Superhero, John Winters

Shares platform Superhero raises $15 million as it looks to expand into New Zealand and cryptocurrency

- October 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Digital share trading and superannuation platform Superhero has raised $15 million in a new round to support international expansion plans. The round was led by Perennial Value Management and included other high-profile investors, including Regal Funds Management, Ophir Asset Management and Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Investment Group. The fresh cash injection follows a $25 million raise… Read more »

Elizabeth Williams, Kate Lomas

A revolutionary cochlear hearing startup has raised $10 million in a series A

- October 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Hearing technology Hemideina has raised $10 million series A. New cornerstone investors in the round include Escala Partners, InterValley Ventures and Geoni Capital. The funds are to build the team and technology development program, with one eye on a potential IPO down the track. Research scientists Dr Kate Lomas and Dr Elizabeth Williams founded their… Read more »

Daniel Cannizzaro

Sydney fintech Parpera raises $1.3 million as it prepares to launch

- October 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Money management fintech Parpera has raised $1.3 million as it ramps up to launch its Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) enabled offering. Earlier this week, the company announced plans for a mobile app-based business solution developed in a partnership with Railspay. The fintech, which is focused on sole traders, freelancers, and entrepreneurs as a potential target market of more… Read more »

Hunter Steele

Lawtech firm Smokeball raises $30 million, buys Sydney startup FamilyProperty

- October 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney legal tech firm Smokeball, a cloud-based practice management software startup that automatically tracks a lawyer’s time and activity for billing, has raised $30 million in its first capital round. The investment from private investors and employee shareholders will be used to fast-track the expansion of its 200+ person team, based in Sydney and Chicago, as… Read more »


Envato co-founders back climate impact investing fintech Bloom in $675,000 pre-seed raise

- October 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

Climate-focused fintech Bloom Impact Investing has raised $675,000 in a pre-seed round ahead of the launch of its impact investing app. The round was led by climate tech startup accelerator and innovation network, EnergyLab with Envato co-founders Cyan and Collis Ta’eed also among the angel investors with ACAC Innovation, Palm Beach Ventures, and NOAB Ventures.… Read more »

Shadi Haddad

Fintech Till Payments raises $110 million series C

- September 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney payments fintech Till Payments has raised $110 million in a  Series C. The round was backed by local and US investors, including Avenir Growth, Woodson Capital and Akuna Capital. Long-term backer Regal Funds Management once again supported the raise, along with several Till customers. The  series C follows raises in 2019 and 2020, taking total funding to $145 million.… Read more »

Verve Super co-founders Alex Andrews, Christina Hobbs and Zoe Lamont

SUPER SISTERS: Verve raises $2.6 million as female investors rally around

- September 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Female-focused superannuation fund Verve Super has raised $2.6 million predominantly with female and impact-focused investors. Verve Super CEO Christina Hobbs they decided to do things differently by seeking to raise capital specifically from people with a passion for women’s economic equality and investors who demonstrated a passion for impact investing in female-led companies. “In the… Read more »

Tomorrow Super, Wes Hall

Digital wealth management platform Tomorrow Super goes on the hunt for $5 million pre-IPO round

- September 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

An upcoming challenger superannuation brand, Tomorrow Super, is on the hunt for $5 million in pre-IPO funding. Founder and CEO Wes Hall says he wants to create a digital-first “game-changing” low cost, hassle free SMSF-type model for a ESG-conscious generation. “There are three undeniable trends when it comes to investing in Australia: economic activism through… Read more »

Startup Daily TV

Startup Daily TV: Meet Immutable, the gaming startup making NFTs easier to trade

- September 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney gaming startup Immutable is hoping to become the world’s leading trading platform for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) after raising $82 million in a series B. The business, founded by brothers James and Robbie Ferguson, in 2018, already has a reputation for its NFT games, Gods Unchained and Guild of Guardians and earlier this year launched… Read more »

Canva cofounders

Canva is now worth a gobsmacking $54.5 billion – more than Woolworths and Telstra – after a $273 million raise

- September 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Global design platform Canva is now worth US$40 billion (A$54.5bn) following a fresh US$200 million (A$273m) funding round. The value of the business has now nearly trebled in less than six months, and jumped more than five-fold in 15 months. In April, Canva announced a A$93 million raise that valued the business at A$20 billion. … Read more »

Sankar Narayan

AustralianSuper & BlackRock back $100 million pre-IPO raise for hotels tech venture SiteMinder

- September 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Hotel commerce platform SiteMinder has raised $100 million in a pre-IPO round, repeating the raise it made before the pandemic hit. Fidelity International came aboard as a new shareholder with existing backers AustralianSuper, and equity funds managed by BlackRock, Ellerston Capital, Pendal Group, and Washington H. Soul Pattinson upping their stakes in the tech platform.… Read more »