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Kiwis show the way with equity crowdfunding, Anna Guenther says

10:32PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Relaxing the regulations surrounding equity crowdfunding in Australia could have huge benefits for the startup community.

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"Bros funding bros": Why VC isn’t moving with the times

10:02PM | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Kye White

New data compiled by The Information and Social Capital suggests the tech industry in the United States is just “bros funding bros”.

 | Venture Capital

Innovation is a game everyone should play

10:57PM | Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Luke Hally

As a startup founder it was fantastic to see David Coleman put the abolition of capital gains tax on startup investments on the radar of the federal government.

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Startup tax exemption would encourage investors to “give it a go again”

10:00PM | Monday, 5 October 2015 | Kye White

News that the federal government is considering abolishing the capital gains tax on startups is enormously encouraging for the industry.

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Having the Forcite to put IoT snow helmet on Kickstarter

9:04PM | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Sydney startup has turned to Kickstarter to bring its Internet of Things snow sports helmet to the masses.

 | Financing a business

Host of angels: Innovation Bay dinner set for Melbourne

9:04PM | Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

With a change in leadership and an increased focus on innovation and startups, it’s an exciting time for angel investing in Australia.

 | Financing a business

Keeping up or holding back? The regulation challenge for government

9:54PM | Thursday, 24 September 2015 | Stephen King

A 21st Century government needs 21st Century regulation. The key is not to predict the future.

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Significant Investor Visas: Hope remains three months after reforms

9:11PM | Tuesday, 22 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Despite initial fears, Australian investors say it’s too early to be worried that changes to the Significant Investor Visa program have driven international investors away.

 | Financing a business

Blackbird looking to invest $200 million

9:25PM | Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Blackbird Ventures is on the hunt for “dramatically ambitious” startups after announcing a second venture fund round of $200 million, the biggest of its kind ever seen in Australia.

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Civic crowdfunding will challenge governments and charities

9:11PM | Friday, 11 September 2015 | Danielle Logue

The online crowdsourcing of ideas and capital has transformed business tasks such as innovation, technical problem solving and product design

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Rare Birds founder Jo Burston launches platform to help female entrepreneurs secure investment

9:04PM | Friday, 4 September 2015 | Eloise Keating

Entrepreneur Jo Burston is hoping to “cut out the 900 cups of coffee” from the process female tech entrepreneurs usually have to go through to secure funding for their business.

 | Financing a business

"Prenup" guidelines show how to stay on the right side of the angels

8:33PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian entrepreneurs are struggling to communicate properly with angel investors, leading them to be unable to extract the most value from these relationships, investors say.

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New angel investor guidelines mean startups won’t have to wing it

8:08PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

New voluntary guidelines aiming to create a “new dynamic in the relationship” between angel investors and Australian startups have been announced.

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Stock market turmoil ‘an opportunity’ for startups

8:17AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian investors say this week’s global stock market volatility can be seen as an opportunity for local startups as attention turns away from commodities.

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Simply Wall St’s Nick van den Berg stirs up investor interest

8:24PM | Monday, 24 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The secret to successfully closing an investment round is coffee, according to Simply Wall St co-founder Nick van den Berg.

 | Financing a business

“Thick skin and perseverance”: Swift’s Joel Macdonald on hustle and grind in the Big Apple

8:46PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

It can be tough for an Aussie that’s relocated to the US to deal with the often self-serving nature of some in the US tech scene...

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The three bits of feedback that shook my faith in Aussie investors

8:09PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Allen Liao

I’ve been lucky in my time as a 21-year-old entrepreneur in Sydney in that I’ve mostly been shielded from the more negative Australian investor sentiment.

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Lunar eclipse: Moonshots almost impossible to fund in Australia

8:33PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A small venture capital pool, along with a small market size, means Australian investors are generally risk-averse when it comes to the most ambitious startup ideas.

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Term limits: Don’t call it “crowd-sourced equity funding”

8:31PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Chris Gilbert

The Australian government has recently released a consultation paper seeking feedback on their proposed framework for “crowd-sourced equity funding”.

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GST roadblock deterring Uber drivers

8:18AM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The uncertainty and ongoing legal cloud surrounding GST is leading “masses” of Australian Uber drivers to quit the service, a former driver says.

 | Tax