Mick Liubinskas
Podcast

SUDS, with Climate Salad’s Mick Liubinskas on the challenge ahead, talking tech to everyone, crowdfunding booms & how the US loves Aussie cybersec

- July 22, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Every week on the Startup Daily TV show, we talk to more than two dozen founders, CEOs, investors and experts about what’s happening in tech. Now you can catch the best of the show with the weekly podcast, SUDS. Each week on SUDS, host Simon Thomsen has a special guest join him to discuss the big news… Read more »

Fintech

Fintech Bloom launches Australia’s first climate impact investing app

- April 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Fintech startup Bloom is launching the country’s first climate impact investing app. Co-f0under Camille Socquet-Clerc said the Bloom fund will feature a mix of green bonds, publicly-listed stocks and privately-held projects previously available to wholesale and sophisticated investors, such as solar farms. Bloom’s fund includes 75 investments, including big players like Tesla and BluGlass. Socquet-Clerc… Read more »

Mike Cannon-Brookes
Other tech

A $5 billion takeover bid for AGL by Atlassian boss Mike Cannon-Brookes added $500 million to the power company’s market cap

- February 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

A $5 billion consortium bid for AGL Energy, led by Atlassian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes through his private venture capital firm Grok Venture, has been rejected by ASX-listed energy company as undervaluing the business. Cannon-Brookes, who last year committed to investing $1 billion through Grok on climate change startups over the next decade, teamed up with… Read more »

NIcole O'Brien
Climate Tech

Fishburners launched Tech for Good Awards to recognise startups tackling social impact and climate change

- November 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup innovation hub Fishburners is celebrating 10 years since it first launched with a new awards program called Tech for Good. The awards, backed by the NSW government through Investment NSW, span six categories including climate action, social justice, disability, diversity and inclusion. They’ll recognise early-stage ventures that are using technology to make a… Read more »

Advice

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Trillion-dollar commitments and ‘blah blah blah’ from the COP26 climate conference

- November 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »

Advice

Early stage startup founders can get free tickets to Sydney’s Impact X Summit, where Mike Cannon-Brookes & Sir Richard Branson debate how technology will get the world to net zero

- October 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for United Nations COP26 conference, prominent business leaders, and others will be part of the Impact X Summit Sydney on November 2-3. The two-day virtual conference will feature Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes, Fortescue Metals Group founder, Dr Andrew Forrest, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean, Australian Ethical CEO John McMurdo, President… Read more »

Loam Bio
Funding

Climate change agritech Loam Bio raises $40 million in series A

- October 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Decarbonisation startup Loam Bio, which uses microbes microbes to sequester carbon in farm soils, has raised $40 million in a series A. The round is led by Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures. Other investors include Main Sequence Ventures, Horizons Ventures, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Acre Venture Partners, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, and Fiona… Read more »

New Zealand
Climate Tech

New Zealand’s Space for Planet Earth Challenge is on the hunt for ideas using satellite data to tackle carbon sequestration and coral health

- October 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

New Zealand-based education and consulting social enterprise SpaceBase Limited is on the hunt for solutions to address climate change with the help of satellite technology.  The “Space for Planet Earth Challenge” is open to students and innovators across APAC region to leverage satellite technologies to address climate change challenges, through quantifying carbon sequestration and monitoring… Read more »

Mick Liubinskas
Climate Tech

Startup Daily TV: Climate Salad’s Mick Liubinskas has mapped the incredible ANZ climate tech sector

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Tech entrepreneur Mick Liubinskas has mapped the Australian and New Zealand climate tech ecosystem to give everyone a better view of the big picture when it comes to dealing with climate change. His new venture, Climate Salad, has set out to help startup founders building technology solutions to climate problems get more customers, find great people… Read more »

Allan Scott
Climate Tech

Kiwi carbon capture startup Aspiring Materials raises $1 million seed round

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Climate-tech startup Aspiring Materials has raised $1 million in seed funding for its breakthrough carbon capture technology. The Christchurch-based company’s round was led by Icehouse Ventures with support from Outset Ventures. The funds are earmarked to build out the team, including its first CEO, Mark Chadderton, who returns to New Zealand after more than 20… Read more »