Crypto exchanges Binance and Kraken back anti-fraud regtech FrankieOne in $23 million Series A top up

- November 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

Identity and fraud detection engine FrankieOne has raised an additional $23 million in a top up to its Series A 13 months on. The self-described Series A+ round was led by existing backers AirTree and US-based VC firm Greycroft, with Westpac’s VC fund Reinventure, Tidal Ventures and Apex Capital Partners also doubling down on the… Read more »


Legal task automation startup Josef raises $5.2 million

- November 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

Legal automation startup, Josef, has raised $5.2 million in what the company is calling “pre-series” capital. The round led by OIF Ventures, supported by existing investor Carthona Capital as well as Flying Fox Ventures, Jelix Ventures and Saniel Ventures. Founded in 2018 by lawyers Tom Dreyfus and Sam Flynn and engineer Kirill Kliavin, the company… Read more »


AI-based recruitment startup Sapia raises $17 million in Series A

- November 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Recruitment and talent analysis startup, formerly known as PredictiveHire, has raised $17 million in Series A. The round was led by Macquarie Capital and W23, the venture capital arm of Woolworths Group. The capital is earmarked for continued overseas expansion, including making the platform available in multiple languages. Sapia’s artificial intelligence-powered automation platform is… Read more »


Women-founded social network Kindship raises $1 million to support parents raising kids with disabilities

- November 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

Four women and mothers who banded together to help the parents of children with disabilities have raised $1 million from crowdfunding for their social network app.  The Birchal campaign closed this week with $1.037 million from 604 investors. Kindship will use the funds to help parents navigate the NDIS. They plan to launch Kindship Wallet,… Read more »


Engineering design startup ClearCalcs nabs $2.5 million raise for global growth

- November 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne engineering and structural design startup ClearCalcs, has raised $2.5 million to double is its total pre-series capital to $5 million. Existing backers EVP and Shearwater Capital once again led the round in the software platform, which helps architects and engineers build more sustainable housing more efficiently . ClearCalcs previously raised $1.65 million 12 months… Read more »


Plastics replacement startup ULUU lands $8m Seed round, with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, chef Neil Perry & model Karlie Kloss as investors

- November 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

Seaweed-based plastics replacement startup ULUU has raised $8 million in a Seed round that’s attracted and all-star cast of investors from music, restaurants and modelling. The round was led by existing backer, Main Sequence Ventures, supported by Alberts Impact Ventures, Mistletoe and Possible Ventures. The Western Australian venture, is creating compostable polymers known as PHAs… Read more »


Logistics startup raises $60 million in Series B

- November 15, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Sydney-based logistics startup Ofload has raised $60 million in Series B round of equity and debt. The raise comes 11 months after the company’s $20 million Series A. The round was led by Singapore VC, Jungle Ventures, alongside existing investors Maersk Growth, the venture arm of transport and supply chain giant AP Moller – Maersk, as… Read more »


Vascular imaging medtech raises $8.5 million

- November 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney medtech startup Vexev has raised $8.5 million to ramp up the global expansion of its 3D medical imaging device. The round was led by San Francisco based deep-tech VC Neotribe Ventures with Blackbird chipping in, alongside, vascular surgeons and imaging firms, Propeller founder Rory San Miguel and Dovetail’s Benjamin Humphrey The new capital is… Read more »


Product management software solution raises $2.3 million Seed round

- November 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

A software platform to help product managers align goals across the board has raised $2.3 million in Seed funding. The round for Sauce was led by Blackbird, and supported by Airtree Ventures , alongside product leaders in several local tech companies including SafetyCulture, Eucalyptus, Respondent, Minnow, EarlyWork, Archangel and UltraViolet Ventures. Sauce was cofounded by… Read more »


Former Hey You founder raises another $6.2 million for hospitality ordering startup

- November 9, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Hospitality sector online ordering platform Ordermentum has revealed that it raised $6.2 million in capital in July. Backers in the company’s latest raise include NIB Holdings chair and existing backer David Gordon, plus EVP partner Damon Pezaro. Existing investors include SEEK co-founder Matt Rockman, Pocketbook founder Bosco Tan and Pure Asset Management Ordermentum was cofounded… Read more »