Fintech

Australian fintechs now have a map of potential investors

- November 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has released a  new map for fintechs detailing investors in the sector. The map showcases investors from across the country, featuring a variety of funders including venture capitalists, angel funds, corporate investors, crowd-funding options and incubators. It’s available for free for people in the fintech and startup communities. The map is free to… Read more »

Insights

Why VCs need to think harder about ESG if they want to build better companies

- November 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

With officials from nearly 200 countries having gathered for COP26, the well-known annual United Nations Climate Change Summit, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are top of mind for business leaders. In a world that is rife with division as humanity grapples with changes and challenges caused by an ongoing global pandemic, ecosystem collapse, supply… Read more »

ReGen Ventures
News & Analysis

Byron Bay VC ReGen Ventures raises $67 million to back tech startups that help heal the planet

- November 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Early-stage venture capital firm ReGen Ventures is raising US$50 million (A$67m) for its first fund as it looks to back startups with a focus on regenerative technologies. The VC firm, formed in early 2020 by former investment banker and hedge fund manager, Dan Fitzgerald, has a global focus, with its Australian base in the holiday… Read more »

Tom Kline
News & Analysis

VC firm Investible launches $100 million climate tech fund

- September 30, 2021 3 MIN READ

Sydney seed investment firm Investible is on the hunt for $100 million to launch a climate tech venture capital fund. The fund will invest in early-stage climate-focussed technology businesses, with 50% capacity to participate in follow-on rounds. It will predominantly focus on Australian businesses, but has up to 30% earmarked for international ventures. Investible CEO… Read more »

News & Analysis

Meet Black Nova, the new Sydney VC fund that’s backed 23 startups in stealth mode and already had an exit

- September 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney venture capital fund Black Nova has emerged from the shadows to launch officially this week with $10 million in its kitty and 23 companies already in its portfolio. The VC was co-founded by Matt Browne and Darcy Naunton following their successful exit from workplace health, and safety software platform Donesafe in 2020. Black Nova‘s fund… Read more »

TEN13, Steve Baxter, Stew Glynn
Investing

Steve Baxter’s syndicate VC TEN13 is on target to invest $100 million in just 3 years

- September 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

TEN13, the early-stage technology investment syndicate co-founded in 2019 by Steve Baxter, says it’s on track to deploy more than $100 million in its first three years of operation. The Queensland venture fund, which has a deal-by-deal model, has already raised and invested $30 million into 14 break-out technology companies across the globe including Australia’s… Read more »

climate change protest
Capital Raising

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: Climate and femtech investment, and the hunt for health startups

- September 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We’ll be sharing an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and… Read more »

Rebekah Campbell
Insights

Serial entrepreneur Rebekah Campbell reveals what it’s like talking to potential Silicon Valley VC investors

- September 3, 2021 9 MIN READ

Serial entrepreneur Rebekah Campbell seemed to be living her best life. She founded Posse.com. But the one project she hadn’t built to minimum viable product was a life partner and family. In fact, she hadn’t been on a date for 10 years.  So she decided to apply her experience in building startups to finding Mr… Read more »

Michelle Deaker
News & Analysis

VC OneVentures is ramping up its sustainability focus by benchmarking all its investments using ESG

- August 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Venture capital investor OneVentures is sharpening its focus on ESG (environmental, social, governance) principles in the startups it invests in to drive change in the sector. Managing director Dr Michelle Deaker, said it’s time for Australian VC firms to align their investment strategies to responsible investment practices and recognise that where they put their moment… Read more »

George Kenley, Dean Freestone, Mark Cook
Funding

Epilepsy medtech Seer raises $34 million series A backed by Cochlear

- August 27, 2021 2 MIN READ

Medical technology startup Seer has raised $34 million in a series A as it looks to expand internationally. Medtech giant Cochlear, multi-family office EWM Group, SG Hiscock and impact investor Giant Leap backed the round. Seer’s technology is focused on clinical monitoring at home, developing devices checking key physiological signals, such as brain, heart and… Read more »

Waleed Mussa, Thomas Kelly & Yu Liu.
Funding

Doctor training platform Oscer scores $5 million seed round

- August 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

A medtech startup that helps aspiring doctors practice their clinical reasoning skills with AI-powered virtual patients has raised a $5 million seed round. The investment in Oscer was led by Blackbird, joined by January Capital, Inventures, Archangel Ventures and angel investors Brendan Hill, and Jeff Bargman and values the business at $20 million. The University… Read more »