David Ingram
Funding

Proptech lending marketplace CrowdProperty raises $1.5 million seed round

- October 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Marketplace lending platform CrowdProperty Australia has raised $1.5 million in a seed round as it aims to ramp up finance for SME property development. The raise was led by developer Oscar Done, supported by several property, financial services, and tech investors including Black Nova VP Alex Retzlaff and former TripAdvisor technology VP Jeff Lewis.  CrowdProperty launched… Read more »

Fintech

Australia has a new neobank for small business lending

- September 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Emerging Sydney fintech Avenue Bank has been granted a restricted banking licence by the financial regulator APRA. The digital bank has been gearing up for this moment after raising $37 million in a series B round back in February. Veteran CBA exec George Confos was appointed Avenue CEO last year. The fintech previously raised $11.4… Read more »

News & Analysis

A Swiss startup lender that’s set up in Victoria weighed straight into the old Melbourne v Sydney debate

- July 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

Seriously, what reasons could any company see for setting up around here? Photo: AdobeStock There’s a joke almost as old as the endless Melbourne v Sydney debate that goes like this: Melbourne says: “We’re better than Sydney”. Sydney says: “What’s a Melbourne?” And while this Sydney-born Sydneysider loves his hometown – #goSwans! – Melbourne is… Read more »