David Ingram

Proptech lending marketplace CrowdProperty raises $1.5 million seed round

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Marketplace lending platform CrowdProperty Australia has raised $1.5 million in a seed round as it aims to ramp up finance for SME property development. The raise was led by developer Oscar Done, supported by several property, financial services, and tech investors including Black Nova VP Alex Retzlaff and former TripAdvisor technology VP Jeff Lewis.  CrowdProperty launched… Read more »


Kiwi pay-it-forward startup GoGenerosity plants NZ$1.3 million seed round

- October 14, 2021 3 MIN READ

Software startup GoGenerosity, which helps New Zealand businesses and charities make generosity easier, has raised NZ$1.3 million in a seed round. The raise was led by local private investors, with support from Icehouse Ventures. The funds are to expand the team and additional develop of the GoGenerosity software for new features such as EFTPOS integration. Recent… Read more »

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Perx Health bags $3 million seed round for US launch

- October 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Healthtech startup Perx Health has landed a $3 million (US$2.2m) seed round for its launch into the US market. The raise was led by  AirTree Ventures. Perx launched in 2017 as behaviour change platform that supports people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes by creating engagement to help them adhere to daily treatment plans.  The healthtech… Read more »

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Lawtech firm Smokeball raises $30 million, buys Sydney startup FamilyProperty

- October 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney legal tech firm Smokeball, a cloud-based practice management software startup that automatically tracks a lawyer’s time and activity for billing, has raised $30 million in its first capital round. The investment from private investors and employee shareholders will be used to fast-track the expansion of its 200+ person team, based in Sydney and Chicago, as… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »