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GO1 CEO Andrew Barnes

GO1.com secures over US$40 million in Series C funding as remote work explosion drives...

As remote learning has become a necessity for many, GO1 has tripled engagement on the platform over the last month. The funding will be used to increase market expansion in North America as well as expand its content provider partner network in direct response to the increased demand for the platform.
MerchantSpring founders

Investible invests in seed funding round for e-commerce marketplace manager MerchantSpring

MerchantSpring’s self-service SaaS platform Marketplace Manager gives sellers a single view of all of their marketplace stores, making it easier for businesses of all sizes to optimise their product listings, improve SEO performance and increase sales across multiple countries and platforms.
LIGR co-founders Luke McCoy and Adam Burke

Investible joins Alston Elliot Graphics to invest in the future of sports broadcast

Much like Canva has disrupted the traditional graphic design industry, LIGR has developed an automated, templated, and easy to use graphics software platform for live sports streams.

Bosch has boosted its investment in Australian IoT agtech company The Yield

The Yield is transforming farming practices for irrigation intensive crops with scalable digital technology solutions. The company is developing its proprietary digital application to support critical production decisions for large commercial growers in the specialty crops industry.
Founders of Different, Ruwin Perera and Mina Radhakrishnan.

Aussie proptech startup :Different raises $7.1 million Series A round amidst COVID-19

:Different has grown quickly since first launching its full-service property management offering in 2017, with presences now in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Gill Findlay, CEO Vamp

Australian influencer and content platform Vamp raises $8.5 million funding round led by Investec,...

Vamp, an Australian startup that connects global brands with influential content creators, has secured $8.5 million in a funding round, led by Investec
Sundose cofounders Michał Gołkiewicz and Tomasz Styk

Investible backs Polish startup Sundose to deliver personalised vitamins direct to consumers

Using data collected from an online health survey, Sundose nutritionists develop a personalised mix of vitamins, minerals, omega-3 acids, probiotics and antioxidants for each user.
Jack Zhang, CEO Airwallex

Airwallex closes US$160 million Series D round – its biggest raise to date

Global fintech leader Airwallex has announced that it has closed its Series D fundraising round at US$160M, marking its biggest raise to date.

Small business cash flow: What you need to consider in the age of COVID-19

With businesses facing immense obstacles and having to strategise quickly in the face of short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19, ensuring that your cash flow continues has never been more important.
Andreas Dzumla and Will Santow, Longtail UX

Australian SaaS startup Longtail UX secures $5 million capital raise in a funding round...

Longtail UX, an Australian SaaS startup that connects searchers to products in a single click, has secured $5 million in new capital in a funding round led by Investec

Melbourne-based AEV Robotics has raised $2.5 million to drive the future of autonomous transport

Investible, one of Australia’s most active VCs at seed stage, has participated in a $2.5 million funding round for AEV Robotics, a Melbourne-based technology company that is poised to dramatically improve the affordability and scalability of low-speed autonomous vehicles and autonomous fleet services.
Fast CEO and Co-Founder Domm Holland

Payments startup Fast has secured A$30 million in a Series A round led by...

Fast will use the investment to accelerate the global rollout of Fast Checkout, its universal one-click purchase product for e-commerce and to further grow its product and engineering teams.

What these CEOs had to say about the $15 billion government announcement to support...

The government yesterday announced an investment of up to $15 billion to enable smaller lenders to continue supporting Australian consumers and small businesses.

How the Commonwealth government economic stimulus package will help your business

Last week, the Morrison Government announced a multi-billion-dollar economic plan to mitigate challenges faced by the impact of COVID-19, in a move that was seen to be timely, sensible, and proportionate.
Siobhan Savage; CEO Reejig

Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Reejig raises $2.2 million to transform HR

Reejig, an AI company that uses big data, deep learning and audited AI to help companies find, recruit and move talent today announced it has completed its first capital raise of A$2.2 million.
Ahmed Haider CEO Zookal 2 (3)

Ed-tech startup Zookal raises $15 million to accelerate its growth in South East Asia

Zookal, the global student support platform that provides a variety of services and products such as textbooks to help make student university life easy has raised AUD$15 million in equity funding in an oversubscribed round to accelerate the company's growth in South East Asia.
Jo Palmer, Founder of Pointer Remote Roles

St.George is offering $100,000 to support Australia’s brightest business ideas

St.George is calling for nominations from entrepreneurs and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) across NSW, QLD and ACT to enter its Kick Start program to win a share of a $100,000 grant to help start their business or bring an idea for their existing business to life.
Coassemble CEO Ryan Macpherson

E-learning platform Coassemble lands $4.4m Series A funding round to democratize online training for...

Coassemble, a company democratizing online training for global brands, has announced a $4.4M Series A funding round led by Equity Venture Partners (EVP) and advised by Clinton Capital Partners.
Juggle Street Founder and father of four, David James

Childcare platform Juggle Street launches equity crowdfunding campaign, has grown to more than 93k...

The demand for flexible, last-minute childcare, as well as gig economy workers, is on the rise. Neighbourhood network, Juggle Street, has hit more than 93,000 registered users across Australia and New Zealand with 1000 plus new users signing up every week.
thedocyard CEO and founder Stuart Clout

The ‘Atlassian of dealtech’ has pulled off a phenomenal $26.5 million ASX IPO

Australian dealtech platform company, thedocyard, has begun trading on the ASX after being fully subscribed by a mix of private and institutional investors in Australia, the UK and across Asia, following a hugely successful roadshow.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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