Upstock directors Duncan Ritchie, Matt Watson and Philip Fierlinger.

Xero cofounder’s hospitality B2B marketplace hits Australia after $5.5 million raise

- June 30, 2023 2 MIN READ

A Kiwi B2B marketplace for the hospitality and food service industry developed by a cofounder Xero has crossed the ditch to Australia after raising NZ$6 million (A$5.5m). Upstock is the brainchild of Duncan Ritchie and Philip Fierlinger, who was part of the 2006 founding team of ASX-listed accounting platform Xero. The raise was backed by Icehouse… Read more »

NEXL CEO and founder Philipp Thurner

Gilbert & Tobin’s former innovation boss raises $4 million for his law firm data startup

- March 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Customer relationship management (CRM) and revenue operations software startup Nexl has raised $4 million in new capital, backed by B2B-focused VC EVP alongside follow-on funds from Vulpes and Saniel Ventures. Nexl was founded 3.5 years ago by Philipp Thurner, who was head of innovation at top tier law firm Gilbert and Tobin. The software platform… Read more »

Michael Liu

Fintech partner software startup Aerotruth lands $1.3 million in Seed funding

- December 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Aerotruth, a software startup that speeds up and streamlines the B2B partnership process for fintechs and banks has raised $1.3 million in an oversubscribed Seed round. The raise was led by Archangel Ventures, with participation from Afterwork Ventures, Black Sheep Capital, Change Com, Cut Through Angels, Spring Capital and Unlock Capital.  The Software-as-a-service company launched globally in… Read more »

Mathew Cagney

Digital payment renewals business Renewtrak plants $3 million seed round

- October 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Renewtrak, which automates the renewals of subscription and services contracts, has raised $3 million in a seed round. The raise was led by Sydney VC firm Tidal Ventures and supported by several existing investors, including Bridgeclimb founder Paul Cave. The cash is for global expansion plans. Renewtrak’s customer base includes leading tech companies… Read more »


Airwallex partners with Visa for B2B global payments card

- February 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

Melbourne fintech Airwallex is launching a new global payments product for business in a partnership with credit card giant Visa. The fintech says the Airwallex Borderless Card for businesses will save companies time, cost and hassle on international transactions.  “The collaboration focuses on innovative multi-currency cross-border payment solutions for businesses, bringing together Airwallex’s market-leading international… Read more »