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”.
It’s time to get “good crazy”: Top five tips for start-ups from incoming NICTA new ventures director Andrew Stead6:10PM | Thursday, 27 June 2013 | Rose Powell
Entrepreneurial dynamo Andrew Stead has been named director of new ventures for information technology research centre National ICT Australia (NICTA) and given StartupSmart his top five tips for start-ups.
Microsoft has moved to consolidate its support of start-ups around the world by creating Microsoft Ventures, a coordinated effort that aims to offer tools, mentorship, guidance and seed funding.
Countries must act quickly to avoid a “lost generation” of entrepreneurs caused by global economic uncertainty, a new report by global business advisory firm Ernst & Young warns.
Australian start-ups seeking capital and markets should look north to Asia instead of Silicon Valley where competition for funding and attention is intense, an Australian investor says.
A summit of international entrepreneurs has identified a global funding gap for start-ups at the seed stage, with Australia falling behind in addressing the issue, a leading Australian investor says.
When Belinda Jennings’ hobby started to gain traction, she realised it might just be a business.
Kaggle president on how they did it, and tips on how to tell your start-up’s story to raise millions from investors6:04PM | Thursday, 20 June 2013 | Rose Powell
Data science platform Kaggle grew from a Melbourne start-up to a global success story in just a couple of years.
A new venture capital firm is looking to develop six to eight ideas with funding of around $500,000 each and training.
Two international accelerators are seeking Australian applications for residential programs in New York and Valencia, Spain.
Five start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch to 40 qualified investors in a new event called Creative3 RiverPitch in Brisbane on September 11.
A mine operations planning system, online music community and news recommendation program are among eight start-ups to have been selected to take part in the first-ever intake for the Newcastle-based Slingshot Accelerator program.
A new $80 million accelerator fund for emerging tech companies has been announced by digital development company Vivant and venture capital firm MH Carnegie & Co.
A new social app created by Australian start-up Nubis has scored €6000 ($A8300) in funding from a global mobile acceleration program based in Finland and funded by Microsoft and Nokia.
A two-week-old start-up has won €50,000 ($69,500) in seed funding from Nokia and Microsoft’s joint investment program, AppCampus.
The government has today announced a review of the regulations around employee share schemes and crowd-sourced equity funding regulations.
An international stock exchange aimed at solving start-up capital issues went live this week, launched by René Römer, chief executive of the Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange.
Leading venture capital group OneVentures has laid out what they look for in the companies they invest in.