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Funding & Finance

Funding & Finance
News, opinions and advice on capital raising and finance strategy.

The deal is the largest fintech venture capital investment in an Australian business. Prospa also announced it had passed $250 Million in total loans to small businesses in Australia.

Founded by Alfonso Ordonez, Sam Ethell and Gustavo Campos, the idea for Hobspot came about organically when Co-Founders Ordonez and Ethell met at an Oktoberfest event in 2014. Across a crowded room a ‘bromance’ was born...

New round led by Time Warner Investments backs 8i’s mission to enable the evolution of media and give people the best way to connect and express themselves with holograms

Travelshoot announces an investment of $500,000 from these Queensland based investors to help scale its business and maximise global opportunities with its travel partners, including ­Flight Centre Travel Group, Helloworld and RACQ.

Stocard, the world’s leading mobile loyalty wallet, announced its latest financing round from Silicon Valley-based Rocketship.vc. Stocard will use the capital from the raise to expand in new markets including Australia

The City of Sydney has awarded not-for-profit organisation Generation Entrepreneur a $10,000 grant to deliver a series of four workshops to support up to 800 high school students in pursuing their own ventures.

Audience Republic, an Australian-developed online platform that helps event organisers increase ticket sales, has closed a $525,000 seed investment round.

A VR archaeology startup, Lithodomos VR, has received $900,000 in seed funding. The company creates reconstructions of the ancient world in VR for the tourism, education and entertainment industries.

On Christmas Eve 2016 Deputy signed definitive documents for a US$25M Series-A investment from OpenView Venture Partners. The prior eight weeks had been intense and competitive. In the true sense, OpenView won the deal.

Australia’s Girl Geek Academy has announced a raise of $1.3 million to roll out its #SheHacks Victoria hackathon, a world first, all-female initiative bringing women together to support them in creating new technology businesses across the state.

Workforce management solution provider, Deputy recently announced it has received US$25M in Series A financing from OpenView. This funding marks the company’s first from an institutional investor in its eight year history

Australia has about 1.2 million SMEs that are employers. They represent 70 per cent of private-sector employment. There is plenty of demand for finance for SMEs.

Lighthouse.io, an Australian startup aimed at modernising the way cleaning and security services are delivered, has closed $1.25 million in funding

Jobs for NSW is backing fintech start-up accelerator H2 Ventures, with a loan guarantee of $2 million to enable the company to access a $4 million loan by Investec Australia Limited.

Just as disruptive start-ups are rethinking almost every industry out there, alternative lenders are assessing risk in an innovative way, using big data in real time to enable more businesses to get the capital they need for growth.

Did you attain your financial goals, and ready yourself for the New Year? If not, incorporating a business goal into a resolution is a great way to maintain good financial health.

VentureCrowd raised $155,000 in convertible notes, as part of a larger US$3 million funding round led by reputable venture capital firms like CE Ventures, AfterDox, Plus Ventures and 2B Angels.

The new fund is being set up in response to escalating demand from its client base, who are aiming to take more risk with their portfolio and diversify away from traditional investments in Australia, such as property.

Investing further in GO1 was a no brainer. GO1 is the perfect example of a startup who absolutely gets it and is poised to grow rapidly all over the world into a leading provider of learning and management platforms.

A trio of student led start-ups, showcasing UniSA entrepreneurial talent, have been named this year’s Venture Catalyst winners as UniSA’s Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) celebrates its first anniversary.

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