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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 »