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Why slow and steady approach to crowdfunding may pay off

12:59PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | Vijaya Thyil

The Financial System Inquiry has taken a “slow and steady” approach to financial crowdfunding, despite perceptions that Australia is lagging behind in this area.

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More startup investments coming after Cisco invests in Blackbird Ventures

12:02PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Cisco has become the first major corporate investor in Blackbird Ventures, with the move paving the way for more investments in promising Australian startups.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Scale makes third investment in startup connecting businesses with social media professionals

12:37PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

An invite-only marketplace that connects businesses with freelance social media and community professionals is the latest startup to secure seed funding from Scale Investors, the angel investor network focusing on funding startups with female executives.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Fashion tech startup Fame and Partners raises $50,000 through VentureCrowd

12:57PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | StartupSmart

Equity-based crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has announced it has closed its second deal, raising $50,000 in a larger angel funding round for fashion technology startup Fame and Partners.

 | Financing a business

Ride in front of the waves by understanding your runway

12:42PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Clare Hallam

Across the globe an increasing number of people are jumping on the startup wave. In 2014, ASIC recorded over 207,000 company incorporations.

 | Cashflow

Melbourne startup aims to make people feel safer in public areas

12:06PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to use crowdsourcing and mobile mapping technology to make people feel safer in public areas.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Australia eyes missing billions with very own ‘Google tax’

12:20PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Antony Ting

Joe Hockey has hinted he may introduce a “Google tax” as a new weapon to tackle profit shifting by multinational enterprises.

 | Tax

New mining-focused Perth accelerator drills deep for tech startups

12:21PM | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | Kye White

A new tech accelerator has launched in Perth which will nurture startups solving problems in the mining industry.

 | Financing a business

Labor lashes out at the government’s ‘heavy words’ and ‘light action’ on crowdsourced equity funding

12:48PM | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

The Abbott government’s commitment to support crowdsourced equity funding is welcomed but there is still a “lack of concrete action” being taken, according to the federal opposition.

 | Financing a business

Melbourne-based startup closes $500,000 seed funding round, backed by Bevan Clark and Guy King

12:26PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Melbourne-based grocery delivery startup YourGrocer has just closed out a $500,000 seed funding round, led by Bevan Clarke, Guy King and other private investors.

 | Venture Capital

Snaring big corporates as clients all about patience and persistence, says Bugwolf founder

12:51PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs need to be patient and persistent if they are to form partnerships with large corporates, according to the founder of an Australian startup that has snared clients such as NAB and Australia Post.

 | Financing a business

Stellar focused on making the financial system more inclusive

12:52PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Kye White

A new digital currency protocol called Stellar is taking the principle of “participatory democracy” and applying it to financial systems.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow

Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne closes new funding round with backing from Murdoch and Packer

12:55PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne has closed a new funding round reportedly worth more than $10 million, led by Consolidated Press Holdings, News Corp Australia and Australian Capital Equity.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Fat Hen gets ready to lay a golden egg as government plays chicken on equity crowdfunding

12:39PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Kye White

Perth startup Fat Hen has launched a “crowd powered” venture capital firm that gives all investors the chance to invest in early stage startups.

 | Venture Capital

Online retailer Shoes of Prey turns to bricks and mortar after scoring $6.5 million in funding

12:20PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Cara Waters

Online retailer Shoes of Prey secured $US5.5 million ($6.5 million) in venture capital this morning to fund its bricks-and-mortar expansion.

 | Financing a business

Hackagong announces 2014 winners

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

This year’s Hackagong has seen the largest turnout since it was founded in 2012, with almost 50 teams competing for a prize pool of more than $100,000.

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

Why CoinJar really relocated to the UK

12:57PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Everyone loves to talk about bitcoin, so it was no surprise eyebrows were raised when Australian bitcoin exchange startup CoinJar confirmed it had shifted its headquarters to the UK.

 | Financing a business  | Start-up Profiles

Putting a startup on the map: Simon Hackett joins investors pouring $5 million into Spookfish

12:42PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Internode founder and BlueChilli investor Simon Hackett has joined a group of investors who are injecting $5 million in capital into geospatial mapping firm Spookfish.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Technology

NICTA chief Hugh Durrant-Whyte resigns after bust-up with board over funding and governance

12:18PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

National ICT Australia chief executive officer professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte has resigned.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

Successful crowdfunding campaign speaks volumes about suitcase soundsystems

11:16PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Forget about vinyl – the next big thing among audiophiles could be suitcases reinvented as speakers, with a Melbourne-based startup raising $17,370 for the devices (against a target of $16,000) in just days on Pozible.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles
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