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The startup behind the Hungry Jacks Rebel Whopper just raised $35 million in series A

- November 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »

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The billionaire behind Hungry Jacks is betting on plant burgers for his next fortune

- October 2, 2019 3 MIN READ

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 »

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A cybersecurity startup tackling web bots has landed $6.5 million from the CSIRO’s and Westpac’s VC funds

- May 7, 2019 3 MIN READ

  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 »