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Kiwi product development insights platform Ideally lands $2 million Seed round

- January 8, 2024 2 MIN READ

New Zealand customer insights innovation platform Ideally has raised $2 million in a Seed round as it looks to expand its presence in the Australian market. Auckland VC Icehouse Ventures backed Ideally, which emerged from TRA Labs and Previously Unavailable – the partnership behind brand tracking phenomenon Tracksuit. Ideally’s self-service platform tests product-market fit, delivering… Read more »

Birchal directors Kellie Morton, Matt Vitale Kate O’Keeffe and Adam Vise
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Birchal raises $2.39 million on its own crowdfunding platform

- December 22, 2023 2 MIN READ

More than 1,100 investors have backed crowd-sourced funding (CSF) platform Birchal in its own CSF campaign, raising $2.39 million. Alongside a range of retail investors, the cap table includes existing investor Dom Pym, cofounder of Up; Mckeage Cole Foundation MD Connie Mckeage; Giant Leap venture partner Peter Cameron; TodayPay founder Peter Cameron; Doshii founder Sean… Read more »

Mist's Dave Malcolm with Investible's Jayden Bash and his cofounder John Crutchley and Investible's Nick Ooi
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International students app Mist pockets $1.6 million pre-Seed round

- December 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

An all-in-one finance and lifestyle app for international students has raised $1.6 million in Seed funding. Mist was backed by Investible, Allectus Capital, Archangel Ventures, Seedspace, and The Hunter Angels. It wants to become the go-to app for international students, offering a streamlined solution for relocating to another country to study, especially around banking and… Read more »

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Digital lock startup Smartlox banks $600,000 in Seed raise

- December 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

A startup digitising security with what’s known as a digital lockout tagout (LOTO) has raised $600,000 in its Seed round. Smartlox is a cloud-based, real-time safety, security and smart access system that integrates with Nokē Bluetooth padlocks to increase the safety of frontline workers. It disrupts traditional lockout tagout practices through the use of electronic lockout… Read more »

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Alice Anderson Fund backs wholesale marketplace Andisor in $1 million pre-Seed raise

- December 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Online wholesale marketplace Andisor has raised a $1M pre-Seed funding round. The raise was backed by Antler, LaunchVic’s female founder-focused Alice Anderson fund, Jam Pad Investments, and several prominent retail operators and leaders. Andisor emerged out of the Antler program in 2021, with founder and CEO Vandana Chaudhry, building a platform to connect enterprise-level buyers… Read more »

Daniel Vassilev, Daniel Palmer and Jacky Koh
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US VC Insight Partners doubles down on task automation startup Relevance AI in $15 million Series A

- December 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

AI-based workflow automation startup has raised $15 million in a Series A as it looks to ramp up its international presence. The round was led by King River Capital along with support from Peak XV’s Surge (the former Sequoia Capital India), and existing backers Galileo Ventures and Insight Partners. Relevance AI previously raised $4 million… Read more »

Omni Biotech founders Will Poot and Zac Farrow
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Skalata backs WA hydration monitoring startup Omni Biotech in $300,000 pre-Seed round

- December 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Perth startup Omni Biotech has raised a $300,000 in pre-Seed funding from Melbourne VC Skalata Ventures to help develop its hydration monitoring platform.  Curtin and Stanford University graduates Will Poot and Zac Farrow are Omni’s cofounders and are using the existing optical sensors in smartphones and wearable devices to monitor a wearer’s hydration levels in… Read more »

SourseAI cofounder Tanya Hyams-Young.
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Decision-making data analysis platform SourseAI banks $3 million Series A for global ambitions

- December 11, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based decision intelligence startup SourseAI has raised $3 million in Series A as it looks to expand in Europe. The round was led by enterprise technology investors Centerstone Capital, with cofounder Luc Maasdorp joining the SourseAI board. The startup, which now raised $5 million in total, has honed its focus since raising $1.5 million to… Read more »

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Blackbird backs generative AI startup Leonardo.Ai in $47 million raise

- December 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

A generative AI content production platform that has created more than 700 million images, and trained more than 470,000 custom generative AI models, since launching a year ago has raised $47 million, The next level version of OpenAi’s DALL-E, Leonardo.Ai was backed by Blackbird, Side Stage Ventures, Smash Capital, TIRTA Ventures, Gaorong Capital and Samsung… Read more »

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Main Sequence, Steve Baxter back defence surveillance startup in $4.45m Seed round

- December 4, 2023 2 MIN READ

A defence tech startup that helps drones and airborne surveillance craft “see” better has raised $4.45 million in a Seed round. The investment in Arkeus was led by CSIRO deep tech VC Main Sequence, with participation from Steve Baxter’s new defence-focus fund, Beaten Zone Venture Partners, and Salus Ventures. The capital is allocated towards scaling… Read more »