AirTree Ventures

DesignCrowd raises $6m in series B round: why co-founder Alec Lynch is glad it did not come from US venture capitalists

DesignCrowd co-founder Alec Lynch says there are disadvantages for Australian start-ups taking US venture capital investment, and he is delighted he secured funding through local partners.

The design-focused online crowdsourcing start-up has just announced $6 million in a series B round led by AirTree Ventures, the fund set up by internet entrepreneurs Daniel Petre and Craig Blair.

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