Funding

Equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe rebrands as Microwd to focus on female-founded startups

- April 5, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Australian arm of New Zealand equity crowdfunding startup PledgeMe is back with a new name, Microwd, new owners and a new focus to back female-led startups. While the Kiwi side of the decade-old CSF venture continues, the seperate Australian business has been acquired by investment software company Finley Capital Partners, which has appointed Megan… Read more »

Funding

Crowd-sourced funding just had an epic quarter

- October 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

More than $1.5 billion poured into startups from VCs and investors last month in the biggest month of capital raising Australia has seen, but that wasn’t the only record broken, with equity crowd- sourced funding (CSF) also booming. New figures from CSF market leader Birchal reveal the September quarter was the industry’s biggest yet, up… Read more »

Tiller Rides, Julian Ilich
Funding

Perth e-bike Startup Tiller Rides spins $550,000 raise in 24 hours from crowdfunding

- August 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

A Western Australian startup dubbed “the Tesla of e-bikes” has raised more than $550,000 in the first 24 hours of its crowd-sourced funding (CSF) campaign Perth-based Tiller Rides has smashed the average investment size on the CSF platform Birchal, at $7,639 per investor, around $6000 more than most raises. It also marks the 100th successful… Read more »

1Question, Ann Elnekave
Funding

An edutech app that makes kids answer math questions to open their phone just raised $1.94 million

- June 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

An educational app that helps screen-addicted kids study has raised nearly $2 million in a crowdfunding campaign through OnMarket. 1Question launched in April via the App Store and Google Play and already has over 13,000 downloads. Ann Elnekave developed 1Question with her husband, Issac. The phone app is designed for children up to age 12… Read more »