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JUICY BONE: Pet Circle tossed $125 million Series C treat

- December 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Ecommerce retailer Pet Circle has raised $125 million in a Series C. The round was led by US investment firm Prysm Capital and Sydney-based TDM Growth Partners, with existing backer AirTree Ventures joined by new investor Baillie Gifford from the UK While the international investment has been announced, it’s still subject to regulatory approvals. The… Read more »


Accounting client engagement software platform raises $69 million series C

- November 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

A Sydney client engagement platform for professional services companies has raised $US50 million ($A69m) in a Series C round. The raise for Practice Ignition was led by US-based JMI Equity, making its first Australian investment. Existing investors Tiger Global and EVP also backed the raise along with several strategic angel investors and family office groups.… Read more »

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Fintech Till Payments raises $110 million series C

- September 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney payments fintech Till Payments has raised $110 million in a  Series C. The round was backed by local and US investors, including Avenir Growth, Woodson Capital and Akuna Capital. Long-term backer Regal Funds Management once again supported the raise, along with several Till customers. The  series C follows raises in 2019 and 2020, taking total funding to $145 million.… Read more »

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A GIANT LEAP: Australian rocket startup Gilmour Space fires up with $61 million series C

- June 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

  The $61m series C included local VCs Blackbird & Main Sequence Gilmour Space plans to launch its first space mission from Australian soil in 2022 Its hybrid rocket offers an environmentally friendly, lower cost launch capability Gold Coast-based rocket design company Gilmour Space has landed a whopping $61 million (US$47m) series C round as… Read more »

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Martech Rokt gives early investors some exit with a $70 million raise

- October 31, 2019 2 MIN READ

Tom Cowan and Bruce Buchanan Rokt, the seven-year-old e-commerce marketing startup has raised US$48 million (AU$70m) in series C, led by local investment firm TDM Growth Partners. The funds will used to accelerate R&D, as well as giving early investors the chance to realise some of their investment without co-founder and CEO Bruce Buchanan heading to… Read more »

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Online mortgage lender Athena raises $70 million in Series C

- October 21, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

  Fintech startup Athena has closed a $70 million Series C round as it looks to push into mortgage origination. The country’s largest industry fund, AustralianSuper, joined the raise alongside long-term backers Square Peg Capital, AirTree Ventures and Hostplus, as well as Salesforce Ventures and NAB Ventures. Square Peg’s Paul Bassat joined the Athena board… Read more »

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SEEK just backed a $22 million Series C for people management startup Employment Hero

- July 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

Employment Hero co-founder and CEO Ben Thompson. Source: supplied The latest raise values the 5-year-old startup at more than $100 million SEEK, OneVentures, and AirTree Ventures contributed once again The funds will help facilitate strategic integrations with SEEK, and international expansion, as well as developing the “WorkLife Passport” product, which simplifies things such as super… Read more »