Young entrepreneur Whitney Komor has scored $1.1 million from OneVentures and Sydney Angels for her social planning start-up TheBestDay, which is still months away from launching.
The organisers of SeaChange StartUp Camp Merimbula have launched Australia’s first-ever StartUp Bus, inspired by the Startup Bus in the United States, but it will only take in the far south coast of NSW.
Sydney-based tech start-up Tapestry, which has created a social media platform suitable for older people, has snagged $600,000 in a funding round led by Sydney Angels, having already won two grants from Commercialisation Australia and a national iAward.
There’s a bit of talk about at the moment about a slowdown in the Australian economy. How will this impact investment in Australia?
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.
Going by economic indicators such as unemployment, inflation and interest rates, Australians should feel pretty good about how we stack up with the US.
Right from the start I've pitched for investments, and pitched well.
The inaugural SeaChange StartUp Camp will kick off in NSW this weekend, in what has been described as a “dragons’ den” pitching weekend for entrepreneurs.
Tapit utilises near field communications (NFC) technologies to market brands via mobile phones, describing itself as a pioneer of NFC location-based marketing across Australia and Asia.
Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent virtual worlds and games studio, founded by Phil Mason and based in Sydney.
Ingogo, a new app for taxi bookings founded by the creator of Moshtix, has assembled a group of leading private investors, including senior executives at Google and MYOB.
This article first appeared on February 1st, 2011. I’ve been told by several people that Australia is a very conservative market when it comes to start-up funding. Is this true? As a tech business, should I be looking overseas for finance rather than Australia?