Lance Qian and Jing Chen

Small business marketing startup WorkRex bags $220,000 pre-Seed raise

- April 23, 2024 2 MIN READ

Melbourne startup WorkRex has raised $220,000 from early stage VC Skalata for its all-in-one customer marketing platform for small business.  Cofounders Jing Chen, Lance Qian, and Myron Liu – an optometrist, ex-McKinsey consultant, and software engineer respectively – developed the platform after a deep dive into how small-to-medium-sized are struggling to keep up with growing… Read more »


Kiwi product development insights platform Ideally lands $2 million Seed round

- January 8, 2024 2 MIN READ

New Zealand customer insights innovation platform Ideally has raised $2 million in a Seed round as it looks to expand its presence in the Australian market. Auckland VC Icehouse Ventures backed Ideally, which emerged from TRA Labs and Previously Unavailable – the partnership behind brand tracking phenomenon Tracksuit. Ideally’s self-service platform tests product-market fit, delivering… Read more »

MagicBrief cofounders Dan Nolan and George Howes

Blackbird leads $2 million pre-Seed round into martech startup MagicBrief

- July 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

 Sydney startup MagicBrief has raised $2 million in a pre-Seed round for its marketing platform which acts like the lovechild of Canva and Pinterest for advertising. The round was led by Blackbird with support from Archangel Ventures. Several individual founders also chipped in as angel investors, including Vimeo’s Zach Klein, UsTwo’s Matt Miller, Tim Doyle… Read more »

Fleet Space

Fleet Space Technologies promotes Chloe Leclerc to chief marketing officer

- March 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

Adelaide-based Fleet Space Technologies has appointed its former head of marketing, Chloe Leclerc, as its new chief marketing officer (CMO). She’s been charged with building Fleet’s go-to-market strategy and presence in Australia and North America, with a focus on its satellite-based solution for minerals exploration. Fleet designs, builds, and operates small satellites which deliver universal… Read more »

Tank Stream Labs Bradley Delamare

Tank Stream Labs collaborates with Pinstripe Media to offer marketing for startups

- March 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Scaleup community Tank Stream Labs have teamed up with Pinstripe Media to expand its reach to a global audience.  Tank Stream Labs is one of Australia’s original technology co-working spaces that fosters innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship for founders, industry leaders, scale-ups, and high-growth tech companies.  After launching a range of service offerings in 2022 for… Read more »


Rampersand, Startmate score exit as US media co snaps up marketing startup Brandcrush

- March 8, 2023 2 MIN READ

Startmate-backed marketing startup Brandcrush has been acquired by NASDAQ-listed media firm Criteo five years after it launched. The deal also delivers an exit for Rampersand, Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab, and other investors including Nicky Jackson, Jane Martino and Sean Taylor. Brandcrush was launched in 2018 by former Tribe sales director Matthew Hurle, and marketing… Read more »