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Linktree gobbles up and kills off competitor Koji

- December 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australia link-in-bio platform Linktree has acquired two-year-old competitor Koji from its parent company GoMeta for an undisclosed figure. In the tortured syntax beloved of tech titans. Linktree said in a blog post that Koji’s link-in-bio product “will be sunset” on January 31. We take that to mean shut down rather than a glowing golden light… Read more »

Social Media

Linktree hit in Elon Musk’s ban on sharing links on Twitter

- December 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based link-in-bio startup Linktree has been caught up in the latest changes to Twitter under its quixotic new owner, Elon Musk. Linktree boss Alex Zaccaria, ironically, took to Twitter to argue Musk’s latest diktat was “anti-creator and antithetical” to the foundations of the Internet and Twitter, pointing out that Linktree drives double the traffic to… Read more »


Linktree clicks on $152 million in Series B extension

- March 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based social media venture Linktree has $152 million (US$110m) in a raise the company describes as a Series B extension. This third round of fresh capital comes 12 months after its initial $59 million Series B. The business is claiming a $1.8 billion valuation on the back of its latest cash injection. Linktree has been… Read more »


Linktree clicks on $59 million in Series B

- March 26, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Melbourne-based social media venture Linktree has tapped the market for more cash, just five months after its A$15 million series A, raising another US$45m (A$59m) in a Series B The round was co-led by European VC Index Ventures, and New York’s Coatue. AirTree Ventures and Insight Partners returned as investors with a Who’s Who of… Read more »


Social media enabler Linktree takes on its first funding with a $15m series A

- October 27, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Melbourne-based social media venture Linktree has ended four years of bootstrapping, taking on $15 million (US$10.7m) in a series A round to expand globally. Linktree is a free tool to optimise internet presence for a celebrity, company or blogger, curating content across social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, sending viewers to other… Read more »


5 things you should know about tech today

- May 11, 2020 4 MIN READ

    Happy Monday all. Let’s kick off the week   1.  Zoom goes security shopping Video communication site du jour, Zoom, is working on beefing up its security, with CEO Eric Yuan implementing a 90-day plan focusing on privacy and security, after a string of incidents with strangers – hello Hamish Blake – dropping uninvited… Read more »


The end is nigh for websites

- January 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

If you tell me you’re creating a website for your startup, I’ll ask you if your dial-up internet and fax machine are installed too. You might think I’m exaggerating, because well, I am. But only a little bit. That’s because dial-up internet was once seen as the cutting edge development of a digitally empowered business,… Read more »


Melbourne’s Linktree makes CNBC’s 100 startups to watch

- November 14, 2019 2 MIN READ

Linktree co-founders Zaccaria, Nick Humphreys and Anthony Zaccaria Melbourne-based social media venture Linktree is the only Australian startup to make the cut in US business site CNBC’s list of the world’s most promising startups. The annual list by CNBC looks for the top 100 venture-backed startups globally with the potential to transform industries and become… Read more »