Employment Hero co-founder and CEO Ben Thompson. Source: supplied The latest raise values the 5-year-old startup at more than $100 million SEEK, OneVentures, and AirTree Ventures contributed once again The funds will help facilitate strategic integrations with SEEK, and international expansion, as well as developing the “WorkLife Passport” product, which simplifies things such as super… Read more »
Afterpay Touch boss David Hancock received the Finnies award for FinTech Organisation of the Year last week. The buy now pay later fintech startup is seeking $300 million from the sale of 13.8m new shares at a 10% discount. A share placement plan with existing shareholder could raise up to $30m after that. Founders Anthony… Read more »
Booktopia CEO and co-founder Tony Nash Online bookseller Booktopia wanted to raise $10 million from an equity crowdfund Despite having nearly 2 million customers, just 850 people invested, raising less than 9% of the target The Sydney-based retailer is now talking to private investors Leading Australian book retailer Booktopia has walked away from its… Read more »
This new investment platform lets startup founders pitch for funding and sign deals on their mobile phone
Leading private investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a capital raising admin platform that’s mobile friendly CRIISP lets founders raise capital, access investors, manage and track investor interest. The platform offers access to Wholesale Investor’s network of 21,500+ investors Investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a new SaaS capital raising admin platform, dubbed CRIISP, which… Read more »
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.