We’re excited to share that we raised our $2.8M seed round from top US and Australian investors. eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's UP2398 fund, alongside Australian VC firms (AirTree Ventures and Blackbird), with US (Pioneer Fund and Liquid Fund), and a few angels among which Louis Beryl (YC partner formerly at Andreessen Horowitz) – they all decided to back our vision to make it safe and easy for anyone to speak up.
First and foremost, a massive thanks to our A-team that worked around the clock and without which we wouldn’t be here. The intensity of our collaboration peaked during our experience in San Francisco, when we participated to the Y Combinator Summer batch 2018.
In a win for Western Sydney’s knowledge economy, National Australia Bank (NAB) has partnered with Western Sydney University’s award-winning Launch Pad Technology Business Incubator.
A significant investment in Launch Pad’s innovative projects is just one part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by NAB and the University. The partnership also includes plans for high-rise facilities at Parramatta Square and the development of a graduate program for NAB.
“Western Sydney University’s Launch Pad program has been instrumental in creating a tech start-up ecosystem embedded in Sydney’s west. NAB’s significant investment will translate into more award-winning businesses and ideas for the region,” said Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Scott Holmes.
Anthony Healy, Chief Customer Officer – Business and Private Banking said employment pathways and work experience opportunities for Western Sydney University students at NAB will also be explored.
“Collaborating with academic bodies like Western Sydney University through the Launch Pad Business Incubator ensures we stay connected to the local community and continue to foster local entrepreneurship,” Mr Healy said.
Since receiving certification as a B Corporation in 2016, the Solar AnalyticsTeam have been constantly working to strengthen the positive impact we have in the community and environment around us. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded B Corporation’s ‘Best for the World’ in the Environment category; one of only 12 companies in Australia. Read more about the award on the Solar Analytics blog.
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