Melbourne-based fintech startup Airwallex has raised US$80 million ($109 million) in a Series B funding round, the second largest for an Australian startup to date.
Melbourne-headquartered video production marketplace Genero has raised $4 million in a funding round led by existing backer Ellerston Capital to pursue growth in the United States.
The Australian rideshare market continues to heat up, with Chinese player Didi Chuxing today announcing it’s set to launch in Melbourne later this month.
Melbourne-founded AmazingCo, a startup whose platform allows users to plan special events and outings online, has raised $2.3 million in a funding round led by Rampersand VC.
In Melbourne to celebrate Square’s second birthday in Australia, the company’s cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey also announced Square is set to build out an engineering hub down under, its first outside North America.
According to Friend Theory, a millennial has, on average, 180,000 friends worldwide. The platform helps users find them.
Assisted Outing connects those with needs to assistants in the community who can take them out on outings, aiming to tackle the problem of social isolation.
Previously manager of the national innovation program at Deloitte, new Startup Victoria boss Anderson has been at Inventium since 2013.
Startup Genome’s Melbourne Startup Ecosystem Report, commissioned by LaunchVic, found the city has “raced through” the ‘Activation’ phase of the ecosystem lifecycle and is now sitting in the ‘Late Activation’ stage.
“We designed Mindset because we hate the idea that people everywhere, ourselves included, have a distinct gap between how we are, and how we wish we were.”
Carsales CIO Jason Blackman said the Melbourne company has sought to maintain the startup ethos it set out with upon launch in 1997.
Melbourne-founded location services company Bluedot Innovation has raised US$5.5 million ($7.24 million) in a Series A round led by toll road development and management company Transurban
Despite the wealth of booking platforms out there, Honee posits that booking a salon service still, more often than not, means having to pick up the phone.
Melbourne-founded traveltech startup Roamni built an app that allows locals in an area to record and share guided audio tours for tourists to listen to.