Neighbourhood network Nextdoor raised millions ahead of international expansion, but local startup not worried3:42PM | 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.
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.
South Australia is well placed to take a leading role in the clean technology sector, according to New Venture Institute director Matt Salier.
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.
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.
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.
Tech multi-millionaire Steve Baxter will offer a $2 million deal to one entrepreneur on the reality television show Shark Tank this Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
CSEF might not work the way many advocates say it could in Australia's current startup ecosystem.
Proposed changes to the Significant Investor Visa Program will allow Australian businesses to tap into a bigger pool of venture capital funding from July this year.
Australians do not shy away from taking risks and government support is not necessarily the best way forward for the future of venture capital, according to local startup investors.
A new tech accelerator has been launched in Perth by IT and telecommunications company Amcom, e-business association eGroup WA and Perth co-working space Spacecubed.
Building management platform Switch Automation has raised $1.25 million in seed funding that will be used to fund its growth in the United States.
Grocery delivery business HelloFresh has raised $161 million in fresh capital from its existing shareholders, Rocket Internet and Insight Venture Partners.
KPMG Australia has launched a new accelerator in Perth that aims to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship within the energy and natural resources sector.
More Australian startups should consider the Australian Stock Exchange when looking to raise capital, according to OtherLevels founder and Startmate investor Brendan O’Kane.
Tech entrepreneur Clive Mayhew pumps $1 million into OpenLearning, as the MOOC provider raises $1.7 million2:24PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Kye White
OpenLearning has raised $1.7 million that will be used to help meet its goal of increasing the number of students using its platform from 125,000 to a million by the end of the year.
Getting a critical seed-round investment all comes down to proper preparation, according to BlueChilli’s chief growth hacker.