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Fintech company Postpay collaborates with Commercial Bank of Dubai
The strategic partnership will support Postpay on several fronts, including transaction banking, debt funding and e-commerce solutions
6 February 2022
Sendle launches “seamless and simple” returns service for small businesses
Small businesses that use Sendle for their parcels now have access to a new returns service from the delivery provider.
27 January 2022
Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures leads $5.5 million series A in retail experience platform preezie
Online shopping experience platform preezie has raised $5.5 million in a Series A.
The round was led by ASX-listed, Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures and Steve Baxter’s investment syndicate, TEN13.
Preezie will allocate the cash to team and product growth as well as international expansion.
24 November 2021
Visa joins NAB, Westpac, Salesforce at data start-up Basiq
Payment giant Visa has made a strategic investment in Basiq – a Sydney-based start-up that captures bank data for fintechs – in a move that points to payments and broader data sources being combined to improve digital services across the economy.
23 November 2021
Afterpay-backed Touch piles in as Till’s round hits $125m
Afterpay-backed Touch Ventures has poured money into a previously closed funding round at Sydney-based fintech start-up Till Payments, which takes it to $125 million, as it looks to expand its operations in Europe.
21 November 2021
Refundid raises $3 million for tech turning BNPL model on its head
Instant-refunds startup Refundid has secured $3 million in equity and debt funding just six months after launching, as it gears up to eliminate a lingering point of friction in e-commerce.
The round was led by AP Ventures, the venture capital fund backed by Aussie buy-now, pay-later giant Afterpay. E-commerce veteran Paul Greenberg, who also founded the National Online Retailers Association, also invested and will join Refundid’s advisory board.
1 September 2021
Afterpay’s Touch Ventures set for September ASX float
AP Ventures, to be rebadged Touch Ventures Ltd, is in front of potential investors seeking to raise $100 million at 40¢ per share in a deal that would see its shares start trading on September 29, according to terms in front of potential investors.
30 August 2021
Dubai-based Postpay secures $10m investment to fund MENA growth
Dubai-based Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) player Postpay has secured $10 million in equity investment, which is set to accelerate growth and fuel expansion plans for the MENA region.
The investment was secured from AP Ventures and global BNPL leader Afterpay.
27 June 2021
Sendle raises A$45m with AP Ventures
Sendle, Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral parcel delivery service, has raised AU$45 million in a Series C funding round to become the global leader for small business shipping and drive market expansion in the United States. The funding round was led by Afterpay-backed AP Ventures alongside existing investors including Federation, Full Circle and NRMA.
23 June 2021
AP Ventures invests in data startup, Basiq
Afterpay-backed AP Ventures has invested $10 million in data capture company Basiq, in a bid to strengthen Afterpay’s ability to offer budgeting and savings tools for customers joining Afterpay Money, a new app that will provide transaction accounts through Westpac.
7 April 2021
AP Ventures announces completion of second investment:
20% interest in “Happay” China
AP Ventures Limited, the Australian-based investment company, today announced it has completed its investment into Chinese based buy now, pay later company, “Happay”. APV invested US$10m to acquire a 20% stake in the business.
4 November 2020
Afterpay tech fund eyes China venture
Technology firm AP Ventures, which is backed by “buy now, pay later” juggernaut Afterpay, has raised $50m from investors, including billionaire Alex Waislitz, to bankroll its first move into the Chinese BNPL sector.
15 September 2020
Billionaire investor Alex Waislitz predicts 2021 IPO for Afterpay VC fund
Waislitz’s TEK has backed the AP Ventures investment vehicle that reportedly intends to invest $50m-$60m in five or six ventures in the next few years. One of its investments is LayAway Travel, a firm that allows travellers to lay buy their trips.
14 September 2020