Applications are now open for Brazil’s SEED accelerator program, which is seeking 40 start-ups from all over the world for a six month acceleration program in Belo Horizonte.
Online hotel distribution company SiteMinder has received $US30 million from Technology Crossover Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has also invested in Facebook, Expedia and Netflix.
Emily Yue and Bridget Loudon, the co-founders of Australian-based online expert consultant marketplace Expert360, reveal how they raised $1 million in funding to expand their business overseas.
A Melbourne club for entrepreneurs is hosting its first “reverse pitching” night, where six start-up investors will pitch to a room of entrepreneurs.
Spreets founder Dean McEvoy has called for local angel investors to get better and faster at investing in start-ups at a recent angel investor education program.
A New York-based private equity deal platform to connect private companies seeking more than $US10 million in growth capital with investors has launched this week.
This year was a good one for start-up investment. Globally, early stage seed funding rose by 375% and the local industry welcomed some new funds, along with the emerging rise of crowd funding and the coming wave of crowdsourced equity.
What does an Australian start-up need to get investment? NICTA new ventures director crunches the numbers12:38PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Rose Powell
Andrew Stead, the director of new ventures at NICTA, has researched the factors behind the most successful investment-backed Australian start-ups.
How a start-up tweaked its investment pitch and brought in $1.2 million via a round planned to raise $500,00012:06PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell
A tech start-up for emergency radio broadcasts has raised just over $1.2 million in an oversubscribed round launched to raise $500,000.
The Australian investment ecosystem is maturing to a point where it needs to start asking itself serious questions, says serial entrepreneur and investor Brian Dorricott.
Entrepreneurialism for kids app plans to go international after receiving $50,000 Commercialisation Australia grant12:00AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Rose Powell
An online app-based learning program that teaches primary school students business skills and financial literacy has received a $50,000 skills and knowledge grant from Commercialisation Australia.
The Abbott government has announced it will abandon two policies that would have had a significant positive impact on local start-up activity.
Canberra co-working space Entry29 hosted the city’s first commercially-focused hackathon recently, with over 50 entrepreneurs gathering for 32 hours to code and launch new online products or services.
Seven entrepreneurs have this week graduated from the Sydney chapter of international accelerator Founder Institute, barely a third of those that started the program.
Incubate, a start-up accelerator program launched and piloted by Sydney University, has announced its first partnership with Adelaide University set to run an Incubate program from January 2014.
Australia’s first online equity crowdfunding platform to channel investment into start-ups has been launched.
Popular social enterprise coding start-up Code for America has launched an Australian branch in Melbourne, with the local co-founders beginning conversations with a couple of local councils.
Email marketing software firm Vero is heading into its second year of operation committed to continuing its 20% month-on-month revenue growth target, but co-founder Chris Hexton it gets harder for businesses to grow as they get bigger.
One of the first regional accelerator programs for tech entrepreneurs based in Australia and Asia, the Venture.tec accelerator, will launch in early 2014.
Beyond cash: Using your crowd funding campaign to sell units, gain exposure and identify target markets12:10AM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | Rose Powell
Jeremy Bogan is $20,000 into a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign to commercialise his prototype of the vtalk desk phone.