Australian company Ansarada, whose platform providers virtual data rooms for deal makers, has raised a $24 million Series A round led by Ellerston Capital.
Hostplus Super, an industry super fund for the hospitality sector, has invested $27.5 million into Oxford Nanopore Technologies, joining investors including Singapore’s and China Construction Bank International in the £100M ($182 million) round.
Australia’s BlueChilli has partnered with Singapore-founded venture capital firm Hatcher+ in a deal that will see US$125 million ($162 million) invested in up to 240 startups identified by BlueChilli over the next three years.
Victorian startup Landchecker, which helps prospective buyers access detailed data around a property’s zoning and related information, has raised $1.85 million in funding, with new strategic partner RACV the largest backer in the round.
Telstra has participated in the Series A funding round of Californian drone software startup Cape through its investment arm, Telstra Ventures, joining Google’s Gradient Ventures, Mitsui & Co and NEA in the round.
Pet sitting marketplace Mad Paws has raised a $5 million Series A round from investors including Qantas and the Scale Up Media Fund, with existing backer Tim Fung, CEO of Airtasker, also doubling down on his investment in the company and joining the Mad Paws board.
With Reinventure having announced its investment in November, the closing of the Series A brings the total raised by the startup to date to $12.5 million.
InStitchu has raised $3 million in a strategic investment from suit manufacturer Dayang Group that will see Dayang become the startup’s production partner.
As Australia gears up for the open banking regime, ANZ has become the latest bank to invest in secure data exchange startup Data Republic.
Real estate startup Soho has raised $1.65 million from BridgeLane Group as it looks to compete against the major players in the property listings space.
Melbourne’s Socialsuite has developed a platform that works to help social organisations gather data around their work and in turn analyse it to measure impact.
Northern NSW startup Nuonic has today announced it has received strategic investment from, and launched an alliance with, KPMG Australia.
Fintech company Uno Home Loans has announced the raising of $25 million in funding from strategic backer Westpac, and kicked off the search for a new CEO.
Sydney-founded crowdsourced courier startup Go People, born in 2014 as People Post, has raised $3 million in funding as it looks to grow further in the increasingly-crowded delivery startup space.
A survey of Australian game developers found the industry generated $118.5 million in the 2016-17 financial year, up from $114.9 million the previous year, with 75 percent of studios surveyed projecting future growth.