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Female Founder Funding Roundtable: Redressing the Balance

Techboard recently released our Female Founder Funding Report in which we analysed funding received by Australian Startups over the last four financial years based on the gender of the founding team. In association with Think & Grow and Ernst & Young we are pleased to be holding a Techboard Roundtable to dig a little deeper into some of the findings in the report. Our previous Roundtables can be viewed here.

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FUNDED October Edition 2021

Welcome to our fourth edition of FUNDED covering the month of October 2021. Although before we get into October lets just revisit last month's edition of FUNDED.  In our September edition we noted that the first quarter of FY22 saw 79% of the total amount of private capital raised in FY2021 in just one quarter. Well it was even bigger than that. After we had finalised our data capture for September private/VC investments tallied to $1.810b from 67 rounds.  MASSIVE…... taking our return for the quarter for private/VC investment to around $3.7b in one quarter... compared to $4.26 in the entire FY21, which is over 85% of last year’s funding. WOW!!! 

Find out more about FUNDED. While the list below is lengthy it is far from the complete list of what we capture. For access to our full data capture, sorted, catalogued and full searchable, inquire about a data subscription.

October isn’t looking to be as big as September with no mega-rounds (>$50m) reported (unless you consider Fast’s $168m Raise... which we don’t as the company is truly a US company despite its Australian founder). So far for October we have collected 71 funding events from our preliminary review (including 13 Australian Startups from the latest Startmate intake).

October was a month of many themes... with many seed rounds, three closed Pre-IPO investment rounds. The leading sectors for the month are Climatetech and Legal/regtech.

The month saw five acquisitions with CitrusAd, CashRewards, Kaddy, Hyperanna and Family Property.

ClimateTech investments included Loam, Greener, PathZero, RedEarth, Zeroco, 3ME Technology amongst others. There was also major Climatetech funding news from Grok Ventures. See more below

We have also identified 31 companies that have publicised they are raising  including eleven who announced they were raising for or in the lead up to an IPO. One of those Judo Bank has already come to fruition with an IPO earlier this week, jumping to a $2.5b valuation.

If you know of stories you think we should include please let us know. Funding events can be reported to us and companies that have claimed their profile on Techboard can make announcements. Contact us at [email protected]

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FUNDED Edition 3: September 2021

Welcome to our third edition of FUNDED, a snapshot of the latest funding news on the Australian Startup and Tech scene.  In preparing FUNDED we pick up the news from other news channels as part of our routine data collection activities that have seen Techboard compile the most complete collection of funding events for Australia's startups and young technology companies.  This list below is based on our preliminary screen of the month's funding events. Once we have produced this list we do capture additional funding events that makes it into our monthly data release. We also then classify the funding events, create profiles for new companies and new investors before importing them into the Techboard Platform. While the list below is lengthy it is far from the complete list of what we capture. For access to our full data capture, sorted, catalogued and full searchable, inquire about a data subscription.

In this edition of FUNDED we are covering September 2021 and bringing you the latest news on companies that have secured funding, news on the latest funds and also stories about who is seeking funding.

Just from our preliminary screen of September data the month is a rule breaker. So far we have captured 67 funding events (many months are over 100) but from that we have 44 Private/VC raises totalling over $1.5b including six deals of $100m or more.  That is more than double the VC investment in August and 36% jump from the largest month on record... July 2021 which saw $1.1b from 54 investments and brings the total VC/Private investment to over $3.3b. This represents a 77% increase over the June Q 21, the largest to date and 79% of the total raised in FY2021 in just one quarter. 

If you know of stories you think we should include please let us know. Funding events can be reported to us and companies that have claimed their profile on Techboard can make announcements. Contact us at [email protected]

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Female Founder Funding Report FY2018 – FY2021

Techboard is pleased to present its very first special report on Female Founder Funding in for Australian Startups. The report covers the four financial years from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2021 and is the most comprehensive analysis undertaken to date of the successes of  Australian female founded startups and considers both solely female founded companies and companies with at a mixed gender founding team including at least one female founder.

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Techboard’s Funding Event Search Engine Update

The Techboard Team are pleased to report that we have just issued a platform update to the Techboard Funding Event Search Engine. This update is primarily to add a 9th variable to our search and filter, namely, Team Gender, just in time for the release of our latest Funding Reports, significantly the Female Founder Funding Report, which will be published on Tuesday 28 September. The update also deals with a few bugs we had identified as well as speeding up the search.

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FUNDED Edition 2: August 2021

Welcome to FUNDED, a snapshot of the latest funding news on the Australian Startup and Tech scene.  In preparing FUNDED we pick up the news from other news channels as part of our routine data collection activities that have seen Techboard compile the most complete collection of funding events for Australia's startups and young technology companies.  This list below while lengthy is far from the complete list of what we capture. For access to our full data capture, sorted, catalogued and full searchable, inquire about a data subscription.

In this edition of FUNDED we are covering August 2021 and bringing you the latest news on companies that have secured funding, news on the latest funds and also stories about who is seeking funding. So far for August we have identified over 105 funding events, including more than 50 private/VC raises totalling over $840m, pretty big, but by no means a record with June 2021 seeing $866m raised from 96 investments and July with $1.1b from 54 investments. However the last 3 months collectively is the biggest 3 month run that we have seen. For more info on FY21 look out for our upcoming Annual Funding Report.

If you know of stories you think we should include please let us know. Funding events can be reported to us and companies that have claimed their profile on Techboard can make announcements. Contact us at [email protected]

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FUNDED Edition 1: July 2021

Welcome to FUNDED, a snapshot of the latest funding news on the Australian Startup and Tech scene.  In preparing FUNDED we pick up the news from other news channels as part of our routine data collection activities that have seen Techboard compile the most complete collection of funding events for Australia's startups and young technology companies.  This list below while lengthy is far from the complete list of what we capture. For access to our full data capture, sorted, catalogued and full searchable, inquire about a data subscription.

In this edition of FUNDED we are covering July 2021 and bringing you the latest news on companies that have secured funding, news on the latest funds and also stories about who is seeking funding.

If you know of stories you think we should include please let us know. Funding events can be reported to us and companies that have claimed their profile on Techboard can make announcements. Contact us at [email protected]

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