Venture Capital



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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New $200 million fund to focus on later-stage startups

12:37PM | Wednesday, 9 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Blue Sky has announced it will be raising the fund to help plug the current funding gap for later-stage startups.

“Major shift” as super funds begin to unlock venture capital

12:49PM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Pressure from startups and both sides of federal politics is starting to pay off as super-funds look to invest more capitals into high-growth Australian businesses.

Gates, Zuckerberg and Branson unite to spark a clean, green “new economic revolution”

12:13AM | Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Some of the biggest players in the tech world have united to invest in clean energy technologies.

Only radical equity crowdfunding reform will cut it, VentureCrowd’s Jeremy Colless says

11:49PM | Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

This new form of capital raising has huge potential in Australia if done correctly, Colless says.

Think like an investor: Questions to ask yourself before making an approach or pitch

11:43AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Phillip Kingston

Here are the six questions investors will typically ask while screening these pitches and startups should have them answered before they submit anything.

Data61 gets $20 million of federal funding back

11:10PM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The $42 million in funding was entirely cut by the Abbott government, and the group was swallowed up by the CSIRO earlier this year.

Around $200 million whole a good fit for Square Peg

11:52PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new $200 million venture fund is set to be launched in Australia, with Square Peg Capital announcing plans to raise the money from its existing investors as well as some new faces.

With a $40 million kitty what Scout Ventures is looking for in an Aussie startup

10:30PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Kye White

New York-based venture capital firm Scout Ventures is launching a $40 million Australian branch.

Capital punishment: What’s holding the Aussie startup scene back

10:29PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Peter Bradd

If Australia’s startup ecosystem pitched its credentials on the world stage today, how would we rate?

Drone funding continues to soar

10:57PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Funding for drone-based startups has hit an all-time high this quarter for the third time in a row and the lucrative market shows no signs of slowing down.

Choosing the right investors for your startup

10:32PM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Mark McDonald

As an entrepreneur, you need to know what kind of investor you’re looking for.

More than one unicorn created per week but seed stage funding down, report says

10:45PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

This year has seen an average of 1.3 unicorn companies created each week, with 23 emerging in the last quarter alone, a new Venture Pulse report finds.

"Bros funding bros": Why VC isn’t moving with the times

10:02PM | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Kye White

New data compiled by The Information and Social Capital suggests the tech industry in the United States is just “bros funding bros”.

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

6:49PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Kye White

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.

Blue Sky snaps up $15 million for its new venture capital fund

6:18PM | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Blue Sky Venture Capital has closed its first deal for its new venture capital fund, securing more than $15 million in capital to invest in Australian startups.