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Welcome to another edition of the OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly series which analyses the news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups.

Meet this week's panel...

  • Melissa Widner, Lighter Capital
  • Peter Dunne, Herbert Smith Freehills & Safety Culture
  • Barnaby Marshall, Icehouse Ventures

Topics we discuss:

Our panel kicks off with a discussion of the recent call from leading Australian tech investors and founders for a plan to end the lockdown crisis and then transitions to talk about funds, raises, and acquisitions from the Australian and New Zealand startup ecosystem. Some major headlines we cover: new funds from ANZ, Tennis Australia, Our Innovation Fund, and Tractor Ventures and raises and exits by Go1, Rokt, Sweat, Invoice2go, and Employment Hero.


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