A recent tribunal ruling points to a need for directors to be careful about the timing of superannuation contributions.
A former winner of Startup Weekend is among the 10 ventures selected to take part in the second ANZ Innovyz START program, which is once again dominated by Adelaide-based start-ups.
A new mobile games accelerator has launched in Brisbane and is now open for applications, with successful teams set to receive up to $50,000 each in addition to office space and mentorship.
The Optus Innov8 Seed Program has opened applications for its second season following the success of the inaugural round in 2012, which saw two start-ups secure a total of $700,000.
A trio of London-based Australian entrepreneurs has been forced to defend its coffee shop start-up Harris+Hoole for giving the image of an independent chain while being part-owned by UK retail giant Tesco.
Representatives from the world’s largest angel investor groups will attend a conference on the Gold Coast next month, as the Queensland city attempts to reposition itself as an innovation hub.
US-based incubator AngelPad is accepting applications from around the world for its next round, after revealing the 62 start-ups it backed in 2012 raised a total of $56 million.
Newly launched investment fund KidderApp plans to provide a combination of financial backing and mentoring to mobile app developers, who could receive anything from $5,000 to $5 million in investment.
Australian start-ups located in incubators raise an average $175,379 more in funding than those located in co-working spaces, according to new data from Perth-based research start-up Floq.
Australia’s oldest medical research institute has applauded efforts to turn Melbourne into a biotech hub after making a landmark insulin discovery, set to be commercialised overseas.
Government-backed organisation Indigenous Business Australia is looking for an organisation to establish and manage a new source of funding for indigenous social enterprise start-ups.
US-based start-up Pebble has confirmed it will begin shipping its ‘smartwatch’ on January 23, eight months after it smashed its $100,000 Kickstarter goal and raised more than $15 million.
Venture capital firms in the United States raised $20.6 billion from 182 funds in 2012, new figures show, with Australian start-ups among those that benefited from the surge in investment cash.
A US-based energy software accelerator is considering late applications for its second class of companies, chosen from around the world, after raising $1.2 million in an equity offering.
The federal government has delayed its response to a review into Australia’s venture capital industry, after previously indicating that it would outline its policy on the sector by the end of 2012.
Small businesses in the building and construction industries have until February 28 to take advantage of the federal government’s Kickstart program, which rewards employers with an additional $3,350 for taking on a new apprentice.
Sydney-based tech start-up Tapit Media plans to take its near field communications technology (NFC) to the global stage, after completing a $2.3 million Series A round led by MPC Ventures.
Queensland-based firm AMMA Private Equity has launched a $1.5 million capital raising to fund a start-up that offers a voice and texting service to smartphone users who are out of credit.
A failed Canadian start-up has turned heads after promising to return all remaining funding to its investors, with the move applauded by one local expert.
Independent mortgage lender Yellow Brick Road has raised $7 million to fast-track its growth strategy, including a new range of YBR-branded mortgage products through the franchise.