Central Railway The 180-metre tower will be the tallest commercial hybrid timber building in the world with construction to get underway next year. The tower concept is by New York-based architects SHoP, with Australian practice BVN as the… Read more »

Funding

Proptech BuildPass raises $1 million to make construction management easier

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne construction tech startup BuildPass has raised $1 million in a pre-seed round. The raise was backed by local construction industry companies and strategic US-based investors with the company looking to expand into the US market in the next 1-2 years. BuildPass was co-founded by Matt Perrott and Aaron Vanston, who met with principle engineer, James… Read more »

Accelerator

The one Spark Festival event every aspiring founder needs to see: picking the right accelerator for your startup

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia now has more tech accelerators than a Tesla Gigafactory. But if you’re a founder thinking about joining one, how to you choose the right match in the startup sector’s version of Married At First Site. Even finding out about them takes tons of research before you drill down into the details of what’s on… Read more »

New Zealand
Climate Tech

New Zealand’s Space for Planet Earth Challenge is on the hunt for ideas using satellite data to tackle carbon sequestration and coral health

- October 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

New Zealand-based education and consulting social enterprise SpaceBase Limited is on the hunt for solutions to address climate change with the help of satellite technology.  The “Space for Planet Earth Challenge” is open to students and innovators across APAC region to leverage satellite technologies to address climate change challenges, through quantifying carbon sequestration and monitoring… Read more »

Mike Smith - Zero Co
Funding

VC Square Peg backs waste reduction startup Zero Co in $6 million raise ahead of record-breaking $5m crowd-funding campaign

- October 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

Environmental startup Zero Co has raised $6 million from VC firm Square Peg Capital just as the venture launches the biggest crowd-sourced funding (CSF) campaign in Australian history. The 11-month-old Byron Bay company, which is reducing plastic waste generated from common household products, is already generating more than $1 million a month in sales of refillable… Read more »

Muso
Funding

Live entertainment startup Muso turns the dial up to 11 with $2 million seed+ round

- October 18, 2021 3 MIN READ

Live entertainment startup, Muso, has cranked up the volume as the nation emerges from lockdown with a $2 million seed-plus raise for international expansion plans. The round was led by Melbourne VC Rampersand, with a syndicate headed by Athena Home Loans co-founder Michael Starkey also chipping in alongside Alberts Impact Capital, Flying Fox VC and… Read more »

Cooper Darling-Blair
Funding

Government relations data startup GovConnex raises $1 million as it looks to UK and NZ markets

- October 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

GovConnex, a political intelligence and relationship management platform, has raised $1 million in a round led by local VC Black Nova. The funds will be used to scales platform to organise all of Australia’s government data amid plans to expand internationally by the end of 2021.  The GovConnex platform, which launched in 2019, captures information… Read more »

Mick Liubinskas
Climate Tech

Startup Daily TV: Climate Salad’s Mick Liubinskas has mapped the incredible ANZ climate tech sector

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Tech entrepreneur Mick Liubinskas has mapped the Australian and New Zealand climate tech ecosystem to give everyone a better view of the big picture when it comes to dealing with climate change. His new venture, Climate Salad, has set out to help startup founders building technology solutions to climate problems get more customers, find great people… Read more »