ACG (A Cloud Guru), a Melbourne-based cloud training platform, successfully closed a $46.8m round led by Summit Partners, AirTree Ventures and Elephant in April 2019.
Agerris, an agricultural robotics startup, raised $6.5m in seed funding from Uniseed in April 2019.
Agersens, a Melbourne-based startup spun out of CSIRO and featured in StartupAUS’s 2016 report on emerging agtech businesses, raised $14.75m in funding in June 2019.
Airwallex, a Melbourne-based fintech unicorn for cross-border payment solutions, raised $141.3m in Series C funding led by US-based DST Global in March 2019.
AmazingCo, a Melbourne-based experiences platform, raised $5.1m in a Series A round in September 2019 with participation from Aconex, Rampersand, Artesian and Macdoch Ventures.
Antler, a startup generator and venture capital firm, launched in Sydney, with plans to bring as many as 50 new startups into the ecosystem annually. Antler focuses on entrepreneurially- minded people in the pre-seed space.
Athena, a Sydney-based fintech startup, raised $70m in working capital in October 2019. This latest round was backed by Air Tree, Hostplus and Square Peg and was reported as the largest round of venture funding led by Australian VCs to date.
Atlassian announced its plans to move its global headquarters to the Central-Eveleigh corridor by signing on as the anchor tenant at the Sydney Innovation and Technology Precinct.
Baraja, a Sydney-based startup specialising in LiDAR and self-driving cars, secured $45m in funding in January 2019. The Series A was led by Sequoia China and CSIRO Innovation Fund.
Brickfloor, a Melbourne-based proptech startup offering a sale guarantee to property sellers, raised $50m of working capital from ANZi and Flight Centre founder Geoff Harris in October 2019.
Brighte, a digital payments platform for home improvements in energy, raised $15.5m in Series C funding led by AirTree Ventures in October 2019.
Canva, a Sydney based digital design unicorn, raised $101m in May 2019 and a subsequent $125m in October 2019. The latest raise puts Canva at a valuation of $4.7 billion.
Capify, an alternative lending startup, secured a $135m credit facility from Goldman Sachs, in order to reach more SMEs with unsecured small business loans.
Carbar, a Melbourne-based vehicle subscription startup, raised $16.8m from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) in July 2019.
Catch Group, one of the largest Australian online retailers, was acquired by Wesfarmers for $230m in August 2019.
Cluey, a Sydney-based education startup offering personalized tutoring for students, raised $20m in Series A funding in April 2019.
Culture Amp, a Melbourne-based HR tech company, raised $121m in a Series E round led by Sequoia Capital China in September 2019.
Data Republic, a Sydney-based governance platform for data sharing, raised $23.5m in a Series B round led by Singtel Innov8.
Denteric, a Melbourne-based biotech vaccine developer, closed $14m in Series A funding in September 2019.
Deputy, a workplace management startup headquartered in Sydney, raised $111m in a Series B round led by IVP in November 2018.
Elenium Automation, an Australian startup specialising in airport check-in automation technology, raised $15m in Series A funding led by Acorn Capital in May 2019.
Employment Hero, a Sydney-based startup providing HR management solutions for small to medium businesses, raised $22m in Series C round led by SEEK in July 2019.
Enboarder, a Sydney-based HR platform, raised $7m in November 2018 and a further $11.6m in Series A funding in June 2019 to expand its market reach. Both rounds were led by US private equity firm Greycroft.
Fivecast, an anti-terrorist data analytics startup based in Adelaide, raised $5.5m from CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures and the South Australia Venture Capital Fund in July 2019.
Fleet Space Technologies, an Adelaide-based satellite startup, raised $10.8m in September 2019 to fund IoT connectivity to remote industries.
Fluent Commerce, a Sydney-based startup specialising in cloud-based order management software for the retail industry, raised $33m in Series B funding led by US growth equity firm Arrowroot Capital in August 2019.
GO1, an Australian platform for professional development and training, raised more than $30m in Series B funding in March 2019. The round was led by Microsoft’s venture fund M12, its first investment in the Asia-Pacific region.
GradConnection, a Sydney-based startup running a graduate-focused job market, was acquired by SEEK for an undisclosed amount in February 2019.
GROW Super, a start-up superannuation fund based in Sydney, raised $17m in Series C funding led by Citi, R3 and Greenstone Financial Services in July 2019.
Hammertech, a Melbourne-based startup constructiontech company focused on health and safety, completed a Series A round of $10m led by Arrowroot Capital in April 2019.
HealthMatch, a health tech startup with a digital platform connecting patients with clinical trials, raised $6M led by Tempus Partners and Square Peg in November 2019.
Hometime, a Sydney-based proptech management platform, raised $9m in June 2019.
Immutable, a Sydney-based startup with a video game asset marketplace, successfully raised $21.5m in a Series A round led by Naspers Ventures in September 2019.
Investec raised $45m from high net worth investors to back a new fund for ‘pre-profit emerging companies’.
Investible, a member-based angel investor group, raised $22m for an angel fund that aims to plug the gap in early stage funding in Australia.
Jacobi, a SaaS portfolio management startup, raised $11m in July 2019.
Judo Bank, a business-focussed neobank based in Melbourne, raised $400m in July 2019 and joined Canva and Airwallex as the third Australian company listed on the CB Insights ‘unicorn tracker’.
July, a Melbourne-based luggage startup, raised $10.5m in October 2019.
Kasada, a Sydney-based cybersecurity startup, raised $6.5m from Main Sequence Ventures and Reinventure in May 2019.
Lendi, a fintech startup based in Sydney, received $40m in strategic investment from ANZ in January 2019.
Liven, a rewards-based mobile payment network and blockchain platform, raised $14.2m in a private token sale in March 2019.
Morse Micro, a Sydney-based IoT startup, raised a Series A round of $23.4m in May 2019. The fund was led by Analog Devices and repeat investor Blackbird Ventures.
Nura, a Melbourne-based personalised headphone business, raised $30m in November 2018. Nura’s founder, Dr Luke Cambell, won Best New Innovator at the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science awards.
OneVentures, a venture capital firm, raised $45m in the first stage of its new Venture Credit Fund. OneVentures expects the fund to focus on fast- growing tech startups in the SaaS, platform, IOT, marketplace and e-commerce spaces.
OpenSC, a Sydney-based startup using blockchain to monitor supply chain ethics for food products, raised $5m in September 2019.
Payright, a Melbourne-based payment instalment startup, raised $27m Series D funding led by corporate advisory firm Henslow in July 2019.
Practice Ignition, a Sydney-based fintech startup that develops software for streamlining sales proposals, raised $26m from Tiger Global Management in September 2019.
Prospa, a venture-backed fintech firm based in Sydney, listed on the ASX in June 2019 with a market capitalisation of more than $700m on its first day of trading.
Q-CTRL, Sydney-based quantum computing startup, raised $21.8m in a Series A round led by Square Peg Capital in September 2019.
Rokt, a Sydney-based e-commerce marketing startup founded by former Jetstar boss Bruce Buchanan, raised $70m in October 2019.
Rome2Rio, a Melbourne-based travel startup, was acquired by Omio for an undisclosed amount in October 2019. Some media outlets reported the sale to be worth as much as $40m.
Salesforce announced it would commit $50m of its global venture capital pool to Australia via the ‘Australia Trailblazer Fund.’ Salesforce Ventures has backed companies like Evernote, Stripe, and Dropbox
Saluda Medical, a Sydney-based Medtech startup specialising in closed-loop neuromodulation, raised $108m in June 2019 with Boston Scientific joining GlaxoSmithKline as investors in the business.
Sendle, an Australian parcel delivery startup, raised $20m in Series B funding in January 2019. The round was led by Federation Asset Management.
Shortlyster, a Human Resources tech startup based in Sydney, raised $5m in May 2019.
SideKicker, a Melbourne-based on-demand staffing platform, secured $10m in funding from SEEK in July 2019.
SpeeDx, a Sydney-based biotech startup specialising in disease testing, raised $14m in August 2019, following a $5m raise in April 2019 by investor Northpond Ventures.
SquarePeg, an Australian venture firm, raised the largest single venture capital fund in Australia’s history, capping off at $340m.
Till (formerly SimplePay), a Sydney-based e-payments company, closed $5m in initial funding from Fluce Capital and Versatile group in March 2019.
TRIBE, a Melbourne-based micro-influence startup that connects brands with creators, raised $10m in March 2019 to launch in the US and open an office in Manhattan.
Unleash Live, a Sydney startup using AI analytics on images and video, raised $7m in December 2018, backed by Amaysim, Smarter Capital and Revel Partners.
Volt Bank became the first neobank to be given an unrestricted deposit-taking banking licence by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
Whispir, a Melbourne-based SaaS startup backed by Telstra Ventures and others, listed on the ASX in June 2019 with an initial market capitalisation of $163m.
WithYouWithMe, a Sydney-based HR recruitment organisation for military veterans, raised $5m in August 2019 to expand further into the US.