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Bridging loan fintech takes on $50 million venture debt deal

- August 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

A non-bank lender looking to offer same-day bridging loans for property buyers has raised $50 million in venture debt. Sydney-based TechLend markets itself as “Afterpay for home loans” offering “interest-free”, paperless, bridging finance with same-day pre-approval. San Francisco lender Partners for Growth, which has a Sydney office, has delivered the $50 million in venture debt… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick

LaunchVic is getting into the VC business through venture debt

- December 14, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Victorian government’s startup support arm, LaunchVic, has invested $300,000 new venture debt fund targeting bootstrapped revenue-positive startups. The LaunchVic agreement with Tractor Ventures is a new way of working for LaunchVic with the funds being provided as a loan rather than a grant. LaunchVic CEO, Dr Kate Cornick said the launch of the new… Read more »


VENTURE DEBT: Friend or foe for startup founders?

- December 13, 2019 3 MIN READ

  A growing number of start-ups are accessing venture debt to fund the growth of their business. With the primary appeal of limiting equity dilution, it’s easy to see why founders might jump on board the venture debt train. But venture debt has been linked to a number of collapsing startups both here and in… Read more »


Airbnb property management startup Hometime just scored $6 million from a new VC fund that offers debt

- June 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

William Crock, co-founder of Hometime. Sydney-based Airbnb property management services company Hometime has landed a $6 million debt and equity funding deal with Australian technology venture capital firm OneVentures It’s the first deal from the new $100 million OneVentures Fund, launched less than 12 months ago. The fund is a partnership between OneVentures and Viola,… Read more »