Junkee founder Tim Duggan backs media startup that wants to make it easier for everyone to be a publisher in $500,000 raise

- July 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

A Sydney startup that wants to make it easier for people to become publishers has raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding. The round was backed by Tim Duggan, co-founder of Junkee Media, Startmate and Australian deep-tech VC Boson Ventures. Storipress claims it is making digital media easier is created by giving aspiring publishers the tools they… Read more »


Event ordering startup Snackr raises $915,000 in Seed round

- June 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

With fans heading back to sports arenas to watch live concerts and games, tech startup Snackr has raised $915,000 in Seed funding for its in-seat ordering system. The round was led by RAC-backed venture fund BetterLabs, joined by Woodside Energy Technologies, Eastcourt Capital and Spacecubed Ventures.   Snackr CEO Matt Lim said the mobile ordering startup’s… Read more »


US VC giant a16z backs female-led game studio Lumi Interactive in record $9.76 million Seed round

- June 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Andreessen Horowitz’s legendary US VC fund a16z, has led a US$6.75 million (A$9.76m) Seed raise into Australian women-led game studio Lumi Interactive. The oversubscribed round was also backed by 1Up Ventures, Galileo Ventures, Heracles and Double Loop Games founder Emily Greer. Lumi sees its mission as making the world a kinder place, and plans to… Read more »

Justin Wastnage

Video collaboration scaleup Vloggi looks to raise $1 million in Seed round

- June 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Video collaboration scaleup Vloggi has secured a key angel investor at it looks to raise $1 million in a Seed round Vloggi founder Justin Wastnage said serial entrepreneur Sascha Manuel-Reuter, founder of file transcoding platform Doctape, made a “significant commitment” to the raise. Manuel-Reuter sold Doctap to Atlassian in 2014 and it’s now integrated into… Read more »


VAPAR, the pipeline inspection startup founded by two female engineers, just raised a $2.5 million Seed round

- June 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

AI-based stormwater and sewerage pipeline maintenance software VAPAR has raised AUD$2,500,000 in seed funding for its global expansion plans. The raise was backed by LSE-listed Halma Ventures and Australian Sprint Ventures, Access Capital Ventures and Barry Winata’s Metagrove Ventures.  Female engineers, Amanda Siqueira, CEO, and Michelle Aguilar, CTO, co-founded VAPAR in 2018 after witnessing first-hand… Read more »


Kiwi ‘what’s for dinner?’ tech solution MenuAid raises NZ$1 million

- May 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

MenuAid, a food tech startup helping answer the “What’s for dinner?” question, has raised NZ$1 million in Seed funding New Zealand specialist agritech and foodtech seed-stage investor Sprout led the round after the startup completed its accelerator program earlier this year. MenuAid is a subscription-based meal planning and food delivery platform that offers personalised recipes… Read more »


Drone startup Aerologix raises $4.2 million Seed round

- May 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney drone startup Aerologix, which describes itself as “Uber for drones”, has raised $4.2 million in Seed capital. The round led by Ellerston Capital and Lindsay Phillips’ Nightingale Partners, following on from an earlier pre-seed raise   Aerologix will use the capital to invest in additional research and development, bolster its commercial team and to launch overseas. … Read more »


Software accessibility startup Kinde banks $10.6 million seed round

- March 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

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 »


Proptech startup PropHero raises $1.6 million seed round

- February 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian proptech venture PropHero has raised $1.6 million seed round for its property investment platform. The round was led by GFC Global Founders Capital and supported by AfterWork Ventures, Jelix Ventures and The Fund. The cash is earmarked to improve the company’s data models and digital customer experience, key hires, and to expand the footprint nationally across Australia… Read more »


IoT startup Binary Tech, which started out tracking beer kegs, just raised a $1.8 million seed round

- February 4, 2022 2 MIN READ

Wollongong Internet of Things (IoT) startup Binary Tech has raised $1.8 million in a seed round as it looks roll out supply chain IoT devices. The round was led by Artesian Ventures, joined by Beachhead VC and angel investors including Dr. Craig Davis, Peter McKie and Nick McNaughton. McNaughton will join the company’s board. Founder… Read more »

Maxine Lee

Skalata Ventures reveals the 13 new startups it’s just backed with seed investments

- December 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Venture capital firm Skalata Ventures has revealed its latest round of early-stage company investments, following the launch of its 4th Seed Investment Program.  The baker’s dozen takes the total Skalata portfolio to 43 since its launch in 2018, backed by Melbourne businessman Paul Little and Darrell Wade. This year the Melbourne VC has increased its… Read more »


Tiger Global gets into the used car business with $28 million seed round for online dealership

- December 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Among the flurry of investments voracious US firm Tiger Global made earlier this year, as the world’s most active startup investor, another Australian startup caught its eye back in March, scoring a US$20 million (A$28m) seed round. Another nine months has passed in “stealth mode” and the online used car dealership, Carma is now looking… Read more »