Cath Rogers, Bede Moore
Venture Capital

Antler Australia ups valuations in early-stage startup by 20% also upping its pre-Seed investment to $225,000

- February 20, 2023 3 MIN READ

Venture capital firm Antler Australia has thrown down the gauntlet on the worth of early-stage startups, upping its investment levels and the post-money valuations for companies it backs. Under new terms announced today, Antler will increase its initial investment by $35,000 to A$225,000 for the same 12% equity stake. The new deal increases the post-money… Read more »

Women in tech

Victoria’s new Alice Anderson Fund for female entrepreneurs has named the first 5 startups it’s backed

- December 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

LaunchVic’s Alice Anderson Fund has backed the first five startups in the $10 million co-investment fund, tackling ideas that range from recycled clothing to children’s toys and fitness. The Victorian Fund’s inaugural round has seen it make $727,167 in direct investments – along with more than $2.3 million in co-contributions from private investors – to… Read more »

Rohan Workman

Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures chips into billionaire Paul Little’s early-stage VC, Skalata Ventures

- December 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed Touch Ventures has backed Melbourne VC Skalata Ventures as it looks to raise $50 million for its second fund. The Touch investment takes commitments to the fund past the $25 million mark. Afterpay co-founder Anthony Eisen has also taken a personal stake in Skalata Fund II, which is aiming to support 50 Australian startups… Read more »

Wholesale Investor, Steve Torso

Wholesale Investor is launching a $10 million seed-stage VC fund in partnership with Singapore-based Hatcher+

- June 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

VC firm Hatcher+ and Wholesale Investor will invest A$10 million in 50+ startups The fund will use deep learning to invest in promising technology companies through to series A The fund will partner with leading incubators, accelerators, and research groups.   Australian investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a joint venture plan to raise A$10 million… Read more »


BlueChilli winds up early-stage investment to focus on scale-ups and Asia

- November 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

  One of Sydney’s leading startup accelerator and investment firms, BlueChilli, is shifting away early-stage startups to focus instead on scale-up companies instead, the company has announced. In response to the changing priorities of its corporate backers, BlueChilli will pivot in 2020, having expended the $10 million in the BlueChilli Venture Fund on early-stage startups… Read more »