Funding

Steve Baxter’s seed fund TEN13 joins $1.8 million round into US audio platform Vurbl

- September 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

Steve Baxter’s investment syndicate TEN13 and LA-based angel investor Kate Vale, Google Australia’s first employee, are part of a US$1.3 million (AU$1.8m) seed round for audio platform Vurbl, which hopes to become the YouTube of audio. The startup, which is in beta and will launch before the end of the year also attracted support from LA… Read more »

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Logistics startup Loadsmile rebrands as Ofload following $2.8 million seed round

- August 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

Sydney logistics tech start-up Loadsmile, which only launched ahead of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic, has rebranded as Ofload and raised $2.8 million in seed funding, backed the world’s biggest shipper, Maersk. Maersk’s venture arm Maersk Growth, led the round, which between March and July at the height of the lockdowns,  with support from global seed VC… Read more »

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Dinner party marketplace Gathar raises $600,000 in seed round

- June 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

A Queensland dinner party marketplace that matches hosts with caterers – from chefs and talented home cooks – has raised $600,000 in seed funding. Brisbane-based ACAC Innovation led the raise with the FNQ Angels and the Queensland Government’s Business Development Fund as co-investors. It’s the second time FNQ Angels has supported the regional startup, having tipped… Read more »

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One of the most famous names in Australian music just backed live gig app Muso in a $1.5 million seed round

- October 29, 2019 3 MIN READ

Muso co-founders Alan-Jin, Brandon Crimmins and Jeremiah Siemianow. Photo: supplied Muso, an online marketplace app for emerging musicians find live gigs, and help venues recruit new talent has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The support came from Investible a new impact investment fund Alberts Impact Capital, created by the legendary music publishing business Alberts (who… Read more »

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Agtech startup FluroSat raises $4.6 million to help farmers grow better crops

- July 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Agronomic analytics company FluroSat has raised $4.6 million to extend the venture’s global reach as farmers get tech savvy about growing crops more efficiently. The funds landed less than a year after the launch of FluroSat’s agtech platform FluroSense, which combines ag modelling and AI in an analytics engine that helps agronomists and farmers… Read more »

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A VR company that gives property buyers a walk through their future home just landed a $750,000 seed round

- June 21, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Inspace XR co-founder Justin Laing Virtual reality startup Inspace XR, which creates virtual mock-up of a new houses to show prospective buyers and builders, has closed $750,000 in seed funding, led by Investible, just weeks after it won the Sydney leg of the VC fund’s Investible Games.  It’s the second $750,000 raise for in three… Read more »

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A Brisbane startup that wants to get kids moving has been backed by CMO Software founder James Cotton

- June 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Moovosity, a tech startup focused on physical education and movement software for children, is hoping to launch in schools across Australia after scoring $300,000 in seed funding from CMO Software founder James Cotton’s VC fund Uluwatu Capital. Cotton is a co-founder in the Brisbane-based, Moovosity, alongside Scott Jenson and Mal Mizen. The trio set up… Read more »

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The future of Australian farming includes solar-powered WiFi to eliminate blackspots

- May 16, 2019 3 MIN READ

MRT’s Paul Mullins, David Finlay and Gordon Howard with their invention, which helps reduce tractor horsepower in broadacre farming. Australia’s CSIRO invented wifi and now a local startup is using it keep farmers in touch when they’re out in the paddocks as part of the latest cohort in agtech accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8. Seven startups have… Read more »