G8 Education, Australia’s largest publicly listed early childhood care and education company has signed up for a $AU350 million  A$350m sustainability-linked loan facility (SLL) with Westpac. Such approaches to financing are becoming more common as businesses align themselves to more sustainable business operating methods. Last year, for instance, CommBank and

Symple Loans, the Melbourne based consumer lending fintech, last week announced that it has closed a $15 million Series D funding round, taking the total capital raised to date to more than $130 million in combined equity and debt. The company says it will use the funds to further accelerate

UiPath announced it has closed a $750 million Series F funding round at a post-money valuation of $35 billion a massive spike in just 8 months since its previous raising. Just two years ago the company was valued at only $7 billion following a $568 Series D fundraising, a $225

FourthRev, a Melbourne startup that connects universities with industry to design pathways to employment, has closed its seed fundraising round at $A4.16m – with backing from some of the world’s leading education investors. The edtech was founded by Omar de Silva and Jack Hylands in 2019 to address the global

 Linktree, a tech platform that connects audiences to a user’s entire online ecosystem, today announced it has raised US$10.7 million in Series A funding, led by Insight Partners, an investor in Shopify, and AirTree Ventures, an early investor in Canva. Linktree says the funding will accelerate its expansion in international

Australian plant based meat company v2food today announced a $77 million series B raise, the largest funding round in the plant-based meat sector in Australia so far. The company, which formed in 2019 from a joint venture between the CSIRO and Hungry Jack’s franchiser Competitive Foods Australia, has now raised

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Sydney-based logistics start-up Loadsmile has secured AU$2.8 million in seed funding and renamed to Ofload. Investors are transport global giant A.P. Moller – Maersk, through its venture arm Maersk Growth, and Global Founders Capital. They join pre-seed investor Flash Ventures at Ofload’s capitalisation table. Ofload’s seed funding happened six months after launching its operations focused on

Australian agtech The Yield has received another $11 million in funding from Japanese and German tech giants which will help it expand its product development and expand into international markets. The investment was led by Yamaha Motor Ventures, the Silicon Valley-based investment arm of Yamaha Motor Co, while The Bosch

Property technology startup :Different has raised $7.1 million in a Series A round from several venture capitalists in a bid to help grow its team, invest in technology and expand to other cities including Perth and Canberra.  The funding was led by PieLAB, followed by AirTree, Spring Capital and the

Australian female founders have only attracted $3 million in funding compared to their male counterparts who have raised an excess of $50 million, according to a survey of 63 VC-backed Australian startups. The report, Australian Startup Salary Guide 2019/2020 from startup talent and growth firm Think & Grow and Amazon