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Investible welcomes new CEO, raises $50m fund positioning itself to lead in seed.

Investible expands its commitment to become Australia’s preeminent seed-stage investment group, announcing financial services industry veteran Rod Bristow as CEO and its plans to raise a second early-stage fund.

Agrotonomy Tower Farms’ response to Corona virus with vertical farming!

When COVID-19 led to the first wave of quarantines in March 2020, Agrotonomy Tower Farms started to donate up to 95% of our vegetables and food production to low-income individuals.

Airwallex’s latest US$100 million capital raising puts valuation at US$2.6 billion

Continuing the momentum of its hyper growth in 2020, Airwallex has announced that the company’s valuation has increased to US$2.6 billion with a capital raising of US$100 million in a further Series D extension.

Simple tips for managing your finances when indulging in self-employment

Working for yourself and running your own business provides many advantages for example accessing creative freedom, independence, and flexibility of managing your own schedule. At the same time, self-employment comes with great responsibility. The somewhat unpredictable nature of self-employment requires you to manage your money extremely attentively
Deferit co-founders Mat Blas and Jonty Hirsowitz

Deferit in multi-million dollar raise to accelerate growth and build team

The bill now, pay later business has raised AU$15M in oversubscribed Series B funding round led by existing investor Carthona Capital and new investor Alceon Group.

Everything you need to know about the financials when kicking off your startup

To start with, a Business Plan should describe what business you are in, the products or services you will sell to make money and how it will operate, including what staff you may need.
GreaseBoss' Peter Condoleon, Steve Barnett, Tim Hall

Aussie startup GreaseBoss selected by leading US seed accelerator Y Combinator

We put together an effective solution within just a few months and today are launching GreaseBoss technology into the hands of equipment maintenance teams around the world to enable safer, smarter and more productive industrial operations
Ben Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Employment Hero

Employment Hero raises $45 million in Series D funding round to fuel both local...

“This latest round of funding will allow us to continue building powerful features to simplify employment. It also enables us to reach more of the world. I started Employment Hero to help as many SMEs as possible and this is the next step in that journey,” said Ben Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Employment Hero
News Corporation & REA Group invest in BRICKLET Series A round

News Corporation & REA Group invest in property platform BRICKLET’s Series A round

BRICKLET will be looking to use its Series A capital raise to further scale the platform by investing heavily in branding and marketing activity.
Neo-financial services platform WLTH launches, but don’t call them a bank

Neo-financial services platform WLTH launches, but don’t call them a bank

Founded in Brisbane in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs Brodie Haupt, Drew Haupt, Darren Hodgkin and John Kerr, WLTH will bring to market a suite of tech-centric products, including commercial and residential lending, feature-laden transactional accounts, a powerful payments app, a high value loyalty system and a pipeline, including a myriad of further fintech solutions.

Far North Qld startup TomKat receives seed investment of $600k to help save the...

Far north QLD fishers secured a $450k seed investment round lead by the Australian Food & Farming Fund to launch its sustainable alternative to polystyrene boxes and single use plastic.
The Wine Collective proudly unveils Australia’s leading digital wine marketplace

The Wine Collective proudly unveils Australia’s leading digital wine marketplace

With over 10,000 wines soon to be offered, Australians will gain unprecedented access to the world of wine direct from the cellars of leading Australian and international winemakers that matter.
Sydney-based B2B tech startup, Pathzero closes a AU$1M seed investment round

Sydney-based B2B tech startup, Pathzero closes a AU$1M seed investment round

Sydney based software company, Pathzero, today announced it has closed a AU$1M seed investment round. Backed by leading...
Lumos Diagnostics raises AU$25m in oversubscribed pre-IPO capital raise

Lumos Diagnostics raises AU$25m in oversubscribed pre-IPO capital raise

The unique ability of the FebriDx test to identify patients as viral or bacterial within 10 minutes helps guide clinical decision making – whether that is isolation for those identified as having a virus, antibiotic prescriptions for bacterial infections, or simply reassurance that an infection is not present.
Vistaprint dives deeper into design, joining forces with 99designs

Vistaprint dives deeper into design, joining forces with the creative platform, 99designs

The combination of 99designs’ large network of talented freelance designers and Vistaprint’s more than 20 million customers will create a global platform which will make it easy for small businesses to access both professional design services and great marketing products in one place.
Australian agtech DIT technologies equity crowdfunding raises $267,000 in 1st week

Australian agtech, DIT technologies’ equity crowdfunding raises $267,000 in first week

The agtech company, which has seen revenue grow from $232,000 to $3.59 million in 2 years, has embarked on this equity crowdfunding campaign with ambitions to continue innovating solutions for food producers.
What the Federal Budget will mean for SMBs - H&R Block

What the Federal Budget will mean for SMBs

There are big tax cuts for individuals and a number of significant boosts for businesses, all designed to increase spending and boost jobs.
Aussie venture working to save the planet with quality eats launches crowdfunding

New Aussie venture working to save the planet with quality eats launches equity crowdfunding...

The focus of The Alt Saint’s Birchal campaign will be to expand Saint Frankie, a natural breakfast food company that produces quality, plant-based items, including muesli and granola, alternative milks and ready to drink (R2D) coffee, and help save critically endangered animals from extinction along the way.
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.

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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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