Dan Draper
Funding

Cyber security startup CipherStash raises $3.3 million in seed round

- October 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Encryption technology startup CipherStash has raised $3.3 million in a seed round as it looks cracking the US market.  The round was led by AirTree and US VC Nexus Venture Partners, supported by Linktree CTO Zak Islam,Threatmatric co-founder Alisdair Faulkner and Buildkite’s Keith Pitt.  The startup is an end-to-end, searchable encrypted data storage platform. It… Read more »

Cooper Darling-Blair
Funding

Government relations data startup GovConnex raises $1 million as it looks to UK and NZ markets

- October 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

GovConnex, a political intelligence and relationship management platform, has raised $1 million in a round led by local VC Black Nova. The funds will be used to scales platform to organise all of Australia’s government data amid plans to expand internationally by the end of 2021.  The GovConnex platform, which launched in 2019, captures information… Read more »

Funding

Kiwi HR feedback startup Joyous raises $14 million

- September 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

A New Zealand workplace feedback startup has raised Nz$15 million (A$14.2m) as it looks to expand internationally. Joyous was founded in 2017 by brothers Mike and Phillip Carden. The raise was led by Square Peg, with existing investors AirTree Ventures and Icehouse Ventures returning for their third round. The investment will also be used to… Read more »

Gavin Dietz Wattwatchers
Funding

Energy startup Wattwatchers raises $5.3 million series B

- September 27, 2021 2 MIN READ

Digital energy platform Wattwatchers has raised $5.3 million in the Series B round. The round was led by private equity impact investor Kilara Capital’s new Growth Fund, with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), doubling down on the startup after backing its series A and initial capital raise in 2017 through its specialist Innovation Fund.… Read more »

Monochrome, Jeff Yew
Funding

Digital assets fintech Monochrome raises $2.4 million series A

- September 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Digital assets platform Monochrome Asset Management as raised US$1.8 million (A$2.4m) in series A funding as it looks up become the Australian market leader in alternative investment. The round, which values the business at A$20 million, included Wei Zhou, former CFO of Binance, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, and Kain Warwick, founder… Read more »

Who Gives A Crap
Funding

Mike Cannon-Brookes backs $41.5 million raise for social impact startup Who Gives a Crap

- September 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sports stars and startup founders have rallied behind Melbourne impact venture Who Gives a Crap in a $14.5 million raise. The round was led by European family-owned impact investor Verlinvest, which also backed Swedish milk alternative Oatly. Executive director Raphael Thiolon will joining the Who Gives A Crap board. Also joining the raise were Grok… Read more »

Remote Social team
Funding

Hybrid work culture building startup Remote Social raises $1 million seed round

- September 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Future of work startup Remote Social has raised a $1 million seed round. The raise was led by Black Nova VC, supported by neuroscience consultancy NeuroPower, Antler Australia – the startup emerged out of Antler Australia, and several strategic angels. Remote Social’s angel investors include Atlassian VP of engineering Zak Islam, Archangel Ventures partner Quentin Wallace,… Read more »

Carbonix Domani Drone
Funding

Drone venture Carbonix lands $6.3 million seed round

- August 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Carbonix, the Sydney startup that pivoted from high-speed sailing to drones, has raised $6.3 million in a late seed round ahead of US ambitions. The round was led by ASX-listed defence aerospace manufacturer Quickstep (ASX: QHL), and comes as the venture lands a major deal with electricity supplier Ausgrid to use Carbonix drones to monitor… Read more »