Blackbird Ventures is determined to offer Australian start-ups much-needed Series A funding rounds, after announcing the formation and first close of its $30 million venture capital fund.
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Young entrepreneur Whitney Komor has scored $1.1 million from OneVentures and Sydney Angels for her social planning start-up TheBestDay, which is still months away from launching.
The co-founders of two start-ups have offered their top tips on pitching, after their businesses were selected as finalists for General Assembly’s Pitch to a US Venture Capital Firm Competition
Brisbane City Council will offer grants to budding entrepreneurs with promising digital potential as part of an ambitious plan to propel the city into the multitrillion dollar global digital economy.
The manufacturing arm of the Byron Bay Cookies has been placed into voluntary administration.
James Packer teams with Dr Dre, joining the illustrious company of NWA, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
Greg Ellis, the chief executive of realestate.com.au owner REA Group, has invested in Sydney tech start-up Housl, ahead of an ambitious expansion plan for the new venture.
Newly launched accelerator Slingshot plans to invest in around 100 start-ups over the next five years, investing as much as $100,000 in each start-up via a $10 million venture fund.
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Another new niche job site, SpotJobs, is preparing for its national media launch next month, having already received seed funding and office space from residential builder Simonds Homes.
The South Australian government will provide $1 million to help establish Hub Adelaide, which joins Hub Melbourne and Hub Sydney, to try and capitalise on the city’s “entrepreneurial boom”.
The country's banking regulator has said it will start cracking down on banks if it believes lending standards have become too relaxed, but business leaders say SMEs are still strapped for cash.
A South Australian manufacturer of ultrasound devices has announced a global distribution partnership with a Japanese company, two years after receiving a $1.9 million government grant.
Samsung has jumped into the contactless payments market with Visa – but the deal doesn't include its Android partner, Google.
Tech giant Google is considering launching its start-up investment funding arm in Australia, a report suggests, but there’s no official word on if or when Google Ventures is expected to arrive.
Australian start-ups 7Write and Revirda will be put through their paces when they arrive in Amsterdam this week, after being chosen as two of 15 finalists for Startupbootcamp Amsterdam.
US-based daily deals giant LivingSocial has raised another $US110 million from investors, with an industry expert predicting a trickle-down effect for smaller players.
High-profile American entrepreneur Tony Perkins has highlighted US investors’ increasing appetite for Australian companies, ahead of Australia’s first-ever AlwaysOn conference.
Australia's Jeans Queen, Bettina Liano, has closed all but one of her Australian stores and set her sights on the United States market instead.