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In wake of bumper US VC quarter, industry leaders say Australia is underperforming

7:13PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Australia is underperforming when it comes to capitalising on increasing investment in software companies, two #StartupAUS board members say.

Growth Strategy  | Venture Capital

Four ways to bounce back after an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign

7:25PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

What happens if your crowdfunding campaign isn’t successful? Here are four tips to make sure you can bounce back after not hitting your funding target.

 | Financing a business  | Cashflow

Can a self-managed fund invest in bitcoin?

7:01PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Reuben Bramanathan

The legal status of bitcoin as an investment by regulated investors including self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) remains unclear.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Is VC fair capitalism?

7:38PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | James Rose

Capitalism has certainly changed a lot since those days when portly guys in buckled shoes and silk stockings sat around in tea houses and reinvented human interaction.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Australian startups need growth capital funding to thrive: FSI interim report

7:40PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Medium and small businesses, including startups, need better access to growth capital funding, including venture capital and private equity, the Financial System Inquiry interim report has found.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Surf gets a new meaning on the Gold Coast

7:39PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Gold Coast-based startup incubator Silicon Lakes is set to launch a new startup accelerator.

 | Business planning  | Venture Capital  | Workspace

Proposed changes to employee share scheme laws could net $1.4 billion for the economy

7:47PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Kye White

Reform of Australia’s employee share scheme laws could potentially boost the economy by $1.4 billion in the long run, according to a new report.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business

New bitcoin peak body ADCCA launches, meets with senior public servants

7:02PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new body advocating self-regulation for bitcoin businesses called the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association has been meeting with government departments to better inform ministers and public servants about cryptocurrency.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Emerging markets may be the future for cryptocurrencies

7:39PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Some of the world’s biggest emerging markets will skip traditional banking payment systems completely, experts say.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Joint effort: Aussies send bitcoins to help US buds legalise marijuana

7:27PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoins are being sent from Australia to help finance a marijuana legalisation campaign in the American state of Oregon.

 | Planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business

ATO delays position on bitcoin – but gives some guidance via private binding ruling

7:04PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Alan Tsen

Last week, it was reported that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) would be delaying its long awaited position paper on bitcoin until after they’d received advice from the Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson SC.

 | Financing a business

AWI Ventures announces four startups chosen to participate in its accelerator program

7:44PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A wealth management program and an app that helps newcomers make the right investment choices are among the startups selected by AWI Ventures to take part in its Fintech accelerator program.

 | Venture Capital

10 crowdfunding campaigns you should prioritise over potato salad

7:30PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An American has crowdfunded more than $30,000 on Kickstarter to make a potato salad, raising some questions as to where people are willing to put their money.

 | Financing a business

How I launched my startup in five days for only $125

7:21PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Stacey Jacobs

After getting a taste of the startup landscape back in 2009 when I was interviewing (then) fledgling startups like Waze and Shapeways for Contagious Magazine in London, I decided startups were where I wanted to be. Fast-paced environment + technology… I was sold.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business

Startups are not all about the money

7:55PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Jamie Moore

In today’s material focused world, I’ve lost count of the number of startup articles that are about money.

 | Financing a business

Bitcoin: The Digital Currency Invented by Thomas Edison?”

7:28PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | StartupSmart

American inventor Thomas Alva Edison was incredibly prolific, with his name on nearly 1100 (1093) patents.

 | Financing a business

New Australian equity crowdfunding platform set to launch as federal government considers reforms

7:24AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new Australian equity crowdfunding platform called Equitise is gearing up for launch, as the federal government considers the recommendations handed down in the recent CAMAC report.

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

Stokes to join Packer and Murdoch in possible SocietyOne investment

7:53PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Seven Group Holdings chairman Kerry Stokes is rumoured to have joined a consortium of high-profile business and media figures planning an investment in peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

The one place where the number of female founders are kicking male ones

7:48PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Kye White

Projects with female founders are more likely to be successfully kickstarted than projects with male founders.

 | Cashflow

Startups a beacon of hope for snack food giant’s quest to change its culture

7:37PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Kye White

Are beacons the future for snack food companies? You might think so given they were the common theme amongst the startup pitches at Mondelez International’s Mobile Futures Pitch in Melbourne this week.

 | Financing a business
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