Financing a business



International investment trends: Mobile apps up and games down

11:35PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Over $US60 billion ($64 billion) worth of investment deals were done internationally in quarter three this year, up significantly from $US23 billion in the same quarter in 2012, with the Asia-Pacific region leading the average deal value with $30.4 million.

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Crowdfunding: Raising money and awareness in the cloud

11:20PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | John Russell

Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds. But as I recently discovered, it’s also useful for raising awareness.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Mentor  | John Russell

Inside the deal: Canva co-founder and investor talk about how their partnership came together

11:11PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins and Blackbird Ventures managing director Rick Baker shared how their investment partnership emerged at a Silicon Dragon network event in Sydney last week.

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Leading Sydney incubator announces ResMed veteran as new director of business development

11:00PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rose Powell

ATP Innovations has announced the appointment of Malcolm Hebblewhite as their new director of business development.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Australian start-ups increasingly experimenting with dynamic equity splits

11:29AM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Australian entrepreneurs are increasingly exploring dynamic equity splits – an emerging flexible approach to equity management for the founders of pre-investment start-ups.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

How start-ups evolve: Bar tab start-up on growing and raising $1.1 million

11:40PM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Rose Powell

The co-founders of LOKE Digital have been focused on fixing up the hospitality space for several years now, and are preparing to launch a new start-up to boost their current offering.

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Australian opportunities to be part of the Global Startup Battle next week

11:33PM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast will be hosting Startup Weekend programs next week as part of a 200-city strong Global Startup Battle program.

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DesignCrowd raises a further $3 million: Announces plans to internationalise

11:18AM | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | Rose Powell

DesignCrowd, an online marketplace for graphic design, has raised $3 million from Starfish Ventures.

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Why I'm running a Kickstarter campaign rather than approaching angel investors for seed capital

11:35PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Swatchmate, a hardware device that perfectly captures and matches colours, was born after co-founder Paul Peng had to hack out a piece of the wall he was trying to repaint with exactly the same colour, and realised there had to a better way.

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

Ford reaches out to start-ups and developers with new hackathon

11:10PM | Monday, 11 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Melbourne co-working space York Butter Factory has announced a hackathon in partnership with Ford Motors to provide developers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to experiment with Ford’s incoming in-car SYNC AppLink technology.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Experts agree Australian investment opportunities and tech industry to continue to grow

11:13PM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Venture capital, the blossoming start-up ecosystem and Australian entrepreneurial inferiority complexes were the key topics at a Silicon Dragon networking and panel event last Thursday in Sydney.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Blackbird Venture Capital update and tips: 500 start-up applications and nine deals later

11:44PM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Eight months, over 500 applications and nine investments later, Blackbird Venture Capital has published a detailed update about the deal-flow on their blog.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Joe Hockey scraps inherited tax changes: The good, bad and the ugly for business

11:17PM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

Businesses are now able to act with certainty as the fog over Australia’s taxation landscape clears.

 | Financing a business  | Tax  | Government and Regulation

Crowdsourced equity insights: Australian activity and why it opens up possibilities for every start-up

11:00AM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Rose Powell

The international start-up community is readying themselves for the “unstoppable wave” of crowdsourced equity funding, which a local funding expert says is great news for start-ups.

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Top three tips for social enterprises who want to create real change

11:21PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Thousands of social entrepreneurs are involved in over 150 events across Australia this week as part of the first annual Changemakers Festival, coordinated by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation.

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Blue Sky Alternative Investment reveals venture trends and announces new investment director

11:09PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Blue Sky Alternative Investments has announced the appointment of Nick Miller, a former investment manager at British private equity firm Sovereign Capital, as its new investment director.

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One-in-three Australian corporates are looking to buy

11:04PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Myriam Robin

Corporate acquisition intentions are at a four-year high, meaning plenty of buyers for small business owners keen on making an exit.

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Cap on education expense tax deductions scrapped as government axes seven inherited tax policies

11:59PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Dan Moss

Education expense tax deductions will not be limited to a yearly $2000, part of a raft of Labor changes which will not proceed under the Coalition.

 | Tax  | Sole trader

Crowdfunding tips: Hitting the emotional notes to get beyond your network

11:00AM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | Rose Powell

As crowdfunding continues to develop, so too does the information about how to run a successful campaign.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Sole trader

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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