Tech unicorn announces new valuation at US$2.5 billion Internet trends analyst Mary Meeker invests via her new VC fund, Bond, with another fund coming on for the first time Announces launch of a tailored enterprise solution Design platform Canva has more than doubled in value in less than 18 months with the Sydney-based startup… Read more »
Australia’s leading peer-to-peer fashion lending marketplace, The Volte has announced it has closed an oversubscribed seed funding round of $700,000 from a consortium of angel investors. The funding will be used for technical upgrades to the platform to ensure a seamless buying and selling experience, as well as for expansion of its teams across a… Read more »
Melbourne-founded fintech Airwallex is the latest Australian startup to hit unicorn status following the closing of a US$100 million ($141 million) Series C round led by DST Global.
Mobile workforce management startup Skedulo has raised $40 million (US$28 million) in a Series B round led by Microsoft’s venture capital arm M12.
GO1 has raised over $30 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, the venture capital arm of Microsoft, with participation from existing backers SEEK and Y Combinator.
Shebah founder and CEO George McEncroe is particularly proud of the fact that 95 percent of its investors are women.
New Zealand startup Ambit, which helps clients create custom chatbots, has raised NZ$1.75 million ($1.7 million) as it looks to grow globally.
Artesian Venture Partners has partnered with the Grains Research and Development Corporation to launch GrainInnovate, a $50 million agtech fund.
Autism support platform Rockmelon raises $3 million, customer communication startup Pendula raises $3.5 million
Sydney startup Rockmelon, which has created an education platform to help autistic children and their parents, has raised $3 million from angel investors to expand internationally.
GOFAR has created a device that, plugged into a vehicle’s diagnostic port, can track a driver’s performance, monitor the car’s health, and easily log mileage expenses via a connected app.
Women-focused ridesharing service Shebah has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for expansion.
Sydney-based venture capital fund Equity Venture Partners will be looking to invest in early-stage business-to-business (B2B) software companies.
Sydney startup DingGo, which connects drivers to independent panel beaters for private repairs, has raised a round of seed funding led by strategic investor SG Fleet Group.