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News, opinions and advice on capital raising and finance strategy.

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

INAMO recently unveiled the CURL, a waterproof wearable than you can attach to a watch, fitness band or keyring and use to make contactless payments on the go.

The partnership is the result of Axiata Digital’s lead investment in Unlockd’s Series B round and will accelerate the company’s entry into Asia by leveraging Axiata’s carrier list, which has presence across ten countries

Practice Ignition, a software platform for accountants, has raised series A funding of AU$5 million from some of Australia’s leading venture capital funds and individual investors.

Attracting big name investor is no easy feat. Airwallex share their advice and learnings when it comes to crafting the perfect Series A pitch.

Being an early stage investor has become something of a status symbol in recent years, thanks to a growing number of celebrity ‘angels’.

CropLogic, a Christchurch-based precision agricultural company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed its $2 million pre-IPO capital raising oversubscribed in preparation for the Company’s anticipated listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Originally seeking $3 million, the funding round was oversubscribed and attracted a total offering of $5 million from interested investors. The Series A was run by one of Shippit’s advisors, Howard Leibman of Equity Venture Partners, who also ran Deputy’s US$25M raise earlier this year.

Led by Graham Tuckwell, Founder of ETF Securities, and Alium Capital an Australian growth focused fund, the latest capital raise will help strengthen Stockspot’s position as the country’s leading digital investment service.

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