Bruce Buchanan Rokt
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Rokt just smashed Australian VC funding records with a $458 million in a Series E led by Tiger Global

- December 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Ecommerce tech platform Rokt has raised the bar on venture capital backing for Australian startups after raising A$458 million in a Series E. It’s the biggest single venture raise in Australian history and values the business at $2.75 billion. That more that doubles the company’s valuation from A$1.36 billion in June following a secondary share… Read more »

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Tiger Global gets into the used car business with $28 million seed round for online dealership

- December 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Among the flurry of investments voracious US firm Tiger Global made earlier this year, as the world’s most active startup investor, another Australian startup caught its eye back in March, scoring a US$20 million (A$28m) seed round. Another nine months has passed in “stealth mode” and the online used car dealership, Carma is now looking… Read more »

Simone Mancini, Johnny Mitrevski.
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US VC Tiger Global just turned Scalapay, a BNPL from Wollongong, into a unicorn fintech with a $210 million series A

- September 10, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia has a new unicorn fintech after Tiger Global led a $210 Series A round into European-focused payments fintech Scalapay. Baleen Capital and Woodson Capital also came aboard as new investors alongside existing backers Fasanara Capital and Ithaca Investments.  Scalapay was founded just two years ago by Australians Simone Mancini and Johnny Mitrevski. Its buy… Read more »