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 »

Kabir Sidhu

Travel and GPS startup AirBolt locks in $2 million seed round

- September 10, 2021 2 MIN READ

Connected devices tracking startup AirBolt has raised $2 million in a seed round. The raise was led by 72Capital and Moat Investments, with the funds deployed to expand AirBolt’s range of connected devices and global partnerships. Airbolt’s products include a smart travel lock, the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled smart travel-sized lock and a next-generation GPS, LTE-M,… Read more »

Remote Social team

Hybrid work culture building startup Remote Social raises $1 million seed round

- September 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Future of work startup Remote Social has raised a $1 million seed round. The raise was led by Black Nova VC, supported by neuroscience consultancy NeuroPower, Antler Australia – the startup emerged out of Antler Australia, and several strategic angels. Remote Social’s angel investors include Atlassian VP of engineering Zak Islam, Archangel Ventures partner Quentin Wallace,… Read more »

Claudio Oyarce, Traviss Orr

Programa, the proptech saving architects and designers from tedious spreadsheets, nails $2 million seed raise

- August 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne software startup Programa has raised $2 million in a seed round. The raise was co-led by Sydney VCs Equity Venture Partners (EVP) and Investible. Programa’s cloud-based software converts tasks that might take designers two days to complete into jobs that take just minutes, bringing interior designers and architects out of the spreadsheet age and… Read more »


3D computer vision startup Visionary Machines raises $7.5 million seed round led by Folklore Ventures

- July 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney computer vision startup Visionary Machines has raised A$7.5 million in a seed round led by Folklore Ventures, with co-investment by Our Innovation Fund (OIF). Existing backer Significant Capital Ventures reinvested, along with Thorney Investment Group and IQT International Australia, the Sydney-based of In-Q-Tel. Folklore partner Hannah Field will join the startup’s board Founded in… Read more »

EV charger EVOS

An EV charging startup co-founded by former Tritium employees just raised a $1.7 million seed round

- July 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

A Brisbane startup following in the footsteps of electric vehicles (EV) charging unicorn Tritium has raised a $1.7 million seed round. EVOS was founded by three former Tritium employees. That fellow Brisbane venture is set to list on the US NASDAQ via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The new startup is focused on fleet energy… Read more »

Chris & Alex Naoumidis, Mindset Health

Hypnosis app medtech raises $6.5 million to tackle menopause, depression and even chronic pain

- June 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

A Melbourne medtech building hypnosis-based therapeutic apps to help people self-manage a range of illnesses has raised a US$5 million (A$6.5m) seed round. San Francisco angel investor and startup founder James Beshara led the round for Y Combinator-backed Mindset Health  joined by Giant Leap, Banana Capital, Fifty Years, and several angel investors. Mindset Health partners with health… Read more »

Honey Insurance, David Carter, Richard Joffe, Peter Tonagh.

BNPL founders pile into record $15.5 million seed round for insurtech startup Honey

- June 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

The founders of rival BNPL companies Zip and Afterpay have piled into a record $15.5 million seed round for a 10-month insurance company designed for the smart home era. The seed investment for Honey Insurance was led by an impressive list of institutional investors: RACQ, which is underwriting the challenger brand; property settlement platform PEXA,… Read more »