Thursday, January 20, 2022

Five Australian innovators share US$200k Optus future makers grant

Future Makers is an annual program launched by Optus to foster innovative tech solutions which address social challenges for disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Polish startup Sundose raises a US$6m Series A funding round

Consumers currently spend around US$140 billion per year on supplements, and it is estimated that the global supplement industry will grow to US$230 billion by 2027. Sundose meets the ever-increasing demands of health-conscious consumers, replacing outdated fixed-formulation supplements in favour of dynamic formulations that can be regularly adjusted, based on an individual’s lifestyle, life stage and evolving medical history.

Butter raises $3.2m funding to enhance interactive workshops

Butter, a Zoom-like platform designed for interactive workshops, has raised $3.2 million in seed funding. The aim is to empower workshop facilitators to host virtual workshops that are much better than their physical ones

Crypto platform Kikitrade completes US$8M pre-series A funding

By providing a user-friendly, secure and fun user experience, Kikitrade aims to attract the millennials and everyday people to invest in crypto assets with ease, and contribute to the democratization of cryptocurrency in the long run.

Amazon Launchpad offers Aussie SMBs opportunity to pitch to Amazon AU HQ for an...

The research reveals that 89% of SMBs are feeling more resilient in running their businesses, 92% feel optimistic for the year ahead and 78% of SMBs will use e-commerce and digital tools to allow them to work from anywhere.

Batch Brewing launches equity crowd fund surpassing AU$1.1m in funding

Batch Brewing Co launched its equity crowdfunding campaign with Equitise raising up to AU$1.5 million. With two breweries in Sydney plus distribution in venues and bottle shops, the company reached AU$1.1 million in funding from beer enthusiasts and keen investors

Tempus Partners rebrands to Folklore Ventures: gets new partner and hires.

The firm’s new name, Folklore Ventures, represents a belief in the vision of founders, its strength as investment managers and its mission to become a long-range ambition machine for the great success stories of our time

NFT trading volumes hit over $400 million in 30 days with 17,000 average daily...

The highest daily trading volume was on February 22, 2021, at $64.20 million. Over the same period, the NFT marketplace recorded an average of 17,766 daily traders

Lakeba unveils scale-up fund aiming at eliminating startups’ growing pains

When building a business, it’s common to experience growing pains, especially if you have built a great product generating real demand. Rather than have your business splitting at the seams, Lakeba can help provide the perfect fit.
Deferit's multi-million dollar raise to accelerate growth and build its team

Bill payment platform Deferit completes multi-million dollar raise to accelerate growth and build its...

The platform, which doesn’t fund discretionary purchases but helps users manage household bills such as telecommunications, energy and car registrations, has already passed milestones of 250,000 users and helped Australians pay off over $100M in bills.