Funding

Retail software startup Kepler Analytics raises $22 million series B

- February 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Retail analytics SaaS platform Kepler Analytics has raised $22m (USD$15.5m) Series B funding round. Sydney-based VC OneVentures led the raise through its 1V Growth Fund V, with participation from Whiteoak, Taronga Ventures, and Shearwater Capital. Existing investors Reinventure and InterValley Ventures once again chipped in. The tech company plans to use the fresh capital for… Read more »

Accelerator

Kiwi ‘data wrangling’ startup Segna bags US$125,000 seed round from Y Combinator

- November 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

New Zealand software venture Segna, a self-described “data wrangler”, has landed a US$125,000 seed investment from Y Combinator ahead of the startup taking part in the legendary US accelerator program. Segna will be just the fourth New Zealand startups to be part of Y Combinator, which counts Airbnb, Dropbox, Twitch, Stripe, Reddit, and CoinBase among… Read more »

Funding

New Zealand AI insights startup Yabble raises $3 million for Australian expansion

- September 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

New Zealand data insights startup Yabble has raised NZ$3 million (A$2.9m) as it looks to expand into Australia and then the US. The AI company’s second raise was led by Hillfarrance among existing investors that include Movac, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners, Enterprise Angels, and other Angel networks, and high-net-worth individuals. Co-founders Kathryn Topp and… Read more »

Data

HR tech platform ELMO is using artificial intelligence to predict when staff are about to resign

- May 3, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

ASX-listed payroll and HR software platform ELMO (ASX:ELO) is using artificial intelligence in a new people analytics product that can predict when people are looking to leave the business. The company said its Predictive People Analytics (PPA) module is the first phase of a suite of new machine learning developments  to deliver data-driven insights and… Read more »

Topics

Why analytics are the key to a startup’s success

- October 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Startups have a bunch of things to worry about when launching. While talent and funding are critical, the most important thing by far is to establish a clear, needed value proposition that addresses real customer pain points. Achieving this clarity is only possible if the startup has an accurate idea of what customers want,… Read more »