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Aussie logistics start-up Ofload secures AU$2.8M seed funding led by Maersk

Aussie logistics start-up Ofload secures AU$2.8M seed funding led by Maersk

In order to address the significant issue of wastage in the road freight industry, Ofload’s digital platform live matches quality shippers with vetted and reliable carriers―reducing empty miles and idle time for small to medium businesses and ultimately providing better service at a lower price.
Socialsuite secures $1.5 million funding as social issues pressure not-for-profits

Socialsuite secures $1.5 million funding as social issues add pressure on not-for-profits

The proceeds from the capital raise will be used to support growth and continue to enhance the product.
Sendle raises $19 million to help small businesses thrive, as eCommerce grows

Sendle raises $19 million to help small businesses thrive, as eCommerce grows in Australia...

The additional capital will be used to ensure Sendle’s network is stronger and more reliable than ever, and ensure small businesses can deliver to increased customer demand in the coming months and ahead of Christmas.
Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

By using tech to automate insurance, from quote to claim, we’ve significantly improved the product experience, simplifying insurance for brokers, brands and customers” Jason Wilby, co-founder and CEO of Open said.
Sydney-based Lyka Pet Food secures $1.57 million in funding during the recession

Sydney-based Lyka Pet Food secures $1.57 million in funding during the recession

Lyka successfully addresses two key needs of the modern dog owner: nutritious produce in a delivery subscription format that suits their lifestyle.”
Longtail UX gets an extra $2.25 million led by Woolworths Group’s VC arm W23

Longtail UX secures $2.25 million supplementary investment led by Woolworths Group’s VC arm W23

The investment will further support Longtail UX’s international expansion and delivery of its full self-service platform, as well as enhancing the launch of Longtail UX’s new product - LUX Shopping.
Neuromersiv just received a million dollars in grant funding for VR neurorehabilitation

Neuromersiv, a MedTech startup developing a VR solution for neurorehabilitation just received $1 million...

“We plan to position ourselves as a world-leading, clinically validated VR based rehabilitation therapy solution”, Neuromersiv’s CEO, Anshul Dayal said.
CareApp funded to connect families with aged care residents during COVID-19

CareApp receives $500k funding to expand its app connecting families with aged care residents...

The funding will help us to support up to six additional staff within our Adelaide team, including developers and account managers to deliver the service to new customers.
Robotic Process Automation leader UiPath raises $225 Million Series E funding

Robotic Process Automation leader UiPath raises $225 million Series E funding round

UiPath’s leading-edge, mission critical product combines scalable software with an intuitive user interface enabling companies globally to accelerate their digital transformation efforts.
Richard Rundle, CEO of Airlock Digital

Airlock Digital to use $1.3 million AustCyber funding to address work-from-home cybersecurity risks

Australian cybersecurity pioneer Airlock Digital is using combined funding of $1.3 million through AustCyber to put application whitelisting within easy reach of small and medium enterprises and government organisations
Wrappt founders: Chris Osborne, Nick James, David Steel and Ryan Miller

QLD start-up Wrappt has been awarded $200,000 to tackle video innovation

Queensland startup Wrappt has been awarded $200,000 in Advance Queensland’s latest Ignite Ideas funding round, with a plan to help businesses revolutionise the way they create video.
Swoop Aero

Aussie medical drone logistics company Swoop Aero raises Series A amid COVID-19

Swoop Aero, the aeromedical logistics company, has closed a Series A funding round with returning investors Right Click Capital and Tempus Partners,
Gathar founder and chief executive Jodie Mlikota

Airbnb of dinner parties, Gathar, raises $600,000 in seed investment funding

Food-tech startup Gathar, described as the Airbnb of dinner parties, has just closed $600,000 in seed investment funding, at a time when eating at home is surging in popularity.
Kaddy founders, Rich Coombes and Mike Abbott

B2B beverages marketplace Kaddy has secured $3.5 million in funding

The idea for Kaddy was born in between surfs and beers where the pair would discuss a shared frustration with the antiquated ordering and payment methods in the beverages industry.
Beam co-founders, Alan Jiang and Deb Gangopadhyay

Beam secures US$26 million in Series A funding for Asia Pacific expansion

Beam, Asia-Pacific’s leading micromobility operator, has announced that it has raised a Series A funding round of US$26 million.
GO1 CEO Andrew Barnes

GO1.com secures over US$40 million in Series C funding as remote work explosion drives...

As remote learning has become a necessity for many, GO1 has tripled engagement on the platform over the last month. The funding will be used to increase market expansion in North America as well as expand its content provider partner network in direct response to the increased demand for the platform.
MerchantSpring founders

Investible invests in seed funding round for e-commerce marketplace manager MerchantSpring

MerchantSpring’s self-service SaaS platform Marketplace Manager gives sellers a single view of all of their marketplace stores, making it easier for businesses of all sizes to optimise their product listings, improve SEO performance and increase sales across multiple countries and platforms.
LIGR co-founders Luke McCoy and Adam Burke

Investible joins Alston Elliot Graphics to invest in the future of sports broadcast

Much like Canva has disrupted the traditional graphic design industry, LIGR has developed an automated, templated, and easy to use graphics software platform for live sports streams.
Founders of Different, Ruwin Perera and Mina Radhakrishnan.

Aussie proptech startup :Different raises $7.1 million Series A round amidst COVID-19

:Different has grown quickly since first launching its full-service property management offering in 2017, with presences now in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Gill Findlay, CEO Vamp

Australian influencer and content platform Vamp raises $8.5 million funding round led by Investec,...

Vamp, an Australian startup that connects global brands with influential content creators, has secured $8.5 million in a funding round, led by Investec

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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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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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