Funding

Canberra medical imaging startup Aurabox banks $500,000 Angel round

- May 5, 2022 2 MIN READ

Canberra medical imaging startup Aurabox has raised $500,000 in Angel investment to transform how doctors and patients collaborate and share medical imaging. Founded in 2021, Aurabox is a software-as-a-service platform that enables the seamless sharing of medical imaging between doctors and patients.  The medtech startup plans to use the funds to complete technical development and run… Read more »

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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 »

Funding

Biotech startup Ankere Therapeutics lands $10 million Seed round to tackle lung diseases

- May 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Biotech startup Ankere Therapeutics has raised $10 million in Seed capital to develop new therapies targeting inflammatory diseases, especially in the lungs. The funding round was co-led by IP Group and Brandon Capital, through Brandon BioCatalyst, and will support the company through its pre-clinical development and into clinical trials. Ankere, which has operations in both… Read more »

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Tiger Global backs logistics startup Shippit in $65 million Series B top up

- May 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

US VC powerhouse Tiger Global has once again backed logistics technology platform Shippit in a $65 million (US$48m) in an extension of its Series B round dubbed B2 Tiger also led Shippit’s $30 million Series B in December 2020. Another existing backer, Tidal Ventures, co-led this round with new investors including Leigh Jasper’s secondary fund, SecondQuarter,… Read more »

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SaaS startup Capsifi banks $11 million from government-backed investor the Australian Business Growth Fund

- April 21, 2022 2 MIN READ

Federal government-backed capital investor the Australian Business Growth Fund (ABGF) has tipped $11 million into Sydney enterprise software company, Capsifi. Founded in 2013, Capsifi is a business architecture platform for large and complex companies to plan and manage transformation initiatives from concept through to execution.  ABGF provides growth capital to Australian small-medium enterprises (SME), filling… Read more »

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VC Sprint Ventures backs media startup ausbiz amid Series A+ raise

- April 21, 2022 2 MIN READ

Business and finance streaming service ausbiz has taken on its first venture capital, with Brisbane’s Sprint Ventures backing the two-year-old startup.  Sprint joins a recent round with the capital earmarked towards the development of a new video platform, creating smarter ways for ausbiz subscribers to connect with investment information, ideas and opportunities. Launched just as… Read more »