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Workplace tech unicorn SafetyCulture buys EdApp in $40 million deal

- September 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Workplace tech platform SafetyCulture has made its first acquisition, taking over mobile training startup EdApp in a deal that values the business at $40 million. SafetyCulture, most recently valued at $1.3 billion following a $60.5 million raise, has invested $9 million in five-year-old EdApp in recent years, including $1 million convertible note in early 2020.… Read more »


Beauty startup Glamazon sells to Indian home services startup Urban Company

- March 4, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Australian beautician and hairdresser booking app Glamazon has found an exit after three years, acquired by the Indian home services marketplace Urban Company for an undisclosed sum.  Co-founded by former Shark Tank contestants Lauren Silvers and Lisa Maree, Glamazon had raised $1.2 million in funding during its short life and had around 1,700 beauty workers on… Read more »


Cybersecurity giant Trend Micro buys Sydney startup Cloud Conformity for $100m

- October 22, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Michael Watts, Cloud Conformity CEO & co-founder and Kevin Simzer, Chief Operating Officer, Trend Micro. Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has bought three-year-old Australian software startup Cloud Conformity for US$70 million (AU$102m).  Cloud Conformity, launched in Sydney in 2016 and US-headquartered, offers infrastructure security, compliance and optimisation on public cloud through Microsoft Azure… Read more »

River City Labs

Australian Computer Society acquires River City Labs with promise to invest $7.5 million over three years

- September 7, 2018 2 MIN READ

Four months on from Steve Baxter announcing his intentions to sell Brisbane coworking community River City Labs, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has won the bid, becoming owner and operator of River City Labs Group with the promise to invest $7.5 million in growing its operations over the next three years. In acquiring the hub,… Read more »