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New KPMG report: venture capital investment in Australian startups hits new peak

Australian venture capital (VC) invested in Australia hit a record US$630 million in the 2017/18 financial year, according to Venture Pulse Q2 2018, the quarterly global VC trends report published by KPMG.

Ground breaking mission to help Aussie entrepreneurs access Chinese seed funding

According to David Thomas, "The Australian China SME Association has forged a ground breaking alliance with The Guangdong SME Association in China and many of its members have strong interest in investing in new technology and solutions from overseas.

Expert360 secures a $13 million Series B round to shake up the consulting industry

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.

Why not having three months working capital in the bank is bad for your...

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.

Did you know that remote working is on getting popular world over? [INFOGRAPHIC]

All over the globe, remote working is on the rise. With the rise of technology in the likes of smartphones, tablets and laptops and also through increased online connectivity...

Reckon partners with AusMumpreneur to help growing force of enterprising women succeed in business

Reckon has teamed up with the country’s largest community of mums in business, AusMumpreneur, and Women’s Business School in an exclusive partnership to offer vital financial literacy education needed to run a successful business.

Sydney tech startup Totem Labs is virtually bringing people’s very worst fears to life

Totem Labs uses cutting edge VR technology to expose patients in a gradual way to their phobia - whether it be spiders, snakes, heights, a fear of flying or otherwise - to help them overcome their fear.

Applications are now open for Australia’s first “deep technology” AgTech program

The program, called GrowLab, is designed to help talented agricultural technologists capture a portion of the $100 billion Australian AgTech opportunity by guiding them through the process of commercialising their advanced AgTech innovations

Here are four business lessons to learn from contemporary Australian edtech startups

On average, edtech startups will come with fantastically innovative ways of doing things, accomplishing things and ushering significant change.

Why it’s just business as usual – an entrepreneur’s 2017/18 budget wrap-up

Scott Morrison delivered his second budget in May and there is barely a ripple in the water. No huge sweeping reforms, no budget emergencies, it was almost a non-event.

Sustainable social responsibility: Why doing good in the community is good business

Like many businesses, when we started out, social responsibility wasn’t on our radar. Our focus was just chasing the sale and hoping that something stuck!

This startup breaks down stereotypes and creates a fair go for international graduates

Alongside internships, Outcome.Life help their clients to choose the right Professional Year provider, ensuring that students not only kickstart their career, but also achieve permanent residency status where appropriate.

Here’s why Girl Geek Academy is calling on 1,000 primary school teachers to unite...

Created by teachers, for teachers, the #MissMakesCode program is delivered through specialist teacher training bootcamps where primary school teachers, teacher librarians and parents of five to eight year old girls are provided with the framework to deliver these fun and engaging workshops.

Fruit Box Group is set to deliver 25,000 boxes of fresh food to 1,000...

Under the initiative, The Fruit Box Group will donate 25,000 boxes of fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and bread over the course of 2017. The group is investing up to $400,000 in the pilot program in Melbourne.

Robo-adviser fintech startup Stockspot secures $3 million in Series B funding round

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.

These are the 10 startup finalists selected for CeBIT’s 2017 PitchFest competition

Congratulations and best of luck to these 10 ground-breaking Aussie companies which demonstrate the breadth and excellence of our start-up community.

This tech startup is set to launch the “Uber” of the medical industry in...

Tech startup Mobito are releasing a new digital platform for the medical industry called CoverMe Medical - it has been coined the “Uber” of the industry.

Australia abolishes 457 visas – what is the impact on its startup and tech...

While a focus on training Australians to fill our own labour market needs is important, skilled migrants are often best positioned to be educating the next generation of Australian workers

Social media influencer app TRIBE launches in the UK after AUD$5.35M Series A round

Moët Hennessy, Selfridges and Burt’s Bees are the first brands to use the platform with launch campaigns already buying over 100 unique pieces of branded content from UK-based content creators.

SproutX is hosting an accelerator in Melbourne for startups in the agtech space

The SproutX Accelerator will run regular workshops from its co-working space in Melbourne, however startup participants will be able to work from anywhere in Australia, ensuring they are close to their existing and potential customers.

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