If we need to work, let's make it work. Property automation platform CIM raised from local investors to scale its solution into Asia and North America. Using CIM property operation teams can generate significant operational efficiencies; improving financial performance, reducing climate impact, and meeting tenant expectations. To scale its voice-activated enterprise virtual assistant platform for non-deskbound workers, ybot raised a chunky Seed round. A broad set of global and local VCs invested in Reejig's workforce optimization and intelligence platform. With Rejig, large organizations can better understand who their people are, what skills they have, and how busy they are.
Plant coverage. Magic plastic startup Lleaf raised a bridging round to support the production of its light-emitting plastic roofing for indoor agriculture – after selling out of product just four months after its first shipment. And for plants forced to go it alone out in the field, Hilldridge Technology raised a Seed round to scale its weather and crop yield insurance solution. Meanwhile, Optomni raised an early round to scale its AI-driven whole trading platform for food farmers selling into the fresh food supply chain. Can someone please fix the entire global supply chain?
Testing times. Deloitte Tech Fast 50 star Evrima, which helps pharmaceutical companies run clinical trials for new drugs, raised fresh funding. Clinical trial automation platform HealthMatch got full throttle support from its prior backers, closing out its Series C. The cash injection will allow the company to rebuild its team, following layoffs this year, and to expand its US presence. Meanwhile, Biotech startup OccuRx announced a cash injection to tip its oral therapy for inflammation and fibrosis into clinical trials.
Business connections. Exiting out of beta mode with a waitlist of 11K+ small businesses, Thriday raised its pre-Series A for its small business finance management platform. The business, which also took the opportunity to switch its name from Thrive, will offer a business account with several bolt-on perks like expense management, invoicing, tax forecasting, and BAS lodgement. Also in the business banking game, Pay.com.au enables businesses to clock up credit card reward points by paying business expenses where credit cards aren’t accepted. Their recent raise will accelerate platform development and customer acquisition strategies. Open data enabler Adatree closed its second funding round, with a long line-up of new and existing investors jumping in on the round. And Datamesh, which helps banks spruce up their aging core payments architecture with flexible, multi-channel payment gateways and terminals, raised a strategic round.