Equity crowdfunding revolution is “unstoppable”, OurCrowd’s Jonathan Medved says

11:28AM | Friday, 20 November 2015 |  In general it’s a good thing – it democratises this kind of funding and lets people back the next Facebook or Google.

Kounta takes on MYOB investment

6:25AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  Point-of-sale start-up Kounta has secured investment from accounting software giant MYOB in a partnership that will see an integrated accounting and point-of-service offering for MYOB clients.

Tradie platform hipages tools up with $6 million investment from big names

5:52PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 |  After operating for 10 years, Australia’s largest platform for finding tradespeople, has secured $6 million of investment.

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.