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Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise makes its first acquisition

3:42PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise has purchased a business directory called Rabble, founded by one of New Zealand’s most prominent tech investors, which it intends to roll out in Australia.

Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

VentureCrowd and Sydney Angels team up to put equity crowdfunding on the agenda

3:38PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has announced a partnership with investor group Sydney Angels so more startups can benefit from crowdfunding.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Up to the task: Enterprise resourcing platform etaskr closes $1.3 million seed round from Oxygen Ventures

3:42PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Kye White

Enterprise resourcing platform etaskr has announced it has closed a $1.3 million seed round from Oxygen Ventures. The funding will be used to make strategic hires, scale the platform and develop the product.

 | Venture Capital

Bugcrowd raises $6 million in Series A funding

3:46PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Security testing marketplace Bugcrowd has raised $6 million in Series A funding, bringing the total amount of funding raised by the startup to $9 million.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Blue sky thinker raises $200,000 to bring Google Analytics-style data to bricks-and-mortar retailers

3:38PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

David Mah, the co-founder of successful online shopping app Blue Sky, has raised $200,000 in seed funding for his latest venture, which provides Google Analytics-style real-time data to bricks-and-mortar retailers.

 | Planning  | Marketing  | Financing a business

Aussie beekeeper entrepreneurs set record for the most money ever raised on Indiegogo

3:52PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Cara Waters

Aussie business Flow Hive has raised the most money ever on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

$10,000 up for grabs in Shark Tank competition

3:35PM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Kye White

Optus in partnership with Channel 10 is hosting a pitching competition with $10,000 cash up for grabs along with mentoring sessions with the Optus’ Venture Capital team, Shoes of Prey founder Jodie Fox and Shark Tank judge Janine Allis.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Rich Lister-backed e-commerce startup Alphatise collapses

3:48AM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

A high-profile Australian e-commerce startup that gained notoriety by hijacking the iPhone 6 launch in Australia and offering the world's best internship, has collapsed into voluntary administration.

 | Cashflow

Neighbourhood network Nextdoor raised millions ahead of international expansion, but local startup not worried

3:42PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The social network for neighbours, Nextdoor, has raised $US110 million ($A140m) in funding in a bid to expand its presence in the United States and overseas.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Money flows as Aussie honey startup cracks $5.5 million mark on Indiegogo

3:26PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian father-and-son duo who raised more than $1 million within three hours on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo have now broken the $US4 million ($A5.1m) mark.

 | Venture Capital

Flinders University and SA government sign MoU with US organisation for clean tech development

3:19PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

South Australia is well placed to take a leading role in the clean technology sector, according to New Venture Institute director Matt Salier.

 | Venture Capital  | Business advice and education

How to build a sustainable venture capital industry in Australia

3:13PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | James McKinnon

There are a ton of opinion pieces written every day about what is lacking from Australia’s startup ecosystem. So much so that it’s easy to be confused about what we really need.

 | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Why Expocentric founder Stan Kruss knocked back $2 million from Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter

3:13PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Kye White

The founder of Expocentric, Stan Kruss, says it was easy to walk away from a $2 million investment offer from tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter, given it was tied to listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Health techs first up for industry-focused Innovyz accelerator programs

2:55PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Adelaide-based international business accelerator Innovyz has opened applications to the first of its industry-focused nine-month Innovation programs, with applications now open for high growth businesses in the health tech sector.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Shark Tank makes $2 million offer to entrepreneur: Five tips for pitching to sharks

2:32PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Cara Waters

Tech multi-millionaire Steve Baxter will offer a $2 million deal to one entrepreneur on the reality television show Shark Tank this Sunday.

 | Venture Capital

Like investors to honey: Aussie beekeeping buzz over Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

2:24PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Kye White

An Indiegogo campaign for a beehive that allows beekeepers to harvest honey simply by turning a tap has become one of Australia’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Five factors to consider when pricing products or services

2:19PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Nothing can cause confusion and doubt in a business like pricing your products and services. While you don’t want to charge less than you are worth, you also don’t want to price yourself out of the market, so how do you know if your price is right?

 | Cashflow  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Former federal sports minister to join the Australian Sports Technology Network

2:43PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Former federal sports minister Kate Lundy will join the board of the Australian Sports Technologies Network in order to coordinate the growth of Australia’s competitive sports technology industry.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Plans apace for growth at Melbourne bitcoin co-working space

2:48PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Melbourne’s bitcoin co-working space is now home to eight startups, and has plans to expand to accommodate more, just a few months after launch.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Are we likely to see insurance for crowdfunding in Australia?

2:43PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is trialling a way for its users to receive a full refund should a project which reaches its pledge goal not go ahead.

 | Financing a business  | Government and Regulation
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