Financing a business



Global events marketing platform raises $2 million in The Big Pitch funding

8:56PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | StartupSmart

ECAL, a global events marketing platform, has raised $2 million from investor and former Dodo Internet founder Larry Kestelman’s Oxygen Ventures, after winning The Big Pitch.

Financing a business  | Venture Capital

From quacks to quarks: What crowdfunding could do for duck genitalia and black holes

8:50PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Last year US-based scientist Patricia Brennan was forced to defend the National Science Foundation’s decision to fund her study in duck genitalia, something the scientific community regarded as totally legitimate.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Venuemob secures $530,000 in second angel investment round

8:05PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian event-led startup Venuemob has announced additional funding from investment group Sydney Angels, raising $530,000.

 | Venture Capital

Muru-D demo night showcases power of the informal sales pitch

8:35AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

There were supposed to be just nine pitches at the Telstra-backed Muru-D accelerator’s demo night, but in reality there were many more.

 | Venture Capital

Real estate startup OpenAgent scores $1 million in funding

8:22PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Kye White

Australian real estate startup OpenAgent has closed a $1 million funding round, which included investment from Pete Flint, co-founder of US online real estate giant Trulia.

 | Financing a business

Australia’s listed technology sector is about to boom

8:49PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Matt Barrie

Freelancer's Matt Barrie argues the ASX will become the primary means for technology companies to raise equity in Australia.

 | Venture Capital

Local tech start-up offers $100k internship to top Aussie graduate

8:36PM | Monday, 11 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Promoting it as the “World’s Best Internship” Sydney-based startup Alphatise is offering a “career starter” to an Australian university student with a $50,000 salary package and an additional $50,000 worth of shares in the company, a new Nissan Juke worth $25,000, plus a laptop and phone.

 | Venture Capital  | Cashflow

Expansion plans made possible for Moneysoft with new funding round of $500,000

8:05PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Kye White

Australian money management app startup Moneysoft has closed a $500,000 follow on funding round that brings its total funds raised to $1.5 million, which will be used to continue its rapid growth in the financial services space.

 | Financing a business  | Cashflow

Lack of dedicated incubators and accelerators holds back booming Australian health startup sector

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s health tech startup scene is booming, both in terms of interest and innovation, but funding remains a major issue for startups, according to a leading figure in the sector.

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Cloud solutions provider Maestrano targets US expansion with $1.5 million capital raise

8:09PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Cloud-based business app provider Maestrano has raised $1.5 million in funding, which will be used to expand the business internationally, with a particular focus on the United States.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

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