Friday, July 1, 2022

Western Bulldogs announce partnership backed by CoinSpot

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For the remainder of the 2021 season, and with an option to extend, CoinSpot will feature prominently on the back of the Bulldogs’ AFL guernsey and on its media backdrop.

Will the “second wave” of mergers and acquisitions in GCC banking continue to gather...

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A report published by S&P Global Ratings noted that the adverse effects of the 2020 shock will be felt keenly in the UAE, Oman and Bahrain, and less so in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

New non-bank lender TechLend secures $50m in additional funding

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Non-bank lender TechLend has secured $50m funding from Silicon Valley venture debt and growth credit fund, Partners for Growth, to turbocharge growth in its home loans business.

Online shopping, food services and telehealth tipped for equity growth

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A just released report on equity crowdfunding in Australia shows the industry has surged 60% in the last two years, with total raised increasing from $28.3m to $41m in 2021.

Montu medical cannabis breaks crowdfunding records on Birchal

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One of Australia’s leading prescribers of medical cannabis, which experienced a ten fold increase in business over the past year, has broken equity crowdfunding records. Montu became Australia’s largest total ever and second fastest of all time crowd funding.

EstimateOne secures $35m from Potentia Capital and Leigh Jasper

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EstimateOne, a digital procurement platform for commercial construction, announced the completion of its first capital raise with a $35m investment from Potentia Capital and Saniel Ventures. The deal includes $20m of primary capital and a $15m secondary investment. Potentia Capital is a specialist private equity investor focussed on technology and tech-enabled businesses and is helmed by Co-Managing Directors Tim Reed (President of the Business Council of Australia, and former CEO of MYOB), and Andrew Gray (former Managing Director of Archer Capital).

Aircall announces a strategic investment from HubSpot Ventures

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As a CRM platform partner of choice for Aircall since 2016, HubSpot is now further investing in its #1 most installed telephony integration. This investment shows an extended sign of support to Aircall’s product and service. With this reinforced partnership, Aircall continues to accelerate on its mission: empowering every professional to have richer conversations, by building a leading ecosystem around voice and phone communications.

Billionaire investor backs Australian drone planting company LOTT

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After investing in PayPal and putting his financial weight behind households like Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, Skype and Hotmail, U.S. entrepreneur Tim Draper, billionaire founder and managing partner of Draper Associates, announced his investment in Lord of the Trees (LOTT).

TA Associates announces strategic investment in Zifo RnD Solutions

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TA Associates (TA), a global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a strategic growth investment in Zifo RnD Solutions (Zifo), a provider of scientific informatics. Founded in 2008, Zifo enables the digital transformation of Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, Manufacturing Quality Control and Genomics functions at companies across the pharma, biotech, medical device and process industries. Zifo enables firms to digitalize their operations to support innovation and help increase efficiency and speed of delivery.

Community-owned Web3 accelerator to share profit with alumni & mentors

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Collective Campus, Australian innovation consultancy and startup accelerator, is spinning off Metarise - a $10m web3 venture fund and community-owned web3 startup accelerator. Only 0.1% (30,000) of the 30 million software developers across the globe are active in web3, with similar patterns across design and marketing professionals. This has prompted various web3 networks and protocols to announce over US$9 billion worth of ecosystem development funds in the 12 months to May 2022, including Avalanche ($200 million), Harmony ($300 million), Algorand ($500 million), and TRON’s $1,111,111 ecosystem fund.