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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.

Five things the government can do to help Australian startups

We're not asking for a revolution, but there are some really simple things that the government could do to rock the world of startups and entrepreneurs. These five simple things would make a world of difference.

Creative3 2011 brings creativity, enterprise and investment to the table

This year, the team behind Creative3 wants creative enterprise professionals to once again learn about creativity, enterprise and investments at Creative3 International Forum 2011. Media vanguards Tracey Robertson, Shainiel Deo, Pip Jamieson and Simon Goodrich are set to headline the event.

Warren Buffett and Jay-Z have more in common than you might think

Seen from a distance, this video is just three inhumanly rich guys sitting in comfy chairs and chatting for an hour about philanthropy, luck and comfort zones. But then you move in and focus on the players. And ... wow. Warren Buffet. Jay-Z. Interviewer Steve Forbes. Watch and learn.

Have you got the right reasons to raise capital?

In my previous article, I discussed that companies with access to capital will have a competitive advantage in the marketplace, even though capital is going to be harder to come by. However, while capital raising can provide a myriad of new opportunities and strong competitive advantages for your business, it is not necessarily a panacea for whatever malaise your organisation might be experiencing. It might sound like an obvious statement, but getting people to invest in your company requires a great deal of preparation – yet there are still plenty of companies that eschew the necessary groundwork.

The big pitch: High-tech boots protect portal guns from messy human error

A fall from a 10-story-high mainframe extrusion can be messy. Worse, it can damage that expensive handheld portal generator. In a promotion for the new video game "Portal 2," Aperture Laboratories makes a slick investment pitch.

Five startup and investment lessons from Entrepreneurs’ Night Out Sydney

Recently, I attended Anthill's Entrepreneurs' Night Out event in Sydney. The event featured four panelists -- Domenic Carosa, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Ian Lyons and Katey Shaw -- and a room of enthusiastic entrepreneurs. Here are five lessons, in particular, that stood out.

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