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Five reasons why your startup was rejected from an accelerator

7:15AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | James Alexander

I’ve been running a startup accelerator program since 2012. Here are some of the common mistakes I've seen entrepreneurs make when pitching.

Startmate opens applications for 2015 intake

7:32PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sydney-based mentor-driven seed funding program Startmate has opened applications for its 2015 intake, with the iconic program now entering into its fifth year.

Attention tech startups! DVI wants to hear from you

7:18PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Disruptive Investment Group (DVI) has almost $2 million in the bank and is actively looking for startups to invest in.

In wake of bumper US VC quarter, industry leaders say Australia is underperforming

7:13PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Australia is underperforming when it comes to capitalising on increasing investment in software companies, two #StartupAUS board members say.

Australian startups need growth capital funding to thrive: FSI interim report

7:40PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Medium and small businesses, including startups, need better access to growth capital funding, including venture capital and private equity, the Financial System Inquiry interim report has found.

Surf gets a new meaning on the Gold Coast

7:39PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Gold Coast-based startup incubator Silicon Lakes is set to launch a new startup accelerator.

Emerging markets may be the future for cryptocurrencies

7:39PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Some of the world’s biggest emerging markets will skip traditional banking payment systems completely, experts say.

AWI Ventures announces four startups chosen to participate in its accelerator program

7:44PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A wealth management program and an app that helps newcomers make the right investment choices are among the startups selected by AWI Ventures to take part in its Fintech accelerator program.

New Australian equity crowdfunding platform set to launch as federal government considers reforms

7:24AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new Australian equity crowdfunding platform called Equitise is gearing up for launch, as the federal government considers the recommendations handed down in the recent CAMAC report.

Stokes to join Packer and Murdoch in possible SocietyOne investment

7:53PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Seven Group Holdings chairman Kerry Stokes is rumoured to have joined a consortium of high-profile business and media figures planning an investment in peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne.

Tapping the super pool: venture capital investments for self-managed funds

7:14PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Darren Withers

The self-managed super funds sector now has over a million members and controls the largest share of Australian superannuation at $495 billion.

The good news about bad debts

7:46PM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Chris Ridd

There’s nothing worse than not getting paid for your hard work. But while it is disappointing, there is some consolation for small business owners: you can claim the bad debt as a tax deduction.

StartupAUS and AVCAL call government to task for funding shortfall

6:32PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

StartupAUS and the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) have called on the federal government to ensure adequate funding is provided to the Commercialising Ideas stream of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program.

Canberra-based accelerator program announces 2014 program participants

6:46AM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Five Canberra-based businesses have been accepted into the inaugural 2014 GRIFFIN Accelerator program.

Nimble closes $10 million funding round, with big institutional investors on board

6:44PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Kye White

Short-term loan provider Nimble has closed a $10 million funding round which will be used for loan funding, improving its technology platform and customer experience, and marketing.

LIFX closes Series A funding round - $12m

6:09AM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | StartupSmart

LIFX, the innovations company behind the award-winning Wi-Fi enabled, multi-color LED light bulbs, today announced that it has partnered with Sequoia and raised $12m in Series A funding.

Zippy app raises funds to grow market awareness and develop beacon technology

6:02PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane startup BDS.com.au has raised $500,000 in angel investment to increase market awareness and uptake of the company’s Zippy app and accelerate the development of its Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology.

Google partners with Fishburners to roll out its entrepreneurs program

6:52AM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Google has partnered with incubator Fishburners, in a six figure deal, to implement its startup outreach program Google for Entrepreneurs to help facilitate the growth of the startup community.

Bitcoin miners will self-regulate – and that’s a good thing

6:17PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoin miners will self-regulate to ensure no single entity will control more than half of the computational power required to mine new digital coins, according to Sam Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of the world’s first arbitrage investment fund, Bitcoins Reserve.

Big Pitch or big stitch? It remains to be seen tomorrow night

6:57PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Kye White

It’s been billed as one of the startup events of the year, but on Tuesday night it will become apparent whether or not Oxygen Ventures’ $5 million Big Pitch event is as lucrative as advertised, or a funding equivalent of vaporware.

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