Money money money (AU/NZ)

– Canva raised $93m at a $19.7b Val
– Airwallex raised another US$100M at a $2.6B valuation
– Linktree raised US$45M just a few months after raising a $10.7M round
– Baraja, the lidar maker, closed a AU$40M round
– Karbon raised US$10m from Five Elms Capital
– LaunchVic has invested another AU$1.8M into Startmate

Money money money (Global)

– Stripe raised $600m at a $95b valuation making it the most valuable private company Silicon Valley has produced
– Hopin closed a $400m Series C, valuing the business at $5.65b
– Virtual space startup, Gather raised US$26m in a Series A round led by Sequoia

Acquisitions galore

– Lightspeed is acquiring Vend (NZ) for US$350m
– Xero made 2 acquisitions – Tickstar for $22.9M and Denmark-based workforce management platform Planday for €183.5 million in shares and cash
– Square has purchased a majority stake in Tidal, a music streaming service, for nearly US$300m. As a part of the deal Jay-Z is joining Square’s board.
– Zapier is acquiring Makerpad – it’s first acquisition. Zapier is the OG of no-code


– MadPaws and Airtasker IPO’d

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