Adam Jacobs and Chaz Heitner
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Gen Z jobs marketplace Hatch banks $7 million Seed round

- February 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

A jobs marketplace targeting Generation Z with AI-based matching has raised $7 million in its Seed round.  Sydney-based Hatch was cofounded by The Iconic cofounder Adam Jacobs and Zip cofounder Chaz Heitner in 2018. The raise was led by Rampersand, with support from Alberts Impact Ventures, Aura Ventures, Jelix Ventures, and Investible, as well as existing… Read more »

CarbonHQ Allen Fan and Eugene Datsky
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Former Canva engineer’s carbon credits startup banks $600,000 pre-Seed round

- February 7, 2024 2 MIN READ

Climate startup CarbonHQ, has raised $600,000 in pre-Seed capital to bring transparency and accountability to carbon credits. The raise was backed by early-stage VC funds Galileo Ventures and Investible. CarbonHQ aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of carbon projects and address the $3 billion voluntary carbon market (VCM). They are currently developing a digital platform… Read more »

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Kiwi product development insights platform Ideally lands $2 million Seed round

- January 8, 2024 2 MIN READ

New Zealand customer insights innovation platform Ideally has raised $2 million in a Seed round as it looks to expand its presence in the Australian market. Auckland VC Icehouse Ventures backed Ideally, which emerged from TRA Labs and Previously Unavailable – the partnership behind brand tracking phenomenon Tracksuit. Ideally’s self-service platform tests product-market fit, delivering… Read more »

Nuggets Academy Ross Lin and joyce Ong.
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Anti-PowerPoint financial training startup Nuggets Academy raises $700,000

- November 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Financial industry professional development platform Nuggets Academy has raised $700,000 in a round led by Antler Australia. The edtech, which deals with the mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training people are required to undertake annually, emerged out of the Antler program last year with its initial pre-seed funding from the accelerator and VC. Also backing… Read more »

An artist's impression of the rooftop garden at Atlassian Sydney HQ, currently under construction and made from hybrid timber.
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Aconex cofounder and Bluescope back $1.5 million Seed round for proptech software

- October 10, 2023 2 MIN READ

BlueScope Steel’s venture capital arm, BluescopeX, Aconex cofounder Rob Phillpot’s Gravel Road, and Archangel Ventures have co-led a $1.5 million Seed round for a Melbourne proptech software startup that educates commercial builders on the benefits of engineered timber for commercial construction. The raise for CLT Toolbox was also supported by Flying Fox Ventures and Dan… Read more »

Marqo cofounders Jesse Clark and Tom Hamer
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Former Amazon duo bank $8.1 million Seed round for Marqo, the AI-powered search engine that finds better stuff

- August 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne startup founded by two former Amazon employees to improve online search for related objects has raised US$5.2 million (A$8.1m) in a Seed round led by Blackbird. Marqo is an AI-powered vector search engine. Vector search is a way to find related objects with similar characteristics using machine learning to find semantic relationships. The raise was… Read more »

Aquila Earth cofounder Billy Jeremijenko
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Blackbird backs energy transmission startup Aquila Earth beams up $3 million Seed round for wireless power network

- June 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

A wild idea to create an “internet of energy”, transmitting power from space using light beams has landed $3 million in Seed funding Aquila Earth is a renewable energy startup looking to create the world’s first global, wireless energy network. The round was led by Blackbird Ventures alongside Possible Ventures, Icehouse Ventures and Startmate. Aquila… Read more »

Mercu cofounders Elliott Gibb and Jascha Zittel
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Former ‘LinkedIn for blue collar workers’ startup Sample rebrands and pivots for new $2.4 million Seed raise

- May 4, 2023 2 MIN READ

The founders of Sequoia Capital-backed Sample have rebranded and changed the focus of the business, raising another $2.4 million Seed round from new investors in the process. As Sample, cofounded in 2021 by former Grab staffers Jascha Zittel and Elliott Gibb, the startup raised $920,000 in pre-Seed funding, led by Sequoia Capital India, in December… Read more »

CommandPost founder Alex Rixon-Booth
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Crisis management startup CommandPost banks $200,000 Seed round

- April 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

CommandPost, a crisis management startup designed to improve emergency response times and coordination has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from Melbourne VC Skalata $200,000. Founder Alex Rixon-Booth worked in emergency service response and decided to take things to the next level in the wake of miscommunications during the recent NSW floods and Black Summer bushfires… Read more »

Bspkl. Christina Houlihan Jerome Leveneur
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A Kiwi deep tech startup helping produce green hydrogen launches with NZ$2.5 million Seed round

- April 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

A New Zealand deep tech manufacturing startup helping produce cleaner hydrogen with fewer precious metals has raised NZ$2.5 million (A$2.3m) in a Seed round. Bspkl has developed a new, more sustainable way to produce catalyst coated membranes (CCMs) for the hydrogen industry. CCMs typically use platinum and iridium in solid membranes to maximise hydrogen production.… Read more »

Lewi Software, Geraldine Terada-Bellis, Vishnu Avudainayagam
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Skalata backs Queensland Uni grads in software startup transforming chemical engineering

- March 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

A software startup developed by two University of Queensland graduates has raised $200,000 in a Seed round backed by Melbourne VC Skalata Ventures. Lewi Software is tackling an unsexy part of asset management in the chemicals sector – wastewater management, which has suffered from underinvestment on the software from compared to the rest of the… Read more »