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BenchOn, a B2B talent mobility platform that solves the problem of employee underutilisation by matching a business’s idle staff to short-term contracts, has raised...

A lot of start-up founders I’ve met believe that if they can raise money from professional early-stage investors such as The Sharks from Channel 10’s Shark Tank or a Venture Capital (VC) fund, then they’re guaranteed success, a large exit, and early retirement. But this is dangerous thinking.

Known as Industry 4.0, the Predictive Maintenance market is expected to be a USD $5bn industry by 2021. With its disruptive FitMachine technology and uniquely customer-focused business model, MOVUS is poised to rapidly capture share in this growing market.

The capital will also be used to drive further global growth of the platform, which has seen its user base explode from 1.1 million to 3 million users over the last 12 months. The business plans to triple its headcount, growing to a team of 75 over the coming months.

The overwhelming response among investors eager pay $50 to be among DC Power Co’s first 95,000 customers set a record for the world’s biggest equity crowdfunding launch.

Established in late 2014, Prosper Education has developed RoyalABC, a complete language learning ecosystem for children aged 3-6 incorporating growth mindset and the 4 C’s of 21st century learning: critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.

QPay aims to use the QPay MasterCard to capture the largest cluster of millennial consumers at the point when they’re most likely to begin making serious financial decisions – when enrolled in tertiary education.

Daisee leverages the best in AI research from leading universities including Deakin University and University of New South Wales, to create software applications for companies across a variety of industries.

HappyCo is the leading real-time operations platform for inspecting, managing and monitoring residential properties and commercial facilities, and is used to manage more than 1.2 million units by companies such as Airbnb, Softbank/Fortress and Vicinity Centres.

Sydney founded cloud-based HR, payroll and benefits platform Employment Hero announced it has secured AUD $8 million in Series B funding. The funding round was co-led by SEEK and OneVentures with participation from AirTree Ventures and AMP.

A two-sided marketplace within the $100B+ sharing economy ShareRing has announced it has closed a AU$3.8 million capital raise. The seed funding round comes as ShareRing launches its Token Generation Event with an aim to issue four billion tokens, with a hard cap of USD$48 million (AU$62 million), through the sale of its utility token ShareToken (SHR).

With over ten years experience as The Champagne Dame, educating and presenting to over 10,000 people, including Kerry Packer and Elle Macpherson, Kyla Kirkpatrick has raised $1million to launch her new online venture, Emperor Champagne

After launching Soho last year, Jono received significant interest from investors, which moved the planned 2018 capital raise forward 6 months with finalised $1.65 million of commitments at the end of last year.

Launched in 2016, the Company found initial traction in the sports and recreation industry. Continuously verifying over 15,000 working with children checks per week across 1,000 organisations, Everproof soon became the trusted industry standard in the sector.

Volantio, a global leader in post-booking revenue and capacity optimization software for airlines, recently announced a $2.6 million funding round led by Ingleside Investors and strategic investors International Airlines Group (IAG), JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Qantas Ventures

The investment from KPMG brings the total amount raised by Nuonic to AU$1.3 million, and adds KPMG to a prominent roster of shareholders including founders Sebastian Jezierski and Derek Hooper, and fintech firm InLoop, which is backed by Macquarie Capital and Westpac.

Launched in 2015 and servicing more than 50 brands and over 1150 real estate offices, ActivePipe helps real estate agencies and brokers in identifying and converting potential buyers and sellers.

Australian crowdsourced courier, Go People, has raised a further $3million in its latest funding round as it looks to capitalise on the market’s thirst for online shopping and on-demand deliveries.

Led by Melanie Perkins, CEO and Co-founder, online design and publishing platform Canva is the latest startup unicorn from Australia, with a new valuation of US$1 billion after having raised a US$40 million round

Agtech startup, FluroSat, has raised AU$1.5 million to further develop its state-of-the-art remote sensing tech and predictive decision support for farmers, in its goal of using advanced agronomy to help Australian and US farmers grow more with fewer resources.

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Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...