Funding

Startup Daily TV: Digital lender WLTH is raising a $5 million seed round just months before a series A

- February 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Digital lending and payments provider WLTH has opened $5 million seed funding round. The Brisbane-based fintech will use the funds to accelerate the growth of its proprietary technology platforms, ahead of the upcoming launches of its B2C payments app ‘WLTH Pay’ and loyalty program ‘WLTH + Loyalty’, as well as make key hires for its… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: WLTH is taking on the Big 4 banks with cheaper, tech-driven mortgage lending

- February 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

Brisbane fintech WLTH calls itself a digital “non-bank” providing financial services to the Australian market.  The digital lender and payments provider launched just a few weeks ago after spending more than a year develop its tech stack amid ambitions to capture $1.23 billion worth of residential and commercial loans by the end of FY22. WLTH’s… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Australian fintech Quest has developed tech for merchants to accept payments on their phone

- February 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based fintech Quest Payment Systems has developed a tap-to-phone payments solution, Airpay TAP, that recently received approval from payments regulator Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) for use for businesses to take payments via their smartphone. The first-of-its-kind SoftPOS (as they’re known) allows merchants to accept contactless card payments on almost any modern Android smart phone via an… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Community consultation platform Bang the Table has scaled globally to help governments make better decisions

- February 4, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Matthew Crozier’s career in government left him acutely aware of the gaps between what communities want and the decisions governments make, so he decided to tackle the problem as a startup founder.  The result is the online citizen engagement platform Bang the Table, which launched in Newcastle, north of Sydney, in 2007, and is now a… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Zenify helps shoppers support their favourite causes

- December 24, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Zenify has developed two brands: Zenify Pets and Zenify Earth, which donate products that support the causes closest to the hearts of people buying their products. Founder Andonis Sakatis set out to make world a better place with his profits-for-purpose business. The Zenify Pets range includes grooming, toys, leads and feeding bowls, while Zenify Earth is all about… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Ethicool Books tells stories that matter for kids

- December 23, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Children’s book authors Stu French and Teigan Margetts created their own publishing house, Ethicool Books, to tells stories about the world’s big issues to inspire kids to create positive change. The Melbourne-based husband and wife team produce illustrated children’s books for kids aged 0-6, that make storytime both special and meaningful, tackling social issues such as environmental responsibility… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Little Urchin is solving the sunscreen problem that worries parents

- December 22, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

When Christopher Mathews saw his daughter slathered in sunscreen after arriving home from daycare, he was concerned about the possible chemicals her young skin was absorbing. So he decided to develop an alternative and spent months experimenting with natural formulas until he came up with a skin-nourishing sunscreen. Mathews decided to call it Little Urchin, after… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: How agtech robotics venture Agerris is using AI to automate farming

- December 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

Field robotics company Agerris is commercialising robotic agricultural equipment and AI solutions on farms.  Agerris launched in April 2019 with one of Australia’s largest AgTech seed funds, spun out of the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics. The team there has secured nearly $30 million in R&D, prototype and operational funding from horticulture,… Read more »

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Perth agtech startup SWAN Systems has won Rabobank’s global FoodBytes Pitch competition

- December 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

Perth-based SWAN Systems, an agtech startup that helps farmers use less water and fertilisers on the crops thanks to data analysis has been named the world’s best startup in the agtech category at Rabobank’s FoodBytes! Pitch 2020 competition. The company’s cutting edge technology platform, which helps growers schedule, monitor, and optimise management of water, nutrients,… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: A breakthrough test for heart disease is currently raising through equity crowdfunding

- November 2, 2020 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne based startup is on the cusp of commercialising the world’s first early risk detection screening for heart disease, which will save millions of lives a year and could become a tipping point for treatment. ESN Cleer has developed a simple saliva test in collaboration with a top team of scientists and engineers, for… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: AI-based trading app Jaaims makes automatic trades for investors in a hurry

- October 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

Jaaims is Australia’s first fully automated trading app which does the hard work for investors when it comes to analysing stocks and making calculated trades. It connects to your broker account and uses an artificial intelligence (AI) trading algorithm analyse your chosen stocks and then automatically buy and sell. Jaaims works on on more than… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: How tech platform SHFT App pivoted from hospitality to the casual staffing solution every company needs

- September 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

Like the hospitality industry itself, Sydney startup SHFTHero was forced to pivot soon after it launched and the restaurant industry was shut down by the pandemic. The tech business set out to help the hospitality and events sector with casual staff . After an initial roll out of the staff sharing app in 2019, had more… Read more »