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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Funding & Finance

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

Higher levels of fundraising & investment activity usnderscored a positive year for the Aussie private equity (PE) & venture capital (VC) industry in FY2015

Innovative and disruptive cashless transaction start-up, Clipp, is exceeding expectations since securing $4.69 million from Mobile Embrace in June this year

Tech-focused legal start-up, LegalVision, has attracted a premier law firm, Gilbert + Tobin, as a strategic investment partner in its latest funding round

Mark Woodland, CEO and founder of Xplor has just returned from the annual Web Summit in Dublin, where he received several international investment offers

Top mobile invoicing app launches Stripe integration to introduce simplest way for small businesses to get paid, reaches $1 billion in monthly invoices

70 per cent of Aussie companies that are eligible for government grants are unaware or simply do not know how to go about accessing the funding available

KPMG Australia and Advance have launched the 2016 elevate61 accelerator, opening up applications to Aussie tech start-ups ready to conquer the US market.

The convergence of fintech and traditional banks is imminent but overdue, writes Andrew Colliver, CEO of Banjo Loans, a new online lending platform for SMEs

Have a new business? Are you developing something AWESOME! Well, you're going to need some funding. Here are 12 resources available to people like you, right now.

Mad Paws aka the "Airbnb for pets" and Australia’s largest & fastest growing marketplace for pet services has raised $1.1 million in an oversubscribed round

Australian start-up Market Engine has secured a multi‐million dollar investment by Royal Mail, the UK’s designated Universal Postal Service Provider

Australian mobile marketing and payments m-commerce company Mobile Embrace has acquired Marketing Punch, a UK pioneer in performance marketing

River City Labs has raised a $150,000 investment fund to sit behind its inaugural, three-month ‘River City Labs Accelerator’ program, powered by muru-D

Aussie consumer health tech start-up, CliniCloud has closed a $US5m seed funding ahead of the global launch of its first product, a connected medical kit

Melbourne based energy management tech start-up carbonTRACK has secured a further AUD$2 million valuing it at AUD$23 million, and plans to further expand

Over 400,000 small businesses in Australia are in need of cash flow finance and eBroker is looking to help them find unsecured business loans easier

Rewarding your employees just makes good sense. They are your team. Indeed, in a small business, they are your family. And it’s important to recognise them...

Unique data-driven VC fund Follow[the]Seed will offer $50 million in second-stage funding to Australian start-ups seeking to raise $500,000 to $2 million

Personal care and disability support start-up Better Caring has closed a $2.3m Series B to accelerate the rollout of its rapidly growing service nationally

Aussie online SMB lender, Prospa has secured a $60 million Series B round led by Carlyle Group, Ironbridge Capital, Entrée Capital & Airtree Ventures




Liz Wald, Vice President of International for has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model. She secured a USD4 million national health grant for muscular dystrophy by biking across the United States. She has also illuminated some interesting data that will help us to unravel why some crowd-funding efforts do well and why others die a slow death. There are five steps she has discovered that will dramatically increase the odds of a successful funding campaign.


Australia’s rapidly growing digital economy has ballooned to $79 billion. That means it now represents 5.1% of GDP – bigger than traditional industry sectors...