Nuggets Academy Ross Lin and joyce Ong.

Anti-PowerPoint financial training startup Nuggets Academy raises $700,000

- November 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Financial industry professional development platform Nuggets Academy has raised $700,000 in a round led by Antler Australia. The edtech, which deals with the mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training people are required to undertake annually, emerged out of the Antler program last year with its initial pre-seed funding from the accelerator and VC. Also backing… Read more »

John de la Motte,

Edtech Compass chalks up $64 million WA schools contract in deal with TechnologyOne

- August 23, 2023 2 MIN READ

School management software scaleup Compass has won the tender to supply more than 800 of Western Australia’s Public Schools with its technology – a project it will deliver in partnership with ASX-listed TechnologyOne. The deal, which is worth more than $9 million annually over seven years, with an option for extension, will see Compass expand… Read more »

StudyNash cofounders Kunal Sitlani and Devarshi Desai
Antler Australia

Antler Investor Memo Series: Studynash is helping international students study abroad

- June 23, 2023 3 MIN READ

Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed a new cohort of startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Startup Daily is sharing the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series, which is designed to give you a quick,  sharp understanding of the startups and people… Read more »

Alina Hunter and Lucy Chambers

Female-founded edtech Cleverbean raises $200,000 to reduce teach burnout

- May 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

Edtech Cleverbean has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from Victorian early-stage investor Skalata Ventures to help reduce teacher burnout, at a time when a record number are leaving the profession. The startup offers thousands of evidence-based and research-backed learning materials for the K-6 Australian English curriculum. Cleverbean was cofounded Lucy Chambers, a teacher, and Alina… Read more »

Cadmus founder Herk Kailis

Breakthrough Victoria plants $600,000 in anti-plagiarism edtech Cadmus

- May 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Breakthrough Victoria, the state government’s $2 billion investment fund, has backed edtech startup Cadmus, which is helping universities detect generative AI plagiarism, chipping in $600,000 as part of an undisclosed total round for global expansion. Cadmus emerged in 2015 out of a research project at the University of Melbourne. The software platform has sophisticated learner… Read more »

Pivot founders

Female-founded edtech startup Pivot banks $1.4 million to support student and teacher wellbeing

- March 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

Melbourne education tech startup Pivot has raised $1.4 million for its schools feedback platform to improve teaching.  The round was led by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and technology firm DiUS, with support from LaunchVic’s women-led investment program the Alice Anderson Fund. The funding will be used to re-platform the company’s survey-based technology and launch… Read more »

Andrew Barnes

Queensland edtech unicorn Go1 gobbles up UK rival Anders Pink

- January 26, 2023 2 MIN READ

Brisbane workplace learning platform Go1 has acquired five-year-old rival British content curation startup Anders Pink. The deal went through late last year for an undisclosed sum amid as part of Go1’s push into the European market after also acquiring Swiss-French edtech Coorpacademy, which delivers French and German language content. It was a busy year for… Read more »

Chamil Fernando

Payments fintech Alii hits $10 million valuation with $2.5m pre-Series A raise

- January 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Queensland software startup Alii has raised $2.5 million in a self-described pre-Series A round that values the business at $10.25 million. The round was led by Brisbane private wealth fund Maranello Capital, which previously invested in the seed round in 2021. The subscription software platform straddles fintech, edtech and regtech to deal with accounts payments… Read more »


Student management edtech Clipboard raises $3 million

- October 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

Edtech platform Clipboard, which helps school manage the extracurricular activities of students, has raised $3.1 million.  The round was led by SaaS-focused Sydney VC EVP, with support from existing backer Jelix Ventures, and Sprint Ventures., Clipboard is an online attendance tracking system that streamlines timely communication for staff, students and parents as students move around… Read more »


Melbourne edtech raises $3.3 million to help schools improve student performance and wellbeing

- August 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne data analytics startup Intellischool has raised $3.3 million as it looks to go global with its edutech platform. The round was led by Sydney VC EVP and supported by social impact investor Save the Children Impact Investment Fund, edtech ventures Schoolbox and Curio Ventures, and personal backing from several edtech entrepreneurs. The capital is to bolster customer growth… Read more »