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Brisbane’s GO1 raises $1 million; Viber acquires Nextpeer; GitHub raises $250 million

- July 31, 2015 7 MIN READ

This week saw some big deals take place around the startup world, with messaging platform Viber acquiring Israeli social gaming startup Nextpeer, GitHub raising $250 million, and Dutch startup Catawiki raising $82 million. Closer to home, Brisbane startup GO1 has raised $1 million from Steve Baxter and Tank Stream Ventures as it prepares to graduate from Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 program.


Funding an Australian Startup

- June 16, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

After its previous post about why Macropod chose to stay in Australia, cofounder Alan Downie received quite a few questions about raising money in Australia vs raising in the US and about their experience funding a startup generally. Whilst the post was quite personal, and very much about their journey, it seems to have resonated quite strongly with a lot of readers. [Source: Macropod Blog]