Starboard Maritime

Kiwi sea crimes startup Starboard Maritime Intelligence floats $4.6 million seed funding round

- April 4, 2024 2 MIN READ

A New Zealand data analytics startup using machine learning to detect suspicious activity by vessels at sea has raised a NZ$5 million (A$4.6m) in a Seed round. The round for Starboard Maritime Intelligence was led by Kiwi VC Altered Capital, supported by Icehouse Ventures, Invest South, Soul Capital, and Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation, as well as marine-focused… Read more »

Thirdroc cofounders Shivnil Maharaj and Ritesh Nain
Antler Australia

Antler Investor Memo Series: Fintech ThirdRoc is transforming credit risk analysis in emerging markets 

- July 21, 2023 4 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 »

Servicely founder Dion Williams.

AI-based task automation startup Servicely banks $3 million

- May 22, 2023 2 MIN READ

Enterprise software startup Servicely has raised $3 million as it looks to transform how people work. The round was led by Sydney B2B SaaS focused venture fund EVP. The funding is allocated towards further international expansion and enhancing the startup’s Enterprise Service Management (ESM) platform.  Servicely’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) to augment… Read more »

Nick Lissette

Kiwi tech acquisition company Blackpearl is the NZX’s only IPO for late 2022

- November 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

Kiwi tech company Blackpearl Group (BPG) will list on the New Zealand stock exchange next month – the only IPO for the NZX in the second half of 2022. Blackpearl builds, acquires, and markets data-driven cloud services involving productivity and demand generation applications for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Its proprietary data platform, the Pearl… Read more »


Product management software solution raises $2.3 million Seed round

- November 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

A software platform to help product managers align goals across the board has raised $2.3 million in Seed funding. The round for Sauce was led by Blackbird, and supported by Airtree Ventures , alongside product leaders in several local tech companies including SafetyCulture, Eucalyptus, Respondent, Minnow, EarlyWork, Archangel and UltraViolet Ventures. Sauce was cofounded by… Read more »


Device cybersecurity management startup bags $14 million Series A for global expansion

- August 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based Devicie has raised $14 million in a Series A to expand offshore with its end-user device security management software. The round was led by New York VC giant Insight Partners, supported Australian cyber security services provider CyberCX. Devicie previously raised $1.3 million in Seed capital from angel investors and the cybersecurity venture accelerator program… Read more »


Melbourne edtech raises $3.3 million to help schools improve student performance and wellbeing

- August 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne data analytics startup Intellischool has raised $3.3 million as it looks to go global with its edutech platform. The round was led by Sydney VC EVP and supported by social impact investor Save the Children Impact Investment Fund, edtech ventures Schoolbox and Curio Ventures, and personal backing from several edtech entrepreneurs. The capital is to bolster customer growth… Read more »


Estate management platform Willed raises $6 million

- June 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Will and estate planning startup Willed has raised $6 million as it looks to expands its services to deal with issues such as cryptocurrency. The SaaS startup’s backers include Thorney Investment Group, Ellerston Capital, Paul Dwyer, founder of PSC Insurance, and Bell Potter’s Hugh Robertson. Dwyer has joined the Willed board as a non-executive director.… Read more »


Adelaide fintech Apxium plots global push into big accounting firms

- June 9, 2022 3 MIN READ

Apxium is a leading provider of accounts receivable automation software, along with smart payments tech and automated invoice financing to deliver a unique combination that was previously missing within the global professional services arena. Founder and Managing Director Jeremy Coombe said that as a unique “SaaS+FinTech” innovation, Apxium brings new technology to solve problems evident… Read more »