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.
LaunchVic, the Vic Government’s $60 million startup initiative, has announced the grant recipients in its second funding round, totalling $4.9 million.
Adelaide-founded, San Francisco-based startup HappyCo, which creates apps to help clients run smarter operations, has announced the closing of a US$7.5 million (around $9.8 million) Series A funding round.
Startmate opens applications for 2017 intake, upping funding to $75,000 and bringing on four partners
Long-running accelerator program Startmate has opened applications for its 2016 intake, this year upping its funding offering for participants by 50 percent to $75,000 and bringing on four new partners to help mentors provide dedicated guidance and advice to startups.
Australian cybersecurity startup UpGuard raises US$17 million Series B co-led by Square Peg Capital with strategic investment from IAG
Australian-founded, California-based cybersecurity startup UpGuard has today announced the closing of a US$17 million (approximately $22 million) Series B round co-led by new investor Pelion Venture Partners and existing investor Square Peg Capital.
Edrolo works with teachers to create curriculum-based video resources for senior high school students
Edrolo is a digital resource that helps teachers adopt technology in a meaningful way to boost engagement in the classroom.