Venture Capital



Investor options falling short for Aussie startups looking for mid-level investment

6:49PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Kye White

Plenty of great Australian startups are desperate for $2-10 million in funding, but they’re underserved by investors, Starfish Ventures investment principal John Dyson says.

Blue Sky snaps up $15 million for its new venture capital fund

6:18PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Blue Sky Venture Capital has closed its first deal for its new venture capital fund, securing more than $15 million in capital to invest in Australian startups.

Anti-fuel theft startup Scancam gets $500,000 in the tank

6:30PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Anti-fuel theft startup Scancam has snapped up $500,000 in seed funding in order to roll out its technology across Australia.

Snapping up seed funding requires a strong team and track record, according to the founder of Tidy Me

6:04PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Successfully scaling an on-demand technology startup requires a strong team and taking a lean approach, according to the co-founder of a platform that snapped up $750,000 in seed funding from AirTree Ventures last week.

RiverPitch extends deadline, hopes to see more startups pitch to the likes of Steve Baxter

6:53PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

The opportunity to take part in River City Labs’ River Pitch competition has been extended, with applications for investment-hungry entrepreneurs now closing on Wednesday.

Eventbrite co-founder says the key to raising capital is meeting your own expectations

5:27PM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

For the co-founder of Silicon Valley-based startup Eventbrite, raising $200 million over six years all comes down to proving to investors that you can meet and exceed expectations.

Aussie VCs to standardise their legal documents to make it easier and cheaper for startups to access seed capital

5:33PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Several Australian venture capital funds have come together to standardise their legal documents and make them publicly available in order to make it easier for startups to access early-stage funding.

Hardware hacks dominate first national Unearthed innovation challenge

5:29PM | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

More than seventy developers descended on Queensland co-working space River City Labs over the weekend to take part in the Unearthed innovation challenge.

Redflow welcomes Tesla to the battery market, as investors including Graeme Wood and Simon Hackett pour in another $16 million

5:20PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Redflow has welcomed the entry of US electric car maker Tesla to the large-scale battery market, after investors poured an additional $16.1 million into the zinc-bromide module (ZBM) maker.

Online education startup Edrolo sets sights on expansion following $2.6 million raise

5:53AM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Kye White

Online education startup Edrolo has raised $2.6 million that will be used to expand its content library to cover more subjects and year levels and increase the number of schools using its products.

Canva raises $7.7 million, prepares to launch Canva for Work

5:50PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Kye White

Design startup Canva has raised $US6 million ($A7.7 million) in funding from existing investors, which will be used to launch its enterprise product Canva for Work.

AngelCube’s investment soars, though it clips its equity wings

5:48PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube has announced it is doubling the size of its investment and reducing the amount of equity it takes in return.

Health-tech and renewable energy startups aim for China in Melbourne accelerator program

4:21PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Kye White

A new accelerator program is set to launch in Melbourne, looking to take Australian startups and push them into the Chinese market.

Parcel delivery startup Sendle raises $1.8 million in seed funding

4:49PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian parcel delivery startup Sendle has raised $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its customer reach.

Australian sports tech startups to compete for $50,000 funding opportunity

4:16PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network is giving entrepreneurs and startups in the sports tech space the opportunity to snap up $50,000 in seed funding.

BlueChilli launches in Melbourne with new recruits

4:43PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based accelerator and venture capital fund BlueChilli has launched it Melbourne office and scooped up a general manager and community manager to head-up its Victorian operations.

How to get into an accelerator: The three T criteria

4:16PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Amir Nissen

Less than 5% of teams that apply to an accelerator get selected. Typically funding is granted to startups that excel across at least one of the following three criteria.

Australian bitcoin exchange igot acquires Kenyan exchange TagPesa

4:04PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Kye White

Australian bitcoin exchange igot is looking to Kenya for its next stage of growth.

Bruce Billson wants to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs

4:35PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is calling for suggestions for how to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs.

Aussie startup eCal sets up shop in New York

4:35PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Calendar marketing platform eCal has established US headquarters after receiving a $2 million capital injection from Oxygen Ventures.