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Obama’s back in – but what do start-ups think?

11:52PM | Thursday, 8 November 2012 |  US-based Australian entrepreneurs have offered a mixed response to the re-election of US President Barack Obama, who eclipsed Republican rival Mitt Romney yesterday in a bitterly fought contest.

Business angel Sidney Minassian hails Aussie start-up scene, launches Contexti

6:10PM | Monday, 18 June 2012 |  Entrepreneur and angel investor Sidney Minassian has hailed Australia’s growing start-up ecosystem after returning to the country from a stint in the US to launch his latest venture, Contexti.

Kayweb Angels invests in Aussie start-up busEasy

6:16PM | Tuesday, 5 June 2012 |  Australian-run angel fund Kayweb Angels has added two new investments to its growing portfolio, one of which is an Australian start-up, while the other was founded by an 11-year-old.

VC funding falls 35% in the US but local outlook still positive

4:30PM | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 |  Venture capital fundraising in the United States fell 35% in the first quarter of 2012, according to the National Venture Capital Association, but an expert insists investment is as strong as ever.

Kayweb Angels opens applications for start-ups

1:50PM | Wednesday, 11 January 2012 |  Australian-run Kayweb Angels has opened its next round of applications for its US-based fund, having already invested in six start-ups including WhoIsGreen.com, which has Australian founders.

Twitter acquires security start-up Whisper Systems

11:21PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 |  Twitter has acquired US-based security start-up Whisper Systems, with the company’s two team members to begin working for the social media giant in what is primarily a talent buyout.

Kayweb Angels launches first investment whoisgreen.com

8:46PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  US-based Kayweb Angels has unveiled its inaugural investment – whoisgreen.com, an Australian-led website that allows consumers to search for businesses who employ sustainable environmental practises.

ilab investment summit to “demystify” capital raising

8:21PM | Wednesday, 10 August 2011 |  Tech start-ups are being invited to attend ilab’s annual investment summit, where they will gain insight into the investment strategies of angel investors and venture capitalists.

US downgrade may raise borrowing costs for start-ups

8:46PM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  The United States’ credit downgrade could push up borrowing costs for Australian companies, resulting in a major blow to start-ups seeking American finance.

Kayweb Angels invests $900,000 in three start-ups

8:00AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  An Australian-run New York angel fund has invested the equivalent of $900,000 in three start-ups using an innovative model that exchanges equity for services and mentorship, rather than cash.
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