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Funding & Finance
News, opinions and advice on capital raising and finance strategy.

It will not matter what type of investor you are pitching to, be it an angel, venture capitalist or bank. There are specific criteria that need to be evident in order to gain our interest in investing.

Spacer, Australia’s leading marketplace for storage solutions, has announced a successful $2.7M Series A funding round, alongside acquiring Parkhound, Australia’s number one marketplace for parking in Australia.

Backed by big corporate names such as the Simonds Family and RMY Corp, the fintech will work directly with education providers to track student progression and funding needs as they complete their studies.

Point Zero has secured up to AU$100,000 of funding from Advance Queensland, as part of the Hot DesQ programme and opens its Brisbane branch, based in the Firestation 101 – Ipswich Innovation Hub, this week.

The business is building on the success of prior programs, which have received over 800 applications and this year is offering additional funding and allowing community members to vote for those who make the shortlist.

ActivePipe, a Melbourne based automated communications platform for real estate has announced a successful $1.8m pre-Series A funding round to accelerate current Australian growth and secure international distribution.

Perth-based labour hire and residential building group, The GO2 People, is seeking to raise $12 million to support its growth and expansion plans ahead of its intention to list on the Australian Securities Exchange in September.

Through its purpose-built mobile app and a personalised prepaid Visa card, Spriggy gives kids as young as eight the independence and responsibility to learn real-world money skills in an online era.

Prospa has just added to their funding round by securing a $20 million line from Silicon Valley based Partners For Growth reflecting a wider trend of fast-growth...

Google bought out YouTube... but even for smaller businesses, buying out the competition - albeit on a smaller scale - works but when is it okay buy out a competitor?

Brauz, a personalised retail app making waves in the industry, has announced an additional $1 million in funding from investors, as well as the rapid growth of its local team after just four months since its launch in the App Store.

The Series B investment will enable Expert360 to carve out a bigger slice of the $600B global consulting industry by offering a host of new features and functionality for both clients and consultants, as well as continued international expansion.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics states that 50% of all SME operations go out of business within three years and over 40% of these failures are due to poor cash management.

The fast growing fintech is helping enterprises tackle the annual $700 million cost of payment fraud in Australia with recent client wins including ASX200 businesses, councils, schools, SMEs and not-for-profits.

Australian venture capital firm Our Innovation Fund, LP (OIF), has led a $3 million Series A funding round in cloud based Australian construction technology business Assignar.

Lending Express has officially launched in Australia as a one-stop-shop to compare multiple loan offers. Lending Express uses a unique algorithm to match small businesses with the best lender for their situation.

MadeComfy, Australia’s first performance driven short-term rental partner, have announced five (5) high profile investors joining the advisory board, propelling its plans for national expansion.

Australia’s venture capital (VC) sector has soared ahead in recent years but remains a fraction of what is needed to fuel innovation and create the next wave of start-up firms.

Getting venture capital and increasing the amount of investment for your startup is actually quite challenging at every stage. This needs a great pitch deck — pitch decks that are created well are one of the best ways to convey your story

At the conclusion of this round, investment to date in the pre-Series-A digital marketing technology start-up has reached $3.9m and the consulting arm of Sinorbis has recently signed a number of high profile clients

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