Michael Baukes


US VC funds raised $20.6 billion in 2012 – but what slice did Aussie start-ups take?

3:11AM | Monday, 11 March

Venture capital firms in the United States raised $20.6 billion from 182 funds in 2012, new figures show, with Australian start-ups among those that benefited from the surge in investment cash.

Five Aussie-led start-ups making their mark overseas

10:31PM | Thursday, 11 October

One of the big advantages of the increasing ubiquity of technology in start-up businesses is that national borders have become less of a barrier for them.

How we raised $1.2 million from Peter Thiel: ScriptRock

7:25AM | Wednesday, 25 July

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.

First four local start-ups selected for Startup House

10:09AM | Friday, 5 October

The NSW Government has announced the first four tech start-ups that will gain subsidised access to Startup House in San Francisco, as part of a program designed to help start-ups crack the US market.

Meet the Startmate class of 2012: Part two

3:48AM | Friday, 15 March

Yesterday, we introduced you to four of the talented start-ups that will be taking part on this year’s Startmate incubator program.