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Australia’s first baby product review site raises $5.5 million to accelerate national growth and...

Local startup and baby product review site, Tell Me Baby, has completed a $5.5 million capital raise in a bid to accelerate its growth within Australia and prepare for its e-commerce launch into China

One10 invests seed funding in a health-tech start-up tackling Australia’s rising obesity problem

One10 has accepted healthtech start-up Health Delivered as the first participant in its Social Accelerator and made a undisclosed amount of seed funding

Aussie fintech Verrency raising $15m Series A funding round for global expansion

Payments platform Verrency has announced a $US15 million Series A funding round as it continues to expand internationally. The growth-stage fintech provides payments innovation-as-a-service

ThinCats secures $30 million to fund more Australian small businesses and start-ups

Australian peer-to-peer business lending platform ThinCats Australia has been boosted by a commitment of $30 million in funding for loans to small business

Flinders University start-up Preserve Health secures over $500k worth of seed funding

The seed round will be used to fund the market launch of PREPD – a new range of hydration-boosting drinks set to revolutionise endurance sports performance. PREPD is backed by more than 20 years of ground-breaking medical research, which originally focussed on improving severe dehydration in children living in developing countries.
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.

Australian tech company Culture Amp raises US$82m (A$122m) to create a better world of...

The financing, which brings the total funds raised by the company to over USD$158million, will be used to accelerate Culture Amp’s global expansion and the development of innovative products and offerings that enable companies to build a better world of work.

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.
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.

How this company that just raised $3.5 million in an IPO plans to disrupt...

Botanix is a medical dermatology company developing new prescription medicines to treat serious skin diseases, including acne, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Australian fintech Athena Home Loans raises a $25 million Series B funding round

Fintech start-up, Athena Home Loans, has closed a $25 million Series B raise, led by Square Peg Capital. Australia’s biggest venture capital investor and industry super fund, Hostplus, and Australian venture firm, AirTree – have also joined the round, taking the start-up’s total capital raised to date to $45 million.

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.

VentureCrowd raised $2 million and is now bringing Israeli start-ups to Aussie investors

Aussie investors will be able to invest in the best Israeli start-ups under a new deal by equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd and Kentgrove Capital

Home-grown biotech innovator raises AU$2 million to fight cancer in world first trials

Clarity Pharmaceuticals, one of Australia’s few, clinical-stage biotech startups has recently raised $2 million to progress its world first cancer therapy

Prospa secures $25 million in funding round led by AirTree Ventures – largest fintech...

The deal is the largest fintech venture capital investment in an Australian business. Prospa also announced it had passed $250 Million in total loans to small businesses in Australia.
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

Quizling launches after inking deals with five major Australian institutes and raising $300,000 from...

Ed-tech start-up Quizling has officially launched after securing partnership deals with five big Aussie institutes and raising $300,000 from Sydney Angels

European rideshare service Taxify closes $175m investment round led by Daimler

Samuel Raciti, Taxify's Country Manager for Australia, “This investment round is very exciting news for Taxify in Australia as it means we can accelerate our growth by further expanding our local operations."

This food and beverage start-up has raised a $2.5 million Series A funding round

Food and beverage start-up Ordermentum has assembled an enviable list of star investors, entrepreneurs and corporate heavyweights for its $2.5m Series A

Online art marketplace Bluethumb has raised $1 million to help Indigenous artists

We are very excited to be able to invest in Bluethumb’s future growth and watch their progress and success as they help bring Australian art to the forefront of the global creative economy.

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Five things to get right before you quit your day job,...

Are you wondering if you are ready to quit your day job to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? You, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, may feel stuck and unable to take the plunge into the startup lifestyle. Dan Mumby is here to make sure you know the five key things to get right before you quit your day job in this FREE CHEAT SHEET.

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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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