Blackbird Ventures is determined to offer Australian start-ups much-needed Series A funding rounds, after announcing the formation and first close of its $30 million venture capital fund.
US-based platform AngelList is reportedly in the process of raising a major round of financing at a valuation that could top $150 million, with Google Ventures among the rumoured investors.
AngelCube alumni Kickfolio has highlighted the “hustle” it went through in order to be accepted into US accelerator 500 Startups, which recently announced its newest batch of companies.
Top US incubator 500 Startups has widened its application process, confirming it will take applications from any venture through AngelList, making it considerably easier for Australian start-ups to be accepted into the program.
There has been some debate lately about two forms of investment structure used by VCs, namely “priced rounds” and “convertible notes”.
Start-up accelerator 500 Startups will expand its reach after acquiring Latin American accelerator Mexican.VC, but a local expert says it could be a while before something similar happens in Australia.
Honesty is a virtue often underrated by start-ups seeking investment, according to local start-up ScriptRock, after it raised $1.2 million in a round led by vaunted US serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel.
The International Startup Festival will wrap up today after three days of entrepreneurial action in Montreal, which hosted an impressive lineup including female entrepreneur Fiona Gilligan.
ANZA Technology Network is encouraging Australian start-ups to register for the International Startup Festival, which will see one new venture walk away with an investment of at least $50,000.
LinkedIn has acquired professional content-sharing platform SlideShare for $119 million, in a deal that will enable LinkedIn users to utilise SlideShare’s popular presentations feature.
Knowing how to pitch to an audience is one of the most important things an entrepreneur needs to know, particularly if they plan on raising capital from investors.
The South by Southwest festival kicks off in Texas next week, aiming to build upon the momentum of last year’s 25th anniversary, with the Startup Bus making its return.
Former Myspace chief Mike Jones has launched a new start-up incubator known as Science, joining the plethora of tech entrepreneurs who have launched accelerators.
Australian-founded tech start-up Veokami is among the latest batch of companies to participate in the 500 Startups program, as it prepares for an investor pitch early next year.
Start-up incubators are not exactly new. The concept of helping foster promising young businesses formally kicked off in 1959, when the Batavia Industrial Center in New York opened its doors for the first time.
US tech accelerator 500 Startups held its second-ever Demo Day earlier this week, attended by 31 start-ups from around the globe, including Australian start-up BugHerd.
Ingraining a data-driven culture in your start-up is essential and need not come at the expense of creativity.
US tech accelerator 500 Startups has invested in 21 new companies in its latest founding round, including Australian start-up BugHerd.