Funding

Freight logistics startup Ofload raises $20 million Series A

- December 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based logistics startup Ofload has bagged $20 million in Series A raise that took less than four weeks. While existing backers such as  Maersk Growth, Global Founders Capital, Flash Ventures and Foundamental followed on from 2020’s $2.8 million round with new investors King River Capital, Flexport and Bay Grove signing on. Maersk, Global Founders Capital, Flash and Foundamental also backed a $3.8 million raise… Read more »

David Ng, Jeff Yeo, Adrian Chia
Funding

A Singaporean startup sprinkling the Australian landscape with tiny getaway shacks just raised $4.2 million in a pre-Series A

- November 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Singapore-based tiny house startup Big Tiny, has raised US$3 million (A$4.2) in pre-Series A funding as it looks to expand in the Australian market Big Tiny designs and manufactures small guest accommodation in Singapore. It has bases in Sydney and Melbourne where it assembles the houses and deploys them in partnership with host landowners. The venture… Read more »

Ecommerce
Funding

Ecommerce impulse purchase startup lands $10 million Series A

- November 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

A Sydney ecommerce startup that uses machine learning and AI to help online retailers suggest sell to customers has raised $10 million Series A. Particular Audience combines real-time shopping data sets to predict demand and allow retailers to personalise selling suggestions to their online customers, creating an online version of the bricks and mortar impulse… Read more »

Andrew Ellett
Fintech

Fintech HelpPay raises $2.4 million as the bill-sharing app launches to aid people with household expenses

- November 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

HelpPay, a fintech for people seeking help to pay bills, has raised $2.4 million in series A ahead of its public launch this Monday, November 29. The first-of-its-kind platform lets people securely share bills with family and friends via a smartphone app, allowing others to chip in and help pay them off. Unlike crowdfunding options… Read more »

Quoc Nguyen, Michael Tutek, Luke Milkovic
Funding

Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures leads $5.5 million series A in retail experience platform preezie

- November 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

Online shopping experience platform preezie has raised $5.5 million in a Series A. The round was led by ASX-listed, Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures and Steve Baxter’s investment syndicate, TEN13. Preezie will allocate the cash to team and product growth as well as international expansion. The company previously raised $575,000 in a seed round 18 months ago.… Read more »

Loam Bio
Funding

Climate change agritech Loam Bio raises $40 million in series A

- October 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Decarbonisation startup Loam Bio, which uses microbes microbes to sequester carbon in farm soils, has raised $40 million in a series A. The round is led by Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures. Other investors include Main Sequence Ventures, Horizons Ventures, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Acre Venture Partners, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital, and Fiona… Read more »

Elizabeth Williams, Kate Lomas
Funding

A revolutionary cochlear hearing startup has raised $10 million in a series A

- October 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Hearing technology Hemideina has raised $10 million series A. New cornerstone investors in the round include Escala Partners, InterValley Ventures and Geoni Capital. The funds are to build the team and technology development program, with one eye on a potential IPO down the track. Research scientists Dr Kate Lomas and Dr Elizabeth Williams founded their… Read more »

Funding

Anti-financial fraud regtech raises $20 million series A

- October 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

Anti-fraud startup FrankieOne has raised $20 million in a series A as the regtech venture eyes international expansion. The round was led by AirTree Ventures and Greycroft, with 20VC, Westpac’s Reinventure, Tidal Ventures, APEX Capital Partners, and Mantis VC,  Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and Monzo founder Tom Blomfield also participating. FrankieOne is financial systems aggregator… Read more »