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 »

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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 »

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Insights

Giant Leap’s Small Steps: ‘Code Red for Humanity’ – startup opportunities from IPCC’s climate report

- August 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startup 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 »

Funding

Seek’s VC backs disability services venture Hireup in $40 million series A

- August 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Andrew Bassat’s Seek Investments has led a $40 million series A for online disability services platform, Hireup. Hireup helps people with disabilities find, hire and manage their own support workers. The strategic backing by Seek Investments for a minority stake, along with support from existing shareholders, will help the six-year-old business scale nationally.  The Myer… Read more »

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News & Analysis

A VC explains why he backed the new alt-meat startup by Shoes of Prey founder Michael Fox

- August 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released this week was described as a “code red for humanity”. We’ve been collectively called upon to drastically reduce emissions in order to stabilise rising temperatures that are already beginning to cause natural events of biblical proportions. Meaningful emissions cuts won’t happen unless we come up with strategies… Read more »

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Capital Raising

How to target the right investors for your startup’s capital raise

- August 10, 2021 3 MIN READ

You’re a product visionary. You’ve incorporated customer feedback into your business. Your revenue model is scalable. Your brand is on point and cutting through. Your prototypes and proof of concepts are gaining customer traction. Your metrics are pointing in the right direction. Now all you need is funding to support your go-to-market. While we’ve previously… Read more »