Financing a business



Aussie VCs to standardise their legal documents to make it easier and cheaper for startups to access seed capital

5:33PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Several Australian venture capital funds have come together to standardise their legal documents and make them publicly available in order to make it easier for startups to access early-stage funding.

Legal matters  | Venture Capital

Global Kinetics Corporation raises $1.5 million in equity crowdfunding to fuel US expansion

5:31PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian health tech company Global Kinetics Corporation has raised $1.5 million on equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd to kick-start its US expansion.

 | Cashflow

Hardware hacks dominate first national Unearthed innovation challenge

5:29PM | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

More than seventy developers descended on Queensland co-working space River City Labs over the weekend to take part in the Unearthed innovation challenge.

 | Venture Capital

Redflow welcomes Tesla to the battery market, as investors including Graeme Wood and Simon Hackett pour in another $16 million

5:20PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Redflow has welcomed the entry of US electric car maker Tesla to the large-scale battery market, after investors poured an additional $16.1 million into the zinc-bromide module (ZBM) maker.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Online education startup Edrolo sets sights on expansion following $2.6 million raise

5:53AM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Kye White

Online education startup Edrolo has raised $2.6 million that will be used to expand its content library to cover more subjects and year levels and increase the number of schools using its products.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

A startup named Disrupt on why muru-D’s second wave was a gnarly ride

5:20PM | Friday, 8 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Customised 3D-printed surfboard and sporting goods startup Disrupt was among 10 graduates to pitch to investors at muru-D’s demo night, marking the end of the Telstra-backed accelerator’s second program.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

‘Punched in the guts’ Moula digs in as OnDeck prepares to enter the Australian SME lending market

5:43PM | Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | Kye White

When Moula co-founder Aris Allegos heard American competitor OnDeck had chosen Australia as one of the targets for its international expansion, he felt like he’d been punched in the stomach.

 | Financing a business

Canva raises $7.7 million, prepares to launch Canva for Work

5:50PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Kye White

Design startup Canva has raised $US6 million ($A7.7 million) in funding from existing investors, which will be used to launch its enterprise product Canva for Work.

 | Venture Capital

AngelCube’s investment soars, though it clips its equity wings

5:48PM | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube has announced it is doubling the size of its investment and reducing the amount of equity it takes in return.

 | Venture Capital

Health-tech and renewable energy startups aim for China in Melbourne accelerator program

4:21PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Kye White

A new accelerator program is set to launch in Melbourne, looking to take Australian startups and push them into the Chinese market.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Parcel delivery startup Sendle raises $1.8 million in seed funding

4:49PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian parcel delivery startup Sendle has raised $1.8 million in seed funding in order to expand its customer reach.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Australian sports tech startups to compete for $50,000 funding opportunity

4:16PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network is giving entrepreneurs and startups in the sports tech space the opportunity to snap up $50,000 in seed funding.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

BlueChilli launches in Melbourne with new recruits

4:43PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based accelerator and venture capital fund BlueChilli has launched it Melbourne office and scooped up a general manager and community manager to head-up its Victorian operations.

 | Venture Capital

How to get into an accelerator: The three T criteria

4:16PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Amir Nissen

Less than 5% of teams that apply to an accelerator get selected. Typically funding is granted to startups that excel across at least one of the following three criteria.

 | Venture Capital

Australian bitcoin exchange igot acquires Kenyan exchange TagPesa

4:04PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Kye White

Australian bitcoin exchange igot is looking to Kenya for its next stage of growth.

 | Venture Capital

Bruce Billson wants to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs

4:35PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is calling for suggestions for how to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Aussie startup eCal sets up shop in New York

4:35PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Calendar marketing platform eCal has established US headquarters after receiving a $2 million capital injection from Oxygen Ventures.

 | Venture Capital

BlueChilli security startup TokenOne closes third funding round to fuel international expansion

4:29PM | Thursday, 2 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Cyber security startup TokenOne has secured a third round of funding in order to fuel its international expansion and grow its sales and marketing team.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Why female entrepreneurs struggle to access capital

4:22PM | Wednesday, 1 April 2015 | Topaz Conway

For a very long time, there’s been much commentary around gender issues in corporate life. Some of us have been working at this for decades and are still shocked by the lack of progress.

 | Financing a business

Pivot to profit works a treat for business management platform

3:06AM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Kye White

Cloud-based business management platform WORKetc founder Daniel Barnett says KPMG and Advance’s elevate61 program will provide much needed assistance to startups that have traction, but are looking to scale rapidly.

 | Venture Capital