Tech giant Google is considering launching its start-up investment funding arm in Australia, a report suggests, but there’s no official word on if or when Google Ventures is expected to arrive.
Australian start-ups 7Write and Revirda will be put through their paces when they arrive in Amsterdam this week, after being chosen as two of 15 finalists for Startupbootcamp Amsterdam.
US-based daily deals giant LivingSocial has raised another $US110 million from investors, with an industry expert predicting a trickle-down effect for smaller players.
High-profile American entrepreneur Tony Perkins has highlighted US investors’ increasing appetite for Australian companies, ahead of Australia’s first-ever AlwaysOn conference.
Australia's Jeans Queen, Bettina Liano, has closed all but one of her Australian stores and set her sights on the United States market instead.
The Australian Securities Exchange says it won’t be copying the London Stock Exchange, which has launched a new platform for start-ups, but a start-up financing business says Australian start-ups don’t care.
Online venture builder Pollenizer plans to create eight start-ups in Australia and south-east Asia this year, after raising $1.1 million from investors including Pandora founder Brook Adcock.
Start-ups look set to benefit from a new $350 million round of equity funding through the federal government’s Innovation Investment Fund, announced as part of the Venture Australia package.
A start-up launched by the ithree institute at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) plans to develop autoimmune drugs after receiving a $1.25 million investment from the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund.
Start-ups could benefit from the establishment of an Australian Innovation Council, proposed by Australia’s chief scientist Ian Chubb as one of five “breakthrough actions” to boost innovation.
Internet entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan has attacked Kickstarter, calling the crowdfunding website a glorified video editing competition.
Stanley Hsu is the founder of myCube, a retail store that features hundreds of “cubes” displaying innovative products, which won the Best Start-up Idea category at the 2012 StartupSmart Awards. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
The federal government has backed down on draft legislation which proposed regulating small business credit after criticism it would make it harder for small business to get funding.
Economic news has been largely doom and gloom over the past few years, but there are five reasons the Australian economy is moving toward happier days.
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Are you uncertain about the concept of crowdfunding? It might be worthwhile to test the waters before diving in head first.
Melbourne-based entrepreneur Georgia Beattie is among the first group of Australian businesswomen selected to participate in the US-founded Springboard Enterprises program.
Sydney-based taxi booking app Ingogo has secured a fresh round of funds from a host of new, high-profile investors, with founder Hamish Petrie flagging plans for a national rollout.
Australia had the sixth highest deal volume of any nation last year, according to a new report, which shows total acquisition value in the Asia-Pacific rose 258% from 2011 to 2012.
Recruitment start-up OneShift is hoping to raise up to $30 million to fund its expansion into New Zealand and south-east Asia, with US venture capital firms among the list of possible investors.