A CSIRO-backed startup is planning to create animal-free ‘dairy’ milk that will hit supermarket shelves next year. The idea, Eden Brew, has also been backed by northern NSW dairy co-operative Norco, and the CSIRO’s venture fund Main Sequence, a key investor in fake meat venture V2food. Eden Brew hopes to make its “dairy” products using… Read more »
v2foods CEO Nick Hazell, Hungry Jacks founder Jack Cowin and Main Sequence Ventures partner Phil Morle. Photo: supplied Fast food billionaire Jack Cowin partnered with the CSIRO’s innovation fund to create a plant-based burger The JV business, v2food, launched at the start of 2019, produced its burger within 8 months The mince ‘meat’ is made… Read more »
Competitive Foods Australia chairman Jack Cowin, v2food CEO Nick Hazell and federal science and innovation minister Karen Andrews at the launch of v2food Fast food billionaire Jack Cowin has partnered with the CSIRO’s innovation fund to create a plant-based burger The JV business, v2food, has been developed in just 8 months and could appear on… Read more »
The Morse Micro team One of the biggest technical challenges facing Internet Of Things (IoT) devices is on the brink of being solved by Sydney-based semiconductor start-up, Morse Micro, which has just raised $23.8 million in Series A funding to start mass production of its ultra-low power Wi-Fi chip. Having given the world Wi-Fi,… Read more »
A cybersecurity startup tackling web bots has landed $6.5 million from the CSIRO’s and Westpac’s VC funds
Cybersecurity startup Kasada has raised $6.5 million from the CSIRO’s innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures, and Westpac’s Reinventure Group to ramp up its technology to tackle automated bots attacking websites. The raise comes 12 months after Kasada’s wunderkind founder and CEO, Sam Crowther, first raised $2.5 million for his venture. Kasada’s cloud-based tech product,… Read more »
RapidAIM, a company spun out of the CSIRO, has raised $1.25 million from Main Sequence Ventures to fund trials of its real-time fruit fly monitoring system.
Having kicked off the round last year, the CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures has led a $3.75 million Series A round for edutech startup Intersective.
Adelaide’s Myriota has raised a US$15 million eries A round led Blue Sky VC and the CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures, with participation from Boeing HorizonX.
FluroSat has raised $1.5 million from the CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures, AirTree Ventures, and a group of strategic investors in the agricultural space led by Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) to help further develop its technology.
CSIRO’s $200 million Innovation Fund, managed by Main Sequence Ventures, has made investments into companies Q-Ctrl, Intersective, Morse Micro, and Maxwell MRI.