News & Analysis
Australian agtech startup OneCrop was this week named the winner of the first prize at the Future Food Asia Awards, taking home US$100,000 in prize money.
Recruitment platform Vervoe has raised US$3.5 million ($4.64 million) in a funding round led by Seek, which kicked in US$2 million, with participation from investors including former Etsy and Squarespace COO Jesse Hertzberg and Ruslan Kogan.
Aquafortus has created technology that takes in wastewater with high levels of salinity & separates brines into dry mineral salts & clean water.
The WA government has launched a state STEM skills strategy to help students and the current workforce alike develop science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills to prepare for “the jobs of the future”.
In Melbourne to celebrate Square’s second birthday in Australia, the company’s cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey also announced Square is set to build out an engineering hub down under, its first outside North America.
StartCon has partnered with Australian venture capital firm Right Click Capital to launch pitching competition Pitch for $1 million across Asia-Pacific, with the winner to be receive $1 million in funding.
Townsville-founded startup SafetyCulture has raised $60 million in a Series C round led by New York firm Tiger Global Management, with participation from existing investors including Blackbird Ventures, Index Ventures, and Atlassian cofounder Scott Farquhar. With the startup last having raised a $30 million Series B in October 2016, the fresh funding brings the total […]
Sydney rental management startup MadeComfy has raised $6 million in a funding round led by Investec, with participation from existing investors.
Cloud accounting software company MYOB has announced the second run of Developher, a paid full-time internship program that trains women to code.
VC firm Reinventure Group has closed its third $50 million fund, with Westpac once more backing the firm as it looks to expand its focus to Asia-Pacific.
Previously manager of the national innovation program at Deloitte, new Startup Victoria boss Anderson has been at Inventium since 2013.
The government has announced $15 million in funding for the establishing of the Australian Space Agency and the appointment of former CSIRO head Dr Megan Clark as its chief.
KPMG Australia, the Commonwealth Bank, and Microsoft have partnered to launch Wiise, a platform providing cloud-based business management software aimed at the small to medium enterprise (SME) market.
Fintech startup Brighte has secured a $20 million debt funding facility from National Australia Bank (NAB).