Financing a business



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.

Financing a business

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.

 | Cashflow

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.

 | Financing a business

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.

 | Financing a business

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

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.

 | Financing a business

Startup that just got $350,000 reveals the secrets to getting a government grant

1:12PM | Monday, 4 January 2016 | Dinushi Dias

Applying for a government grant is a gruelling and time-consuming process and startups need to be prepared to do the hard yards.

 | Cashflow

BlueChilli launches program to help startups be “ripe and ready” for innovation statement investment surge

12:26AM | Thursday, 17 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup founders need to brace for a dip in investor interest in the first half of next year in anticipation of new taxation measures in July.

 | Tax

Why investors need to be on the hunt for the next thunderlizard

12:04PM | Friday, 4 December 2015 | Mark Kearney

If you back-test how relevant and accurate predictions are, most of them are untrue.”

 | Financing a business

Labor announces plans to boost angel investing and regional innovation

12:09AM | Friday, 4 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

The opposition is proposing an upfront 50% tax deduction for investments up to $200,000 per year.

 | Financing a business

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.

 | Venture Capital

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.

 | Venture Capital

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.

 | Venture Capital

Turnbull government’s equity crowdfunding reforms “lazy” and “lack understanding”, says VentureCrowd’s Tim Heasley

11:59AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The federal government’s approach to equity crowdfunding has been labelled as “absolute nonsense” and “lazy”.

 | Financing a business

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.

 | Venture Capital

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?

 | Planning  | Venture Capital

Further Yatango divisions collapse into voluntary administration

10:31PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Eloise Keating

Two further businesses in the Yatango group of companies have entered voluntary administration, less than a month after its mobile division also collapsed.

 | Financing a business

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.

 | Venture Capital

"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”.

 | Venture Capital