Tag: investment

  • Green Family Invest heavily in Gamified Marketing Technology platform QuizJam

    The family company of well-known West Australian Ian Green, a former owner and Director of Gull Petroleum, has taken just over a 10% stake in QuizJam, a gamified marketing technology and engagement platform. In the latest round of funding and further proof QuizJam is gaining considerable momentum, the Greens invested $590,000 on a pre-money valuation… Read more »

  • Set sail for Blackbird’s Sunrise Island

    For an inspiring journey into the world of startups, join Australia’s leading venture capital firm Blackbird at Cockatoo Island on September 12, 2018. The world heritage-listed island on Sydney Harbour will be transformed for a day into Sunrise Island, a micronation led by innovative founders, thinkers and creators. As in previous years, Blackbird’s Sunrise conference will… Read more »

  • Snooper raises $1 million AUD to accelerate crowdsourcing among brands and retailers

    Snooper, the crowdsourcing platform disrupting how brands and retailers collect data, announced today a AUD 1 million investment led by Microequities Venture Capital Fund to further accelerate growth in Australia. Using the Snooper platform brands and retailers can now instantly connect with their shoppers around the country by uploading paid ‘missions’ to collect in-store data…. Read more »

  • Canva acquiring Zeetings shows more than just their success

    Canva has made waves again, this time with an acquisition. With a mission to ‘put an end to death by Powerpoint’, they’ve acquired online interactive presentation tool Zeetings for an undisclosed amount. The staff of Zeetings will join the Canva team and create a power team to disrupt the design industry. This comes right after… Read more »

  • New Zealand a startup ‘Utopia’, but VC’s call for more funding

    Ahhhh New Zealand- known the world over for its unstoppable national rugby team, stunning mountain ranges, beautiful lakes and vistas AND its vibrant startup ecosystem. You heard right. New Zealand’s startup community has, for the better part of two decades, consistently punched well above its weight for a country of its size. Birthing 8 unicorns in… Read more »

  • Future of Work startup BenchOn raises $650,000 in seed funding round

    BenchOn, a B2B talent mobility platform that solves the problem of employee underutilisation by matching a business’s idle staff to short-term contracts, has raised $650,000 in seed capital as it looks to scale nationally to meet market demand. BenchOn was founded in March 2016 by Tim Walmsley while he was working as an executive in the defence industry and… Read more »

  • Australian Industrial IoT company secures $4.8M from Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital

    Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and machine monitoring solution, FitMachine® ‘the Fitbit® for machines’, has secured $4.8M in Series A funding. The round, led by Blackbird Ventures, included Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital (Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment fund). The investment will allow MOVUS to scale up to international… Read more »