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muru-D selects 10 startups in new SYD6 cohort to receive $75,000 seed capital each

The future of local workforce optimisation, farm connectivity, prevention of work stress, and personal loan financing, are some of the ideas being developed in muru-D’s new SYD6 cohort.

Investments in fintech startups more than doubled in 2018 both locally and globally

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups, according to Accenture

Tech startup Pendula doubling local team, expanding to US following $3.5 million capital raise

Australian technology start-up Pendula will extend its operations to the US and UK and more than double in size in 2019, following a $3.5 million capital raise to expand the business and escalate its go-to-market strategy.

Gaingels – the world-first investment vehicle for LGBT founders – invests in its first...

Nexba, Australia’s leading Naturally Sugar Free beverage brand, has become the first Australian company to be backed by the world-first, investment vehicle for LGBT founders, Gaingels.

Australian deep web intelligence platform attracts $500k in seed funding round

ACT-based startup WorldStack has raised $500,000 in seed round investment from angel investors to meet the demands of the global market for a better way to source and analyse data across the entire internet, including the deep web and dark web.

Aussie courier service Sendle raises $20 million Series B funding round to fuel growth and...

Sendle, Australia’s only 100% carbon neutral and top rated courier service has raised AU$20 million in a Series B funding round to accelerate growth, double down on its challenge against Post, and begin exploration into international markets.

Humanforce secures A$22.5 million to scale up global operations with Accel-KKR

Humanforce, a Sydney based global provider of workforce management solutions, has announced it has secured A$22.5M in growth equity investment from Accel-KKR, a leading Silicon Valley technology-focused investment firm.

KPMG: VC investment in Aussie startups hit a record high of US$899 million in...

Venture capital (VC) invested in Australia hit a record US$899 mil in 2018, up from US$659.9 mil in 2017, according to Venture Pulse Q4 2018, the quarterly global VC trends report published by KPMG.

Fintech startup Lumi raises $31.5 million Series A to transform small business lending

Alternative lender and new Australian financial technology company, Lumi, has completed a $31.5 million series A capital raise as it launches to take on the...

Artificial Intelligence startup Daitum wins StartCon’s Pitch for $1 Million competition

StartCon, in partnership with Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital, have named the winner of the StartCon Pitch for $1 Million competition, with...

HubSpot announces launch of Hubspot Ventures, a $30 million fund to support customer-first startups

HubSpot, a leading growth platform, announced today the launch of HubSpot Ventures, a $30 million fund that aims to bolster and expand the impact of startups focused not just on growing bigger, but on growing better.

Queensland tech company RedEye secures a $10 million Series B funding round

Queensland-founded tech company RedEye recently raised $10.4 million in Series B funding from a cohort of private and public investors, led by Energy Innovation Capital (USA) with a second round from the Business Development Fund (Australia).

23-year-old UNSW grad raises $3.4 million funding round for social payments platform

Sydney-based startup Get has completed its latest funding round, raising $3.4 million. Previously known as Qnect, the online platform facilitates payments for university clubs and societies, with large amounts of users in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Deputy raises $111 million in largest Series B funding round in Australian history

Sydney-based workforce management software solution, Deputy, has closed a AUD $111 million ($81m USD) Series B funding round to accelerate growth, transform the future of hourly-paid work through new, innovative products and build Australia’s finest product and engineering team. The funding is Australia’s largest Series B secured to date.

Australian fintech Athena Home Loans raises a $25 million Series B funding round

Fintech start-up, Athena Home Loans, has closed a $25 million Series B raise, led by Square Peg Capital. Australia’s biggest venture capital investor and industry super fund, Hostplus, and Australian venture firm, AirTree – have also joined the round, taking the start-up’s total capital raised to date to $45 million.

Australian HR-tech company Enboarder has secured a AUD $5 million funding round

Leading US venture capital firm Greycroft has co-led an AUD $5 million funding round in cloud based Australian HR-technology business Enboarder with Australian VC Our Innovation Fund.

Are you an NSW startup? Come pitch for $1 million investment at StartCon 2018

NSW startups have one week left to register interest in pitching for $1 million investment from leading Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital at StartCon 2018

The University of Queensland’s ilab smashes $56 million investment in startups

The University of Queensland (UQ) has cemented its position as a leading launchpad for entrepreneurs and a magnet for major investors, with startups from its ilab programs attracting more than $57 million.

Edtech startup Maths Pathway raises $2.1 million funding to change how your kids are...

Melbourne-based education services start-up Maths Pathway has closed a $AU2.1 million seed investment round, led by Social Ventures Australia (SVA). The $1 million investment from SVA is the organisation’s first equity investment from its $15 million SVA Diversified Impact Fund, which reached final close earlier this year.

Hospitality entrepreneur raises $1 million to launch Australia’s first online premium cocktail subscription service

Cam Northway, one of Australia’s most experienced and knowledgeable beverage experts, is launching a new tech startup, Cocktail Porter, the quenching solution that discerning fans of premium drinks have been waiting for.

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