Australian angel networks need to go slow, warns investment expert

12:14PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 |  The Australian investment ecosystem is maturing to a point where it needs to start asking itself serious questions, says serial entrepreneur and investor Brian Dorricott.

VCs call for UK-style tax breaks to spur start-up market

11:55PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 |  The Federal Government has been urged to do more to spur start-up investment, following the unveiling of a UK government initiative that gives a huge tax break to venture capitalists.

Crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd snares $3 million Starfish funding

11:51PM | Thursday, 3 November 2011 |  Crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd is to accelerate its global expansion after securing a $3 million investment from heavyweight Australian VC firm Starfish Ventures.

Domain name start-up Winged Media gets $3 million Carnegie Innovation Fund backing

11:56PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  Winged Media, a domain name trading start-up, has pulled off a $3 million investment deal with the Carnegie Innovation Fund, for a minority stake in the business, said to be “less than 10%.”

Ironbridge takes stake in start-up ISG Management

10:16PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  A start-up utilities provider expected to bring in about $150 million in its first year of operation has nabbed Ironbridge Capital as a minority shareholder, hot on the heels of a $100-million-a-year contract with Telstra.

Victorian Government kicks off $10 million fund for technology start-ups

10:20PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  The Victorian Government has opened applications for funding of up to $250,000 for the state’s small businesses to trial and develop productivity-boosting technology.

I'm being challenged in the niche my business occupies. Should I look for investors now?

10:50PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  Under-capitalised markets leaders are tomorrow’s relics. If you believe you have discovered a niche with deep potential, work aggressively to exploit the market potential now.

Future Capital to open doors to new Melbourne start-up incubator

10:11PM | Thursday, 6 October 2011 |  Future Capital Development Fund is set to expand its presence in the start-up incubation market by securing office space in Melbourne that will play host to up to 30 early-stage ventures.

Mercurien seeking $1m to burst onto world stage

9:37PM | Thursday, 29 September 2011 |  An Australian software start-up is looking to raise $1 million as it looks to explode onto the world stage, starting with a potentially lucrative contract with the New York City Transport Department, despite the business being barely a year old.

Online entrepreneur pitches for funding for app developer TV series

9:45PM | Monday, 26 September 2011 |  An internet entrepreneur is looking to raise $25,000 to create a five-part online TV series that will help start-up app developers get their ideas off the ground.