Funding

Startup Daily TV: Zero Co founder Mike Smith on his eco-startup’s record-breaking $5 million crowd-funding campaign

- October 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Byron Bay eco-startup, Zero Co, rewrote the history of Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) on Tuesday after raising $5 million in just 6 hours and 27 minutes. It’s the largest CSF campaign in Australian history – $5 million is the maximum under law – and beats the previous record by $2 million. It also broke several… Read more »

Steve Maarbani
Accelerator

Crowd-sourced funding platform VentureCrowd launches JV with Josephmark

- October 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Equity crowd-sourced funding (CSF) platform VentureCrowd and digital venture studio Josephmark have launched a joint-venture to help early-stage Australian startups accelerate their scaling plans. The new project will offer growth services to early-stage startup founders from Josephmark’s brand, product, growth, and venture strategy and rollout services through to investment support and fundraising via the VentureCrowd… Read more »

Capital Raising

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 »

Fintech

SME fintech Thrive just smashed crowdfunding records, raising $3 million in 3 days

- February 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

Thrive, a Melbourne-based fintech using artificial intelligence to automate banking, accounting, tax and lending for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), has closed its crowdfunding campaign after just 3 days, having raised a record $3 million. Thrive’s campaign launched on Birchal on broke multiple records when it went live last week, hitting $1 million towards the $3m target… Read more »