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PayTo fintech Hello Clever raises $4.5 million Seed round

- August 25, 2022 3 MIN READ

A buy-to-earn fintech Hello Clever has raised $4.5 million in a Seed round as it looks to build out its instant rewards ecosystem. The round was led by Vectr Fintech Partners with participation from CrossFund, Yolo Investments, Magnivia Ventures, Son Tech Ventures, Boson Ventures and notable angels such as Ken Cheung, the former APAC head… Read more »

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Retail rewards fintech Upstreet raises $3 million Seed+ round

- March 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Upstreet, a fintech that rewards shoppers with fractional shares in the ASX, NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies, has raised $3 million in Seed-plus funding. The round was led by Wattle Hill Capital supported by new backers Kelly+Partners Investment Office, McKinsey & Co. Partners and private investors including MadPaws CEO Justus Hammer, Wattle Hill Capital founder… Read more »

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Construction tech startup Varicon nails $2.25 million Seed round

- March 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Tasmanian startup Varicon has raised $2.25 million in a Seed round for its construction cost management software. The round was led by Sydney VC Black Nova, supported by Andrew Sypkes, Galileo Ventures and Artesian, as well as strategic industry players Slattery Construction chair Josh Slattery, Tidal Ventures co-founder Murray Bleach, Aconex co-founder Leigh Jasper, and… Read more »

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Startup stakeholder management platform Cake Equity raises $3 million seed round

- March 12, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Gold Coast-based equity management platform Cake Equity has raised US$2.2 million ($A3m) in seed capital. The round was co-led by California investor Jason Calacanis through Launch and its angel platform, TheSyndicate, as well as Australian VC Rampersand. Calacanis is a Cake customer. Airtasker co-founder Jonathan Lui and Practice Ignition founder Guy Pearson also chipped in. Cake… Read more »

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Proptech startup Rental Heroes raises $1 million seed round to go global

- May 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne proptech startup Rental Heroes has raised $1 million in seed funding for its AI-based tenant request SaaS platform. Seed investment group Investible led the round, with existing investor, Artesian, once again backing the two-year-old startup alongside US-based Hustle Fund and Morten Birk Belling, managing director of Menulog ANZ.   Rental Heroes is pioneering the use… Read more »