Blackbird

XY Sense has completed its initial seed funding round, raising AU$5 million from leading Australian venture fund, Blackbird Ventures, staff and angel investors. Founded in 2016 by Alex Birch and Luke Murray, XY Sense is a Melbourne headquartered technology startup that has designed and engineered a world-leading smart sensor platform

With $35 million of venture funding in its war chest, Australian startup v2food last year purchased a 55,470sqm site in Wodonga to manufacture its plant-based meat products locally. More than $20 million will be invested in refitting the Wodonga site to be a food-grade facility, expected to be operational in