Bandicoot Imaging founders Dr David Monaghan, Dr Matthew Arnison, David Karlov, Dr Peter Fletcher

3D fashiontech startup Bandicoot Imaging Sciences banks $1 million pre-Seed round

- February 28, 2024 2 MIN READ

Fashiontech startup Bandicoot Imaging Sciences has raised $1 million in pre-Seed funding for its fabric digitisation technology. The round was led by Hong Kong VC qonvolv Ventures and included Precision Textiles and Mou Fung Ltd., as well as previous investor, NewSouth Innovations from UNSW.  Bandicoot Imaging previously raised $330,000 in July 2020 in an angel… Read more »

Mist's Dave Malcolm with Investible's Jayden Bash and his cofounder John Crutchley and Investible's Nick Ooi

International students app Mist pockets $1.6 million pre-Seed round

- December 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

An all-in-one finance and lifestyle app for international students has raised $1.6 million in Seed funding. Mist was backed by Investible, Allectus Capital, Archangel Ventures, Seedspace, and The Hunter Angels. It wants to become the go-to app for international students, offering a streamlined solution for relocating to another country to study, especially around banking and… Read more »


Corporate gifting startup Elliephant presented with $560,000 pre-Seed round

- November 23, 2023 2 MIN READ

Gifting platform Elliephant has raised $560,000 in pre-Seed funding with LaunchVic’s Alice Anderson Fund supporting the round. Cofounders Sheree Andersen and Johnny Reid launched Elliephant a year ago, inspired by their own frustration with how companies tackle gifting for clients and staff, setting out to create a new way to approach sales and marketing engagement,… Read more »

Damien Cantelo, Apollo Secure

Choir of angels lands on small business cybersecurity startup Apollo Secure in $600,000 pre-Seed raise

- October 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Apollo Secure, which focused on helping small business deal with the complexities of cybersecurity, has raised $600,000 in pre-Seed funding. The round was by 24 investors from Sydney Angels with support from Brisbane Angels and a consortium of investors from Angel Loop.   Apollo Secure is an automated platform for startups and SMEs to… 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 »

Nullify cofounders Tony Mao, Shantanu Kulkarni_ and Tim Thacker. Photo: Maggie Langtry

Software development cybersec startup Nullify banks $1.1 million pre-Seed round

- June 26, 2023 2 MIN READ

Cybersecurity startup Nullify, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help software developers and security teams detect and fix potential vulnerabilities in code as it’s being written, has raised $1.1 million in a pre-Seed round led by OIF Ventures.  Former XM Cyber founding team Adi Ashkenazy and Zini Shahar, now running the security advisory firm Skylight… Read more »

StudyNash cofounders Kunal Sitlani and Devarshi Desai
Antler Australia

Antler Investor Memo Series: Studynash is helping international students study abroad

- June 23, 2023 3 MIN READ

Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed a new cohort of startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Startup Daily is sharing the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series, which is designed to give you a quick,  sharp understanding of the startups and people… Read more »


Queensland sustainable packaging startup Earthodic bags $1.85 million pre-Seed round

- June 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

A Brisbane startup that has developed waterproof coatings for packaging than ensures it’s still recyclable has raised $1.85 million in a pre-Seed round. Earthodic’s bio-based coating solution, Paperbarc, provides paper and packaging with enhanced water resistance while still being strong and recyclable. It’s a potential replacement for the current use of wax or plastic-coated packaging.… Read more »

Harry Wilde, Matt Whiting, and Matt O’Halloran

Kiwi procurement software startup banks $2.2 million in pre-Seed round

- May 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

New Zealand procurement startup Cotiss has raised $2.2 million in pre-Seed funding. The round led by Blackbird Ventures, supported by Icehouse Ventures, AfterWork Ventures, Phase One, and Co-Ventures. Cotiss is looking to help small and medium-sized procurement teams with simple, intuitive software that improves efficiency and saves money for organisations in high regulation and compliance industries… Read more »

CO-architecture Kevin Mitchem

Perth designer and architect marketplace CO-architecture banks $330,000 pre-Seed round

- April 12, 2023 2 MIN READ

Western Australian startup CO-architecture has raised $330,000 in a pre-Seed round for its community platform for professional designers and creatives.  The cash came from Victorian early-stage VC Skalata Ventures, with support from several local angel investors, including architect and former Perth deputy lord mayor Sandy Anghie, and Hassell director Peter Lee. CO-architecture connects independent and… Read more »

Sam McNamara, Getahead

Queensland job matching startup Getahead raises $1.38m pre-Seed round

- February 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Brisbane recruitment tech startup, Getahead, which pitches itself as “Tinder for jobs”, has raised $1.38 million in pre-Seed funding The round was led by Ezidebit founder Michael Dempsey’s investment fund, Pipeline Capital, supported by Di Bella Coffee founder Phil Di Bella. Founder Sam McNamara launched Getahead in December last year with the goal of reducing… Read more »

Vively glucose monitor

Healthtech startup Vively raises $1.5 million in pre-Seed to tackle blood sugar levels

- December 22, 2022 2 MIN READ, a metabolic wellness platform, has raised  $1.5 million in an oversubscribed pre-Seed round led by Archangel Ventures. Vively uses constant glucose monitoring via an arm patch to help people understand how their diet and lifestyle is affecting their metabolic health in real-time. The funding will be used on product development and growth to capture… Read more »


Business digitisation and consulting startup FORMM raises $600,000 pre-Seed

- December 6, 2022 3 MIN READ

Digital consulting startup FORMM has raised $600,000 in pre-seed funding to help mid-sized companies ramp up their digital capabilities. Digital strategist and former Accenture and EY Digital veteran Robert Kinkade cofounded FORMM (originally Chasm Digital) with serial entrepreneur and product engineer, Chris Clark, to help businesses “shape their digital future” and build new ventures, transform… Read more »