Financing a business



Hey investors, it shouldn’t be how low can you go but how big can you get

11:33AM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Philip Kingston

There is too much value investing in Australia and it is hurting startups.

Financing a business

Women get a much needed boost in research funding gender equity plan

11:19AM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Sara Maddison

Fewer women apply for research grants than men, but they're just as successful at winning grants as men once they apply.

 | Financing a business

Cash injection: VC fund invests $9 million into two medtech startups

11:03PM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The VC fund was launched with the aim of ensuring Australia’s medical technologies can be commercialised in Australia instead of being lost offshore.

 | Financing a business

Despite $US150 million loss Airbnb stays in investors’ good books

11:38AM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Airbnb is one of many giant startups that are yet to become profitable.

 | Cashflow

Government hands out grants to 10 startups

11:46PM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Melbourne startup offering “world-first” eye-tracking technology is among the 10.

 | Cashflow

Uber sends 25% of each sale offshore and is yet to turn a profit: Government urged to cut company tax to level the playing field

11:47PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Broede Carmody

But one of the peak bodies representing Australian businesses says there's little the government can do.

 | Tax

ZipMoney gets $100 million in firepower to take on the big retailers

11:15AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

zipMoney provides paperless online consumer finance for small to medium retailers as an alternative to the big corporations.

 | Financing a business  | Start-up Profiles

Think like an investor: Questions to ask yourself before making an approach or pitch

11:43AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Phillip Kingston

Here are the six questions investors will typically ask while screening these pitches and startups should have them answered before they submit anything.

 | Venture Capital

Turnbull government’s equity crowdfunding reforms “lazy” and “lack understanding”, says VentureCrowd’s Tim Heasley

11:59AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The federal government’s approach to equity crowdfunding has been labelled as “absolute nonsense” and “lazy”.

 | Financing a business

Data61 gets $20 million of federal funding back

11:10PM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The $42 million in funding was entirely cut by the Abbott government, and the group was swallowed up by the CSIRO earlier this year.

 | Venture Capital

Zhushing the envelope: Australia Post launches investment fund and is planning drone trial

11:05PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Kye White

Australia Post is getting in on the innovation act, announcing it has launched an investment fund and will begin a major drone delivery trial in 2016.

 | Business ideas  | Financing a business

Around $200 million whole a good fit for Square Peg

11:52PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new $200 million venture fund is set to be launched in Australia, with Square Peg Capital announcing plans to raise the money from its existing investors as well as some new faces.

 | Becoming a franchisee  | Venture Capital

Share drive: ASX courting startups to list

10:13PM | Friday, 30 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The ASX is currently embarking on a big pitch to convince more startups to go public, and to this end has been prominent at the SydStart conference .

 | Financing a business

With a $40 million kitty what Scout Ventures is looking for in an Aussie startup

10:30PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Kye White

New York-based venture capital firm Scout Ventures is launching a $40 million Australian branch.

 | Venture Capital

Freelancer’s Matt Barrie talks horse sense about selling, investment and investors

10:59PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup founders saying they have to raise money before they start selling a product is “absolute horse shit”, Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie says.

 | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business

Homejoy comes clean on why it failed – or perhaps not

10:02PM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Kye White

When on-demand cleaning startup Homejoy shutdown, legal problems were blamed, now former employees allege the company had bigger problems.

 | Financing a business

Workers given the quick flick

10:13AM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Troubled video streaming service Quickflix has cut more than 20% of its staff in an effort to survive the Netflix revolution.

 | Financing a business

Capital punishment: What’s holding the Aussie startup scene back

10:29PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Peter Bradd

If Australia’s startup ecosystem pitched its credentials on the world stage today, how would we rate?

 | Planning  | Venture Capital

“Every single business needs legal”: LawPath raises $1.3 million

10:15PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Founders need to find investors that are ready to be fully involved in the whole journey and who share the same vision for the startup, LawPath CEO Damien Andreasen says.

 | Financing a business

Drone funding continues to soar

10:57PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Funding for drone-based startups has hit an all-time high this quarter for the third time in a row and the lucrative market shows no signs of slowing down.

 | Venture Capital