Subscription-based models in eCommerce have exploded in recent years, which has been great for businesses in that they generate customer loyalty and create an ongoing revenue stream. However, some eCommerce businesses are struggling to create the subscription model that works for their products and customers, meaning the customers can at times be missing out on… Read more »
Sydney tech startup Kinde has raised $10.6 million (US$7.55m) in seed funding. The round was led by Blackbird Ventures, supported by Californian VC Felicis Ventures, which previously backed local tech companies Canva, Culture Amp and Dovetail. The startup hopes to “democratise” software engineering by providing the infrastructure SaaS ventures need to get started. Kinde was… Read more »
Sydney startup Upflowy has raised US$4 million (A$6.6 million) as the customer conversation platform looks to expand into the US market. San Francisco VC Counterpart Ventures led the round in its first Australian-based deal. Pre-seed investors Tidal, Global Founders Capital, Black Nova and Antler doubled down on the two-year-old company, which emerged out of Antler’s… Read more »
You may not realise it, but your cloud platform plays a crucial part in scaling your business and attracting funding. Here’s a typical scenario: Your development team is missing deadlines for new product features or paid feature requests because they’re constantly getting pulled away from development to put out operational fires on your cloud platform.… Read more »
Enterprise compliance startup EncompaaS has raised $14 million as it looks to go global The raise for the corporate governance SaaS provider was led by CVC Emerging Companies, Future Now Capital, and private investment company Marshall Investments. EncompaaS CEO Jesse Todd said the funds will be used to further develop and take its suite of… Read more »
Sydney startup Meetric has hit the global stage just 14 months after launching thanks to the US productivity site Product Hunt. Meetric, which emerged out of the Antler program, is building a SaaS platform to ensure better, more effective meetings and improve the accountability from decisions made in them. It manages everything from calendar and video… Read more »
Security industry software platform Guardhouse raises $850,000 in a seed round to take on the UK market
Security industry tech platform Guardhouse raised $850,000 in seed funding late last year as it prepared to launch in the UK market. The Sydney startup, co-founded in 2018 by Julian Cartwright, Jack Alpe, Andrew Longworth and Keith Longworth aims to be an to be an all-in-one solution for security industry workforce management to improve workflow between… Read more »
As companies grow and scale, software subscriptions are acquired and changed frequently, leading to a number of licences becoming redundant or unutilised, resulting in a waste of time and money. In fact, “33% of software licenses should be switched off,” says co-founder and co-CEO Adam Ross. His SaaS solution CloudOlive, which was recently developed and… Read more »
Recruitment software startup Reejig has scored $2.2 million from VC firm Right Click Capital and Arun Krishnankutty from OMKA Group in its first capital raise. Founded last year, Reejig uses artificial intelligence to analyse talent data to help companies find, recruit and develop talent, connecting HR systems providing insights into the skills of their workforce.… Read more »
Brent Pearson, CEO and founder of Enboarder. HR platform Enboarder has raised AU$11.6 million in Series A funding as it seeks to expand in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The raise was led by US private equity firm Greycroft, returning after taking part in the previous $5 million round. New investors, Next… Read more »
Ajero’s David McLeod, Farzan Marfatia and Peter Walton While concerns about Australia’s energy mix has been focussed on the closure of old coal-fired power stations, especially among politicians, there’s a $35 billion problem sitting off the coastline that a new Perth startup is hoping to tackle. Just as power station reach the end of… Read more »
The classic saying “two heads are better than one” reflects the idea that collaboration is the key to success. In the software technology world, best-of-breed represents this approach, encouraging businesses to have several solutions working closely together to create a better experience for end-users and IT teams, rather than relying on a single-vendor solution.
New Zealand-founded, Singapore-based video production startup 90 Seconds has raised US$20 million ($28 million) in Series B funding.
Brisbane’sTravello has raised $5 million from private investors to grow its app for travellers and further the development of its new SaaS marketing platform BlueTee.
At AirTree, we often get founders asking us how they can improve their sales performance and the answer always involves a deep dive into their sales funnel metrics.