Opening a venture capital branch seems to be the new “thing” in the corporate world. But why are so many companies, across a range of sectors, now running to open their own VC funds?
Cyber-espionage is up again in the 2014 report, representing a more than three-fold increase compared with the 2013 report, with 511 incidents partially due to a bigger dataset.
Nitro cofounder Sam Chandler’s mission to keep the issue of Australia’s capital crunch on the agenda has reached its zenith, with a piece published today in major tech publication TechCrunch where he claims there is negligible latter stage funding available.
US Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn, described by Forbes as a hot shot, has sent out an investor letter that warns we’re in a market bubble.The declaration has already affected market stocks.
Sydney-based tech incubator ATP Innovations is one of four finalists for an international Incubator of the Year award, an accolade the team says is testament to the flourishing local ecosystem.
Startup and investor marketplace Angel List launched a fund last week, which allows people to back investors and the companies they choose. The new approach, coupled with their slightly different fee structure, has set the VC industry talking.
Online community investment site Angel List has this week launched a $25 million fund to “bet” on leading investors, and companies they select.
Entrepreneur Helen Mitchell is getting ready for the “world’s biggest commute”, splitting her time evenly between her startup’s office in the Gold Coast and its new one in Texas.
Most of the startups midway through the Muru-d program pitched to a room of investors at the Telstra-backed accelerator’s first investor day.
Fifteen early-stage startups manned by students from four universities will pitch at the National Demo Day for the INCUBATE program during a Google for Entrepreneurs event today.
The freezing of the federal government-backed venture capital grants has been met with widespread concern in the startup and ICT community.
Last month, Piper Alderman hosted angel investment group SA Angels for a special invitation only event featuring Stefan Kuentz of Swisscom Ventures and Shane Cheek from Acumen Ventures.
Global venture capital financing totals in the first quarter of 2014 have reached levels not seen since 2008, according to alternative assets data analysis group Preqin.
Australia needs to reform the venture capital system to enable more companies to access local private equity, according to a submission by capital peak body Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).
Yet another well-meaning government initiative is going to have negative side effects for the Aussie startup and venture capital community. I want to make sure the right people in the government know about it.
Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie will host a second live pitching event for 10 startups and a host of investors in early May in a bid to connect local startup talent to the capital they need to stay in the country.
Blackbird Ventures has finished raising its first $25 million, which it will use to back early stage technology start-ups with up to $500,000 each.
The head of the Abbott government’s financial system inquiry, David Murray, has called for a more dynamic venture capital market.
The World Cup Tech Challenge is seeking 30 startups from around the world to pitch to hundreds of venture capital investors and product experts at their Silicon Valley conference in May.
Dextr, an Australian startup offering an alphabetically-ordered keyboard for mobile phone, has been accepted from over 1400 applications to join an accelerator program in Brazil.