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Brisbane founder lands $500,000 for smart composting business

Orders for the world’s first smart composting device have opened after female-led sustainability tech startup Monty Compost Co closed a $500,000 capital...

Why venture debt funding could save Aussie founders a motser and let them keep...

There’s no end to the long line of early stage startups looking for cash to grow. After burning through first round FFF (friends, families...

GO1.com raises over $30 million in Series B round led by Microsoft’s venture fund...

GO1.com, the world’s largest onboarding, compliance and professional development platform, has raised more than $30 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.

Investments in fintech startups more than doubled in 2018 both locally and globally

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups, according to Accenture

KPMG: VC investment in Aussie startups hit a record high of US$899 million in...

Venture capital (VC) invested in Australia hit a record US$899 mil in 2018, up from US$659.9 mil in 2017, according to Venture Pulse Q4 2018, the quarterly global VC trends report published by KPMG.

HR tech startup GO1.com has secured its Series A funding round led by SEEK

SEEK has had a long-term relationship with GO1.com – both as a customer and more recently inking an Australian-first partnership for the benefit of job seekers.

Disruptive video production startup Genero closes $4 million investment round

The company, which has been consistently doubling revenue each year, will use the new round of capital to support continued growth and expansion in the United States. Its impressive client list includes Facebook, Google, Unilever, Diageo, HP and Citibank.

Royal Mail invests in an Aussie tech start-up that helps Western businesses enter China

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

Prospa raises $60 million Series B round to help more Australian small businesses grow

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

This fintech start-up is taking a new approach to financial wellbeing after getting 1.5...

Aussie fintech start-up, MoneyBrilliant recently announced that it is ramping up its financial services, with recent investment from AMP of $1.5 million

This new Melbourne start-up has set out to rival $54 million US-based Classpass in...

Launching in early 2015 – just in time before you drop that New Year resolution to get fit and healthy, fitness start-up Classhopper has...

Westpac’s CVC makes its first investment, less than a week after launch

Westpac’s new corporate venture capital (CVC) fund, Reinventure, is less than a week old and already has made an investment. SocietyOne raises $8.5 million SocietyOne is...

This venture capital fund is out to make sure Aussie tech start-ups never have...

These days, there are quite a number of grants and schemes to encourage Australians to create start-ups. There is no shortage of seed stage...

What does an angel investor look for in a business? Check out this checklist...

Barbara Corcoran is a big name in business in New York. She started her own business in the 1970s and sold it in 2001...

Blue Sky marches into virgin territory with launch of $10 million venture fund

When over-exuberant entrepreneurs or venture capitalists tout Australia as a startup nation, especially given the recent shift away from traditional sectors and the mining...

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...

Bigcommerce lands the big one, $40 million raised. (Steve) Case closed

Last month, Bigcommerce co-founder Eddie Machaalani threw some stats at us and proclaimed: “Economists need look no further to prove that e-commerce is thriving.” Well, he wasn’t far...

How do you become the fastest growing eCommerce site in the history of the...

In it's two year history, Fab.com has grown from nothing to a $700 million valuation. The site has 10 million registered members and sells in 26 countries. In the lead up to Christmas 2012, the site was achieving an average of $500,000 in sales a day. How do they do it?

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How to win a startup weekend: Zaarly pitch [VIDEO]

Zaarly nailed its pitch at the L.A. Startup Weekend at the start of 2011. It won the weekends proceedings. But, more than that, within three weeks it had raised $1 million in funding from seasoned investors, including Ashton Kutcher. Here's a video of the winning pitch.
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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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