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Australian start-ups will now save thousands in legal fees when raising capital thanks to...

Some of Australia’s leading venture capital funds, angel groups and other industry stakeholders have come together in a very commendable move to make a...

Tax reform 2.0 must start now – our economic future depends on it

Tax reforms aimed at attracting greater equity investment into businesses should be seen as standout priorities in the first phase of the government’s tax white paper process.

This homegrown venture capital firm is on its way to the $100 million target.

The Australian start-up scene has much to look forward to. Australian venture capital firm OneVentures has announced the first close on its Innovation and Growth...

Is private equity backing the key ingredient of a successful Australian IPO?

Are you looking to invest in Australian stocks? If so, then this new study recently released by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association...

2014: Tougher going for innovation and venture capital

It might be a good thing if you are back at work bright and early this year, after all the partying. That’s because you...

Aussie private equity investors are laughing all the way to the bank!

If the latest quarterly report recently released by The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Ltd (AVCAL) is anything to go by, then...

A new Springboard for Australian female entrepreneurs

Since 2000, the American nonprofit has helped 503 women-led companies raise more than $5.5 billion in equity financing, including 10 IPOs. Eight of the companies are listed on the Nasdaq, two on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and 26% merged, acquired or were acquired. Of the companies, 82% are still in business, generating $4 billion in revenues and creating thousands of jobs.

Is fear of private equity hurting growth of businesses?

Could Australian business be shooting themselves in the foot by ignoring real, and available, opportunities for growth?

Australia picks Southern Cross for ‘clean’ start with renewable energy fund

Australia’s renewable energy record is hardly laudable. Only 1.7% of all electricity produced in the country comes from renewable sources. In consumption, the record is a lot better at 5.2%, but that is because of generous exports of non-renewable energy. Consequently, the bid to tap venture capital is a critical step toward accomplishing the goal of 20% share for renewable energy by the year 2020.

Why start-ups fail: a roundtable discussion on venture capital in Australia [PODCAST]

How great of a challenge do Australian entrepreneurs face in trying to set up their own businesses? You won't want to miss this special edition podcast, featuring eight (count 'em, eight!) influential investors and start-up specialists and their insights on promoting a healthy venture capital industry in Australia.

Life sciences sector shines but policy gaps pose challenges to Australia’s continued innovation

Like many industries, private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity have suffered heavily from the global financial crisis, after peaking in 2007. PE...

New index reveals that private equity and venture capital beat traditional stocks for investor...

According to a new report, the Australian private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industries generated attractive returns over a one, three and five year period, as of June 2010, in comparison to traditional stock indexes.

Australian venture capitalists feast on crunched numbers

An investment consulting firm in Sydney and a national association of venture capitalists are joining forces to give members the research data they need to make investment decisions.

Commercialisation Australia CEO announced

After months of speculation, Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr today announced that the new CEO of Commercialisation Australian will be entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Doron Ben-Meir.

Crumbs for our IT start-ups

Australia is awash with private equity. So why is so little of it finding its way into the hands of entrepreneurial start-ups in the...

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