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Investor Alex Waislitz comes to Dubber’s rescue with $5 million loan as hunt for missing millions continues

- March 18, 2024 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed voice data company Dubber is borrowing $5 million in bridging finance from existing investor Alex Waislitz to solve a cash flow crisis after more than $26 million of the company’s funds went missing. Tiga Trading, a company associated with the Melbourne billionaire’s Thorney Investment Group, is stumping up the cash as a loan secured… Read more »

Andrew Colagiuri
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Digital signatures proptech raises $2.5 million

- March 15, 2024 2 MIN READ

Proptech startup FLK it over has raised $2.5 million as it looks to expand beyond real estate with its electronic document signing solutions. Former real estate agent Andrew Colagiuri founded the startup in 2016, setting out to make administrative tasks, such as tenant signing, less cumbersome. He previously raised $2.13 million in 2022 from the… Read more »

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Healthcare startup Kismet pockets $12.6 million Seed raise

- March 5, 2024 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne-founded healthcare platform focused on the NDIS has banked US$8.2 million (A$12.6m) in Seed funding. The round led for Kismet by Dutch-listed internet investment firm Prosus Ventures and existing backer Airtree Ventures. The startup previously raised A$4m in pre-Seed capital in May last year, with from Airtree, Black Nova and Flying Fox. The startup,… Read more »

Dr Amrutha Vijayakumar and Dr Jacinta Bakker
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Green ammonia agtech startup Jupiter Ionics plants $9 million raise

- March 5, 2024 2 MIN READ

A Victorian startup based at Monash University has raised $9 million to develop carbon-neutral “green” ammonia for the agriculture sector. Jupiter Ionics is the result of research by scientists at the university’s School of Chemistry, Prof Doug Macfarlane, and Assoc Prof Alexandr Simonov. The electrochemical technologies they’ve developed has resulted in modular ammonia production systems… Read more »

Bandicoot Imaging founders Dr David Monaghan, Dr Matthew Arnison, David Karlov, Dr Peter Fletcher
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3D fashiontech startup Bandicoot Imaging Sciences banks $1 million pre-Seed round

- February 28, 2024 2 MIN READ

Fashiontech startup Bandicoot Imaging Sciences has raised $1 million in pre-Seed funding for its fabric digitisation technology. The round was led by Hong Kong VC qonvolv Ventures and included Precision Textiles and Mou Fung Ltd., as well as previous investor, NewSouth Innovations from UNSW.  Bandicoot Imaging previously raised $330,000 in July 2020 in an angel… Read more »

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Queensland government refuels rocket builder Gilmour Space in $55 million Series D

- February 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

Gold Coast-based Gilmour Space Technologies has raised $55 million in a Series D ahead of a maiden launch in Queensland later this year.   The raise was led by the state government-backed Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), an existing investor, alongside VCs Blackbird and Main Sequence, plus superannuation funds HostPlus and HESTA. The cash will fund the… Read more »

Adam Jacobs and Chaz Heitner
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Gen Z jobs marketplace Hatch banks $7 million Seed round

- February 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

A jobs marketplace targeting Generation Z with AI-based matching has raised $7 million in its Seed round.  Sydney-based Hatch was cofounded by The Iconic cofounder Adam Jacobs and Zip cofounder Chaz Heitner in 2018. The raise was led by Rampersand, with support from Alberts Impact Ventures, Aura Ventures, Jelix Ventures, and Investible, as well as existing… Read more »

CarbonHQ Allen Fan and Eugene Datsky
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Former Canva engineer’s carbon credits startup banks $600,000 pre-Seed round

- February 7, 2024 2 MIN READ

Climate startup CarbonHQ, has raised $600,000 in pre-Seed capital to bring transparency and accountability to carbon credits. The raise was backed by early-stage VC funds Galileo Ventures and Investible. CarbonHQ aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of carbon projects and address the $3 billion voluntary carbon market (VCM). They are currently developing a digital platform… Read more »

Gentrack CTO Mark Rees with Amber's Chris Thompson, his boss Gary Miles and Amber's other cofounder Dan Adams
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Energy retailer Amber recharges with $29 million Series C

- February 1, 2024 2 MIN READ

Power retailer Amber Electric has raised $29 million in a Series C as it looks to take its battery and EV automation software offshore. ASX-listed billing and CRM provider Gentrack led the round with $12 million, building a strategic partnership with Amber to bundle its billing and customer care with Amber’s battery and EV automation… Read more »