In Australia, only 2% of all venture capital money goes into businesses led by women. This lack of finance is a major restraint on would-be female entrepreneurs.
Divvy Parking chief executive Nick Austin is in Singapore this week pitching to investors after being chosen at the recent Echelon Ignite Australia conference as one of the top 50 start-ups in South-East Asia.
Start-up accelerator Ignition Labs is seeking five health and medical technology start-ups for its 2013 development program with the aim of turning early stage ideas into fundable businesses.
Brisbane-based start-up Ollo Mobile won the start-up pitch round at the CeBIT Australia conference this week, receiving $30,000 in Eway transaction credits and invaluable exposure.
High-profile entrepreneurs and investors Garry Visontay, Benjamin Chong and Ari Klinger have joined forces to launch a new $2 million seed funding venture.
Commercialisation Australia chief says start-ups need to focus on the full scope of available capital5:43PM | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Rose Powell
Start-ups that complain about a lack of venture capital in Australia should ask what else they can do with their business idea, the head of a government business development body says.
A new generation of entrepreneurs are seeking new online sales payment systems, the founder of an Australian start-up says, as the Commonwealth Bank suggests regulators may have to examine the move by tech giants into financial services.
When Critical Arc won the SydStart pitching contest yesterday, it was a boost to their freshly launched capital raising endeavours.
A venture capital investor hopes new funding will flow through to the sector later this year on the back of federal government support, as a new report finds venture capital is “pivotal” for innovation in Australia.
A newly established Melbourne-based investor group is aiming to stimulate more investor interest in technology start-ups.
Australian start-ups are being encouraged to enter a global competition called the Million Pound Startup, which will award £1 million ($1.55 million) to a technology company willing to relocate to London.
Personal finance app Pocketbook is hoping to raise up to $700,000 from local and foreign investors before heading to Dubai in September for the chance to win $50,000 at Sibos 2013.
Private equity and venture capital investment in Australian businesses provides better returns than shares over the long term, according to a new report.
Melbourne-based start-up Kickfolio has revealed how it raised more than $1 million from US investors after being accepted into 500 Startups, changing its name to App.io in the process.
New Zealand start-up Vend has raised $6.6 million in its third round of funding, with a third of the funds coming from new Australian investors including the founders of MYOB and Seek.
Point-of-sale start-up Kounta is aiming to raise up to $1 million from investors, having already secured Reckon founder Greg Wilkinson as an investor and board member.
Online maths training start-up Mathspace continues to go from strength to strength after winning the inaugural Echelon Ignite: Australia event, just one week after snagging $20,000 from Blackbird Ventures in Silicon Valley.
While the increasing opportunities on offer for businesses seeking to expand into Asia isn’t news to most Australians, is Asia a savvy, cash-drenched rival to Silicon Valley?
Sydney-based start-up Tapestry is gearing up for a US launch after receiving a $400,000 federal government grant, adding to the $600,000 it raised last year, but is still talking to investors.
Mobile video start-up Incoming has highlighted the demand for mobile video content after securing $1.1 million from OneVentures, NICTA and the US-based Citrix Startup Accelerator.