Sydney startup Baraja has closed out a US$32 million (almost $45 million) Series A funding round, raising funding from Sequoia China, Blackbird Ventures, and Main Sequence Ventures.
“Equity crowdfunding is a way of getting started”: New Zealand’s Snowball Effect on the growth of crowdfunding
Snowball Effect launched to make it easier for investors to directly invest into companies after observing how difficult it could be in New Zealand.
If your pitch isn’t, well, pitch perfect, you run the risk of spooking potential investors and having to start again. You are asking someone to take a giant leap of faith and handover their cash to a perfect stranger with no guarantee of return.
HubSpot is the latest company to move into the corporate venture capital space, building on its handful of investments with the launch of a dedicated US$30 million ($41.5 million) fund.
Sydney workforce management startup Deputy has raised $111 million in a Series B funding round led by Silicon Valley firm IVP, which has backed the likes of Dropbox, Slack, and Twitter.
Insurance startup Huddle has raised $19.25 million in a Series A round led by AirTree Ventures, with participation from existing backer Holland Insurance, Alium Capital, and SevenWest Media.
Queensland company RedEye has raised $10.4 million in a Series B round led by American fund Energy Innovation Capital.
Arkose Labs, a fraud and abuse prevention startup, has secured a strategic investment from PayPal.
Founded by Dr Vaughan Shanks following his experiences working at the Australian Department of Defence and data analytics company Palantir, Cydarm is a cybersecurity incident response system.
We sat down to chat with Melissa Widner, general partner at NAB Ventures, the venture capital arm of National Australia Bank.
Becoming Australia’s most successful Kickstarter project in 2016, nura has closed a $21 million Series A round led by existing backer Blackbird Ventures to push the rollout of its flagship product, the nuraphone.
Melbourne education startup Maths Pathway, which has created an online learning system to help teachers better teach their students mathematics, has raised $2.1 million in a seed funding round led by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
Sydney-based investment management firm Quintet Partners has acquired a “significant” stake in specialist technology recruitment company Talent International.
Now might be exactly the right time in Australia to start a fintech, but what exactly the best investors are looking for can be a mystery for new founders.