Melbourne tech startup Llama Life has raised $950,000 in a pre-Seed round to help people improve their focus and productivity. The round was led by Black Sheep Capital, with additional investment from US investor Jason Calacanis and his VC syndicate LAUNCH, for Llama Life to rapidly scale the product, and grow the team. The desktop… Read more »
Brisbane artificial intelligence startup Tribu, which aids IT helpdesks and managed service providers (MSP) automate assistance requests, has raised $1.25 million from Brisbane Angels and the California syndicate founded by US investor Jason Calacanis. Tribu is using machine learning and AI to help IT support companies deal with what the industry calls “level 1” calls… Read more »
One of Jason Calacanis’s personal theories is that a great founder can come from anywhere, he said, and the founders he met in Australia surpassed his expectations. One note, though: think bigger.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced this weekend that NSW has secured the rights to host the LAUNCH startup festival in Sydney in 2018 and 2019.