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CloudFlare raises $110 million; CliniCloud raises $5 million seed round; Readify acquires Huegin Consulting

- September 25, 2015 5 MIN READ

It’s been another big week for the global startup space, with Credit Mututel Arkéa acquiring French FinTech startup Leetchi, CloudFlare raising $110 million, and Blue Jean Networks raising $76.5 million. Closer to home, Readify acquired Huegin Consulting and Reffind acquired WooBoard, while SafetyCulture raised a $6.1 million Series A round and MedTech startup CliniCloud raised $5 million.

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Microsoft acquires Adallom; BlaBlaCar raises $160 million; Better Caring raises $2.3 million Series B round

- September 11, 2015 6 MIN READ

It has been another busy week for the global startup space, with IBM acquiring StrongLoop and Microsoft acquiring cloud security provider Adallom, while Okta raised $75 million and French ridesharing startup BlaBlaCar raised $160 million. Closer to home, WattBlock raised a $500,000 seed round, Stackla raised $3 million, and Better Caring raised a $2.3 million Series B round.

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Houzz acquires GardenWeb; Coursera raises $49.5 million Series C round; Accodex raises $180,000 seed round

- August 28, 2015 5 MIN READ

At the end of another busy week across the startup space, home design community Houzz has acquired GardenWeb, investment management firm BlackRock has acquired online financial advisory startup FutureAdvisor, and learning platform Coursera has raised $49.5 million. Closer to home, EnergyTech startup carbonTrack raised $2 million and Adelaide accounting startup Accodex raised $180,000 in seed funding.

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FanDuel acquires NumberFire; Palette raises $1 million; BuzzFeed raises $200 million from NBC Universal

- August 21, 2015 5 MIN READ

It’s been another busy week around the startup space in terms of acquisitions and funding. A week after sinking $200 million into Vox Media, NBC Universal has invested another $200 million in BuzzFeed, Kik has raised $50 million from Chinese giant Tencent, and fantasy sports startup FanDuel has acquired NumberFire. Closer to home, SwatchMate raised $1 million and rebranded to Palette, and Swift raised $675,000.

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Alibaba to acquire $4.6 billion stake in Suning; Startups.co acquires Zirtual; Vox Media raises $200 million

- August 14, 2015 5 MIN READ

At the end of another week, Alibaba has signalled its intentions to acquire a 20 percent stake in Chinese electronics chain Suning for $4.6 billion, Startups.co rescued virtual assistant startup Zirtual, and Vox Media got a $200 million investment from NBC Universal. Closer to home, Sydney on-demand cleaning startup WHIZZ raised $2 million.

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IBM to acquire Merge Healthcare for $1 billion; Microsoft acquires Incent Games; HotDocs raises $2.2 million

- August 7, 2015 7 MIN READ

After another busy week, a number of Australian startups have raised capital. iSeekplant raised $1 million, while Beat the Q Posse Group raised $5 million and HotDocs secured $2.2 million in a round led by AirTree Ventures. Also this week, Adidas acquired Austrian fitness startup Runtastic, and IBM acquired Merge Healthcare for $1 billion.

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Brisbane’s GO1 raises $1 million; Viber acquires Nextpeer; GitHub raises $250 million

- July 31, 2015 7 MIN READ

This week saw some big deals take place around the startup world, with messaging platform Viber acquiring Israeli social gaming startup Nextpeer, GitHub raising $250 million, and Dutch startup Catawiki raising $82 million. Closer to home, Brisbane startup GO1 has raised $1 million from Steve Baxter and Tank Stream Ventures as it prepares to graduate from Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 program.