In the press

Making energy efficient homes easier for all Australians: our investment in Brighte

  • 30 MAY 2018
  • AIRTREE VENTURES
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Building relationships with founders early

Energy-focused fintech Brighte raises $18.5 million Series B led by Airtree Ventures

  • 30 MAY 2018
  • STARTUP DAILY
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Just a few weeks on from securing a $20 million debt funding facility from National Australia Bank, fintech startup Brighte has raised $18.5 million in a Series B round led by Airtree Ventures.

Brighte has just closed an $18.5 million funding round to accelerate its business growth

  • 30 MAY 2018
  • BUSINESS INSIDER
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Sydney-based fintech Brighte has just closed an $18.5 million Series B round.

Brighte secures trio of new high-profile investors, including Farquhars, Airtree

  • 30 MAY 2018
  • AFR
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Energy finance start-up Brighte has used its latest funding round to assemble one of the nation’s most high-profile shareholder registers, drawing support from the Farquhar family, venture firm AirTree and fashion bigwig Naomi Milgrom.

NAB to fund energy fintech Brighte, backed by Mike Cannon-Brookes

  • 10 MAY 2018
  • FINANCIAL REVIEW
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National Australia Bank has applied its special lending framework designed to support fintech start-ups to offer a scalable, debt financing package to Brighte, the home energy lender backed by Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.

50 Top Innovative Companies That Started in Sydney

  • 02 MAR 2018
  • THE MARTEC
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Brighte has been named as one of the Top 50 Innovative Companies that started in Sydney.

Brighte shines a light on new finance options

  • 08 NOV 2017
  • FINDER.COM.AU
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Innovative fintech companies have an opportunity to offer services banks can’t or won’t provide. Here’s how Brighte is doing that with interest-free finance for home improvements.

Meet Katherine McConnell: The FinTech founder with Mike Cannon-Brookes on board

  • 08 SEP 2017
  • WOMEN’S AGENDA
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Katherine McConnell admits it may have been a “moment of madness” that led her to resign from her secure, well-paid and enjoyable job.

Mike Cannon-Brookes backs home energy fintech Brighte

  • 04 SEP 2017
  • AFR
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Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes backs Brighte to dramatically increase the number of homes installing renewable, clean energy.

Katherine McConnell on Business Success

  • 22 NOV 2016
  • Sky News
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Katherine McConnell interviewed on Sky News Money

2016 FINTECH 100 Leading Global Fintech Innovators

  • 25 OCT 2016
  • H2 VENTURES AND KPMG
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Brighte recognised as an Emerging Global Fintech Innovator by H2 Ventures and KPMG

The coolest 100 people in Australian tech

  • 14 OCT 2016
  • BUSINESS INSIDER
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Brighte’s founder ranked in the coolest 100 people in Australian tech

Former Macquarie manager Katherine McConnell looks to shake up energy finance

  • 09 OCT 2016
  • AFR
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Former Macquarie Group senior manager Katherine McConnell has set a high bar for her start-up, Brighte.

Mike Cannon-Brookes joins funding round in home improvements startup Brighte

  • 05 SEP 2017
  • BUSINESS INSIDER
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Cannon-Brookes has backed Brighte, leading the way in a $4 million Series A funding round through his private investment company Grok Ventures.

Sydney energy-financing startup Brighte raises $4 million

  • 05 SEP 2017
  • SMART COMPANY
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Sydney-based home energy-funding platform Brighte intends to hire new staff and increase its foothold in Australia, after completing a $4 million Series A funding round.