Reejig
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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
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Online learning startup Academy Xi raises $14 million

- October 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Edtech startup Academy Xi has raised an additional $4.4 million to top up a $9.6 million round for a total raise of $14 million. New investors included philanthropist Robert McLean, Cuscal chair Bill Conn and funds manager Milford Asset Management. Previous backers Alium Capital Management, Giant Leap Fund, Pangaea Impact Investments and Perle Ventures backed… Read more »

Michele Romanow
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Canadian investor Clearco launches in Australia with $100 million war chest to disrupt startup capital investment

- October 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Canadian capital investor Clearco has launched in Australia with a promise of $100 million on the table to back digital-first ecommerce businesses. Co-founded by Canadian tech entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den (aka Shark Tank) star Michele Romanow, Clearco has already invested in niche B2C brands Beard Market, Vegan Grocery Store and Jolyn swimwear, and offers between $10,000… Read more »

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Proptech startup ProcurePro raises $2.6 million seed round

- October 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Construction contracting tech startup ProcurePro has raised $2.6 million in a seed round. The funding round included several local construction industry executives, including Geoff Tarrant, co-founder of construction progressive payments fintech Payapps, as well as several Australian and US-based investors. It will be used to accelerate Australian and international growth plans. Founder and CEO Alastair… Read more »

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Psychedelic biotech startup Psylo raises $1.1m to treat mental health issues with the key ingredient in magic mushrooms

- October 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Psylo, a preclinical biotech firm, has raised $1.1 million as part of an ambitious plan to treat mental illness with naturally occurring psychedelic drugs. The Sydney-based startup, part of Startmate‘s current W21 cohort, has been backed in a round led led by Chris Hitchen’s global micro-VC fund Possible Ventures. The venture’s prominent angel investors also include Airtree’s… Read more »

Karen Nelson-Field
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‘Attention economy’ advertising startup Amplified Intelligence banks $3 million post-seed round

- October 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Attention measurement advertising platform Amplified Intelligence has raised $3 million in a post-seed funding round. The raise was led by Steve Baxter’s investment syndicate venture capital fund TEN13. Amplified Intelligence will use to accelerate company’s product roadmap and expand global commercial team, including its first hires in the US and UK. It’s the startup’s first… Read more »