Applications for Startmate’s Fellowships for Australian and New Zealand women are open, offering up to 100 ambitious women a way to become involved in the startup sector through mentorship, networking and practical skill building. Mentors from companies such as Atlassian, Canva, Zip, Blackbird, Square Peg, and SafetyCulture will offer guidance to the Fellows as part… Read more »
Moving the needle on diversity in the startup sector is a work in progress: here’s how Statemate is tackling it
Startmate Principal Lauren Capelin kicks off what will become a series of reflections on how her organisaiton can collectively move the needle on diversity. At midnight last night, we officially closed applications for our Summer21 cohort — the first fully-remote, location-agnostic cohort we are running across Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off in… Read more »
Startmate’s popular Office Hours program, matching 500-plus entrepreneurs for a free 30-minute 1-on-1 sessions with the best mentors, investors and startup founders kicks off again next month, but you only have until this Sunday, November 1, to apply to be a part of it. The program gives people access to some of the best minds… Read more »
Back in April, US venture capital veteran Marc Andreessen published a call-to-arms to the US economy titled ‘It’s Time to Build’. As the country watched the pandemic spiral out of control, Andreessen lamented the fact it was ill-equipped to respond, ultimately lacking the capacity to build the infrastructure and equipment required. America needed to re-learn… Read more »
Startmate’s first-ever fully remote cohort of 16 Australian and New Zealand startups to pitch at live-streamed Demo Day this afternoon, October from 4.30pm. The event comes as Startmate opens applications for its hugely popular Office Hours program, on again this November, which aims to support up to 1000 founders from Australia and New Zealand by… Read more »
Engineering startup VAPAR, which utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to check the condition of stormwater and sewerage pipelines, has raised AU$700,000 in seed funding led by Blackbird Ventures and Startmate, as well as angel investors. CEO Amanda Siqueira and CTO Michelle Aguilar, both engineering graduates from the University of Technology, Sydney, co-founded their… Read more »
Startmate’s highly anticipated Demo Day won’t be stopped by coronavirus and social distancing, and will go ahead this Wednesday, April 22, as an online stream, with 11 startups pitching for investment before a digital audience. The Startmate Demo Day Reimagined will be live and interactive with viewers able to ask questions and gain background information… Read more »
Applications for Startmate’s May Office Hours program are now open, offering more than 1,000 free mentor sessions with some of the biggest and best names in startup land. The Office Hours program connects budding founders and entrepreneurs with successful leaders from companies including Canva, CultureAmp, Xero, Adore Beauty and Atlassian. Each successful applicant will… Read more »
Mike Cannon-Brookes and some of the biggest names in Australian tech are backing Startmate’s new climate change program
As fires rage across Australia’s eastern seaboard, with three lives lost, more than 150 homes destroyed and Sydney braced for “catastrophic” conditions on Tuesday, some of the country’s leading tech titans are backing a new initiative from accelerator Startmate, which is looking to back 10 startups focused on tackling climate change. The Startmate Climate Cohort,… Read more »
New York-based design platform InVision has acquired Australian startup Trunk for an undisclosed fee, with the Trunk team to join InVision.
Sydney project management startup Sitemate has raised $1.3 million in funding from Artesian Venture Capital, Sydney angels, and high net worth individuals.
Despite the wealth of booking platforms out there, Honee posits that booking a salon service still, more often than not, means having to pick up the phone.
Melbourne startup Everproof, whose platform digitises and verifies accreditations, has raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Reinventure and Allectus Capital as it looks to expand its offering into the financial services market. Launched by Hugh Krantz, Nathan Merzvinskis, and Andreas Limberopoulos in 2016, the platform allows users to store their various… Read more »
Mentorloop has raised $725,000 in funding from venture capital firms Blackbird Ventures, Rampersand, and Tempus Partners, and a number of angel investors.
Sydney email marketing platform Vero has raised $4 million in a Series A round from Square Peg Capital, its first funding boost since its launch in 2012.