Jigspace, Numa Bertron, Zac Duff

3D startup JigSpace scores $6 million series A

- July 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne startup aiming to be the Canva of 3D presentations has raised $6 million in a series A round. Existing investors Rampersand, Boost VC and Investible backed JigSpace once again along with new investors including Vulpes, and Roger Allen’s Patagorang Investment Group. The four-year-old venture, which only launched its product 12 months ago and… Read more »

Chris & Alex Naoumidis, Mindset Health

Hypnosis app medtech raises $6.5 million to tackle menopause, depression and even chronic pain

- June 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

A Melbourne medtech building hypnosis-based therapeutic apps to help people self-manage a range of illnesses has raised a US$5 million (A$6.5m) seed round. San Francisco angel investor and startup founder James Beshara led the round for Y Combinator-backed Mindset Health  joined by Giant Leap, Banana Capital, Fifty Years, and several angel investors. Mindset Health partners with health… Read more »

Dominic Yap, Ben Pfisterer, Zeller

Business payments fintech Zeller landed a staggering $50 million as it prepared to launch

- June 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne fintech Zeller turbo-charged its balance sheet a week before it launched in early May, with US firm Spark Capital leading a $50 million extension on its series A round, making it the country’s most valuable pre-launch startup. Existing backers Square Peg, Apex Capital Partners and Addition joined the latest raise. Founded by former Square… Read more »

Lumiant, Santiago Burridge

Financial advice fintech Lumiant looks to raise $2 million more from crowdfunding

- June 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Financial advice startup Lumiant, has extended its $1.17 million seed capital raise through equity crowdfunding site Equitise and is now looking to raise a further $2 million. The fintech it’s seeking the additional capital amid high demand for its services to investing in its ability to scale and increase distribution across Australia. Lumiant is a… Read more »

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Other tech

Super funds-backed carbon risk startup Emmi lands high profile company director Catherine Brenner as investor

- June 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Emmi, a carbon risk management startup that lets institutional investors improve their understanding of how financially exposed they are to carbon risks, has launched after attracting a series of high profile investors to join its board.  Tim Samway, chair of Hyperion Asset Management, Coca-Cola Amatil and Boral director Catherine Brenner and Startmate investor Patrick Sieb… Read more »

Mooven, Micah Gabriels, Paul McDonnell

Proptech startup Mooven banks $5 million series A

- June 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Construction tech platform Mooven has raised $5 million in a series A. VC firm Equity Venture Partners led the round supported by Five Ventures Investment. The funds are earmarked to scale its Australian and New Zealand teams, and prepare for expansion into the United States. Mooven provides construction teams, project managers and governments with the… Read more »

Aulay Macaulay, Ento

Workforce management startup Ento closes $5m series B

- June 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based workforce management startup Ento has closed a $5 million Series B, with its backers eyeing an ASX listing. The round was led by Perennial Value Management, with existing investor AirTree Ventures chipping in once again. The funds will be used to double the size of the current team of 40, open offices in Sydney and… Read more »


US investment giant Tiger Global leads $40 million raise into Australian-based digital broker Stake

- May 18, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

US-based Tiger Global Management’s aggressive global investment strategy has seen it lead a $40 million funding round for Robinhood-like Australian digital broker Stake. The New York investment firm has previously backed local startups Tyro and Safetyculture, alongside the likes of Coinbase, Airbnb and Clubhouse, and was joined in the round by partners of London-based DST… Read more »


Homegrown e-bike startup Zoomo pedals $16 million raise

- May 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian e-bike venture Zoomo has raised $16 million in a fresh round just eight months after a $16 million series A. The new raise, led by AirTree Ventures as a new investor, also saw existing backers the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Maniv Mobility and Contrarian Ventures. Cleantech-focused US investors Winthrop Square and Wisdom VC… Read more »


US VC Insight Partners invests in $95 million round for SafetyCulture at $2.1 billion valuation

- May 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

US-based venture capital firm Insight Partners has led a US$73 million (A$95m) investment into workplace safety venture that nearly doubles the value of the startup to US$1.6bn (A$2.1bn). The deal comes just a fortnight after Insight was the sole backer of Brisbane software startup Octopus Deploy in a US$172.5 million (A$220m) round.  Existing invest Tiger… Read more »

Other tech

Heart disease diagnostic startup ESN Cleer raises $700,000 as the medtech hits commercialisation

- April 23, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Melbourne-based ESN Cleer says it’s now just months away from delivering a major medical breakthrough – the world’s first early risk detection screening test for heart disease – after raising $650,000 via crowd-funding site VentureCrowd. The raise was topped up by another $50,000 direct investment. The medtech startup has developed a simple saliva test that… Read more »


Canva’s valuation has surged towards $20 billion following a new $93 million raise

- April 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has a staggering new valuation of US$15 billion (A$19.6bn) following a fresh US$71 million (A$93m) investment.  That figure more than doubles the company’s last A$8.7 billion valuation in less than 12 months following an A$87 million raise in June 2020. In just 18 months, the privately-owned design startup has more than… Read more »

Adatree, Shane Doolan. Jill Berry

Consumer data platform Adatree raises $1.2 million seed round

- January 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Consumer Data Right startup Adatree has raised $1.2 million in a seed round co-founder Jill Berry says was nearly three-times oversubscribed. Tyro Payment co-founder Peter Haig and the company’s chair, Kerry Roxburgh, led the round alongside Equity Seed, Kylie Frazer and Rachael Neumann of Eleanor Ventures, and bank executive Angus McBean. Equity Seed’s Mark Hutchins is… Read more »