Sankar Narayan

AustralianSuper & BlackRock back $100 million pre-IPO raise for hotels tech venture SiteMinder

- September 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Hotel commerce platform SiteMinder has raised $100 million in a pre-IPO round, repeating the raise it made before the pandemic hit. Fidelity International came aboard as a new shareholder with existing backers AustralianSuper, and equity funds managed by BlackRock, Ellerston Capital, Pendal Group, and Washington H. Soul Pattinson upping their stakes in the tech platform.… Read more »


Online mortgage lender Athena raises $70 million in Series C

- October 21, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

  Fintech startup Athena has closed a $70 million Series C round as it looks to push into mortgage origination. The country’s largest industry fund, AustralianSuper, joined the raise alongside long-term backers Square Peg Capital, AirTree Ventures and Hostplus, as well as Salesforce Ventures and NAB Ventures. Square Peg’s Paul Bassat joined the Athena board… Read more »