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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.

The Honesty-Pride Paradox in startup pitching and three simple steps to avoid it!

You are pitching your business, the brainchild to which you have dedicated blood, sweat, tears and a majority of your time. You are wanting...

Aussie beverage brand H2coco (now H2) is looking to raise $5m equity crowdfunding on...

Pioneers of coconut water in Australia, H2coco – now known as H2 – is taking the ‘better for you’ lifestyle to new heights, launching its healthy beverage range in the United States

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.

University of Melbourne spin-out attracts $14m investment for vaccine to treat gum disease that...

The company was set-up to develop and commercialise the research outputs of a long-running programme originating from the University of Melbourne working in collaboration with CSL.

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.

Shark Tank success Rhinohide reaches 100 per cent of its funding goal on Equitise

West Australian 4x4 protective armour business Rhinohide has announced it has reached 100 per cent of its funding target, securing $500,000 from the “crowd” on Equitise.

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.

Looking to take the next step? How to use a business credit card to...

Getting a business credit card when you first start your venture helps separate your business and personal finances, which makes good financial sense. That, however, is just the beginning of how a business credit card can help you succeed.

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.

Parking app Parkable raises NZ$4.6 million in first-round funding led by Spark

The funds will be used to increase Parkable’s dominance of New Zealand’s shared economy parking market, further develop its presence in Australia and China and explore new international markets.

DC Power Co raises $1.6m in round two of its fight against the big...

DC Power Co plans to unlock the collective power of Australia’s two million solar households to create a large-scale competitor to the big energy companies’ coal fired power plants.

Microlearning platform EdApp completes $4.25M follow on raise from SafetyCulture

EdApp is best known for its on-demand microlearning platform which offers companies across all industries, including retail, mining, FMCG and infrastructure, a more effective way to onboard, motivate and train employees.

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

Telstra-backed AI startup Near raises US$100M to fuel expansion and roll out new platform...

Near, the platform that uses AI to make real-world data actionable, today announced that it has raised USD$100M (AUD$143M) in a Series D funding round.

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