Anastasia Volkova
Funding

Agriculture carbon reduction startup Regrow Ag plants $50 million Series B

- May 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

US-based Australia agtech startup Regrow Ag has raised $50 million (US$38m) from leading American investors to help the farming sector meet net-zero targets. The round is led by Tom Steyer and Katie Hall’s Galvanize Climate Solutions. Existing investors including Cargill, Main Sequence Ventures, Ajax Strategies, Neglected Climate Opportunities (NCO), Microsoft’s M12 and others returned, joined… Read more »

Funding

Linktree clicks on $152 million in Series B extension

- March 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based social media venture Linktree has $152 million (US$110m) in a raise the company describes as a Series B extension. This third round of fresh capital comes 12 months after its initial $59 million Series B. The business is claiming a $1.8 billion valuation on the back of its latest cash injection. Linktree has been… Read more »

Scalapay
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Wollongong fintech Scalapay bags a staggering $692 million Series B

- February 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian-founded, Europe-focused buy-now-pay-later startup Scalapay has raised A$692 million in a debt and equity Series B. The round was led by Chinese tech powerhouse Tencent and US VC Willoughby Capital, with participation from existing backer Tiger Global, Gangwal, Moore Capital, Deimos, and Fasanara Capital. The fintech already hit unicorn status last year following a $210… Read more »

Funding

Healthcare startup Harrison.ai lands $129 million Series B

- December 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare startup Harrison.ai has raised US$97 million (A$129 million) in a series B to ramp up its global joint venture ambitions in medical diagnostics. Existing backer Horizons Ventures, the VC firm of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, led the round. It was supported byBlackbird Ventures and Skip Capital, with new investors Sonic… Read more »

Fleet Space Technologies
Space

Nanosatellite startup Fleet Space raises $36 million series B

- November 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Adelaide satellite startup Fleet Space Technologies has raised US$26.4m (A$36m) in a series B. The round was led by existing backers Artesian Venture Partners, Blackbird Ventures, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, and Horizons Ventures – the private investment arm of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing – with new investors including Alumni Ventures, Hostplus, the South Australian… Read more »

Funding

Atlassian co-founders back e-bike startup Zoomo in $80 million series B

- November 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar have backed electric delivery bike startup Zoomo in an A$80 million series B. The round was led by Grok Ventures, Cannon-Brookes’ family VC, supported by Farquhar’s private VC, Skip Capital and ArcTern Ventures. Existing investors, AirTree Ventures, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Contrarian Ventures and Maniv Mobility also participated in the round.… Read more »

First AML
Funding

New Zealand anti-money laundering startup First AML raises $30 million series B

- November 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Anti-money laundering regtech startup First AML has raised A$28.7 million (NZ$30m) in a series B. The round was led by Blackbird Ventures, with support from new investors Headline Ventures, and existing backers Pushpay founder Eliot Crowther, US firm Bedrock Capital and Kiwi VC Icehouse Ventures.  Blackbird partner Samantha Wong will join the board. The funds… Read more »

QuintessenceLabs Vikram Sharma
Funding

Quantum cybersecurity firm QuintessenceLabs raises $25 million series B

- October 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canberra-based quantum cybersecurity venture QuintessenceLabs has raised $25 million in a series B. The round was led by the CSIRO’s VC fund Main Sequence Ventures and Canadian VC TELUS Ventures, with additional participation from Mizuho Financial Group-backed InterValley Ventures, which helps early stage Australian tech companies crack the Japanese market, and Capital Property Group.  The… Read more »

Gavin Dietz Wattwatchers
Funding

Energy startup Wattwatchers raises $5.3 million series B

- September 27, 2021 2 MIN READ

Digital energy platform Wattwatchers has raised $5.3 million in the Series B round. The round was led by private equity impact investor Kilara Capital’s new Growth Fund, with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), doubling down on the startup after backing its series A and initial capital raise in 2017 through its specialist Innovation Fund.… Read more »

James and Robbie Ferguson
Funding

Gaming startup Immutable raises $82 million series B for Ethereum NFT trading play

- September 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Sydney gaming startup Immutable has raised A$82 million to ramp up its Ethereum-based trading platform in non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The round was co-led by California’s BITKRAFT Ventures and Sydney’s King River Capital. Other backers include AirTree Ventures, Prosus Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Fabric Ventures, FTX, Reinventure, Apex Capital, and VaynerFund. The raise comes two years after… Read more »

Prospection
Funding

Healthcare data analytics startup raises $45 million series B

- September 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney health analytics startup Prospection, which uses AI and machine learning to provide patients insights on potentially life-threatening diseases, has raised $45 million in a series B. The round was led by Ellerston Capital’s JAADE fund, chipping in $30 million, with the balance coming from existing backers, the CSIRO VC fund Main Sequence Ventures, and Hong… Read more »

Sydney
Funding

Digital twins startup Willow builds $58 million pre-series B backed by former Macquarie boss Nicholas Moore 

- September 10, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based digital twin tech startup Willow has raised US$43 million (A$58 million) in a pre-Series B. Existing shareholders, including Willow Chairman Nicholas Moore, the former Macquarie Group CEO, and Willow director Jim Cooney, doubled down on their investment along with institutional investor Perennial Value Management. The four-year-old software venture also took on WatermanCLARK co-founder Ric Clark, the former… Read more »