As the Australian start-up scene takes off, entrepreneurial-friendly capital markets are evolving with strategic entrepreneurs best positioned to take advantage of the rapidly blossoming opportunities.
Managing investors, especially major corporate ones can be a challenge for emerging businesses, but start-up veteran Mick Liubinskas says any concerns he may have had about Telstra reaching out to start-ups have been assuaged.
The ANZ Innovyz Start program will launch its first accelerator program in Sydney for three to five start-ups, in tandem with the fourth intake of the Adelaide program.
Melbourne-based software start-up IntelligenceBank has today announced it has closed its second seed funding round with an initial investment of $1.1 million with an option for up to $2 million.
Decentralised virtual currency bitcoin hit a record high overnight, breaking through the $US500 barrier. At 9.20 AEST, it had climbed to $US520.
Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds. But as I recently discovered, it’s also useful for raising awareness.
ATP Innovations has announced the appointment of Malcolm Hebblewhite as their new director of business development.
Australian entrepreneurs are increasingly exploring dynamic equity splits – an emerging flexible approach to equity management for the founders of pre-investment start-ups.
Swatchmate, a hardware device that perfectly captures and matches colours, was born after co-founder Paul Peng had to hack out a piece of the wall he was trying to repaint with exactly the same colour, and realised there had to a better way.
Melbourne co-working space York Butter Factory has announced a hackathon in partnership with Ford Motors to provide developers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to experiment with Ford’s incoming in-car SYNC AppLink technology.
Venture capital, the blossoming start-up ecosystem and Australian entrepreneurial inferiority complexes were the key topics at a Silicon Dragon networking and panel event last Thursday in Sydney.
Eight months, over 500 applications and nine investments later, Blackbird Venture Capital has published a detailed update about the deal-flow on their blog.
As crowdfunding continues to develop, so too does the information about how to run a successful campaign.
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.