Gavin Appel from Ignition Lane and our CEO Tobi cover all the latest on whats going on inside tech, venture and IPO’s

This month, mega capital raises

  • Canva raised US$200m at a US$40bn valuation
  • Scalapay raised $210m led by Tiger Global
  • Airwallex raised US$200m at a US$4bn valuation led by Lone Pine Capital
  • SiteMinder raised over $100m led by Fidelity ahead of an IPO
  • Mable raised $100m led by General Atlantic
  • Who Gives A Crap* raised $41.5m – its first equity round in 10 years
  • Till Payments raised $110m – Hireup raised $40m led by SEEK Investments

New VC funds

  • AfterWork Ventures has $10m in commitments
  • Jelix Ventures raised $15m
  • Giant Leap Fund raised $15.8m
  • Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures made its ASX debut, raising $100m in its IPO
  • Black Nova came out of stealth mode, announcing plans to raise $20m
  • Sydney-based Investible announced it is raising a $100m climate tech fund
  • Global from day 1 – NZ$130m for Fund 3
  • NZ VC Icehouse Ventures has secured NZ$110m for its growth fund

Big Tech Global News

  • Microsoft is the most valuable company in the world
  • Tesla passed $1 trillion
  • Google passed $2 trillion
  • Facebook is now Meta
  • Atlassian passed $100 billion

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