Funding

Former Westpac boss Brian Hartzer and climate campaigner Simon Sheikh back carbon neutral startup Pathzero

- October 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

Sydney software startup Pathzero, which launched in the middle of the Covid-19 lockdowns through the Antler Australia program, has raised $1 million in a seed round.  Antler, Black Nova Group and senior business figures including former bank boss Brian Hartzer, climate campaigner, Simon Sheikh, and former Australian Ethical Investment CEO Phil Vernon, as well as two… Read more »

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Funding

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s family fund joins $57 million Airwallex raise

- September 29, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Airwallex has topped up its US$160 million (AU$254m) series D raise from April with an extra US$40 million ($57m) with Skip Capital, the family investment fund run by Kim Jackson with her husband, Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar. Regular backer Square Peg Capital also returned for the latest cash injection, which continues to value the… Read more »

News & Analysis

CHARTS: Global startup funding in the post-coronavirus era fell hard, but is already showing regrowth

- May 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

Venture capital (VC) funding for startups has fallen by around 20% since December 2019 as the covid-19 pandemic smashed the global economy, but the impact is unevenly distributed according to new research from Startup Genome. The California-based analytics firm’s latest report into global startup funding, the first in a series its planning looking at the… Read more »

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A new medtech funding program is offering up to $1 million to life science startups

- July 19, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

A new biotech funding program for startups working on new therapies, technologies and medical devices is offering up to $1 million in matching grants to help companies develop their ideas through to the proof of concept stage. The Biomedical Translation Bridge program is an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund. It’s run by MTPConnect –… Read more »

News & Analysis

20 key facts about the state of startup funding in Australia in 2019

- May 1, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Techboard, Australia’s largest startup and tech directory, released its latest quarterly funding report today, revealing the March 2019 quarter was a bumper period for the sector when it came to funding. While the finalisation of the bid for online property exchange network PEXA (Property Exchange Australia Ltd), launched in late 2018 by the Commonwealth… Read more »

Waddle
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Business lending startup Waddle raises $4 million

- March 19, 2019 2 MIN READ

Sydney fintech Waddle, which provides invoice financing for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Allectus Capital. With the company in 2017 securing a $50 million wholesale facility, the funding will go towards scaling Waddle across Australia and accelerating the integration of its global financial services partners. Founded… Read more »