Vitamin subscription service Vitable raises $1.9 million within 24 hours of pitching to investors

Vitamin subscription service Vitable raises $1.9 million within 24 hours of pitching to investors

In the ever-evolving landscape of health and wellness, access to essential vitamins and supplements has become increasingly vital. People are seeking convenient and personalized ways to maintain their well-being, and this is precisely where Vitable, a groundbreaking vitamin subscription service, has made its mark. Vitable recently achieved a... [Read More]

Posted on 2024-02-01 09:02:00
Trade Ledger – Raised AUD 18.5m in a Series A funding round led by Point72 Ventures

Trade Ledger – Raised AUD 18.5m in a Series A funding round led by Point72 Ventures

In today’s fast-paced world of business finance, staying ahead of the curve and embracing innovative solutions is paramount. With the growing complexity of financial operations, companies need forward-thinking tools to manage their finances effectively. This is where Trade Ledger, a trailblazing company, has taken the lead. Trade Ledger... [Read More]

Posted on 2024-01-31 09:01:00

Brighte – Raised AUD 100m in a Series C funding round led by Grok Ventures and Airtree Ventures

In today’s dynamic landscape of sustainable finance, staying abreast of emerging opportunities and cutting-edge developments can prove to be a formidable task. As the global community intensifies its commitment to environmental responsibility, there arises an unprecedented demand for forward-thinking financial solutions that align profit with purpose.

It is within this... [Read More]

Posted on 2024-01-30 09:01:00
Athena Home Loans – Raised AUD 70m in a Series C funding round led by Square Peg Capital.

Athena Home Loans – Raised AUD 70m in a Series C funding round led by Square Peg Capital.

Athena Home Loans – Raised AUD 70m in a Series C funding round led by Square Peg Capital

Athena Home Loans is a digital home loan lender that operates in Australia. It was founded in 2017 with the mission of helping homeowners pay off their mortgages faster and... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-16 08:08:00
Airwallex – Raised AUD 450m in a Series D funding round led by Fidelity and valued at over USD 2.6bn.

Airwallex – Raised AUD 450m in a Series D funding round led by Fidelity and valued at over USD 2.6bn.

Airwallex is a global financial technology (fintech) company that provides cross-border payment solutions for businesses. The company was founded in 2015 by Jack Zhang and Max Li, and is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in various locations worldwide.

Airwallex offers a comprehensive suite of products and services... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-15 08:08:00
Payright – Raised AUD 12m in a Series B funding round led by Escala Partners and investors including Adcock Private Equity and Alceon.

Payright – Raised AUD 12m in a Series B funding round led by Escala Partners and investors including Adcock Private Equity and Alceon.

Payright is a leading buy now, pay later payment solution provider based in Australia. The company offers customers a flexible payment option for purchases, allowing them to pay for goods and services over time, without incurring high-interest charges. Payright partners with a wide range of businesses, from small... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-14 08:08:00
Slyp Raises AUD 13.5 Million to Revolutionize Digital Receipts and Loyalty Programs

Slyp Raises AUD 13.5 Million to Revolutionize Digital Receipts and Loyalty Programs

Slyp is a digital receipt and loyalty platform based in Australia. It allows customers to receive digital receipts and store them in a central location, making it easy to keep track of purchases and returns. Additionally, Slyp offers a loyalty program that allows customers to earn rewards and... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-13 08:08:00
Big Investments in Micro-Lending for Millennials and Zoomers.

Big Investments in Micro-Lending for Millennials and Zoomers.

Startup Spotlight – FuPay

For individuals and businesses alike, traditional payment methods can be cumbersome and time-consuming. That’s where FuPay comes in. This revolutionary payment platform provides a seamless and efficient experience that addresses many of the challenges posed by traditional payment methods that can be slow, inconvenient,... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-12 08:08:00
Fintech Startup “Frollo”​ Launches Net Worth Tracker With Funding From Metlife to Help Low To Mid-Income Australians Improve Their Financial Wellbeing

Fintech Startup “Frollo”​ Launches Net Worth Tracker With Funding From Metlife to Help Low To Mid-Income Australians Improve Their Financial Wellbeing

Frollo is a FinTech startup with a mission to help people feel good about money. Founded in 2015, the company offers open banking solutions, a consumer app, and a SaaS Integration Platform to a range of financial institutions, including neobanks, traditional banks, fintech, lenders, and employers.

At its... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-11 08:08:00
Beforepay Raises Over $10 Million in Funding to Revolutionise Early Access to Earned Wages

Beforepay Raises Over $10 Million in Funding to Revolutionise Early Access to Earned Wages

In personal finance, keeping track of bills, expenses, and payments can be a real headache. With so many financial responsibilities to manage, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and fall behind on payments. This is where Beforepay comes in – a revolutionary new app that aims to simplify and... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-10 15:08:29
From Fintech Startup to Payment Powerhouse: Till Payments Raises $142.2M in Total Funding Over 4 Rounds!

From Fintech Startup to Payment Powerhouse: Till Payments Raises $142.2M in Total Funding Over 4 Rounds!

Till Payments is a rapidly-growing Australian fintech startup that specialises in providing payment solutions to businesses of all sizes. Founded in 2012 by Shadi Haddad, Till Payments has quickly become a player in the Australian payments market, and is poised for further expansion both domestically and abroad.

They... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-08 03:08:00
$15M Raised in Less Than A Year By Ecommerce Partner Integrated With Major Platforms

$15M Raised in Less Than A Year By Ecommerce Partner Integrated With Major Platforms

Refundid is an Australian-based fintech solution that provides immediate refunds on eCommerce purchases. The firm is headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales. The company’s main goal is to protect and change how customers transact online. Refundid removes the conventional two to three week wait by refunding the customers... [Read More]

Posted on 2023-08-07 03:08:17
The New Infrastructure-as-a-Service Company Revolutionising Fraud Prevention in Australia

The New Infrastructure-as-a-Service Company Revolutionising Fraud Prevention in Australia

FrankieOne is a leading Australian leading company that automates data capturing and decision-making for client onboarding and ongoing monitoring through its end-to-end unified platform. With its affordable infrastructure, the regtech (regulatory compliance) company handles biometrics, fraud detection data sources, AML, and other popular third-party tools. 

FrankieOne was... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-12-05 13:12:06
$14.5M Raised In Less Than 12 Months By Web3.0 Company. It’s a New World.

$14.5M Raised In Less Than 12 Months By Web3.0 Company. It’s a New World.

Spice AI Founders — Luke Kim & Phillip LeBlanc

A very new company leveraging Web3 technology and way ahead of the curve. Most people are just getting their heads around Crypto and Blockchain while these guys are already building software for developers to create Web3 apps.

Spice AI is a startup technology... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-11-30 07:11:57
From a Humble Research Analyst to Head of Operations For a Global Investment Firm in Just 4 Years…

From a Humble Research Analyst to Head of Operations For a Global Investment Firm in Just 4 Years…

From a Humble Research Analyst to Head of Operations For a Global Investment Firm in Just 4 Years, This Woman is Making An Impact

Key Person of Interest Spotlight — Giulianna Crivello

I first came across Giulianna from an online Ad for EntryLevel promoting a VC Analyst course. I was intrigued... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-11-22 12:11:44
Exciting Times For Tech With Australia’s Largest VC Fund Splashing Out $500M

Exciting Times For Tech With Australia’s Largest VC Fund Splashing Out $500M

Blackbird is Australia’s leading capital firm that invests in various enterprise technology, healthcare, deep tech, hardware and consumer-based companies. They are a hub for start-ups, providing operational and financial support and transforming their businesses into world class. The venture capital firm provides seed for emerging entrepreneurs by incubating and... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-10-26 02:10:13
Australia’s Brand New PropTech Champion with $9.6M in Funding in Just 16 Months

Australia’s Brand New PropTech Champion with $9.6M in Funding in Just 16 Months

Pablo Gil Brusola and Mickael Roger, PropHero

Startup Spotlight — PropHero

In just 16 months, this new venture has managed to raise close to $10M in funding over two rounds, and win “Proptech Startup of the Year” and “Most Innovative Startup — Consumer Proptech” at the 2022 Proptech Awards hosted by the... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-10-11 08:10:28
A Cool $5M For A New Spin On The Old Business Card

A Cool $5M For A New Spin On The Old Business Card

Blinq. A new generation business card

Startup Spotlight — Blinq

A new spin on an old idea? Good timing?

When first looking at the funding this company has managed to raise, I was impressed. There’s been a number of companies attempt to build a new business card app but nothing has really... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-10-06 07:10:54
Two Brothers With A Simple Vision That Attracted Over $40 Million Dollars in Funding in Just 4…

Two Brothers With A Simple Vision That Attracted Over $40 Million Dollars in Funding in Just 4…

Two Brothers With A Simple Vision That Attracted Over $40 Million Dollars in Funding in Just 4 Years

Aussie brothers Ryan Kroonenburg and Sam Kroonenburg. A Cloud Guru

Startup Spotlight — A Cloud Guru

As one of Airtree’s most highlighted success stories, A Cloud Guru is a company name I had to look... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-10-04 02:10:01
From Engineer to Tech Investor Advising The World’s Most Dynamic CEO’s

From Engineer to Tech Investor Advising The World’s Most Dynamic CEO’s

Craig Blair, Co Founder & Managing Partner, AirTree Ventures

Individual Spotlight: Who is Craig Blair?

When looking into Australian venture capital firm Airtree, Blair seemed to be right at the heart of it, so I did a little research. His career has been quite spectacular and for one person, he has managed... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-09-29 04:09:51
$125 Million Investor Raise — eCommerce Australian Unicorn

$125 Million Investor Raise — eCommerce Australian Unicorn

$125 Million Investor Raise — eCommerce Australian Unicorn

Mike Frizell, founder and CEO of Pet Circle, with Milo, one of the numerous pets that come to work with staff at the newly minted unicorn.

With the pet industry in Australia worth a whopping $13 Billion, Pet Circle is one company that has... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-09-27 11:09:57
Investor Spotlight — AirTree Ventures

Investor Spotlight — AirTree Ventures

Investor Spotlight — AirTree Ventures

AirTree partners (from l to r): James Cameron, John Henderson, Elicia McDonald, Jackie Vullinghs, Craig Blair and Helen Norton. Image Credits: AirTree Ventures

The number of software devs in Australia that I have spoken to in 2022 who have been made redundant is astonishing. Due to overseas... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-09-23 02:09:42
Which Startups Fail and Which Succeed?

Which Startups Fail and Which Succeed?

We often hear and read about the successes in the startup world, but don’t often hear about the many failures.

It’s inevitable that most businesses fail in their first 3 years. Taking a look into why some succeed and others don’t is invaluable research in potential pitfalls, hurdles, and realistic challenges... [Read More]

Posted on 2022-09-19 11:09:54
Startup Spotlight: Mr Yum (Hospitality-Tech)

Startup Spotlight: Mr Yum (Hospitality-Tech)

Four years to build a company that has attracted $100 Million AUD in total funding. Incredible. This isn’t some AI, military, or space-age techno gadget invention company either.

Mr Yum is a tech-hospitality service startup that makes marketing, payments, and ordering easy and seamless for events, restaurants, and other hospitality businesses.

You... [Read More]

Posted on 19 September 2022 | 11:51 am
Startup Spotlight: Omny Studio — Podcasting SAAS

Startup Spotlight: Omny Studio — Podcasting SAAS

Startup Spotlight: Omny Studio — Podcasting SAAS

For a startup you may never have heard of, this story spans ~7 years and shows the incredible opportunity in Australia to persevere with an idea/goal and see success.

Omny Studio is a Melbourne-based enterprise podcasting software-as-a-service startup. Founded in 2012 by Andrew Armstrong, Edward... [Read More]

Posted on 19 September 2022 | 11:49 am
Startup Spotlight: Payrix (FinTech)

Startup Spotlight: Payrix (FinTech)

Payrix Payments Technology (Payrix) provides marketplaces, SaaS businesses and ISOs a flexible payments platform that enables them to unlock more revenue potential. The company provides the tools to create a seamless, embedded user experience and offers clients the choice of payment facilitation-as-a-service (PFaaS) or a full payment infrastructure (payment IaaS)... [Read More]

Posted on 19 September 2022 | 11:40 am