Are Australian investors overly conservative?

11:41PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  Getting venture capital for any start-up is hard work. But entrepreneurs need to find ways to attract reluctant Aussie VCs, or else try their luck overseas.

American Express to plough $100 million into digital start-ups

11:40PM | Friday, 11 November 2011 |  American Express has unveiled plans to invest $100 million in eCommerce-based start-ups, with the credit card giant set to accept applications from around the world.

Foundry looks to forge fast-growth start-ups

11:03PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  A group of former Microsoft, Fairfax and Network Ten executives have joined forces to launch Foundry, an incubator that will co-found and invest in digital start-ups.

What took Branson so long?

11:50PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 |  This week's best of the web looks at why Sir Richard Branson has made his first start-up investment, what you can get from Google+ business pages and a list of start-ups that turned down $100 million offers to sell up.

Pollenizer invites start-ups to take piece of new $1.1 million fund

11:17PM | Tuesday, 8 November 2011 |  Tech incubator Pollenizer is encouraging late applications to its start-up program after closing a $1.1 million funding round.

Should you be speed dating your mentor?

11:44PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Mentorship no longer requires a lengthy courtship. Mentor network PushStart has introduced the concept of mentor “speed dating” for start-ups that need a quick-fire dose of advice from multiple industry experts.

Grow VC eyes Aussie start-ups with new funding platform

11:00AM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Grow VC, the start-up funding platform that calls itself a “virtual Silicon Valley”, is looking to ramp up its presence in the Australian market with the launch of a system that will allow entrepreneurs to create their own crowd funding networks.

Start-up app developer Filter Squad downloads $1.1 million investment

10:11PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  Filter Squad, the Perth-based developer behind the popular Discovr app, has secured a $1.1 million investment from a Western Australia venture capital fund, less than a year after launching.

How should I fund my start-up?

10:59PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  The real question here is how much will an investor give you towards your business?

Are there any particular investor questions I should prepare for?

10:13PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  Investors’ potential questions are a good roadmap for how you should present your business opportunity.