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.
Adelaide start-up Bluedot Innovation is looking to raise at least $450,000 from a mix of investors, after the head of the ANZ Innovyz START program said the enterprise had the potential to become a $1 billion company.
Cloud-based start-up Mathspace has secured $20,000 in funding after winning the best company category at the second Advance Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley.
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.