News & Analysis

Envato pledges $25,000 to Smiling Mind campaign

- January 4, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

The Envato Foundation has pledged to match donations up to a total of $25,000 as part of Smiling Mind’s annual giving campaign.  Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help make mindfulness and mental health support more accessible for Australians of all ages.  The Envato Foundation had previously… Read more »

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AI-led ‘givetech’ Dataro lands $2.5 million seed round to help charities innovate fundraising

- December 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Aussie “GiveTech” startup Dataro has raised $2.5 million in a seed round to help charities improve their fundraising capacity. The raise was led by Basis Set Ventures, Black Sheep Capital, and Save The Children Dataro uses AI-driven technology to transform how charity fundraising works. Its machine learning algorithms analyse patterns in a charity’s entire history of… Read more »

Funding

Kiwi pay-it-forward startup GoGenerosity plants NZ$1.3 million seed round

- October 14, 2021 3 MIN READ

Software startup GoGenerosity, which helps New Zealand businesses and charities make generosity easier, has raised NZ$1.3 million in a seed round. The raise was led by local private investors, with support from Icehouse Ventures. The funds are to expand the team and additional develop of the GoGenerosity software for new features such as EFTPOS integration. Recent… Read more »

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Two female founders helping vulnerable people through lockdowns need a helping hand

- July 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

A social enterprise startup that’s helping keep the homeless warm and fed during lockdowns needs more support to deal with growing demand. Sydney-based Gali Blacher and Maddy Jones co-founded the social enterprise The Good Box as a simple way to assist people on the streets. Working together in Sydney’s CBD, they saw the awkward interactions… Read more »

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The Envato Foundation adds $500,000 more in support to charities for children’s education

- May 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Envato Foundation has ramped up its charity work adding two new organisations to its ongoing support program. The Foundation is the charitable arm of creative marketplace Envato, which donates 1% of the company’s annual pre-tax profits to fund its work.  Its new partners have a children’s education focus: online tutoring and education services support… Read more »

Covid-19

Canva is leading some of the biggest names in Australian tech to help get medical supplies to India

- May 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

As the number of coronavirus in India surpassed 20 million this week, resulting in more than 220,000 deaths, a group of leading Australian tech and investment companies, led by Canva, have stepped in to launch a fundraising campaign to get much-needed medical supplies to the nation. Canva, in collaboration with SafetyCulture, Airtasker, Blackbird Ventures and… Read more »