A Queensland incubator is launching a $1.2 million investment fund next week to plug a funding gap for creative start-up businesses.
While the majority of global venture capital is going to the US, the Asia Pacific region had the highest average deal value in the three months to June 30, according to investment tracking group Internet DealBook.
New findings reported in The Economist this week show the Middle East is leading the world in the percentage of tech entrepreneurs who are female.
One of Australia’s earliest start-up accelerator programs is ending its investment and accelerator focus to concentrate on non-commercial activities.
Australian entrepreneur Neil Smith is nervous ahead of pitching his start-up in front of a panel of investors in the US this week.
Start-ups raising capital in the US will now be able to directly advertise their fundraising rounds to the general public, after the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted a ban last week.
Start-ups and small businesses looking to invest in their online presence and mobile technology have the chance to win a $1000 grant through accounting software provider Intuit.
The latest edition of Commercialisation Australia’s Value Proposition publication has revealed where government funds are going to support start-ups at the commercialisation stage.
Australian entrepreneurs have the chance to access international mentoring and investment in Hong Kong, with a new venture program launched this week.
Sketchbook Ventures, a new incubator program for online business, has been launched this week by the Catch Group, the parent company behind Catch of the Day, Scoopon, GroceryRun, Mumgo and Eatnow.
The University of Queensland’s commercialisation company, UniQuest, has partnered with investor Artesian Venture Partners to build a $1.5 million investment fund to invest in graduates from the university’s ilab technology incubator.
Global venture capital financing hit $US10.4 billion in the second quarter of 2013, up 14% on the previous quarter and returning to the level of financing seen in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to private equity research firm Preqin.
The SSX is yet to release information about investors and available funds, but chief executive Ian Haet says they’re confident of developing a wide range of investors.
Online marketplace for home and local services OneFlare has received $500,000 from angel investors in Sydney to continue to develop its online platform for local small businesses.
Australian entrepreneurs seeking to develop the start-up ecosystem have returned from a trip to the epicentre of innovation and flourishing start-ups, Silicon Valley, armed with fresh understanding and new ideas.
Four high-powered businesswomen have come together to invest in women rising to the top of Australia’s start-up sector.
Senator Kate Lundy says she’s keen to see technology start-ups back in the policy spotlight, after being named as assisting minister for the digital economy in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s cabinet reshuffle.
Equity-raising platform for small to medium businesses, the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board, is set to expand overseas by licensing its platform after US investors injected $786,000 and took a 20.6% stake in the firm.
Findings from the DFK start-up survey show the second hardest challenge for start-ups is – not surprisingly – funding.
Australian start-ups seeking funding will soon have a potential new source of capital as a Hong Kong-based angel investment firm prepares to launch a start-up “stock exchange”.