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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.

Becoming a franchisee  | Venture Capital

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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With a $40 million kitty what Scout Ventures is looking for in an Aussie startup

10:30PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Kye White

New York-based venture capital firm Scout Ventures is launching a $40 million Australian branch.

 | Venture Capital

Freelancer’s Matt Barrie talks horse sense about selling, investment and investors

10:59PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup founders saying they have to raise money before they start selling a product is “absolute horse shit”, Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie says.

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Homejoy comes clean on why it failed – or perhaps not

10:02PM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Kye White

When on-demand cleaning startup Homejoy shutdown, legal problems were blamed, now former employees allege the company had bigger problems.

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Workers given the quick flick

10:13AM | Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Troubled video streaming service Quickflix has cut more than 20% of its staff in an effort to survive the Netflix revolution.

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Capital punishment: What’s holding the Aussie startup scene back

10:29PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Peter Bradd

If Australia’s startup ecosystem pitched its credentials on the world stage today, how would we rate?

 | Planning  | Venture Capital

“Every single business needs legal”: LawPath raises $1.3 million

10:15PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Founders need to find investors that are ready to be fully involved in the whole journey and who share the same vision for the startup, LawPath CEO Damien Andreasen says.

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Drone funding continues to soar

10:57PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Funding for drone-based startups has hit an all-time high this quarter for the third time in a row and the lucrative market shows no signs of slowing down.

 | Venture Capital

Seedy state: iLab ready to Germinate more Queensland startups

10:36PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Kye White

There’s no better time than now to be a Queensland startup, according to iLab director Bernie Woodcroft, with early stage accelerator program Germinate accepting applications.

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Further Yatango divisions collapse into voluntary administration

10:31PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Eloise Keating

Two further businesses in the Yatango group of companies have entered voluntary administration, less than a month after its mobile division also collapsed.

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Crowd teaser: Equity crowdfunding draft legislation pushed back

10:23PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Labor criticised the government for being “all talk” when it comes to innovation, after plans to produce draft legislation for equity crowdfunding were pushed back to the end of the year.

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New startups to bask in $40 million raise of the Sunshine State

10:00PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Queensland government has announced a $40 million co-investment fund aiming to encourage a “startup revolution” in the state.

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Some Timelio advice on getting the right investors

10:12PM | Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The type of investors a young startup brings on board can “make or break” the business, Timelio CEO and co-founder Charlotte Petris says.

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Choosing the right investors for your startup

10:32PM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Mark McDonald

As an entrepreneur, you need to know what kind of investor you’re looking for.

 | Venture Capital

More than one unicorn created per week but seed stage funding down, report says

10:45PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

This year has seen an average of 1.3 unicorn companies created each week, with 23 emerging in the last quarter alone, a new Venture Pulse report finds.

 | Venture Capital

Kiwis show the way with equity crowdfunding, Anna Guenther says

10:32PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Relaxing the regulations surrounding equity crowdfunding in Australia could have huge benefits for the startup community.

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"Bros funding bros": Why VC isn’t moving with the times

10:02PM | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Kye White

New data compiled by The Information and Social Capital suggests the tech industry in the United States is just “bros funding bros”.

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Innovation is a game everyone should play

10:57PM | Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Luke Hally

As a startup founder it was fantastic to see David Coleman put the abolition of capital gains tax on startup investments on the radar of the federal government.

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Startup tax exemption would encourage investors to “give it a go again”

10:00PM | Monday, 5 October 2015 | Kye White

News that the federal government is considering abolishing the capital gains tax on startups is enormously encouraging for the industry.

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