R&D, science
Funding

Sydney biotech raises $5 million with Covid vaccine plan

- December 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

Biotech startup EnGeneIC, has raised $5 million on the VentureCrowd platform in a pre-IPO round, ahead of plans for a NASDAQ listing in Q2 2022. News of positive results for Covid-19 nanocellular vaccine pre-clinical animal studies, saw that figure jump five-fold. The startup has develop proprietary nanocell technology, which they’ve called EDV, which is predominantly… Read more »

Christopher Strauch
Startup Daily on Ausbiz

Startup Daily TV: Medical cannabis startup Montu turns to crowdsourced funding as growth soars

- November 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Medical cannabis tech platform Montu has launched its second capital raise via the Birchal crowdfunding platform. With less than a week to go in the expression of interest phase of the campaign, the Australian company plans to use the funds to consolidate its market leading position as a medical cannabis prescriber, add to its technological… Read more »

Lumiant, Santiago Burridge
Funding

Financial advice fintech Lumiant looks to raise $2 million more from crowdfunding

- June 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Financial advice startup Lumiant, has extended its $1.17 million seed capital raise through equity crowdfunding site Equitise and is now looking to raise a further $2 million. The fintech it’s seeking the additional capital amid high demand for its services to investing in its ability to scale and increase distribution across Australia. Lumiant is a… Read more »

Healthtech

Heart disease diagnostic startup ESN Cleer raises $700,000 as the medtech hits commercialisation

- April 23, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Melbourne-based ESN Cleer says it’s now just months away from delivering a major medical breakthrough – the world’s first early risk detection screening test for heart disease – after raising $650,000 via crowd-funding site VentureCrowd. The raise was topped up by another $50,000 direct investment. The medtech startup has developed a simple saliva test that… Read more »

News & Analysis

A former Goldman Sachs banker is crowdfunding his agtech startup to help the world’s poorest farmers

- December 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

A former Goldman Sachs banker is hoping to could change the lives of two billion of the world’s poorest people, subsistence farmers and fishers, with an app. Brisbane entrepreneur David Davies created the app as part of his philanthropic impact startup, AgUnity. He calls it a “last mile” solution for poverty-stricken communities, involving an affordable… Read more »

Shebah
News & Analysis

Birchal is launching a market to trade unlisted shares from crowdfunding campaigns

- December 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Women-only ridesharing app Shebah set a record for Australian crowdfunding when it raised $3 million earlier this year.  Equity crowdfunding platform Birchal has announced plans to host a secondary market to trade unlisted crowdsource-funded (CSF) shares from next year. Birchal has pioneered equity crowdfunding in Australia, having raised more than $16 million in 26 successful… Read more »

News & Analysis

This Australian movie startup wants to join the streaming ‘arms race’ with low budget films

- October 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

Geoff Moore, Tony Nikolakopoulos and Jay Grant from Reel House Productions. Movies sell a certain magic – a champagne for the eyes, yet for the most part the industry is more 4-litre cask wine. An Australian film production company Reel House Productions believes there’s still a fortune to be made making films as streaming services invest… Read more »

News & Analysis

Shark Tank-backed SOFI Spritz turns to crowdfunding once again

- October 1, 2019 2 MIN READ

Founder and CEO Tom Maclean with SOFI Spritz backer Steve Baxter SOFI Spritz, the ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails venture that began at Bondi Farmer’s Market in 2013, is  seeking $1 million in equity crowdfunding as it looks to target international markets. The venture has already held three rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns via Pozible and is now turning… Read more »