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Aussie edutech startup Prosper Education raises £2 million funding round in the UK

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.

Sydney Angels funds fintech QPay $570k to steal millennial students from banks

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.

Aussie artificial intelligence startup Daisee raises AU$8.8m Series A funding round

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.

Property tech startup HappyCo completes USD$10.8 million Series A funding round

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.

Cloud-based HR tech startup Employment Hero raises $8m Series B funding round

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.

Two-sided marketplace ShareRing closes $3.8m capital raise, launches $62m token generation event

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).

The Champagne Dame raises $1m to launch Australia’s largest online champagne retailer

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

Airtasker co-founder Jonathan Lui’s new property venture Soho raises 1.65 million funding round led...

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.

Verification platform Everproof raises $1.5m seed round led by fintech VC Reinventure

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.

Machine learning startup Volantio secures $2.6 million Series B financing round

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

IoT/big data startup Nuonic secures strategic investment and alliance from KPMG

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.

Aussie proptech startup ActivePipe closes $5.9m over-subscribed Series A round

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.

Crowd-sourced Aussie courier startup Go People raises $3m as local retailers begin to feel...

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.

Canva becomes latest startup unicorn from Australia after raising US$40 million round

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 raises $1.5 million to help global farmers grow more with less

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.

Australia’s largest angel investment group Sydney Angels crosses the 50 startups mark

Australia’s largest and most active angel investment group, Sydney Angels, is ending the year with a “golden jubilee” of sorts, by celebrating investing in over 50 Australian startups since formation in 2008.

How NSW-based Laservision is leading the new future of tourist attractions in Australia

With 95% of Laservision’s business now coming from exports, the company’s journey provides useful learnings for other small business owners in the arts and recreation sector which are trying to break into overseas markets.

NZ tech startup Dotterel Technologies has raised a AU$500k round after recently graduating from Techstars...

Dotterel Technologies, a New Zealand based startup that develops noise reduction and audio recording technology for drones, has announced that it has closed a funding round of AU$500k, led by a group of strategic investors.

Fintech startup MoneyMe has secured a $120 million capital facility led by Fortress Investment Group

Australian consumer lending fintech, MoneyMe, has finalised an AU$120 million asset-backed wholesale securitization facility led by $100 million from global investment manager, Fortress Investment Group

Tech startup Mentorloop has raised $725,000 from three leading venture funds

Australia’s leading mentoring software platform Mentorloop has announced they have closed a $725,000 oversubscribed seed round from Blackbird Ventures, Rampersand and Tempus Partners, bringing their total funds raised to $1 million.

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