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Inaugural Australia Fintech Business Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Australian business media company Fintech Business announced the winners of the 2017 Fintech Business Awards, which recognized the outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship in the Australia fintech sector. The inaugural event’s description reads: “The inaugural Fintech Business Awards seeks to identify and acknowledge the leading individuals… Read More

TechSydney Raises Over $400,000 on Pozible & Named Biggest Ever Non-Profit Campaign on the Platform

This week, Pozible announced TechSydney has been dubbed its biggest non-profit campaign after it raised over $400,000 within two weeks. TechSydney is notably on a mission to make Sydney a top 10 tech ecosystem. It shared that while it seems as though the city’s tech… Read More

VentureCrowd Closes Clearstate’s Sydney Resident Property Deal After Securing $1M in Four Hours

On Tuesday, Australia’s equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd announced the closing of Clearstate’s recent deal, which secured $1 million in four hours. The end-to-end property development company took to the funding portal to raise $900,000 for residential property development in Sydney. According to a press release provided… Read More

Pozible Teams Up With Grill’d Local Matters For New Crowdfunding Campaign in Melbourne and Sydney

This weekend, Australian crowdfunding portal Pozible announced that it has teamed up with Grill’d Local Matters once again for funding projects in Melbourne and Sydney.  The funding website revealed in a recent blog post: “In 2015, Grill’d Local Matters and Pozible teamed up to discover and… Read More

Brief: AltFi Announces Details For The Inaugural Australasia Summit 2016

AltFi, a media outlet for alternative finance, announced this week details about the inaugural AltFi Australasian Summit 2016 in Sydney, which is set to be held next February 29th in Sydney. This event will provide attendees with a deep dive into the inner workings of… Read More

Sydney’s Poor Toms Gin Makes An Appearance on New Series “The Cult of New” Following Pozible Project (Video)

Last week, Sydney brand Poor Toms Gin made its appearance on the new series The Cult of New.  The new craft gin distillery has opened in Sydney earlier this year and its first batch was snapped up on Australia’s crowdfunding platform, Pozible.  The young business raised $25,000 in one day. It… Read More

Australia’s Peer-to-Peer Lender SocietyOne Dubs Former Lending Club’s Vice President of Marketing Mitchel Harad Chief Marketing Officer

SocietyOne, Australia’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, announced that Mitchel Harad has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Harad was the Vice President of Marketing of Lending Club, a leading direct lender with headquarters in San Francisco. Leading Lending Club’s borrower marketing efforts over the… Read More

Taxi App Ingogo Sets Records On The Australian (Crowdfunding) Racetrack: Update

Valuation Placed at $100 Million. You might not expect a taxi to win on the racetrack, but Australian taxi app Ingogo is setting records for making the (funding) rounds. The company, launched in 2011, just announced that it closed A$12 million in a new funding round through… Read More

Australia’s H2 Ventures Seeks to Raise A$10M to Launch 100 Early-Stage Fintech Startups

Australia’s H2 Ventures, a newly-established fintech-focused digital design and investment firm, plans to raise a A$10 million war chest to fund the launch of 100 early-stage fintech startups over the next three years. The firm, set up by former AWI Ventures alumni Ben and Toby… Read More

Aussie Fintech Platform Stone & Chalk Appoints Alex Scandurra as CEO: Preps for June Launch

New Sydney fintech hub Stone & Chalk has appointed Alex Scandurra as its CEO to lead the platform as it garners startup clients seeking to disrupt banking.  The London Business School MBA Scandurra was Head of Strategic Partnerships & Barclay’s Accelerator Program, which is powered by… Read More

Creator of Pozible-Success Sofi Spritz Talks Crowdfunding & Social Media With Bluewire Media

Last spring, Sydney entrepreneur Tommy Maclean hit Australia-based crowdfunding platform Pozible with a new startup called Sofi Spritz. This company produced an all natural, All Australian take on the classic Italian spritz. During its run on the website, the project surpassed its initial goal of $10,000… Read More

Aussie Startup Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign For Ultimate GPS Pet Tracker; Raises Over $16,000 During First 24 Hours

This past weekend, Sydney-based startup hit Indiegogo with a new crowdfunding campaign for its pet tracker known as Pod. Seeking only $50,000, the project already raised $16,286 from 25 backers. The Pod is described as being the world’s “smallest, lightest, fully waterproof GPS pet tracker.”… Read More

ButterUp Knife Over $300,000 During Final Days on Kickstarter

With less than a week until its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign comes to an end, North Sydney, Australia-based DM Initiatives’ ButterUp has raised over $320,000 AUD from almost 14,000 backers. Described as avid butter enthusiasts who wanted a solution to our hard butter woes, the company has… Read More

Australian Film Grad Student Conducts New Study on Crowdfunding Pitch Videos

Australian Film, Television, and Radio School grad student, Jessica Milne, announced a new research study is currently underway to measure the effectiveness of crowdfunding pitch videos and the impact they have on the online funding industry. The project will use an online survey to collect… Read More

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