Financing a business



Telstra partners with one of Israel’s biggest accelerators to give access to world-leading entrepreneurs and investors

2:29PM | Wednesday, 3 February 2016 | Dinushi Dias

When muru-D co-founder Annie Parker first visited one of Israel’s biggest accelerators she knew it would be an ideal partner.

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First equity crowdfunding deal in Australia for 2016 raises more than $675,000

2:57PM | Tuesday, 2 February 2016 | Denham Sadler

It comes at the start of a year which will see equity crowdfunding reforms scrutinised and a parliamentary inquest return its findings.

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Sesame Street launches its own venture capital fund to invest in children-focused startups

2:35AM | Tuesday, 2 February 2016 | Denham Sadler

Today’s episode is brought to you by the letters ‘V’ and ‘C’.

 | Venture Capital

Sports media company that raised more than $70 million from high-profile investors such as Malcolm Turnbull collapses into liquidation

2:43AM | Monday, 1 February 2016 | Broede Carmody

The business was founded in 2007 with a $5 million investment from angel investors.

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This Shark Tank-style startup pitching competition will present “innovation theatre” to interested corporates

1:33PM | Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

An Asia-Pacific accelerator for disruptive enterprise technology is taking applications for its first CIO Shark Tank pitch event to be held in Melbourne next month.

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The four hottest startup sectors for investment in 2016

1:23PM | Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Denham Sadler

Venture capitalist Tomasz Tunguz has pinpointed four major startup sectors that will see a “disproportionate share of investment dollars” in 2016.

 | Venture Capital

How to close a funding round after you’ve got the investors’ attention

1:31AM | Monday, 25 January 2016 | Angus Parker

A lack of attention and lost momentum is the best way to lose investors and their capital.

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Government urged to act now to avert looming “investor strike”

1:55PM | Friday, 22 January 2016 | Denham Sadler

The six month wait for taxation changes may cause some investors to close their wallets.

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Startup valuations drop to lowest in four years as angel investors become increasingly cautious

1:20AM | Friday, 22 January 2016 | Denham Sadler

It seems angel investors hold similar concerns as many do regarding potentially over-priced unicorn startups.

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Six tips for pitching to investors from a startup founder that just scored more than $300,000

1:36PM | Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

Founders need to excite investors and show they can take them on a memorable journey to secure funding, Grapple founder Christopher O’Halloran says.

 | Venture Capital

There’s one thing startups should crave more than capital

1:07AM | Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin

Raising money is hard work. But it shouldn’t be the objective, says Blue Chilli CEO Sebastian Eckersley-Maslin.

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Five things you have to do before approaching investors

1:56PM | Thursday, 14 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

Capital investment in Australia is bewildering, the CEO of a Sydney accelerator says.

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New headset set to bring VR “into the mainstream” and startups urged to take advantage

1:20PM | Thursday, 14 January 2016 | Denham Sadler

Australian startups need to “innovate hard” in order to capitalise on the technology being catapulted into the mainstream.

 | Insurance

A new global competition to offer $US100 million in funding for startups

1:26PM | Tuesday, 12 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

It's on the hunt for founders with high-tech skills and new ideas.

 | Venture Capital

The “brutal” process behind selecting the DataStart finalists

1:19AM | Monday, 11 January 2016 | Denham Sadler

Seven startups who have survived the process will now pitch at a showcase event on January 18th that will decide the overall winner.

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The best investment VC veteran Ashton Kutcher made

1:56PM | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

The Hollywood actor and TV Host has co-founded venture capital firms A-Grade Investments and Sound Ventures.

 | Venture Capital

Innovation taxation changes explained and the best way forward for Australia

1:16AM | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Jordan Green

We need to get tax incentives right to sustain local startup ecosystems, says the Melbourne Angels president.

 | Tax

How startups can utilise crowdfunding and minimise the risks

1:31AM | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Rama Kanungo

Crowdfunding has rapidly emerged as an alternative source of financing for startups. But is it all as good as it sounds?

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Quest to find bitcoin's founder highlights currency's biggest threat

1:07AM | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Adam Chodorow

The hunt has resurrected a worry that has long plagued bitcoin users.

 | Tax

Should you be concerned about the big falls on the ASX and international markets?

1:03AM | Friday, 8 January 2016 | Broede Carmody

Wall Street has suffered its worst start to the year in more than a century.

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