New capital committed to Australian venture capital and later stage private equity funds slumped by $2.4 billion in fiscal 2013, down 77% on the previous financial year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed.
Stephane Ibos says he and Arnaud Lachaume, co-founders of cloud-based business app provider Maestrano, weren’t really looking for investment when they launched late last year.
Leading Australian accelerator ANZ Innovyz START has announced its latest intake of seven start-ups for summer this year, with director Dr Jana Matthews saying it’s one of the strongest groups to enter the program so far.
At StartupSmart’s ‘So You Think You Can Start-up’ pitching competition, I was unable to deliver my presentation. Here are my five key lessons of pitching a start-up.
The world’s largest start-up accelerator, The Founder Institute, is considering establishing a new chapter in Melbourne later this year.
Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible has launched a residency program in its Collingwood offices for start-ups planning campaigns.
Eight start-ups have been announced as the 2014 intake for Springboard Enterprises accelerator, a program connecting women entrepreneurs to growth experts and venture capital networks.
The group representing Australia’s venture capital and private equity industry has urged the federal government to commit to a new $350 million investment in venture capital funding this year through the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF).
When Paul Pearson was seeking investment for his new e-commerce venture Alphatise, he found he wasted three months trying to raise money from wealthy investors.
Entries have now closed for our So You Think You Can Start-up pitching competition. The 10 finalists will be announced shortly.
The Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism, a leading media industry body, is offering $40,000 in seed capital for up to six media start-ups.
Applications are now open for Brazil’s SEED accelerator program, which is seeking 40 start-ups from all over the world for a six month acceleration program in Belo Horizonte.
Online hotel distribution company SiteMinder has received $US30 million from Technology Crossover Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has also invested in Facebook, Expedia and Netflix.
Emily Yue and Bridget Loudon, the co-founders of Australian-based online expert consultant marketplace Expert360, reveal how they raised $1 million in funding to expand their business overseas.
A Melbourne club for entrepreneurs is hosting its first “reverse pitching” night, where six start-up investors will pitch to a room of entrepreneurs.
Spreets founder Dean McEvoy has called for local angel investors to get better and faster at investing in start-ups at a recent angel investor education program.
A New York-based private equity deal platform to connect private companies seeking more than $US10 million in growth capital with investors has launched this week.
This year was a good one for start-up investment. Globally, early stage seed funding rose by 375% and the local industry welcomed some new funds, along with the emerging rise of crowd funding and the coming wave of crowdsourced equity.
What does an Australian start-up need to get investment? NICTA new ventures director crunches the numbers12:38PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Rose Powell
Andrew Stead, the director of new ventures at NICTA, has researched the factors behind the most successful investment-backed Australian start-ups.
How a start-up tweaked its investment pitch and brought in $1.2 million via a round planned to raise $500,00012:06PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell
A tech start-up for emergency radio broadcasts has raised just over $1.2 million in an oversubscribed round launched to raise $500,000.