Some of Australia’s leading VC funds, including Blackbird Ventures, Airtree VC, Grok Ventures, Square Peg Capital and Rampersand VC are coming to Melbourne in August for a new event organised by the host of the The Startup Playbook podcast, Rohit Bhargava. The Investor Connect event in Melbourne on August 15 is Bhargava’s brainchild,… Read more »
Supp is an app currently available to hospitality venues in Melbourne that offers casual shifts and connects employers with workers The idea was the brainchild of the couple behind Fitzroy’s Lune Croissanterie Supp is now seeking $1m via equity crowdfunding to take the idea interstate In the last two years, some of the biggest names… Read more »
Melbourne-founded fintech Airwallex is the latest Australian startup to hit unicorn status following the closing of a US$100 million ($141 million) Series C round led by DST Global.
Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has partnered with impact investment firm Giant Leap to expand beyond Melbourne University.
The app was founded by Marta Barbayannis, who described GiftWell as “an electronic wishing well” making it easier to “give gifts for life’s special moments”.
Legal firm Lander & Rogers has partnered with Melbourne coworking community YBF Ventures to open a LawTech Hub. The space will be open to the firm’s staff and clients, and startups, with startups to be accepted for set periods through two intakes a year. Genevieve Collins, chief executive partner at Lander & Rogers, said the… Read more »
Women-focused ridesharing service Shebah has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for expansion.
Melbourne startup Socialsuite has raised $1.85 million in a funding round led by AddVenture Fund.
Ainsley Johnstone and Natalie Firth are cofounders and co-CEOs of Melbourne recruitment firm Think Talent. The pair founded the business in 2014, because they wanted to do something a little different in recruitment. They explain Think Talent as a marketing-led business, where they help employers develop strong brand recognition that will future-proof them as the… Read more »
Startupbootcamp is expanding its Australian presence, launching a fintech accelerator program in Melbourne.
Competing with the likes of Asana and Trello, its founders believe Hassl is unique because it was build with team members, not project managers, in mind.
July is the latest ecommerce venture for its cofounders: Athan Didaskalou founded coffee subscription business Three Thousand Thieves, while Richard Li cofounded online furniture retailer Brosa.
Scratch is producing what it believes is a healthier alternative to the dog foods found in supermarkets, selling it direct to consumers via a subscription.
Australia is to soon become home to another blockchain hub, with the NEM.io Foundation to open a new space in Melbourne.
Opening on Collins St later this year, the space, named The 11th, will aim to act as a “gateway” between key markets across the Asia Pacific.