Financing a business



Australia social media company MOKO to list on the NASDAQ, banks on app to tap into college market

6:31PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Michael Walsh

Australian app development company MOKO Social Media will soon complete its move to the US by listing on the NASDAQ later this month.

Financing a business

Crowdfunding on the agenda for small investors and startups: CAMAC report

6:27PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Eloise Keating and Kye White

The Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) has called for the government to make it easier for Australian businesses to raise capital through online crowdfunding platforms.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Sole trader

Aussie startup ImageBrief funding kitty hits $3.4 million with US investment

6:42PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Kye White

New York-based Great Oaks Venture Capital has invested $US750,000 ($A807,000) in Australian startup ImageBrief, bringing the company’s total funding to date to around $A3.44 million.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Your end of financial year business checklist: Five steps to save time and money

6:09PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

With June 30 fast approaching, here are five things you need to cross off your financial checklist.

 | Tax  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Vanessa Emilio

SocietyOne steals the march on competitors with lowest rate for personal loans

6:00AM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Kye White

Peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne will launch one of Australia’s lowest interest rates for personal loans.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Sole trader

Australia leads the world for contactless payment but cash still king for small transactions

6:39PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Michael Walsh

Less than 1% of Australians like to make small purchases on card despite the move towards contactless technology, according to a survey published yesterday by business intelligence company RFi.

 | Cashflow

Home-based business owner? There are some tax deductions you should be aware of

6:06PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Chris Ridd

There are broadly two types of expenses you can claim related to your home business area: Occupancy expenses and operating expenses.

 | Tax  | Sole trader

Spreets and StyleTread co-founders take a shine to jewellery startup Gemjoli

5:45PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Kye White

Spreets co-founder Justus Hammer and StyleTread co-founder Bjorn Behrendt have joined Australian online jewellery startup Gemjoli as advisory board members.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow

TuShare is to care: Aussie startup thinks big for Global Sharing Day

5:32PM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | StartupSmart

This Sunday is Global Sharing Day and Australian share economy startup TuShare is celebrating by organising a flash-sharing extravaganza with its 5000 Share campaign.

 | Financing a business

Disruptive Investment Group taps into bathroom startup’s potential

5:25PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Kye White

Disruptive Investment Group (DVI) has negotiated an option to increase its stake in bathroom component manufacturer and e-commerce startup Allure Bathrooms to 50%, in exchange for $2 million of growth capital.

 | Venture Capital

Getting your taxable payments reporting ready for tax time

5:20PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Richard Puffe

Are you ready to prepare and lodge your first Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) before 21 July 2014?

 | Tax

Private equity deal activity supported by 22% return to investors in 2013

5:16PM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | StartupSmart

New data released by AVCAL reveals private equity and venture capital funds in Australia posted returns of 22% in the 12 months to December 31, 2013, outperforming the ASX 300 Index by over 200 basis points.

 | Financing a business

Australian startup wins an international hackathon, boosting investment hopes

5:23PM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Kye White

Chris Baudia hopes his victory at the recent Appcenter Global Hackathon in South Korea will help spur investment in his Perth-based startup, GeoMoby.

 | Financing a business

Simon Hackett invests $2.2 million in battery storage developer

5:45PM | Thursday, 22 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian internet pioneer and entrepreneur Simon Hackett has made his latest investment, pouring $2.2 million into ASX-listed battery storage developer RedFlow.

 | Financing a business

Bitcoin gets wave and pay treatment

5:37PM | Thursday, 22 May 2014 | Kye White

Diamond Circle, a Brisbane-based startup that offers debit cards and cashless ATMs for bitcoin, is set to enter the UK and US, forgoing the local market which it claims is lagging.

 | Financing a business

Shomi the money: Aussie startup develops font-based alternative to QR code

5:29PM | Thursday, 22 May 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup Shomi has developed a font-based alternative to QR codes.

 | Financing a business  | Cashflow

Inspiring Rare Birds aims to increase the number of women entrepreneurs

5:26PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

When Jo Burston stood up on the podium to accept the Pearcey Entrepreneurship Award for her contribution to ICT in 2012, she was struck by one thing: looking out across the crowd she noticed only a handful of women at the event.

 | Financing a business

Investors demand tax reform in budget’s aftermath

5:32PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Kye White

The federal government should offer a firm commitment to tackle key issues on tax reform in order to strengthen venture capital in Australia, according to Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association chief executive Yasser El-Ansary.

 | Tax  | Government and Regulation

Sydney-based accounting solution startup invitco bought by Intuit

5:26PM | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup invitco has been purchased by online small business and accounting solution company Intuit Inc.

 | Sell a business  | Financing a business

Resources-based technology accelerator in the works

5:34PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Kye White

Plans are being made for the possible development of a resources-based technology accelerator program in Perth, on the back of a successful mining hackathon in the city earlier this month.

 | Financing a business  | Technology