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Sydney-based startup Practifi has raised AU$24 million in series B funding to expand its business management platform for financial advisors and superannuation fund companies.  Led by US tech equity firm Updata Partners with participation from existing Series A investors Equity Venture Partners, the new funding will be used to scale

Digital personal loans start up Symple Loans has completed an $11 million Series C equity capital raise to accelerate its profitable growth strategy.   The company’s latest funding round was led by existing shareholders along with a number of new investors including Costa Asset Management and the Welas Investment Fund.  The

Female-driven rideshare platform Shebah has hit its minimum equity crowdfunding target of $500,000 after announcing its second campaign last month.  The company’s second campaign went live on November 19 and aims to raise between $1 million to $2 million which will close its seed round ahead of a Series A

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Australian robotics and AI sensor company, Advanced Navigation, has raised $20 million in a Series A round aiding the company’s global expansion and R&D for new robotics, navigation and sensor technologies.  The funding was led by Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund, alongside US venture firms Brick and Mortar Ventures

NAB Ventures and Larsen Ventures have invested in Edstart’s Series A funding round.  Founded in 2016, Edstart offers funding packages for school fees through a platform that provides parents with the option to spread their payments over a plan through two core products, Edstart Pay and Edstart Extend.  Listen Now:

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Australian buy now, pay later provider PayRight has raised over $30 million dollars in funding as it eyes international expansion and the deployment of a custom digital platform. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The vast majority of the funding has been generated in the last 12 months, led

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VC firm Artesian Venture Partners and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have eached chipped in $25 million to create a new $50 million venture capital fund. The agtech fund, named GrainInnovate, will support and resource start-ups which show the potential and commitment to deliver transformational impact to Australia’s

Start-up courier service Sendle has raised $20 million in a series b funding led by Federation with Full Circle Venture Capital, Rampersand and Giant Leap returning as investors. Sendle said the cash will be used to begin to exploring international markets and accelerate growth locally, as part of its ongoing

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Australian workforce management company, Humanforce, has raised $22.5 million from Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Accel-KKR, a technology focused private equity fund led the series A raise which will be used to expand Humanforce’s global expansion. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Humanforce is a SaaS workforce management platform that

Data Republic is beginning a strategic expansion with the company securing $22 million in series B funding, led by Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture capital fund of the Singtel Group. The round also included investments Singapore Airlines and existing investors Qualgro, ANZ, Reinventure and Ryder Innovation Fund. Sign up for