Allens Accelerate

News for the startup and investor community

A place to keep up-to-date with the latest legal developments, trends and some of the exciting things Allens Accelerate clients are doing. 

If there is a topic or issue you would like us to explore, or if you have any other feedback, we would love to hear from you!

Additionally, later this year we will be running our first Allens Accelerate roadshow, a series of face-to-face events held at our offices. This will be an opportunity for startups and their investors to both catch up on legal developments and market trends and catch up in person. If you have any topics you would like us to cover as part of the event, please drop us a line.

Latest deals and news

Playground XYZ

Allens has advised the shareholders of advertising technology business Playground XYZ on its acquisition by media and technology leader, GumGum.

Canopus Networks

Allens has advised market-leading developer of AI-driven network analytics Canopus Networks on its $10 million Series A capital raise and strategic partnership with lead investor Pentanet, who acquired 13.4 per cent of the business.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Clean energy start-ups are set for a major boost, thanks to the government-owned Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) spinning out a specialist venture capital fund that is raising $200 million.


An Australian hydrogen technology company, has developed an ultra-high efficiency electrolyser, a major breakthrough in the industry’s attempt to reach the commercialisation milestone of producing a kilogram of hydrogen for under $2.


Allens has advised Westpac on its acquisition of personal financial management app, MoneyBrilliant. The deal represents a continuation of Westpac’s digital transformation strategy, with the MoneyBrilliant app to ultimately be integrated into Westpac's digital banking app.


In looking to digitise the market, Safewill has raised $3 million in Series A funding for 'end-of-life' digital platform and written more than 10,000 wills in 18 months. 

Building your cyber strategy: tips for startups

Insights into the cyber insurance industry

Valeska Bloch, Partner, discusses Australia's growing cyber insurance industry with Chris Mackinnon, Head of Lloyd's in Australia.

Cyber and startups – what you need to know

Dr Nimrod Koslovski, Partner at JVP Cyber Labs, discusses with Partner, Valeska Bloch the necessary conditions for a successful startup economy.

The benefits of long-term planning

Paul McCarney, Co-Founder and CEO, Data Republic discusses keeping in mind the long-term goal and ensuring regulatory and technology platforms support future growth with Gavin Smith, TMT Sector Leader and Practice.



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