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Yellow Brick Road to fast-track growth following $7 million raise

12:40PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Independent mortgage lender Yellow Brick Road has raised $7 million to fast-track its growth strategy, including a new range of YBR-branded mortgage products through the franchise.

Wayne Swan dumps the surplus

12:52PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 | Kath Walters and Myriam Robin

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan at 2.15pm today announced the Federal Government will probably not achieve the promised budget surplus in the 2012/13 budget year.

Melbourne venture SelfWealth raises $1.6 million via ASSOB

12:00AM | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Melbourne-based start-up SelfWealth has closed a $1.6 million capital raising via the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board, in what has been hailed as one of ASSOB’s most successful transactions.

How to safely scale your start-up in 2013

12:00PM | Monday, 17 December 2012 | Michael Fox

Are you thinking about growing your start-up next year? If so, there’s a secret to steadily securely growing your business. BY MICHAEL FOX.

AngelList set for $150 million valuation following fundraise

12:45PM | Monday, 17 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

US-based platform AngelList is reportedly in the process of raising a major round of financing at a valuation that could top $150 million, with Google Ventures among the rumoured investors.

Innovate NSW to offer funding for ideas-rich start-ups

12:00AM | Monday, 17 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The NSW Government will introduce a $6.7 million initiative dubbed Innovate NSW, which will offer funding of up to $15,000 for around 250 businesses, as part of a wide-ranging plan to boost the state’s digital economy.

Ex-Jetstar boss Bruce Buchanan invests in Rocklive, becomes CEO

12:07PM | Friday, 14 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

Digital advertising venture Rocklive has appointed Bruce Buchanan, the former group chief executive of Jetstar, as its new CEO, with the new boss also taking a substantial stake in the start-up.

$50,000 grants on offer as Textile, Clothing & Footwear program reopens

12:56PM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Government body AusIndustry has opened its latest round of applications for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program, which offers grants of up to $50,000.

Startmate unveils its start-up class of 2013

12:00AM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Niche dating website 7pm anywhere is among the eight start-ups accepted into the 2013 Startmate program, which will include two demo days and a two-month stint in Silicon Valley.

Rezdy raises another $300,000 as it limbers up for million dollar round

12:00AM | Monday, 10 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Online reservation system Rezdy has snagged $300,000 from existing investors, adding to the $250,000 it raised earlier, but is already planning to raise up to $1.5 million in 12 months’ time.

Eight start-ups selected for Incubate program at University of Sydney

12:15PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The University of Sydney Union’s Incubate program has selected the eight successful start-up teams who will use $5,000 grants to develop their ideas over the university’s summer break.

Closing date looms for female-focused Springboard program

12:07PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Female entrepreneurs in high-growth sectors are being encouraged to submit an application to Springboard Enterprises, which aims to help them secure funding from local and US investors.

Entrepreneur Shane Yeend’s Imagination Entertainment buys 50% of export start-up Aussie Inc

12:00AM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Up-and-coming export start-up Aussie Inc has received a major leg-up from global entertainment company Imagination, which has purchased a 50% stake in the business.

Pizza Capers to ramp up in regional areas with new assistance package

12:39PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Retail Food Group is offering assistance packages to franchisees who take on a Pizza Capers store in selected areas, as it seeks to ramp up its presence in regional Queensland and NSW.

Australian start-up StethoCloud snags $75,000 grant from Microsoft

12:00AM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

An Australian start-up that developed a solution to diagnose childhood pneumonia has won a $75,000 grant after being named the runner-up of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program.

oZAPP Awards targets budding developers with $300,000 prize pool

12:00AM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm will contribute $US100,000 to the prize pool of the upcoming oZAPP Awards, which are aimed at emerging Australian app developers, taking the total up to $300,000.

Why VC firms now take start-ups seriously

12:15PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Mahesh Sharma

There has been a seachange in how Australian VC firms view start-ups. The reasons behind this change hold vital insights for start-ups looking for finance. BY MAHESH SHARMA.

COSBOA attacks Ken Phillips' claims that it's controlled by big tobacco

12:05PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 | Cara Waters

COSBOA has fought back against claims made by its former chairman, Ken Phillips, that the organisation is controlled by tobacco companies.

Tech start-ups urged to go Dutch with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

12:41PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Another European funding avenue for tech start-ups has opened up, with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam offering teams €15,000 in seed funding and the opportunity to pitch for more.

Beware of the banker

12:21PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 | Taskmaster

Earlier today, Taskmaster Enterprises received an email purportedly coming from one of the big four banks. For good reason, Old Taskmaster was wary.

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