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Health techs first up for industry-focused Innovyz accelerator programs

2:55PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Adelaide-based international business accelerator Innovyz has opened applications to the first of its industry-focused nine-month Innovation programs, with applications now open for high growth businesses in the health tech sector.

Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Shark Tank makes $2 million offer to entrepreneur: Five tips for pitching to sharks

2:32PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Cara Waters

Tech multi-millionaire Steve Baxter will offer a $2 million deal to one entrepreneur on the reality television show Shark Tank this Sunday.

 | Venture Capital

Like investors to honey: Aussie beekeeping buzz over Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

2:24PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Kye White

An Indiegogo campaign for a beehive that allows beekeepers to harvest honey simply by turning a tap has become one of Australia’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Five factors to consider when pricing products or services

2:19PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Nothing can cause confusion and doubt in a business like pricing your products and services. While you don’t want to charge less than you are worth, you also don’t want to price yourself out of the market, so how do you know if your price is right?

 | Cashflow  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Former federal sports minister to join the Australian Sports Technology Network

2:43PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Former federal sports minister Kate Lundy will join the board of the Australian Sports Technologies Network in order to coordinate the growth of Australia’s competitive sports technology industry.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Plans apace for growth at Melbourne bitcoin co-working space

2:48PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Melbourne’s bitcoin co-working space is now home to eight startups, and has plans to expand to accommodate more, just a few months after launch.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Are we likely to see insurance for crowdfunding in Australia?

2:43PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is trialling a way for its users to receive a full refund should a project which reaches its pledge goal not go ahead.

 | Financing a business  | Government and Regulation

Why crowdsourced equity funding may not be what Australia’s startup ecosystem really needs

2:43PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | James McKinnon

CSEF might not work the way many advocates say it could in Australia's current startup ecosystem.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Significant Investor Visa Program reforms could boost venture capital pool for Australian business

2:21PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Proposed changes to the Significant Investor Visa Program will allow Australian businesses to tap into a bigger pool of venture capital funding from July this year.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Smart strategies and good returns: how VC in Australia can reach ‘critical mass’

2:06PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australians do not shy away from taking risks and government support is not necessarily the best way forward for the future of venture capital, according to local startup investors.

 | Venture Capital

Amcom backs new startup accelerator for Perth

2:09PM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Kye White

A new tech accelerator has been launched in Perth by IT and telecommunications company Amcom, e-business association eGroup WA and Perth co-working space Spacecubed.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Switch Automation raises $1.25 million in seed funding for US expansion

2:51PM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Kye White

Building management platform Switch Automation has raised $1.25 million in seed funding that will be used to fund its growth in the United States.

 | Venture Capital

The taxation of employee share schemes explained

2:51PM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Matt Barrie

Building a technology company isn't easy; a huge range of specialist skill sets are needed – software developers, data scientists, designers, product managers and engineers to name a few.

 | Tax  | Government and Regulation

HelloFresh raises $161m in fresh capital as investors take a bite

2:42PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Grocery delivery business HelloFresh has raised $161 million in fresh capital from its existing shareholders, Rocket Internet and Insight Venture Partners.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

KPMG launches new Perth accelerator to tap energy and natural resources sector

2:21PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | StartupSmart

KPMG Australia has launched a new accelerator in Perth that aims to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship within the energy and natural resources sector.

 | Venture Capital

ASX listing the way to growth for startups, says tech investor Brendan O’Kane

2:55PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Kye White

More Australian startups should consider the Australian Stock Exchange when looking to raise capital, according to OtherLevels founder and Startmate investor Brendan O’Kane.

 | Venture Capital

Tech entrepreneur Clive Mayhew pumps $1 million into OpenLearning, as the MOOC provider raises $1.7 million

2:24PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Kye White

OpenLearning has raised $1.7 million that will be used to help meet its goal of increasing the number of students using its platform from 125,000 to a million by the end of the year.

 | Venture Capital

Three tips from BlueChilli’s growth hacker Alan Jones on how to hack your seed round

2:32PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Getting a critical seed-round investment all comes down to proper preparation, according to BlueChilli’s chief growth hacker.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

GST For online businesses: What is the Real Cost?

2:27PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

The fight over online sales and taxes is now growing. Australian retailers face significant competition from online international retailers.

 | Legal matters  | Tax  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Relocating to the US? Beware the grantor trust rules

2:10PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | David Kenney

Much of the commentary as to the impact of Australia’s tax regime on the startup world relates to our employee share scheme rules, which should get a whole lot easier from July 1, 2015.

 | Tax