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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.
Eric Chung, CEO and co-founder, Prospection

Prospection raises $10m Series A round to fuel innovation in healthcare analytics

Australian healthcare analytics pioneer Prospection has raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures.
Clipchamp CEO Alex Dreiling

Clipchamp raises $13.2m in Series A to empower the world’s creatives with its next-generation...

Global video creation platform Clipchamp, Inc. has announced it has raised $13.2 million in a Series A funding round to deliver on its vision of making the creation of beautiful video content accessible to creatives and enterprises.
DingGo_Shaun Janks and Josh Sandford_2

Australian start-up DingGo targets national expansion following $500K investment

Australian start-up DingGo, creator of an online platform for smash repairs, has announced plans to leverage a half-a-million-dollar matched grant to expand across Australia and beyond.
Adam Rigby (L) Dan White (R) Ray White NurtureCloud

Real estate giant Ray White invests $3 million in Aussie proptech startup NurtureCloud

Australasia’s largest real estate agency, Ray White, has just invested $3m into Sydney-based proptech company NurtureCloud, to both improve its own network’s offering as well as being part of exploring international opportunities for the product.
Lumin CEO and founder, Ben Tripodi

Aussie sports tech firm Lumin Sports seeking $750K capital raise to target overseas sporting...

Lumin Sports Technology, an Adelaide-based sports technology start-up, is looking to raise $750,000 from investors to enable the company to finalise its platform as a turnkey solution to deliver to professional sports organisations in Europe and the United States.
Steve Weston, CEO & Co-Founder of Volt Bank

Neobank Volt closes $70m oversubscribed Series C; hits $100m total funding and sets sights...

Australia's first neobank, Volt Bank Limited (Volt) has closed a $70m Series C equity funding round, which was oversubscribed by $10m beyond the original target of $60m.
HashChing CEO Arun Maharaj

HashChing completes successful capital raise to transform its mortgage brokerage platform

Leading Australian mortgage broker platform, HashChing has announced it has recently completed a successful capital raise. HashChing has over 60,000 customers who have utilised the platform to find better loans and make lending more efficient for mortgage brokers.
Spoke Phone co-founders Jason Kerr and Kieron Lawson

Spoke Phone raises $6.7 million Series A funding round to kill the desk phone

Mobile voice company Spoke Phone announced it has raised $6.7 million in Series A funding, in a capital raising round led by Australian venture capital firm, Marbruck Investments, with support from New Zealand-based Icehouse Ventures and Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 fund.

Get your head in the game: 5 things to know about mentally preparing for...

After recently securing our first round of funding from 8 experienced investors, we learned that there are 5 key things you can do to mentally prepare for the exciting but brutal process that is raising capital.
David Davies, founder AgUnity

This Brisbane entrepreneur left banking to build a disruptive agtech startup, now looks to...

Former Goldman Sachs and Lehman Bros banker David Davies, founder of impact startup and agtech business AgUnity, recently announced the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign with Equitise to raise $1.25 million.
Tim Bray, Ecocentric

Aussie smart energy tech startup raises $3.2 million in crowdfunding rush for device that...

Ecocentric’s funding to date includes $3.2 million raised from equity investors with the support of Merchant Corporate Advisory.. Equity crowdfunding legislation was introduced in January 2018. Previously, everyday investors didn’t have access to these types of investments.

Challenger telco ReadiiTel smashes its equity crowdfunding target with Equitise

The Melbourne telecommunications and managed Information Technology (IT) business founded by former Telstra employee Daniel Li is a first mover in the disruptive telco space and a challenger to existing players in the marketplace such as Telstra, Vocus, Dodo, TPG and Optus.
Leigh Jasper and David Murray Buildxact

Construction tech company Buildxact raises $8.5 million to grow faster into the under-served market...

David Murray, CEO of Buildxact, said that while other technology companies have focused on the big end of the construction industry, Buildxact has chosen to develop for a severely under-served segment of this large market.

Hometime raises further $6.7 million and announces two more acquisitions in Melbourne and Cairns

Hometime, Airbnb’s leading property management partner in the APAC region, has raised a further $6.7 million on top of a recent $6 million equity and venture debt funding round completed in May 2019.

The Netflix of live music is looking for Aussie investors following massive success

Established in 2016, GiggedIn has become a thriving monthly subscription platform that connects music loving Australians to more bands, DJ’s and festivals whilst saving money in the process.

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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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