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Know your numbers: WeTeachMe co-founder grilled on Shark Tank

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The co-founder of education marketplace WeTeachMe learnt a valuable lesson on last night’s episode of Shark Tank: know your numbers.

Venture Capital

What you need to know about peer-to-peer lending

3:26PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Kevin Davis

Peer-to-peer lending promises to revolutionise small business finance. But there are also risks, both for lenders and borrowers.

 | Venture Capital

Medtech’s Got Talent is back – and this year’s winner gets $60,000 in funding

3:13PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Applications are open for health tech pitching competition MedTech’s Got Talent, with Victorian startups encouraged to apply.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Why data consumption startup Yatango decided to list on the ASX

3:14PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Making yourself attractive to investors and “managing the cash burn” is the key to scaling and eventually listing on the stock exchange, according to the founder of a Sydney startup set to list on the ASX in the next few months.

 | Cashflow

Startup Weekend to help Melbourne entrepreneurs crack into the fast-growing fintech space

3:03PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne will host a fintech meet-up this weekend aimed at giving early-stage entrepreneurs an understanding of the skills they will need to disrupt the big banks and major financial institutions.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Peer-to-peer lending space heats up in Australia

3:50PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Competition between peer-to-peer lenders is heating up in Australia as startups leap at the chance to disrupt the financial services sector.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

A decade of Nitro: Sam Chandler reflects on the dawn of Australia’s startup ecosystem

3:29PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sam Chandler says the growing Australian ecosystem has made a night and day difference to launching a tech company, nearly a decade after he founded Nitro in May 2005.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise makes its first acquisition

3:42PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise has purchased a business directory called Rabble, founded by one of New Zealand’s most prominent tech investors, which it intends to roll out in Australia.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

VentureCrowd and Sydney Angels team up to put equity crowdfunding on the agenda

3:38PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd has announced a partnership with investor group Sydney Angels so more startups can benefit from crowdfunding.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Up to the task: Enterprise resourcing platform etaskr closes $1.3 million seed round from Oxygen Ventures

3:42PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Kye White

Enterprise resourcing platform etaskr has announced it has closed a $1.3 million seed round from Oxygen Ventures. The funding will be used to make strategic hires, scale the platform and develop the product.

 | Venture Capital

Bugcrowd raises $6 million in Series A funding

3:46PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Security testing marketplace Bugcrowd has raised $6 million in Series A funding, bringing the total amount of funding raised by the startup to $9 million.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Blue sky thinker raises $200,000 to bring Google Analytics-style data to bricks-and-mortar retailers

3:38PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

David Mah, the co-founder of successful online shopping app Blue Sky, has raised $200,000 in seed funding for his latest venture, which provides Google Analytics-style real-time data to bricks-and-mortar retailers.

 | Planning  | Marketing  | Financing a business

Aussie beekeeper entrepreneurs set record for the most money ever raised on Indiegogo

3:52PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Cara Waters

Aussie business Flow Hive has raised the most money ever on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

$10,000 up for grabs in Shark Tank competition

3:35PM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Kye White

Optus in partnership with Channel 10 is hosting a pitching competition with $10,000 cash up for grabs along with mentoring sessions with the Optus’ Venture Capital team, Shoes of Prey founder Jodie Fox and Shark Tank judge Janine Allis.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Rich Lister-backed e-commerce startup Alphatise collapses

3:48AM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

A high-profile Australian e-commerce startup that gained notoriety by hijacking the iPhone 6 launch in Australia and offering the world's best internship, has collapsed into voluntary administration.

 | Cashflow

Neighbourhood network Nextdoor raised millions ahead of international expansion, but local startup not worried

3:42PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The social network for neighbours, Nextdoor, has raised $US110 million ($A140m) in funding in a bid to expand its presence in the United States and overseas.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Money flows as Aussie honey startup cracks $5.5 million mark on Indiegogo

3:26PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian father-and-son duo who raised more than $1 million within three hours on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo have now broken the $US4 million ($A5.1m) mark.

 | Venture Capital

Flinders University and SA government sign MoU with US organisation for clean tech development

3:19PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

South Australia is well placed to take a leading role in the clean technology sector, according to New Venture Institute director Matt Salier.

 | Venture Capital  | Business advice and education

How to build a sustainable venture capital industry in Australia

3:13PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | James McKinnon

There are a ton of opinion pieces written every day about what is lacking from Australia’s startup ecosystem. So much so that it’s easy to be confused about what we really need.

 | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Why Expocentric founder Stan Kruss knocked back $2 million from Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter

3:13PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Kye White

The founder of Expocentric, Stan Kruss, says it was easy to walk away from a $2 million investment offer from tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter, given it was tied to listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital
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