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 »

Partnar, Ryan Elliot, Jamie Pitt
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Brands collaboration marketplace Partnar banks $200,000 Seed round from Skalata

- February 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

B2B marketing partnerships platform Partnar has raised $200,000 in a Seed investment from Melbourne early-stage VC Skalata Ventures. The marketplace startup describes itself as a “matchmaker for business collaborations” connecting brands and businesses in the face of rising costs and decreasing reliability from online advertising. Partnar offers an alternative to pay-per-click marketing campaigns for brands to… Read more »

Joel Anderson, Brad Martin and Elizabeth Kirk
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Employee wellbeing startup Foremind raises $200,000 for construction industry mental health support

- January 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

Employee wellbeing startup Foremind has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from early stage investor Skalata Ventures. The cash will be used to improve access to mental health support in the construction and building sector.  Cofounder and engineer Joel Anderson was inspired to build Foremind after a poor experience using an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Around… Read more »

Michael Liu
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Fintech partner software startup Aerotruth lands $1.3 million in Seed funding

- December 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Aerotruth, a software startup that speeds up and streamlines the B2B partnership process for fintechs and banks has raised $1.3 million in an oversubscribed Seed round. The raise was led by Archangel Ventures, with participation from Afterwork Ventures, Black Sheep Capital, Change Com, Cut Through Angels, Spring Capital and Unlock Capital.  The Software-as-a-service company launched globally in… Read more »

Syenta Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Luke Connal and CEO Jekaterina Viktorova. ANU
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Canberra 3D printing startup Syenta lands $3.7 million Seed round to revolutionise electronics manufacturing

- December 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Canberra-based manufacturing startup Syenta has raised $3.7 million in seed funding to drive production of its exceptionally fast, multi-material 3D printers. The round was led by Blackbird, alongside Brindabella Capital and Jelix Ventures. The ANU-based startup spent two years in “stealth mode” as cofounders Jekaterina Viktorova and Professor Luke Connal developed a multi-material 3D printer using… Read more »

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Plastics replacement startup ULUU lands $8m Seed round, with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, chef Neil Perry & model Karlie Kloss as investors

- November 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

Seaweed-based plastics replacement startup ULUU has raised $8 million in a Seed round that’s attracted and all-star cast of investors from music, restaurants and modelling. The round was led by existing backer, Main Sequence Ventures, supported by Alberts Impact Ventures, Mistletoe and Possible Ventures. The Western Australian venture, is creating compostable polymers known as PHAs… Read more »

Darwinium founder Alisdair Faulkner
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Blackbird and AirTree back anti-fraud startup from the team behind ThreatMetrix in $15.6 million Seed round

- November 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

Online fraud prevention startup Darwinium has raised US$10 million (A$15.6m) in a Seed round led by local VCs Blackbird and Airtree. The US-based customer protection platform was founded by Bondi entrepreneur Alisdair Faulkner, cofounder of cybersecurity startup ThreatMetrix, which sold in 2018 for more than A$1.2 billion (US$817m). Joining him at Darwinium is former ThreatMetrix… Read more »

Dan Draper
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Cyber security startup CipherStash raises $3.3 million in seed round

- October 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Encryption technology startup CipherStash has raised $3.3 million in a seed round as it looks cracking the US market.  The round was led by AirTree and US VC Nexus Venture Partners, supported by Linktree CTO Zak Islam,Threatmatric co-founder Alisdair Faulkner and Buildkite’s Keith Pitt.  The startup is an end-to-end, searchable encrypted data storage platform. It… Read more »