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The pivots behind the ANZ Innovyz Start’s graduating pitches

11:16PM | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Several of the ideas pitched to a packed out Adelaide Town Hall yesterday at the ANZ Innovyz Start graduation day had completely changed since entering the three-month program.

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Did Gonski get it wrong? Australian early stage investment is alive and growing, experts say

11:00AM | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | Rose Powell

David Gonski’s comments that Australian entrepreneurs are being driven overseas due to a lack of available funds has sparked a debate about the early stage venture capital community.

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The top four tips from the Facebook Accelerator program

11:13AM | Monday, 4 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Twelve start-ups and small businesses have graduated from Facebook’s accelerator program last week, armed with in-depth knowledge about how to use the platform to promote their businesses.

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Mobile payment platform Tappr raises a further $2 million in seed capital

11:25PM | Friday, 1 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Mobile payment platform Tappr has announced it has closed two funding deals for $1 million in a large seed capital round to ensure it rapidly develops its hardware and software and meets regulation and compliance before its projected launch early next year.

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Access to finance not a big issue for small business, bankers' research says

10:28PM | Thursday, 31 October 2013 | Myriam Robin

Access to finance is only a concern to SMEs wanting to grow, and even then, isn't seen as a huge issue, a report released yesterday shows.

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Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund launched: investment and support for indigenous entrepreneurs

10:49PM | Thursday, 31 October 2013 | Rose Powell

A new investment package program for indigenous entrepreneurs creating social enterprises has been launched this week.

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InStitchu receives six-figure investment to drive growth

10:50PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Online tailor start-up InStitchu has secured a six-figure investment from venture capital group Aura Capital, taking its valuation to $2.5 million.

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Starting up a global tech company from Australia and building bridges to Silicon Valley

10:37PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Australian technology entrepreneurs don’t need to move to Silicon Valley to start their businesses but can instead build bridges to the global start-up hot spot from home, says Blackbird Ventures co-founder Rick Baker.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Westpac appoints first general manager of small business

10:29PM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Westpac has appointed its first general manager of small business, with the bank keen to play a larger role in small business lending.

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Sydney Seed Fund reveals why only four of 68 applications were deemed eligible for further investigation

10:30AM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Only four of 68 start-up investment applications made to the Sydney Seed Fund, launched in June this year to back emerging technology companies, were deemed eligible for second round interviews.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

How can I protect myself from late payment problems?

10:00AM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | James Omond

Don’t let your best customer become your worst customer – the more indebted a particular customer is to you, the less you can afford to offend them.

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Investment tips from the investor who backed Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

10:00PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Emerging tech companies may be high risk but when they take off, every nervous moment was worth it.

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Get ready for the “unstoppable wave” of crowdsourced equity: Israeli start-up investment expert

10:00AM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Crowdsourced equity is reaching a tipping point and “start-ups are on the verge of an unstoppable wave”, says investment expert Jon Medved.

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Joe Hockey set to repeal small business tax concessions

10:01PM | Friday, 25 October 2013 | Dan Moss

A suite of business tax measures is to be repealed, but the Coalition government’s move is headed for a hostile Senate and Treasurer Joe Hockey needs ALP support to get his measures passed before July 2014.

 | Tax  | Sole trader

Tiger Pistol raises $1 million in funding for expansion and promotion

10:10PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Australian start-up Tiger Pistol, a social media marketing platform for small and medium businesses, has raised $1 million from Australian venture capital fund Rampersand and existing investors.

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Australian venture capital growing and set for a shake up as the start-up sector matures

10:26PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Rose Powell

A strong and growing start-up sector and the international rise of crowd-sourced equity are set to shake up the Australian venture capital ecosystem for the better in coming years.

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The rise of commercial models over not-for-profit models to achieve social good

10:21PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Entrepreneurs are increasingly opting to build social services upon commercial models rather than charity or not-for-profit models in a bid to create sustainable organisations with greater possibility of impact.

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Using a small crowdfunding campaign to get major exposure

10:21PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Rose Powell

After taking out top honours at a host of start-up pitching competitions this year, panic button and support system start-up Ollo Mobile has this week launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 in seed capital.

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Not a tech start-up? Why tech still matters and how to track your cashflow

10:27PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Whether or not you identify as a tech start-up founder, if you’re launching a business today, you need to be tech savvy, says Simon Raik-Allen.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg makes first known investment in a start-up

10:06PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Myriam Robin

Billionaire Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has made his first known investment in a start-up.

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