Starfish Ventures


Investor options falling short for Aussie startups looking for mid-level investment

6:49PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 |  Plenty of great Australian startups are desperate for $2-10 million in funding, but they’re underserved by investors, Starfish Ventures investment principal John Dyson says.

Trading places: Investors pitch to entrepreneurs at reverse pitch event

1:04PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 |  A Melbourne club for entrepreneurs is hosting its first “reverse pitching” night, where six start-up investors will pitch to a room of entrepreneurs.

Election policy wishlist from Australia’s start-up sector

8:38PM | Friday, 16 August 2013 |  This election campaign, both Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott will make promises across a range of policy areas – some they might even keep. Here are the key issues that matter to Australia’s start-up community.

Why you can’t afford to sit on your start-up idea

4:25PM | Friday, 19 April 2013 |  Alec Lynch pondered his design crowdsourcing idea for a year, in which time a rival started and secured $3 million in funding. Lynch explains how he learned that start-ups have a need for speed.

Start-ups often underestimate fundraising process: Starfish Ventures boss

11:30PM | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 |  Start-ups often underestimate the time required to raise capital, says the co-founder of Starfish Ventures, following a $2 million investment in an email and web communication company.

Starfish Ventures takes out title at 2012 AVCAL Awards

9:13PM | Friday, 21 September 2012 |  Starfish Ventures won Best Early Stage Award at the 2012 Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Awards, recognised for its work with software company Quickcomm.

Starfish Ventures ploughs $2 million into Aussie gaming start-up Scalify

5:00AM | Monday, 7 May 2012 |  Melbourne-based gaming start-up Scalify is set to rapidly ramp up its growth after receiving a $2 million investment from Starfish Ventures.

StyleTread snags Starfish Ventures in $12 million funding round

3:18PM | Wednesday, 28 March 2012 |  Sydney-based online shoe store StyleTread has raised $12 million in a Series C funding round, with Starfish Ventures joining the likes of Lakestar and Nine Entertainment Co as an investor.

Starfish Ventures pours $500k into tech start-up BugHerd

1:54PM | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 |  Australian tech start-up BugHerd has secured a $500,000 investment from local venture capital firm Starfish Ventures, which will be used to bolster the BugHerd team and scale its product.