Amaysim’s Rolf Hansen backs boat rental marketplace Floatspace in hunt for $3 million Series A

- July 5, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based Floatspace, the ‘Airbnb for boat experiences’, has signed on Amaysin co-founder Rolf Hansen as an investor as the startup looks to raise $3 million in a Series A round. Hansen backed that boat and yacht rental marketplace’s pre-series A SAFE note, joining the Floatspace board. He joins Airtasker founder and CEO Tim Fung as… Read more »


Tiger Global doubles down on used car startup Carma’s $75 million Series A

- May 12, 2022 2 MIN READ

US venture capital giant has once again backed  online used car platform, Carma in a US$52 million (A$75m) Series A round. General Catalyst Partners led the round. MD Adam Valkin will join the Carma board. The US VC’s other local investments include Canva, BigCommerce and Buildkite Other international venture investors joining the round include Entrée Capital… Read more »

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B2B pharmacy marketplace Directo raises $2.3 million Seed round

- April 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne startup Directo has raised $2.3 million in Seed funding for its B2B marketplace for the pharmacy sector.  The round was led by Sydney seed VC Investible to scale its networked two-sided online marketplace, which offers B2C-like price transparency,  immediacy and convenience while streamlining logistics and invoicing. Founder Gavin Upiter said Directo’s proprietary enterprise technology platform… Read more »


Tiger Global backs building marketplace ArchiPro’s $32 million Series A

- March 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

Building marketplace ArchiPro has raised $32.6 million in a Series A. The round led by New York-based Tiger Global, with support from Icehouse Ventures, and Queenstown-based Liger Trading. The business previously raised $4.7 million in 2021 from founder Ruslan Kogan and’s Hezi Leibovich. The new funds will be used to accelerate ArchiPro’s local… Read more »


Hospitality wholesaler Foodbomb raises $4.5 million series A

- August 5, 2021 2 MIN READ

 Foodbomb, a produce wholesale marketplace for the hospitality sector, has raised A$4.5 million in a series A The round was backed by EVP, Athletic Ventures, Aura Ventures, Tony Gandel’s family investment vehicle, Tahmedia, and Platform Advisory Partners. It’s EVP’s third investment in the business since 2019. The raise will enable the four-year-old startup to expand… Read more »


Martin Hosking to step down as CEO of Redbubble

- June 28, 2018 2 MIN READ

Martin Hosking, CEO of ASX-listed creative marketplace Redbubble, has announced his retirement, with the company’s chief operating officer, Barry Newstead set to take his place. Hosking, who cofounded the company with two friends in 2006 and has served as its CEO since 2010, will step down in August and move into the role of non-executive… Read more »