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Equity crowdfunding legislation revealed

12:35AM | Thursday, 3 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

The bill will be introduced to Parliament this afternoon and confirm that only public companies will be eligible to raise money through this process.

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Code Club Australia gets $1 million to spread far and wide

12:09PM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

The federal government and the Telstra Foundation are splitting the bill.

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“Major shift” as super funds begin to unlock venture capital

12:49PM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Pressure from startups and both sides of federal politics is starting to pay off as super-funds look to invest more capitals into high-growth Australian businesses.

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Gates, Zuckerberg and Branson unite to spark a clean, green “new economic revolution”

12:13AM | Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Some of the biggest players in the tech world have united to invest in clean energy technologies.

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Taste of success: Entries open for foodtech accelerator

11:51AM | Monday, 30 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Food might not be an obvious choice for digital innovation, but existing Australian food startups say it’s a market “ripe for disruption”.

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Only radical equity crowdfunding reform will cut it, VentureCrowd’s Jeremy Colless says

11:49PM | Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

This new form of capital raising has huge potential in Australia if done correctly, Colless says.

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Six tips for applying for a startup grant

11:09AM | Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startups and innovation are all the rage at the moment in all levels of politics, meaning there’ll be a lot of money on offer.

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Hey investors, it shouldn’t be how low can you go but how big can you get

11:33AM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Philip Kingston

There is too much value investing in Australia and it is hurting startups.

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Women get a much needed boost in research funding gender equity plan

11:19AM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Sara Maddison

Fewer women apply for research grants than men, but they're just as successful at winning grants as men once they apply.

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Cash injection: VC fund invests $9 million into two medtech startups

11:03PM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The VC fund was launched with the aim of ensuring Australia’s medical technologies can be commercialised in Australia instead of being lost offshore.

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Despite $US150 million loss Airbnb stays in investors’ good books

11:38AM | Monday, 23 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Airbnb is one of many giant startups that are yet to become profitable.

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Government hands out grants to 10 startups

11:46PM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Melbourne startup offering “world-first” eye-tracking technology is among the 10.

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Uber sends 25% of each sale offshore and is yet to turn a profit: Government urged to cut company tax to level the playing field

11:47PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Broede Carmody

But one of the peak bodies representing Australian businesses says there's little the government can do.

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ZipMoney gets $100 million in firepower to take on the big retailers

11:15AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

zipMoney provides paperless online consumer finance for small to medium retailers as an alternative to the big corporations.

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Think like an investor: Questions to ask yourself before making an approach or pitch

11:43AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Phillip Kingston

Here are the six questions investors will typically ask while screening these pitches and startups should have them answered before they submit anything.

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Turnbull government’s equity crowdfunding reforms “lazy” and “lack understanding”, says VentureCrowd’s Tim Heasley

11:59AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The federal government’s approach to equity crowdfunding has been labelled as “absolute nonsense” and “lazy”.

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Data61 gets $20 million of federal funding back

11:10PM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The $42 million in funding was entirely cut by the Abbott government, and the group was swallowed up by the CSIRO earlier this year.

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Zhushing the envelope: Australia Post launches investment fund and is planning drone trial

11:05PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Kye White

Australia Post is getting in on the innovation act, announcing it has launched an investment fund and will begin a major drone delivery trial in 2016.

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Around $200 million whole a good fit for Square Peg

11:52PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new $200 million venture fund is set to be launched in Australia, with Square Peg Capital announcing plans to raise the money from its existing investors as well as some new faces.

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Share drive: ASX courting startups to list

10:13PM | Friday, 30 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The ASX is currently embarking on a big pitch to convince more startups to go public, and to this end has been prominent at the SydStart conference .

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