Venture Capital



Canva raises $7.7 million, prepares to launch Canva for Work

5:50PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Kye White

Design startup Canva has raised $US6 million ($A7.7 million) in funding from existing investors, which will be used to launch its enterprise product Canva for Work.

AngelCube’s investment soars, though it clips its equity wings

5:48PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube has announced it is doubling the size of its investment and reducing the amount of equity it takes in return.

Health-tech and renewable energy startups aim for China in Melbourne accelerator program

4:21PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Kye White

A new accelerator program is set to launch in Melbourne, looking to take Australian startups and push them into the Chinese market.

Parcel delivery startup Sendle raises $1.8 million in seed funding

4:49PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian parcel delivery startup Sendle has raised $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its customer reach.

Australian sports tech startups to compete for $50,000 funding opportunity

4:16PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network is giving entrepreneurs and startups in the sports tech space the opportunity to snap up $50,000 in seed funding.

BlueChilli launches in Melbourne with new recruits

4:43PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based accelerator and venture capital fund BlueChilli has launched it Melbourne office and scooped up a general manager and community manager to head-up its Victorian operations.

How to get into an accelerator: The three T criteria

4:16PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Amir Nissen

Less than 5% of teams that apply to an accelerator get selected. Typically funding is granted to startups that excel across at least one of the following three criteria.

Australian bitcoin exchange igot acquires Kenyan exchange TagPesa

4:04PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Kye White

Australian bitcoin exchange igot is looking to Kenya for its next stage of growth.

Bruce Billson wants to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs

4:35PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is calling for suggestions for how to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs.

Aussie startup eCal sets up shop in New York

4:35PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Calendar marketing platform eCal has established US headquarters after receiving a $2 million capital injection from Oxygen Ventures.

BlueChilli security startup TokenOne closes third funding round to fuel international expansion

4:29PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Cyber security startup TokenOne has secured a third round of funding in order to fuel its international expansion and grow its sales and marketing team.

Pivot to profit works a treat for business management platform

3:06AM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Kye White

Cloud-based business management platform WORKetc founder Daniel Barnett says KPMG and Advance’s elevate61 program will provide much needed assistance to startups that have traction, but are looking to scale rapidly.

Know your numbers: WeTeachMe co-founder grilled on Shark Tank

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The co-founder of education marketplace WeTeachMe learnt a valuable lesson on last night’s episode of Shark Tank: know your numbers.

What you need to know about peer-to-peer lending

3:26PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Kevin Davis

Peer-to-peer lending promises to revolutionise small business finance. But there are also risks, both for lenders and borrowers.

Medtech’s Got Talent is back – and this year’s winner gets $60,000 in funding

3:13PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Applications are open for health tech pitching competition MedTech’s Got Talent, with Victorian startups encouraged to apply.

Startup Weekend to help Melbourne entrepreneurs crack into the fast-growing fintech space

3:03PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne will host a fintech meet-up this weekend aimed at giving early-stage entrepreneurs an understanding of the skills they will need to disrupt the big banks and major financial institutions.

Peer-to-peer lending space heats up in Australia

3:50PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Competition between peer-to-peer lenders is heating up in Australia as startups leap at the chance to disrupt the financial services sector.

A decade of Nitro: Sam Chandler reflects on the dawn of Australia’s startup ecosystem

3:29PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sam Chandler says the growing Australian ecosystem has made a night and day difference to launching a tech company, nearly a decade after he founded Nitro in May 2005.

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise makes its first acquisition

3:42PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise has purchased a business directory called Rabble, founded by one of New Zealand’s most prominent tech investors, which it intends to roll out in Australia.

VentureCrowd and Sydney Angels team up to put equity crowdfunding on the agenda

3:38PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has announced a partnership with investor group Sydney Angels so more startups can benefit from crowdfunding.