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New HR tech startup Shortlyster raises $5m seed round to shake up traditional hiring

Shortlyster, an intelligent hiring optimisation platform, that helps companies make better and more informed hiring decisions, has announced it has successfully completed a AUD $5 million capital raise.

GO1.com raises over $30 million in Series B round led by Microsoft’s venture fund...

GO1.com, the world’s largest onboarding, compliance and professional development platform, has raised more than $30 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.

Liven raises US$10 million, opens public token sale, signs ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

Leading dining rewards and payment app Liven has begun selling its new cryptocurrency LivenCoin (LVN) to the public, a key milestone in the company’s mission to transform the dining experience with world-class technology.

muru-D selects 10 startups in new SYD6 cohort to receive $75,000 seed capital each

The future of local workforce optimisation, farm connectivity, prevention of work stress, and personal loan financing, are some of the ideas being developed in muru-D’s new SYD6 cohort.

Investments in fintech startups more than doubled in 2018 both locally and globally

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups, according to Accenture

Tech startup Pendula doubling local team, expanding to US following $3.5 million capital raise

Australian technology start-up Pendula will extend its operations to the US and UK and more than double in size in 2019, following a $3.5 million capital raise to expand the business and escalate its go-to-market strategy.

Australian startups and young tech companies secured over $1 billion in funding in the...

During the December Quarter 2018 Australian Startups and young tech companies received $1.066B in funding. The December quarter was strong in general with a small reduction in funding from the September Q 2018

Gaingels – the world-first investment vehicle for LGBT founders – invests in its first...

Nexba, Australia’s leading Naturally Sugar Free beverage brand, has become the first Australian company to be backed by the world-first, investment vehicle for LGBT founders, Gaingels.

Australia’s only women-friendly rideshare Shebah announces equity crowdfunding bid to raise up to $3...

Australia’s only women-friendly ridesharing platform Shebah has turned to equity crowdfunding to raise the working capital required to fund the next phase of growth ahead of its launch into New Zealand in 2019.

Here are 7 tips to keep in mind about raising capital for your second...

Success breeds success, or so they say. ‘They’ probably weren’t running a successful business while trying to capital-raise for a second one at the same time.

Australian deep web intelligence platform attracts $500k in seed funding round

ACT-based startup WorldStack has raised $500,000 in seed round investment from angel investors to meet the demands of the global market for a better way to source and analyse data across the entire internet, including the deep web and dark web.

Aussie courier service Sendle raises $20 million Series B funding round to fuel growth and...

Sendle, Australia’s only 100% carbon neutral and top rated courier service has raised AU$20 million in a Series B funding round to accelerate growth, double down on its challenge against Post, and begin exploration into international markets.

Humanforce secures A$22.5 million to scale up global operations with Accel-KKR

Humanforce, a Sydney based global provider of workforce management solutions, has announced it has secured A$22.5M in growth equity investment from Accel-KKR, a leading Silicon Valley technology-focused investment firm.

KPMG: VC investment in Aussie startups hit a record high of US$899 million in...

Venture capital (VC) invested in Australia hit a record US$899 mil in 2018, up from US$659.9 mil in 2017, according to Venture Pulse Q4 2018, the quarterly global VC trends report published by KPMG.

Fintech startup Lumi raises $31.5 million Series A to transform small business lending

Alternative lender and new Australian financial technology company, Lumi, has completed a $31.5 million series A capital raise as it launches to take on the...

Artificial Intelligence startup Daitum wins StartCon’s Pitch for $1 Million competition

StartCon, in partnership with Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital, have named the winner of the StartCon Pitch for $1 Million competition, with...

AI fintech startup Douugh is looking to raise up to $5 million in funding...

Disruptive consumer fintech Douugh, announced the launch of it’s capital raise on leading market platform Equitise, looking to raise up to $5 million in funding.

HubSpot announces launch of Hubspot Ventures, a $30 million fund to support customer-first startups

HubSpot, a leading growth platform, announced today the launch of HubSpot Ventures, a $30 million fund that aims to bolster and expand the impact of startups focused not just on growing bigger, but on growing better.

Queensland tech company RedEye secures a $10 million Series B funding round

Queensland-founded tech company RedEye recently raised $10.4 million in Series B funding from a cohort of private and public investors, led by Energy Innovation Capital (USA) with a second round from the Business Development Fund (Australia).

23-year-old UNSW grad raises $3.4 million funding round for social payments platform

Sydney-based startup Get has completed its latest funding round, raising $3.4 million. Previously known as Qnect, the online platform facilitates payments for university clubs and societies, with large amounts of users in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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