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Why crowdsourced equity funding may not be what Australia’s startup ecosystem really needs

2:43PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | James McKinnon

CSEF might not work the way many advocates say it could in Australia's current startup ecosystem.

Significant Investor Visa Program reforms could boost venture capital pool for Australian business

2:21PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Proposed changes to the Significant Investor Visa Program will allow Australian businesses to tap into a bigger pool of venture capital funding from July this year.

Smart strategies and good returns: how VC in Australia can reach ‘critical mass’

2:06PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australians do not shy away from taking risks and government support is not necessarily the best way forward for the future of venture capital, according to local startup investors.

Amcom backs new startup accelerator for Perth

2:09PM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Kye White

A new tech accelerator has been launched in Perth by IT and telecommunications company Amcom, e-business association eGroup WA and Perth co-working space Spacecubed.

Switch Automation raises $1.25 million in seed funding for US expansion

2:51PM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Kye White

Building management platform Switch Automation has raised $1.25 million in seed funding that will be used to fund its growth in the United States.

HelloFresh raises $161m in fresh capital as investors take a bite

2:42PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Grocery delivery business HelloFresh has raised $161 million in fresh capital from its existing shareholders, Rocket Internet and Insight Venture Partners.

KPMG launches new Perth accelerator to tap energy and natural resources sector

2:21PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | StartupSmart

KPMG Australia has launched a new accelerator in Perth that aims to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship within the energy and natural resources sector.

ASX listing the way to growth for startups, says tech investor Brendan O’Kane

2:55PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Kye White

More Australian startups should consider the Australian Stock Exchange when looking to raise capital, according to OtherLevels founder and Startmate investor Brendan O’Kane.

Tech entrepreneur Clive Mayhew pumps $1 million into OpenLearning, as the MOOC provider raises $1.7 million

2:24PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Kye White

OpenLearning has raised $1.7 million that will be used to help meet its goal of increasing the number of students using its platform from 125,000 to a million by the end of the year.

Three tips from BlueChilli’s growth hacker Alan Jones on how to hack your seed round

2:32PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Getting a critical seed-round investment all comes down to proper preparation, according to BlueChilli’s chief growth hacker.

Bruce Billson: Equity crowdfunding framework will be on the table by spring

2:55PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Kirsten Robb

The federal government has put a timeline on its new legislative framework for equity crowdfunding, which will make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital through online crowdfunding platforms.

Equitise launches its crowdfunding platform in New Zealand

1:46PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise launched in New Zealand on Friday, with one startup seeking to use the platform to raise $350,000.

PayPal’s John Lunn on how digital currencies will disrupt the way “inefficient 30-year-old banking services move money”

1:55PM | Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Kye White

The potential for digital currency to move money around the world more efficiently is huge, according to PayPal developer network global director John Lunn.

How much equity should an accelerator take? BlueChilli defends its Disrupt@Scale program

1:16PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Some Australian entrepreneurs have raised concerns over the amount of equity BlueChilli's Disrupt@Scale program is asking for.

Startups to receive jumpstart from NRMA’s first accelerator program

1:32PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has announced the startups taking part in the company’s first accelerator program.

Optus-Innov8 startups get access to new co-working space in San Francisco

1:29PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Block 71, a new co-working space in the South of Market District in San Francisco, will help ease the transition for Asia-Pacific startups heading to the United States.

Crowdsourcing startup Handkrafted secures $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund

1:03PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bespoke crowdsourcing platform Handkrafted has secured $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund in order to accelerate platform development and market expansion.

Private investors get on the Dog and Bone – smartphone tech startup raises $2.46 million

1:49PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Kye White

Mobile technology startup Dog and Bone has raised $US2 million ($A2.46 million) from private investors which will be used to accelerate the roll out of patent-pending technologies.

How the gender gap in venture capital funding can be tackled in 2015

1:46PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A study by Harvard Business School has found venture capitalists prefer funding handsome men in comparison to female entrepreneurs – even when the content of their pitches is exactly the same.

Victorian sports startups to get a head start with new accelerator program

1:02PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has announced an accelerator program to help Victorian startups tap into the $300 billion global sports products market.

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