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MONEY BAGS: Luggage startup July raises $10.5 million

- October 15, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

July co-founders Athan Didaskalou and Richard Li, with Strandbags MD Felicity McGahan (centre). Melbourne luggage brand July, already set to book more than $5 million revenue in its first year, has raised A$10.5 million in a Series A, led by veteran accessories retailer Strandbags and a private investor. Strandbags is owned by Michael Lewis, chairman… Read more »

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Follow[the]Seed to invest $50 million into Australian startups, using data-driven algorithm to identify opportunities

- September 11, 2015 2 MIN READ

Data-driven VC fund, Follow[the]Seed is investing $50 million into Australian startups that are seeking to raise between $500,000 to $2 million in post-seed funding. The Sydney-headquartered fund, which also operates across San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Beijing, will be using its proprietary algorithm RavingFans to identify key investment opportunities.