David Gonski’s comments that Australian entrepreneurs are being driven overseas due to a lack of available funds has sparked a debate about the early stage venture capital community.
Twelve start-ups and small businesses have graduated from Facebook’s accelerator program last week, armed with in-depth knowledge about how to use the platform to promote their businesses.
Mobile payment platform Tappr has announced it has closed two funding deals for $1 million in a large seed capital round to ensure it rapidly develops its hardware and software and meets regulation and compliance before its projected launch early next year.
Australian technology entrepreneurs don’t need to move to Silicon Valley to start their businesses but can instead build bridges to the global start-up hot spot from home, says Blackbird Ventures co-founder Rick Baker.
Sydney Seed Fund reveals why only four of 68 applications were deemed eligible for further investigation10:30AM | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | Rose Powell
Only four of 68 start-up investment applications made to the Sydney Seed Fund, launched in June this year to back emerging technology companies, were deemed eligible for second round interviews.
Australian start-up Tiger Pistol, a social media marketing platform for small and medium businesses, has raised $1 million from Australian venture capital fund Rampersand and existing investors.
Billionaire Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has made his first known investment in a start-up.
Knowing the key terms, who your competitors are and having solid customer acquisition and intellectual property plans are key to ensuring your investment round is as successful and stress-free as possible.
Women entrepreneurs tend to undersell themselves and the potential of their businesses when pitching for investment funding, says Anne-Marie Birkill, general partner at venture capital firm OneVentures.
Freelancer.com has ambitious expansion plans. Its CEO says the company, an online marketplace and auction house for freelance jobs, will be the ‘eBay of jobs’.
Most entrepreneurs spend a good portion of their time securing finance. However, if you’re unwary, there are three ways money can destroy your business.
Two reports released this week reveal July to September 2013 was a mixed quarter for investment worldwide, with a 20% increase in private equity deals since the same quarter in 2012, but the lowest quarter for venture capital deals since Q4 2011.
Singapore plans to strengthen its early-stage start-up ecosystem, with $39 million invested into an early-stage venture fund scheme launched in 2008.
Private equity investors in Asia are pumping more funds into the sector and increasingly trying new strategies beyond standard growth funding, according to new research by investment tracking data group Preqin.
Start-up accelerator programs Startmate, Pollenizer and AngelCube have partnered with international outsourcing platform oDesk in a new support program, oDesk Upstarts.
Venture capital investor Mark Carnegie plans to launch a second private equity fund of between $250 million to $300 million.
After seven years as chief executive of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Katherine Woodthorpe has resigned to focus on other projects, including chairing the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.
The government has begun industry consultation around a review to reduce the regulative hassle associated with crowdsourced equity funding for start-ups.
Leading US investor Jonathan Teo will visit Melbourne next month to meet local start-ups and entrepreneurs and speak at an event hosted by investor group Investors’ Org.
The fledgling Canberra start-up scene is set for a boost with the city’s largest employer, the federal government, set to shed 12,000 public service jobs in line with Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott’s election cost-reducing promise.