Skedulo,Matt Fairhurst
Business strategy

How to land late-stage capital: Skedulo founder Matt Fairhurst reveals the strategy behind SoftBank’s $100 million Series C in the productivity startup

- May 4, 2022 5 MIN READ

In July last year, Brisbane-founded, US-based workplace productivity software startup Skedulo announced a A$100 million (US$75m) Series C from Japanese VC powerhouse SoftBank. In this special behind-the-scenes analysis, founder and CEO Matt Fairhurst and Skedulo chief of staff Nathan Merzvinskis reveal how they built the strategy behind the raise. You’ve made it — almost. Your… Read more »

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Funding

An early stage VC investor explains everything you need to know about pre-seed and seed rounds

- February 2, 2022 8 MIN READ

We’ve now made 14 investments, and in almost all cases Galileo was the first VC investor in each startup’s pre-seed or seed round. We’ve backed some compelling early-stage companies and are on the hunt for more.  If you’re raising your first round, you should apply now. A common pattern I’m hearing in some early-stage founders… Read more »

Funding

The founder of climate tech startup Cogo explains why he wants to rewrite the rules on investing in startups to favour smaller investors

- October 26, 2021 4 MIN READ

We often hear witty comparisons being made between startups and babies. A recent, timely paper titled ‘Exit to community’ does the same. A startup is your (brain) child, a long-term commitment that needs constant love and attention. You’re going to experience significant growing pains and that ‘baby’ will cry at any hour of the day… Read more »

Funding

Crowd-sourced funding just had an epic quarter

- October 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

More than $1.5 billion poured into startups from VCs and investors last month in the biggest month of capital raising Australia has seen, but that wasn’t the only record broken, with equity crowd- sourced funding (CSF) also booming. New figures from CSF market leader Birchal reveal the September quarter was the industry’s biggest yet, up… Read more »

Tomorrow Super, Wes Hall
Funding

Digital wealth management platform Tomorrow Super goes on the hunt for $5 million pre-IPO round

- September 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

An upcoming challenger superannuation brand, Tomorrow Super, is on the hunt for $5 million in pre-IPO funding. Founder and CEO Wes Hall says he wants to create a digital-first “game-changing” low cost, hassle free SMSF-type model for a ESG-conscious generation. “There are three undeniable trends when it comes to investing in Australia: economic activism through… Read more »

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Funding

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 »

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Funding

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 »