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Certa releases ground breaking Phase 2 clinical trial results

Stoic VC leads $1m Pre-Series A for Lenexa Medical

Balancing the Grind with Harikesh Pushpapathan, Investor at Stoic VC

1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role? When I was 9, my dad brought home a piecemeal model of the Brain. Three years later I received an award at school for a presentation called “ Do we really use ten percent of our brain.” […]

Art of Startup: Bioscout Update

Australian Agtech startup, BioScout, is leading the world in monitoring and preventing crop disease. As well as potentially reducing crop waste, and costs and usage of chemicals, in the developed world, this technology has the potential to make a significant difference to food self-sufficiency and famine prevention across the developing world. It was born from the […]

Ferronova publishes novel study demonstrating a robot-assisted approach to SLNB

Another great result for the team at Ferronova 🙌 Learn more about their recent publication on Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) and their novel robo-assisted approach. ➡️

Occurx raises $16 million, progresses into clinical trials for chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Biotech startup OccuRx has raised $16 million to fund clinical phase studies for its oral therapy to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD), a leading cause of death. The round was jointly led by Brandon BioCatalyst and Uniseed and also includes a $1.5 million grant from biomedical incubator CUREator. The funding will be used for a […]

Doubling down on Morse Micro’s $140m Series B, led by MegaChips Corporation.

Australia’s largest semiconductor maker, Morse Micro, has banked a $140 million funding round, backed by Japanese chip giant MegaChips, with a view to using its vast network to turbocharge the manufacture and distribution of its energy efficient, long-range WiFi HaLow chips. In its series B round Sydney-based Morse Micro, which now employs 150 people across […]

Small teams tackling global problems

Could start-ups save the world? There has been some fascinating use of technology lately to solve big problems in business.   Australian tech start up Reask is using machine learning to model climate risk for insurance companies and helping them price it. It is an interesting and exciting use of big data in the finance […]

Domestic Institutions as Capital Allocators

To dovetail from our previous release, the tech sell off has many investors running scared. The sugar rush of investing in the fintech darlings of the last ten years is giving their backers a hangover, as the business models prove to be unsustainable over the long term (particularly as inflation returns) and/or regulators start to take an interest […]

Giant Warm Intro

The Giant Warm Intro is a week away and it’s a chance to showcase your ideas, get feedback and have meaningful conversations with Australia’s most active Investors!Harikesh from our team will be joining an awesome lineup of investors eager to meet some of the many founders building the frontier of innovation in this country Make sure to […]

Is a renewed focus on frontier technology the silver lining to the tech sell off?

Software, particularly the fintech sub category, has been the darling of the venture capital markets for some while. Unrealised returns have been good, funds have been easy to deploy in repeated large tranches, and there has been a good pipeline of capable founders flowing through to emerge as start ups.   However, the dramatic and […]

Week 3 – Role of Government in VC

It is an important time to think about the role that government can play in venture capital markets. We recently talked about how declining technology valuations from rising interest rates are pushing start-ups into survival mode and to hoard cash. In the face of tightening funding markets, it raises the question: should governments be stepping in to […]

Cardihab announce milestone partnership with Honeysuckle Health

The team at Cardihab are continuing to redefine #cardiovascular rehabilitation for the millions on the road to recovery, with an exciting new partnership with Honeysuckle Health.This partnership will open the door to a 12 month evidence-based program, launching this very week “As our journey ‘creating better pathways to better health’ continues, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Cardihab. Cardihab is a […]

StartupCity – Preventing destructive conflict on your board

  Read Geoff’s article here