Techstars Kirstin Hunter
Business strategy

Techstars boss Kirstin Hunter on the 5 most common mistakes early-stage startup founders make

- May 16, 2023 5 MIN READ

Kirstin Hunter, the managing director of Techstars Tech Central Sydney, knows how it feels to navigate the chaos and ambiguity of running a startup. As co-founder and former CEO of Future Super, former Chief People, Risk and Legal Officer at Brighte, and former Chief of Staff at Human, she has lived it from the inside, several times over.… Read more »

Venture Capital

Giant Leaps: climate tech and female founders are top of the pops in Australian impact investing

- March 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

Women-led startups and others tackling climate and sustainability-related issues are emerging trends Australia’s impact startup ecosystem, a new report from VC Giant Leap reveals. A snippet above a quarter (26%) of the impact opportunities reviewed by Giant Leap come from women-led ventures, a touch above the 23% average in the broader ecosystem. Meanwhile, a majority… Read more »

MoreGoodDays
Funding

Blackbird, Giant Leap back healthtech startup tackling chronic pain with $3.5 million raise

- March 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Melbourne  healthtech startup, MoreGoodDays has raised $3.5 million for a digital solution to managing chronic pain.  The round was led by Blackbird, with support from impact fund Giant Leap, Side Stage Ventures, the Snow Foundation, and LaunchVic’s female-focused sidecar investment program, the Alice Anderson Fund.  Neala Fulia and Helena Ngo co-founded the healthtech platform to… Read more »

Justin Lipman, Taryn Pieterse, Simon Thomsen, James Tynan
Startup Daily TV

Startup Daily TV: VC investors from Square Peg, Rampersand, Giant Leap & EVP share their insights on the state of Australian startup funding

- February 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Amid a plethora of analysis of Australian venture capital funding in recent weeks, one report truly stands out because it captures the numbers by talking to the venture capital investors involved.  The recently released 2nd edition of The State Of Australian Startup Funding report, from Cut Through Venture and Folklore Ventures, reveal a record number… Read more »

Venture Capital

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: The taste of climate change

- August 4, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »

Who Gives A Crap
Venture Capital

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: A starter guide to Theory of Change

- July 21, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

On phone in bed
Business strategy

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Solving sleep’s goldilocks problem with startups

- July 7, 2022 4 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

Advice

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: The power of maps, games, and sci-fi in adapting to a changing world

- June 23, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »

Advice

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: When markets get volatile, founders should get excited

- June 9, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

Frog jumping
Climate Tech

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: LeapFrog’s 10x impact and the power of big plans

- February 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »

Other tech

Powerflop: A cautionary tale about the dangers of selling your impact heart

- December 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

Funding

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: The kids are not alright – Covid’s effect on early learning

- November 25, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »