Antler Australia

Antler Investor Memo Series: Huddled is helping lonely students connect and build a community while at university

- May 29, 2024 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 »

Grok Academy chief strategy officer Martha McKeen
People

Grok Academy names former CBA exec, Martha McKeen, as chief strategy officer

- February 16, 2024 2 MIN READ

Schools-focused digital skills e-learning platform in Grok Academy has appointed Martha McKeen to a new role as chief strategy officer. Grok Academy is a not-for-profit edtech charity focused on digital technologies education. CEO Dr James Curran said McKeen’s breadth of experience across education, technology, and cyber security portfolios at the Commonwealth Bank, including working with… Read more »

Mist's Dave Malcolm with Investible's Jayden Bash and his cofounder John Crutchley and Investible's Nick Ooi
Funding

International students app Mist pockets $1.6 million pre-Seed round

- December 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

An all-in-one finance and lifestyle app for international students has raised $1.6 million in Seed funding. Mist was backed by Investible, Allectus Capital, Archangel Ventures, Seedspace, and The Hunter Angels. It wants to become the go-to app for international students, offering a streamlined solution for relocating to another country to study, especially around banking and… Read more »

Nuggets Academy Ross Lin and joyce Ong.
Funding

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,
Business

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
Funding

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
Funding

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 »