Australian ecommerce software startup Bigcommerce has announced today that is has closed a $50 million Series D funding round led by Softbank Capital – taking total capital raised to $125 million.
Catcha Group is about to invest up to $100 million into high growth stage startups in South East Asia
Yesterday, Catcha Group announced the launch of Catcha Ventures, its investment arm which will focus on funding high growth new media, technology and mobile companies in the South East Asian region. In a media release, the company stated it would invest between USD$50 to $100 million in chosen companies over the next three to five year period.
Startup Moula vs. PayPal Working Capital: Both want to provide SMBs critical short-term capital, but which is better?
Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Aris Allegos and Andrew Watt are the brains behind an infant startup Moula, which functions as an online funding platform for small businesses to access critical short-term capital.
London based startup MOVE Guides announced today that it has closed an US$8.2 million Series A round.
BloomNation offers florists and floral designers a platform for running their operations online. It was founded in 2011 by David Daneshgar, Gregg Weisstein and Farbod Shoraka. In the early days the trio decided to stay away from outside investors instead choosing to fund the venture themselves.
Other than the AU$20,000 seed funding from the 2012 incubator program, TinyBeans has bootstrapped their way to 500,000 users across the platform. While over 50% of the users are based in the United States, the application has people getting in on all the TinyBean action in 188 countries across the world, from Argentina to the Isle of Mann.
Six months ago, personal finance and budgeting application Pocketbook were announcing they had just reached the 50,000 users milestone. Today it was revealed they announced 100,000 users.
It would be quite easy as a fellow startup to roll your eyes at even “more” ground-breaking news about Canva. The fact is, when you have as much traction as they do in a particular industry, press coverage is warranted.
Workible release a new feature, but the real question is – who’s involved in their current Series A round?
Last week I wrote about new hospitality focused recruitment tool and community hub Dippla. I talked about how they would face tough competition in the face of well funded startups such as OneShift and Workible. Especially in that hospitality and entry level job market.
I couldn’t have been more correct, as this week Workible confirmed with Startup Daily that they are about to set live a new feature called “shift swap and cover”.
Many entrepreneurs shy away from revealing their failures, even if those failures proved to their stepping stones to success. Founder of DrinkSpot, Nick Crang, on the other hand, candidly shares why he was left with a burning hole in his pocket and what he learned from the frustrating experiences he was faced with throughout his startup journey.
Australia’s largest student portal, Zookal, raised AUD$600K in its latest investment round led by CFO of Gemini Israel Venture Funds, Omer Regev, and Silicon Valley’s Filtro Investments. This round brings total investment in the company to AUD$2.1 million.
With more start-ups coming to market quicker in Australia and many emerging growth tech companies flourishing, one of the big challenges for our technology entrepreneurs is to increase the conversion of local companies that close a VC Series A funding round.
Over the weekend (Sunday) and today (Monday) Kickstarter’s Leland Rechis has been in town letting people know how to create kick arse kickstarter videos.
After detecting a gap in the marketplace for programs catered towards helping technology-based social enterprises, Australian entrepreneur Omer Khan decided to launch Social Startups.