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Why I’m raising capital during a pandemic: The strange benefit of raising capital during...

Who would have thought that a pandemic would be the right time to raise capital? When lockdown started, my team and I were simply focused on being able to keep the business going so that we would see a future
Andreas Dzumla and Will Santow, Longtail UX

Australian SaaS startup Longtail UX secures $5 million capital raise in a funding round...

Longtail UX, an Australian SaaS startup that connects searchers to products in a single click, has secured $5 million in new capital in a funding round led by Investec
Fast CEO and Co-Founder Domm Holland

Payments startup Fast has secured A$30 million in a Series A round led by...

Fast will use the investment to accelerate the global rollout of Fast Checkout, its universal one-click purchase product for e-commerce and to further grow its product and engineering teams.
Coassemble CEO Ryan Macpherson

E-learning platform Coassemble lands $4.4m Series A funding round to democratize online training for...

Coassemble, a company democratizing online training for global brands, has announced a $4.4M Series A funding round led by Equity Venture Partners (EVP) and advised by Clinton Capital Partners.
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.
Adam Rigby (L) Dan White (R) Ray White NurtureCloud

Real estate giant Ray White invests $3 million in Aussie proptech startup NurtureCloud

Australasia’s largest real estate agency, Ray White, has just invested $3m into Sydney-based proptech company NurtureCloud, to both improve its own network’s offering as well as being part of exploring international opportunities for the product.

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.

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.

This new national research has revealed what frustrates business owners most about accessing funding

Around nine out of 10 Australian SMEs are frustrated about their business funding, naming onerous loan conditions, having to provide property...

Shaking the ‘money tree’: how to secure funding for your tech startup

Even the most game-changing business idea won’t fly on a wing and a prayer—sadly ideas aren’t currency, however visionary they happen to be. Before...

GO1.com raises over $30 million in Series B round led by Microsoft’s venture fund...

GO1.com, the world’s largest onboarding, compliance and professional development platform, has raised more than $30 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.

Investments in fintech startups more than doubled in 2018 both locally and globally

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups, according to Accenture

Australian startups and young tech companies secured over $1 billion in funding in the...

During the December Quarter 2018 Australian Startups and young tech companies received $1.066B in funding. The December quarter was strong in general with a small reduction in funding from the September Q 2018

Gaingels – the world-first investment vehicle for LGBT founders – invests in its first...

Nexba, Australia’s leading Naturally Sugar Free beverage brand, has become the first Australian company to be backed by the world-first, investment vehicle for LGBT founders, Gaingels.

The University of Queensland’s ilab smashes $56 million investment in startups

The University of Queensland (UQ) has cemented its position as a leading launchpad for entrepreneurs and a magnet for major investors, with startups from its ilab programs attracting more than $57 million.

EdTech startup Ed App raises $4m from workplace solutions provider SafetyCulture

Ed App, the leading mobile-first technology company that facilitates more than 35,000 micro lessons daily, has announced it has raised $4 million from workplace solutions tech company, SafetyCulture.

5 key tips women in startups should keep in mind when seeking grants and...

Statistics show female entrepreneurs get awarded funding at a disproportionately smaller rate than their male peers, even though women who receive venture funding bring in 12% more revenue than male-owned tech companies and are likely to have greater success overall.

Social networking app Travello raises AUD$5 million to build the world’s largest online community...

Founded in 2015 by two footy mates from northern Queensland, Travello connects travellers from all corners of the globe, recommends experiences and allows users to browse and book more than 50,000 activities. The social networking app is currently used by more than 350,000 travellers in 180 countries. In July 2018 alone, Travello recorded 1.8M events on the Travello feed.

HR tech startup GO1.com has secured its Series A funding round led by SEEK

SEEK has had a long-term relationship with GO1.com – both as a customer and more recently inking an Australian-first partnership for the benefit of job seekers.

Disruptive video production startup Genero closes $4 million investment round

The company, which has been consistently doubling revenue each year, will use the new round of capital to support continued growth and expansion in the United States. Its impressive client list includes Facebook, Google, Unilever, Diageo, HP and Citibank.

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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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