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Steve Weston, CEO & Co-Founder of Volt Bank

Neobank Volt closes $70m oversubscribed Series C; hits $100m total funding and sets sights...

Australia's first neobank, Volt Bank Limited (Volt) has closed a $70m Series C equity funding round, which was oversubscribed by $10m beyond the original target of $60m.
HashChing CEO Arun Maharaj

HashChing completes successful capital raise to transform its mortgage brokerage platform

Leading Australian mortgage broker platform, HashChing has announced it has recently completed a successful capital raise. HashChing has over 60,000 customers who have utilised the platform to find better loans and make lending more efficient for mortgage brokers.
Spoke Phone co-founders Jason Kerr and Kieron Lawson

Spoke Phone raises $6.7 million Series A funding round to kill the desk phone

Mobile voice company Spoke Phone announced it has raised $6.7 million in Series A funding, in a capital raising round led by Australian venture capital firm, Marbruck Investments, with support from New Zealand-based Icehouse Ventures and Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 fund.
Tim Bray, Ecocentric

Aussie smart energy tech startup raises $3.2 million in crowdfunding rush for device that...

Ecocentric’s funding to date includes $3.2 million raised from equity investors with the support of Merchant Corporate Advisory.. Equity crowdfunding legislation was introduced in January 2018. Previously, everyday investors didn’t have access to these types of investments.

Challenger telco ReadiiTel smashes its equity crowdfunding target with Equitise

The Melbourne telecommunications and managed Information Technology (IT) business founded by former Telstra employee Daniel Li is a first mover in the disruptive telco space and a challenger to existing players in the marketplace such as Telstra, Vocus, Dodo, TPG and Optus.
Leigh Jasper and David Murray Buildxact

Construction tech company Buildxact raises $8.5 million to grow faster into the under-served market...

David Murray, CEO of Buildxact, said that while other technology companies have focused on the big end of the construction industry, Buildxact has chosen to develop for a severely under-served segment of this large market.

Hometime raises further $6.7 million and announces two more acquisitions in Melbourne and Cairns

Hometime, Airbnb’s leading property management partner in the APAC region, has raised a further $6.7 million on top of a recent $6 million equity and venture debt funding round completed in May 2019.

The Netflix of live music is looking for Aussie investors following massive success

Established in 2016, GiggedIn has become a thriving monthly subscription platform that connects music loving Australians to more bands, DJ’s and festivals whilst saving money in the process.
Robbie Cooke CEO of tyro payments, Stevan Premutico founder of me&u and Justin Hemmes CEO of Merivale

Justin Hemmes & Tyro lead $8 million Series B funding round for hospitality mobile...

me&u, Australia’s mobile ordering & payment app for cafes, restaurants and bars, recently announced an AUD$8 million Series B funding round, as it sets itself up to expand interstate and enhance the product suite.

Suncorp invests $1.5 million in largest peer to peer car sharing platform, Car Next...

The Suncorp investment was $1.5m. It’s also part of a $10 million funding round, raising up to a further $1,000,000 on the Equitise crowdfunding platform.

Melbourne transport startup Raine has the fastest funded electric vehicle in history

Melbourne-designed electric transport company Raine, backed by Blackbird Ventures, has hit its Kickstarter funding goal in only 43 minutes, becoming the fastest funded electric vehicle in history.

New workspace redefining flex work for women launches equity crowdfunding campaign to raise $2.5...

FRANKLY CO, an up-and-coming flexible workspace, community, and digital platform dedicated to helping women make work work, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign with Birchal to raise up to $2.5 million to get off the ground.

FlexCareers raises $1.8 million to accelerate its HR technology platform roll-out

FlexCareers, Australia and New Zealand’s leading platform for flexible jobs, return to work and future of work services has completed an oversubscribed convertible bond issue, raising $1.8 million to accelerate the roll out of its end-to-end HR technology platform.

Medicinal cannabis startup Greenfield MC Global launches equity crowdfunding round

Greenfield MC Global recently launched its equity crowd-sourced funding (CSF). After the success of Series A and B investment, the next round is suited to the overwhelming number of smaller investors who expressed interest in participating in the rapidly growing medicinal cannabis industry.

Lyka raises $500,000 in pre-seed funding round to improve the health of Australia’s pet...

Australia’s largest online tailored pet food subscription platform Lyka, announced it has raised AU$500,000 in a seed funding round to accelerate growth, expand its operations and expand it’s core team over the next 12 months.

Muso raises $1.5 million in seed funding round to grow Australia’s live music scene

Muso was founded in 2018 by co-founders, Jeremiah Siemianow, Brandon Crimmins and Alan Jin to help up-and-coming local musicians find and book live gigs, while enabling venues to uncover and access new talent.

Practice Ignition raises AU$26m Series B funding round to transform the accounting and bookkeeping...

Practice Ignition, a software solution for accountants, announced it has completed its Series B round, raising AU$26 million, led by Tiger Global Management.

AmazingCo raises $5.1m Series A funding round to bring moments of connectivity to the...

AmazingCo, the Melbourne-founded experiences platform that has expanded across 23 American cities in the past six months, recently announced it has closed a $5.1m Series A funding round, with participation from Aconex founders, Rampersand VC, Artesian and Macdoch Ventures.

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.

Global VC bets on Australian quantum computing start-up Q-CTRL in US$15m Series A funding...

Since its founding in 2017, Q-CTRL has rapidly established itself as a global leader in the quantum computing space. In 2018 it was named as the only company outside of North America to be included in IBM's hand-picked network of startups working to advance the emerging quantum computing industry.

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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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