Venture Capital



Queensland start-up wins international funding for its app

6:49PM | Monday, 17 June 2013 | Rose Powell

A new social app created by Australian start-up Nubis has scored €6000 ($A8300) in funding from a global mobile acceleration program based in Finland and funded by Microsoft and Nokia.

Two-week old Aussie start-up wins 50,000 euros in seed funding

6:11PM | Friday, 14 June 2013 | Rose Powell

A two-week-old start-up has won €50,000 ($69,500) in seed funding from Nokia and Microsoft’s joint investment program, AppCampus.

Government announces review of employee share scheme and crowd-sourced equity regulations

6:38PM | Wednesday, 12 June 2013 | Rose Powell

The government has today announced a review of the regulations around employee share schemes and crowd-sourced equity funding regulations.

The “start-up stock exchange” launches to connect entrepreneurs to investors

6:12PM | Tuesday, 11 June 2013 | Rose Powell

An international stock exchange aimed at solving start-up capital issues went live this week, launched by René Römer, chief executive of the Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange.

The venture capital world from the investor’s point of view: tips and insights

6:03PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Leading venture capital group OneVentures has laid out what they look for in the companies they invest in.

Young entrepreneurs lobby Canberra for seed funding for job creators

6:22PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Rose Powell

A group representing young entrepreneurs in Australia has called on the federal government to create a $20 million loan fund to encourage the creation of new businesses and jobs.

New software set to simplify and speed up bookkeeping

6:13PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Australian start-up Bomeba has launched a beta service which it says will significantly cut the time start-up operators spend bookkeeping by automating the majority of the process without compromising on accuracy, verification and double-checking process.

Employee share scheme tax systems set for an update

6:25PM | Wednesday, 5 June 2013 | Rose Powell

The federal government is set to consult with Australian industry over the tax treatment of employee share option schemes, which start-ups say needs to be overhauled to promote growth.

Investors: the missing link for female entrepreneurs

6:06AM | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Myriam Robin

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.

Australian start-up named among top 50 in South-East Asia

6:53PM | Monday, 3 June 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Ignition Labs fires up for health and medical tech start-ups

6:40PM | Monday, 3 June 2013 | Gavin Lower

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.

Early-stage start-up takes out top pitching honour at CeBIT Australia conference

5:46PM | Friday, 31 May 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

New $2 million venture fund launched and looking for 20 companies

5:00PM | Friday, 31 May 2013 | Rose Powell

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 capital

5:43PM | 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.

Payment systems not keeping up with new generation of online start-ups

5:00AM | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Rose Powell

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.

Critical Arc pins hopes on SydStart pitch win to boost capital raising effort

5:03PM | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Rose Powell

When Critical Arc won the SydStart pitching contest yesterday, it was a boost to their freshly launched capital raising endeavours.

Venture capital investor hopes for funding injection

5:37PM | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Gavin Lower

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.

New investor group aims to boost interest in tech start-ups

5:00AM | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Gavin Lower

A newly established Melbourne-based investor group is aiming to stimulate more investor interest in technology start-ups.

Aussie tech start-ups invited to become million pound poms

5:00AM | Monday, 27 May 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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.

Pocketbook looks to raise $700k ahead of Dubai pitch competition

5:50PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Michelle Hammond

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.