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Tech startup reZme finds demand from investors, with new direct-booking hotel solution

Special Report: On a global level, the hotel industry has followed a long-term trend towards booking systems that are operated…

Aussie fitness entrepreneur acquires Anytime Fitness franchise license across Asia

Aussie fitness entrepreneur Luke Guanlao has just acquired the master Anytime Fitness franchise license throughout the Asia-Pacific.  Luke Guanlao, a…

Here’s how an industry pro is running the ruler over post-pandemic startup investments

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused plenty of disruption to the listed space, but equally so for startups and private companies.…

Australian private equity firms increase their focus on public markets with $11bn in ‘dry powder’

As Australian markets attempt to recover from the impact of COVID-19, it will be interesting to watch how the private…

Amid the crisis, big private equity firms are gearing up to splash some cash

One feature of the COVID-19 crisis so far is the liquidity crunch it's created. Major companies are drawing on credit…

Here’s why high-net-worth investors often fill a ‘vital gap’ in Australia’s startup ecosystem

The last 10 years have marked a breakthrough period in Australian private markets. Along with a well-established venture capital industry,…

A new buy now, pay later service named Bundll has launched in Australia

Australians have a new means to pay for their groceries weeks after they bought them. In an unprecedented move, financial…

SiteMinder just raised $100m from private investors, but it’s still eyeing off an ASX-listing

Australian tech company SiteMinder caught the market's attention last week, raising north of $100m from a series of blue chip…

Here’s what Aussie fintech unicorn Airwallex is focused on for 2020

Fintech unicorn Airwallex had another busy year in 2019, after announcing a marquee $US140m ($201m) capital raise back in March…

Investible: 3 key trends to watch in Australia’s early-stage capital markets

Looking back at Australia’s private capital markets in 2019, some marquee late-round capital raises for companies such as Airwallex and…

Wholesale Investor wants to make early-stage funding as much of a ‘science’ as possible

When it comes to Australia’s ecosystem for raising capital, few participants are better qualified to offer commentary than Steve Torso…

2019 was a record year for private equity inflows — here’s what 2020 may look like

A key theme in the unlisted space in 2019 was the sheer scale of money moving into private equity funds.…

Shebah’s CEO says the purpose of the ridesharing platform is to ‘monetise the labour of women’, as the company secures $675k in crowdfunding

Shebah, the Aussie ridesharing company for women, recently held its second crowdfunding campaign, aiming to reach a minimum of $500,000.…

Moula dials in on data for its SME lending platform after recent capital raise

After six years of ground work, data-focused SME lender Moula has plans to scale up following its recent cap raise.…

Secure Code Warrior raises $70m — largest ever US investment deal for Aussie cybersecurity play

Secure Code Warrior has closed the largest ever US investment deal for an Australia-based cyber security firm. The company raised…

Clean-tech platform PumpFree Energy has a novel solution to ‘fatbergs’

Before speaking with PumpFree Energy chief operating officer Mark Runnalls, the Private-i team at Stockhead hadn't heard of a "fatberg".…