MYOB co-founder Craig Winkler among early investors, as Practice Ignition raises $650,000 seed funding2:04PM | Friday, 21 February 2014 | Gavin Lower
Practice Ignition, an Australian firm that helps accountants to streamline their interaction with clients, has raised $650,000 in seed funding from investors including MYOB co-founder and early Xero investor Craig Winkler.
Bigcommerce has a team of 300 and has raised $75 million to fuel its ambitious growth plans. But to reach any of these goals, its founders had to overcome their fear of raising capital.
IBM management recently introduced a crowdfunding site for projects within their company. It’s an idea you might be able to replicate on a smaller scale within your business.
Six start-ups have been announced as the intake for the University of Sydney Union’s start-up accelerator program Incubate.
Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is launching in Australia, giving local start-ups a new avenue for funding and sophisticated investors an opportunity to invest in global businesses.
Many businesses shut over Christmas. But they still have to pay wages (plus leave loading) despite a lack of fresh customers, so it’s no wonder many businesses feel the squeeze in January.
If you don’t do your research before buying a business, you’re plucked.
The University of Technology, Sydney has launched a series of one-day courses on accounting fundamentals to equip start-ups from non-financial backgrounds with the ability to manage their businesses.
Applications are now open for Brazil’s SEED accelerator program, which is seeking 40 start-ups from all over the world for a six month acceleration program in Belo Horizonte.
Entrepreneurialism for kids app plans to go international after receiving $50,000 Commercialisation Australia grant12:00AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Rose Powell
An online app-based learning program that teaches primary school students business skills and financial literacy has received a $50,000 skills and knowledge grant from Commercialisation Australia.
The Abbott government has announced it will abandon two policies that would have had a significant positive impact on local start-up activity.
Wearable medical device start-up dorsaVi this week listed their company on the Australian Securities Exchange. Co-founder and chief executive Andrew Ronchi told StartupSmart this week has been an exciting and nervous time for his team.
Christmas can be a tough time for consumers when it comes to cash flow, but it can be equally difficult for businesses.
Incubate, a start-up accelerator program launched and piloted by Sydney University, has announced its first partnership with Adelaide University set to run an Incubate program from January 2014.
Australia’s first online equity crowdfunding platform to channel investment into start-ups has been launched.
Email marketing software firm Vero is heading into its second year of operation committed to continuing its 20% month-on-month revenue growth target, but co-founder Chris Hexton it gets harder for businesses to grow as they get bigger.
Beyond cash: Using your crowd funding campaign to sell units, gain exposure and identify target markets12:10AM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | Rose Powell
Jeremy Bogan is $20,000 into a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign to commercialise his prototype of the vtalk desk phone.
CoinJar, a Melbourne-based bitcoin exchange and payment system, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from a range of individual investors and the Blackbird Ventures seed fund.
It’s surprising how many entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with the bottom-line performance of their businesses. Thankfully, a little external advice can make a world of financial difference.
Australian mobile engagement company Mnet is offering $13,500 in prizes at its Bring Your Own Code hackathon competition in Sydney next week.