Financing a business



MAP cadets impress with entrepreneurial smarts

7:37PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Kye White

CMB Capital and the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) have launched a new cadetship that’s giving entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to learn about how to run a startup, and how to pitch to investors.

Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Aussie startups shine at 500 Startups’ demo day

7:57PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Kye White

Three Australian startups from the Sydney-based seed funding program Startmate stood out at 500 Startups’ demo day for its ninth batch.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Smarter software will help chip and PIN protect us from fraud

7:09PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Chris Dahl

Changes to how credit card transactions are handled at point-of-sale will come into effect in Australia this Friday, August 1.

 | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Government and Regulation

INCUBATE announces its eight new startups

7:48PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Jay Boolkin, founder of Promise or Pay, is on a mission to keep people true to their word and get them to deliver on a commitment they keep making and breaking – or pay up to charity.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Serial venture capitalists Daniel Petre and Craig Blair announce $60 million fund for tech businesses

7:20PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

Former tech executives Daniel Petre and Craig Blair are planning to use the $60 million they’ve raised for their AirTree Ventures Fund to support the growth of 15 local technology startups.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Five reasons why your startup was rejected from an accelerator

7:15AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | James Alexander

I’ve been running a startup accelerator program since 2012. Here are some of the common mistakes I've seen entrepreneurs make when pitching.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Startmate opens applications for 2015 intake

7:32PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sydney-based mentor-driven seed funding program Startmate has opened applications for its 2015 intake, with the iconic program now entering into its fifth year.

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Aussie thongs set to receive a makeover thanks to viral crowdfunding campaign

7:02PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Recently, there was a potato salad that went gangbusters – but could a redesign of the classic Australian thong be the next big crowdfunding campaign?

 | Financing a business  | Start-up Profiles

What's so interesting about bitcoin?

7:03PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | StartupSmart

We speak to some members of the Australian bitcoin community about what they find so interesting about the cryptocurrency. You'll never guess what they have to say.

 | Innovation  | Financing a business

Attention tech startups! DVI wants to hear from you

7:18PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Disruptive Investment Group (DVI) has almost $2 million in the bank and is actively looking for startups to invest in.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

In wake of bumper US VC quarter, industry leaders say Australia is underperforming

7:13PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Australia is underperforming when it comes to capitalising on increasing investment in software companies, two #StartupAUS board members say.

 | Growth Strategy  | Venture Capital

Four ways to bounce back after an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign

7:25PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

What happens if your crowdfunding campaign isn’t successful? Here are four tips to make sure you can bounce back after not hitting your funding target.

 | Financing a business  | Cashflow

Can a self-managed fund invest in bitcoin?

7:01PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Reuben Bramanathan

The legal status of bitcoin as an investment by regulated investors including self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) remains unclear.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Is VC fair capitalism?

7:38PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | James Rose

Capitalism has certainly changed a lot since those days when portly guys in buckled shoes and silk stockings sat around in tea houses and reinvented human interaction.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Australian startups need growth capital funding to thrive: FSI interim report

7:40PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Medium and small businesses, including startups, need better access to growth capital funding, including venture capital and private equity, the Financial System Inquiry interim report has found.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Surf gets a new meaning on the Gold Coast

7:39PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Gold Coast-based startup incubator Silicon Lakes is set to launch a new startup accelerator.

 | Business planning  | Venture Capital  | Workspace

Proposed changes to employee share scheme laws could net $1.4 billion for the economy

7:47PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Kye White

Reform of Australia’s employee share scheme laws could potentially boost the economy by $1.4 billion in the long run, according to a new report.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business

New bitcoin peak body ADCCA launches, meets with senior public servants

7:02PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new body advocating self-regulation for bitcoin businesses called the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association has been meeting with government departments to better inform ministers and public servants about cryptocurrency.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Emerging markets may be the future for cryptocurrencies

7:39PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Some of the world’s biggest emerging markets will skip traditional banking payment systems completely, experts say.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Joint effort: Aussies send bitcoins to help US buds legalise marijuana

7:27PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoins are being sent from Australia to help finance a marijuana legalisation campaign in the American state of Oregon.

 | Planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business