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Office desk phone killer Spoke Phone just raised $6.7 million in Series A

- January 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

  Business telecom startup Spoke Phone has raised $6.7 million in Series A funding, led by Sydney private VC firm Marbruck Investments, supported by New Zealand-based Icehouse Ventures and Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 fund.  Spoke Phone seeks to do away with the office desk phone, with a cloud-based, mobile-first strategy and is the only venture… Read more »

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The startup behind the Hungry Jacks Rebel Whopper just raised $35 million in series A

- November 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

v2foods CEO Nick Hazell, Hungry Jacks founder Jack Cowin and Main Sequence Ventures partner Phil Morle. Photo: supplied Fast food billionaire Jack Cowin partnered with the CSIRO’s innovation fund to create a plant-based burger The JV business, v2food, launched at the start of 2019, produced its burger within 8 months The mince ‘meat’ is made… Read more »

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MONEY BAGS: Luggage startup July raises $10.5 million

- October 15, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

July co-founders Athan Didaskalou and Richard Li, with Strandbags MD Felicity McGahan (centre). Melbourne luggage brand July, already set to book more than $5 million revenue in its first year, has raised A$10.5 million in a Series A, led by veteran accessories retailer Strandbags and a private investor. Strandbags is owned by Michael Lewis, chairman… Read more »

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Experiences startup AmazingCo raises $5.1 million

- September 13, 2019 2 MIN READ

AmazingCo founders Silvia Hope, Jeremy Cox and Nick Brozovic. Photo: Supplied Melbourne experiences platform AmazingCo raised AU$5.1m in a Series A round backed by Aconex co-founders Leigh Jasper and Robert Phillpot. Rampersand VC, Artesian and Macdoch Ventures were also part of the raise. The Series A follows a $2.3m seed funding round last year, with those… Read more »

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A uni-backed startup with a hydration booster for professional athletes just raised $1 million

- June 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

A new range of hydration-boosting drinks developed at an Adelaide university startup, already popular with professional cyclists, has just raised more than $950,000 in a pre-Series A round. Preserve Health Pty Ltd, Flinders University spin-out company, raised the funds for PREPD, a two-step hydration-enhancer designed to boost the absorption of sports drinks and water to… Read more »

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Web development platform Codebots lands a $1.4 million Series A

- June 24, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Brisbane-based mobile and web development platform Codebots has raised $1.4 million in Series A funding to expand the platform and continue its global expansion. The funds have come from North Queensland investment group Evolution Financial, and private investors. Codebots was named the 2018 Queensland Startup of the Year at the national iAwards and earlier this year… Read more »

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Sugar-free drinks startup Nexba used crowdfunding to raise a quarter of its $6 million Series A round

- May 14, 2019 2 MIN READ

Crowdfunding appears to be the new go-to capital tap for non-tech startups, with Sydney-based drinks brand Nexba the latest startup to tap its supporters for cash, setting a new record for Australia’s largest non-tech crowdfunding raise in the process. Nexba just scooped up $6 million in a Series A Round and as part of the… Read more »

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The team behind Barbeques Galore just raised $20 million in series A funding for a children’s online tutoring business

- April 30, 2019 2 MIN READ

Online tutoring startup Cluey, which wants to change the way kids learn using tech and AI, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. International technology investor Allectus Capital and Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Investment Group, including the listed Thorney Technologies Ltd, led the round, which takes the total raised to $31 million.  Cluey is the… Read more »