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Funding highlights: UnifyApps, RecycleSmart and more

Here’s a recap of recent funding developments from Australia, India, the US and beyond.

UnifyApps Secures $11M to Revolutionise Enterprise Integrations with Gen AI

UnifyApps has announced an $11 million seed funding round aimed at developing a unified integration platform. This innovative platform will enable enterprises to create custom applications ten times faster, build workflow automations, and synchronize data between applications in real-time.

The funding round was led by Elevation Capital, with participation from the company’s founders and angel investors, underscoring the growing demand for seamless real-time connectivity in enterprise technology. The platform will leverage generative AI to connect disparate applications, empowering businesses to streamline operations and innovate more efficiently.

Recall.ai Raises $10M to Simplify AI Meeting Bot Integration

Recall.ai has announced a $10 million Series A funding round to streamline the integration of AI meeting bots across various platforms, including Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Slack Huddles. This round was led by Ridge Ventures, with participation from Industry Ventures, Y Combinator, IrregEx, Bungalow Capital, Hack VC, and other existing investors.

The funding will be used to scale Recall.ai’s product and team, bringing the company’s total raised to over $12 million. Recall.ai’s universal API aims to make it easier for developers to integrate AI-powered meeting bots, addressing a rapidly growing market need.

Anthropos Raises $2.7M to Advance AI-Driven Workforce Development

Anthropos, a startup addressing talent shortages and skills development, has raised $2.7 million in a pre-seed funding round. The round was led by Switzerland-based Founderful, with additional participation from Eden Ventures, Exor Ventures, Zanichelli Venture, Alessandro Rivetti, and several angel investors from the EU and US.

Anthropos aims to help companies evolve employee skill sets to meet business needs while improving retention, tackling two top priorities for businesses according to Gartner.

Up to $5M in Funding Available for Dementia and Cognitive Decline Innovations Through CUREator+

The CUREator+ Dementia and Cognitive Decline incubator program has opened its first funding round, offering up to $5 million per project in non-dilutive funding. This initiative is a collaboration between Brandon BioCatalyst, ANDHealth, and Dementia Australia, funded by the Federal Government’s $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The program seeks to support the development of novel health technologies to enhance the lives of the 421,000 Australians living with dementia and their 1.6 million caregivers. Applications are now open to researchers, clinical innovators, and founders across Australia.

Paul Little’s Skalata Receives $900,000 Investment from LaunchVic

Melbourne-based VC firm Skalata Ventures has secured a $900,000 investment from LaunchVic. Chaired by former Toll boss Paul Little, Skalata has made 70 investments across two funds since its inception. This strategic investment follows a previous $3 million partnership in 2018.

Skalata’s notable investments include eCommerce platform Preezie, which raised $5.5 million in a Series A round in 2021. Preezie was also part of LaunchVic’s 30×30 program, aimed at nurturing Victorian startups with the potential to reach unicorn status by 2030.

RecycleSmart Raises $1.15M in Crowdfunding Campaign

Sydney-based recycling startup RecycleSmart has raised $1.15 million from 1,014 investors in a recent crowdfunding campaign. The company, which focuses on recycling problematic products like soft plastics, coffee pods, blister packs, and vapes, plans to use the funds to accelerate its national expansion.

Over the past year, RecycleSmart has doubled its customer base and revenue, increasing its valuation from $15 million to $30 million.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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