Impact startup Like Family has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Giant Leap Fund. Alberts Impact Capital and Pangaea Impact Investments also invested in Like Family (formerly Home Care Heroes) for its continued Victorian expansion and to grow the team. Jenna Leo and Mathieu Bertrand founded their NDIS-approved marketplace in… Read more »
Impact Investment Group (IIG) is on the hunt for $70 million from wholesale investors for a new fund targeting sustainable and socially conscious startup investments. IIG CEO and co-fund manager Daniel Madhavan said the Impact Alternatives Fund will be a mix of investments, including renewable energy infrastructure such as solar farms, impact private equity, venture… Read more »
Return on investment means different things to different people, especially when in terms of outcomes, and Impact Investment Group (IIG) is rewriting the rules in terms of the success of its investments. IIG is best known to the startup sector for its VC investment arm, the Giant Leap Fund, launched in 2016. It’s an impact VC… Read more »
Recruiter Xceptional, which finds tech jobs for people with autism, is funding its growth via Australian-first impact-linked lending
Xceptional CEO and founder Mike Tozer. Photo: supplied If you watched the 2018 ABC TV series Employable Me as it followed people with neuro-diverse conditions such as autism and Tourette Syndrome looking for work, then you came across the Xceptional, an IT recruitment firm (that gave Tim a job). Founded by Mike Tozer as a… Read more »
Through an online ecommerce platform, Yume connects food suppliers with quantities of surplus food to Australian businesses and restaurants.
Sydney-based crowdfunding startup StartSomeGood has raised an angel impact investment of $400,000 from Melbourne investment firm Trimantium Capital.