Financing a business



Bruce Billson: Equity crowdfunding framework will be on the table by spring

2:55PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Kirsten Robb

The federal government has put a timeline on its new legislative framework for equity crowdfunding, which will make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital through online crowdfunding platforms.

Franchising  | Venture Capital

Equitise launches its crowdfunding platform in New Zealand

1:46PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise launched in New Zealand on Friday, with one startup seeking to use the platform to raise $350,000.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

PayPal’s John Lunn on how digital currencies will disrupt the way “inefficient 30-year-old banking services move money”

1:55PM | Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Kye White

The potential for digital currency to move money around the world more efficiently is huge, according to PayPal developer network global director John Lunn.

 | Venture Capital

How simple housekeeping can help to close a capital raise

1:12PM | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Clare Hallam

I often come across entrepreneurs who think that written agreements are unnecessary in the early stages of their business. Here's what they should be doing.

 | Financing a business  | Clare Hallam

How much equity should an accelerator take? BlueChilli defends its [email protected] program

1:16PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Some Australian entrepreneurs have raised concerns over the amount of equity BlueChilli's [email protected] program is asking for.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

1:40PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Taxi and payment platform Ingogo expands nationally ahead of IPO

1:29PM | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Taxi app and payments platform Ingogo is preparing to roll out its services nationally ahead of an anticipated initial public offering.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Startups to receive jumpstart from NRMA’s first accelerator program

1:32PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has announced the startups taking part in the company’s first accelerator program.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Video made the YouTube star: ATO crackdown on YouTube businesses

1:51PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Cara Waters

The Australian Tax Office has warned those who make money from YouTube are “performing artists” who can be liable to pay income tax.

 | Tax  | Government and Regulation

Queensland startup cancels Kickstarter campaign despite raising over $500,000

1:00PM | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Queensland health startup looking to fund a tech-enabled, wireless stethoscope has put its crowdfunding campaign on hold despite raising more than half a million dollars.

 | Financing a business

Optus-Innov8 startups get access to new co-working space in San Francisco

1:29PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Kye White

Block 71, a new co-working space in the South of Market District in San Francisco, will help ease the transition for Asia-Pacific startups heading to the United States.

 | Venture Capital  | Workspace

Crowdsourcing startup partners with Microsoft to promote innovation through coding

1:15PM | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Crowdsourcing startup CrowdSourceHire is collaborating with Microsoft for the first time in order to run a competition showcasing how businesses can drive innovation by hiring programmers with original ideas.

 | Financing a business

Bitcoin’s continuing price fall unmasks its underlying flaws. Is this its end?

1:19PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | David Glance

Bitcoin was dubbed the worst investment of 2014. And things don't look too good for the digital currency in 2015 either.

 | Financing a business

Do Australian startup founders pay themselves too much?

1:56PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Kye White

When did salary expectations for some early stage startup founders in Australia reach $150,000? Optus-Innov8 lead principal Alfred Lo found himself asking that question after looking into possible investments late last year.

 | Financing a business

Crowdsourcing startup Handkrafted secures $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund

1:03PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bespoke crowdsourcing platform Handkrafted has secured $100,000 from Sydney Seed Fund in order to accelerate platform development and market expansion.

 | Venture Capital

Private investors get on the Dog and Bone – smartphone tech startup raises $2.46 million

1:49PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Kye White

Mobile technology startup Dog and Bone has raised $US2 million ($A2.46 million) from private investors which will be used to accelerate the roll out of patent-pending technologies.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Devices and enterprise software to lead IT spending growth in 2015: Gartner

1:30PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Global spending on devices and enterprise software is projected to grow in 2015, but data centres and telecom services is set to remain sluggish.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Technology

Flat battery? New prototype turns waste heat into electricity

1:20PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Tessa Evans

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, this scenario is a step closer.

 | Growth  | Financing a business

Five tips to help startups reduce debtor days

1:34PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Greg Charlwood

Despite recent improvements in the average time taken to settle invoices for Australian startups, late payments and cash flow are two issues still causing headaches at this time of year.

 | Financing a business

Canva competes at CES for the chance to pitch to Richard Branson

1:44PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian design startup Canva was one of the 10 finalists pitching at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas as part of Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge competition this week.

 | Growth  | Financing a business