Victoria allocates $60 million to boosting startup sector

11:48AM | Friday, 27 November 2015 |  A new representative body for startups has been established to make Victoria the location of choice for startups worldwide.

Cash injection: VC fund invests $9 million into two medtech startups

11:03PM | Monday, 23 November 2015 |  The VC fund was launched with the aim of ensuring Australia’s medical technologies can be commercialised in Australia instead of being lost offshore.

Deepen the pool of capital or see startup talent ebb away, says AVCAL CEO Yasser El-Ansary

11:03PM | Monday, 16 November 2015 |  Australia is dragging its heels when it comes to offering later stage funding for tech companies.

Unicorns get rejected too: Brian Chesky reveals emails from investors who passed on Airbnb at a $1.5 million valuation

7:53PM | Monday, 13 July 2015 |  The next time you get a rejection email from an investor, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky wants you to think about this.

Why we raised a small round (and why you should think about doing it too)

7:24PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 |  Raises of $2 million are more commonly associated with startups who have an idea and some validation but no real product yet, and much less revenue. So, what’s the deal with raising what is, comparatively, a small amount of money?

Science funding should go to people, not projects

6:20PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 |  Prominent American biologist Ronald Germain, has recently published a remarkable suggestion about research funding in the top bioscience journal, Cell.

Should I steer clear of mixing family with business?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 |  There are numerous cases where families work together and build very successful companies. Where it goes wrong is if agreements aren’t documented and communication is not open.

TechCrunch calls out Australia’s venture capital issues, but get a key fact wrong

4:16AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 |  Nitro cofounder Sam Chandler’s mission to keep the issue of Australia’s capital crunch on the agenda has reached its zenith, with a piece published today in major tech publication TechCrunch where he claims there is negligible latter stage funding available.

Hedge fund hot shot calls it: We're in a bubble

4:21AM | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 |  US Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn, described by Forbes as a hot shot, has sent out an investor letter that warns we’re in a market bubble.The declaration has already affected market stocks.

Are credit cards a good way to fund my business?

4:00AM | Tuesday, 15 April 2014 |  Despite the risks involved, many entrepreneurs have no other choice but to fund their start-up with a credit card.