Australia’s leading travel technology company TRAVLR is gearing up for its Series B capital raise following the successful launch of its online booking engine, world first travel partnerships, record sales and heightened investor interest.
Melbourne-based education services start-up Maths Pathway has closed a $AU2.1 million seed investment round, led by Social Ventures Australia (SVA). The $1 million investment from SVA is the organisation’s first equity investment from its $15 million SVA Diversified Impact Fund, which reached final close earlier this year.
Hospitality entrepreneur raises $1 million to launch Australia’s first online premium cocktail subscription service
Cam Northway, one of Australia’s most experienced and knowledgeable beverage experts, is launching a new tech startup, Cocktail Porter, the quenching solution that discerning fans of premium drinks have been waiting for.
Autonomous drone startup Emesent raises $3.5 million to unlock safer, more productive future for underground mines
Emesent, a drone autonomy spin-out from CSIRO's Data61, the technology arm of Australia's national science agency, has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product, Hovermap
Six months after launch, CannVaLate, Australia’s largest network of cannabis prescribing medicinal clinics, has raised $4 milion in Series A funding, with over 50% of funds coming from the medical profession. The company plans to go to IPO in early 2019.
Australian energy technology company carbonTRACK has begun its second round of funding – seeking $10 million - to help it fast-track its growth in the US and expand into Europe.
On the hunt for successful Australasian technology scale-ups, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched its Tech Rocketship Awards in Australia and New Zealand.
Melbourne based fintech startup Pelikin is gearing up to launch their mobile-only multi-currency account and prepaid Visa card, which aims to change the way young Australians travel.
As the coworking market continues to cement itself as an institutional part of Australian culture, it is inevitable that naysayers will share ongoing scepticism of the industry. There will also be those that are looking to join a space but are hesitant because of perceptions attached to coworking.
12.5% fewer startups were active in 2018 than in 2017, in a result compiled in collaboration with world-leading data analysis organisation Data61.
Conpago, based in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, integrates technology and the daily habits of elderly people with appliances that let them remain connected with their family while also creating a social health monitoring solution.
Digital marketing technology start-up Sinorbis announced a Series A investment of $4m led by Jelix Ventures. Other investors include Executive Channel Holdings who led the previous round of early stage funding in April 2017.
Passel was selected as one of the successful companies in the Smart Dublin Last Mile Delivery Challenge, a global search seeking innovative, smart, low-cost solutions to optimise freight and cargo deliveries in urban centres.
Sourcr’s platform leverages AI, data and extensive networks to help companies hire right, hire fast and hire confidently and crucially, retains the human relationship element.
Starting your own business is a huge sacrifice and investment. Here, Ronan Bray, shares his insights and advice to start you on the front foot.
Following the introduction of the free trade agreement between Australia and South Korea (KAFTA) in 2014, trade between the two countries has boomed. Korea is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner, making the Korea-Australia corridor ripe for business-savvy Aussies.
The barriers to entry for young companies in Silicon Valley are skyrocketing because of soaring costs, and longtime locals fed up with Valley are departing for greener, fresher pastures. Indeed, Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal with Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk, left Silicon Valley after becoming dissatisfied with the culture in the Valley, among other reasons.
Last year, Slingshot launched Horizons, a tourism industry accelerator backed by Brisbane Airport Corporation, Amadeus IT and the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative. The program was such a success, it opened again for applications early this year.
Ed App, the leading mobile-first technology company that facilitates more than 35,000 micro lessons daily, has announced it has raised $4 million from workplace solutions tech company, SafetyCulture.
Having a startup is not what one may think, it’s not leaving at 4pm and having flexible hours, a ping pong table or long Friday lunches – it’s a lot of work, the constant struggle of aligning meetings with competing international time-zones, making hard decisions and being all in 100 per-cent.