Kiwi healthtech startup Carepatron banks NZ$1.6m pre-seed round from Blackbird to ramp up global growth

- July 26, 2022 2 MIN READ

Kiwi healthtech software platform Carepatron has raised NZ$1.6 million in pre-seed funding to develop its collaborative health workspace The round was led by trans-Tasman VC Blackbird. The Kiwi startup has bootstrapped until now and will use the cash injection to grow its global team and deliver its product and growth vision. Carepatron was founded by… Read more »


Digital medtech startup Andi Health raises $600,000 in pre-seed round

- March 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based digital health startup Andi Health has raised $600,000 in pre-seed funding. The round was led by Melbourne VC Brenteca Investments. The cash is for Andi to build what it says is “the world’s first human health coach in your pocket”. Andi’s subscription-based health management platform integrates a range of health devices and analytics, combining them… Read more »

Liam Millward

Blackbird, Zip’s Larry Diamond and Steve Baxter’s TEN13 back two teens with a fintech startup in a record $2.2 million seed round

- February 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Two Brisbane teenagers tackling the ecommerce problem of abandoned carts for online sales have raised $2.2 million in the pre-seed funding for their fintech startup. Liam Millward, 18, and William Gao, 19, founded Instant in April 2021, to build the world’s simplest checkout experience. The record pre-seed raise, the country’s biggest, was led by Blackbird,… Read more »


Kiwi agritech Croptide plants $1 million pre-seed round to tackle water scarcity

- December 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

New Zealand agritech startup Croptide, which transmits plant water health to a farmer’s phone in seconds, has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding. The round led by Icehouse Ventures with support from Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 and Masfen Group. Croptide uses internet-enabled sensors to provide timely water measurement data to fruit and wine grape growers.… Read more »


Proptech BuildPass raises $1 million to make construction management easier

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne construction tech startup BuildPass has raised $1 million in a pre-seed round. The raise was backed by local construction industry companies and strategic US-based investors with the company looking to expand into the US market in the next 1-2 years. BuildPass was co-founded by Matt Perrott and Aaron Vanston, who met with principle engineer, James… Read more »


Envato co-founders back climate impact investing fintech Bloom in $675,000 pre-seed raise

- October 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

Climate-focused fintech Bloom Impact Investing has raised $675,000 in a pre-seed round ahead of the launch of its impact investing app. The round was led by climate tech startup accelerator and innovation network, EnergyLab with Envato co-founders Cyan and Collis Ta’eed also among the angel investors with ACAC Innovation, Palm Beach Ventures, and NOAB Ventures.… Read more »