Investment opportunities for Australian web and tech start-ups appear to be brightening with new research showing the Asia-Pacific region is leading the way for deals, as North American investors search for global opportunities.
eCommerce start-up BuyReply has raised $1 million from investors including Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures.
Melbourne-based social sports betting network Favourit has flagged the United Kingdom and Europe, rather than the United States, as its target expansion markets as it seeks to raise up to $5 million.
The founder and chief executive of Silicon Valley start-up Zuora has revealed how the company completed four rounds of funding totalling $82 million, and how the subscription economy is transforming business models.
A wine export start-up backed by Alchemy Equities has raised $400,000 as it prepares to open two stores in Singapore in the next few weeks, in a bid to meet the high demand in Asia.
The co-director of the Founder Institute in Sydney has partnered with two other serial entrepreneurs to launch the Sydney Seed Fund, offering tech start-ups up to $100,000 each.
Shoeboxed Australia founder Simon Foster says revenue-based financing (RBF) is an effective way to fund a business. Here’s how the software entrepreneur used it to raise $150,000.
Textbook rental start-up Zookal has staunchly defended itself from copyright infringement claims, after raising $1.2 million from US-based private equity firm Filtro Investments.
Sydney-based start-up Sofia Furniture has received $1 million in funding from the founder of an ASX 100-listed company, and is now preparing to open a showroom in the city in the coming weeks.
Melbourne-based start-up accelerator AngelCube has made several small changes to its program, including distancing itself from start-ups with sole founders, after opening applications for 2013.
Subscription marketplace AgendaSelects.com is hoping to grow its two-man team and secure 1,000 merchants in four years, as it seeks to raise up to $1 million from Australian investors.
Fewer business executives are planning on making capital investments in the June quarter, amid a fall in business expectations.
A green technology start-up that turns old tyres into saleable commodities is hoping to raise $7.5 million in funding for its first commercial plant in NSW, ahead of a planned $10 million public flotation in 2014.
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Queensland-based IT start-up Opmantek has raised more than $700,000 via the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board, one year after partnering with a Mexican telco giant.
Bill Gates has set entrepreneurs an unusual but potentially lucrative challenge: create a “next generation” condom in return for US$1 million in funding.
Student start-ups accepted into the University of Sydney’s Incubate program have raised more than $1 million in funding, as well as struck up a partnership with BlackBerry.
It seems there’s still room in the market for more Mexican food venues, with NSW-based chain Beach Burrito planning to grow its network to 30 stores after receiving more than $3 million from Blue Sky Private Equity.
Online venture builder Pollenizer has launched an Information Memorandum in a bid to raise $5 million from investors, as it seeks to fund more start-ups in Australia and south-east Asia.
A tech start-up based in Wollongong is taking aim at task management venture Asana, which was created by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, after raising $800,000 from angel investors.