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Looking to secure startup funding? Get more venture capital using these pitch deck tips

Getting venture capital and increasing the amount of investment for your startup is actually quite challenging at every stage. This needs a great pitch deck — pitch decks that are created well are one of the best ways to convey your story

The latest Startup Muster survey shows the opportunities, progress and challenges in Australia’s startup...

We trust this report will improve the understanding of not just our current ecosystem, but also those that will help build our future ecosystem.

WOTSO partners with Investible to build and grow a national accelerator for start-ups

Investible’s LAB Program is an eight-week, full time start-up accelerator, where winning companies access up to $250,000 in capital from the Club Investible network.

How to get your start-up through the first business year without suffering a debt...

The most important prerequisite for a newly founded business to take off successfully is ensuring that they always have enough assets for their everyday obligations.

How did this entrepreneur manage to create a multi-million-dollar app with no coding experience...

One of the most important things to remember is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help because many connections will be able to put you in touch with new connections and help you grow your network.

Need to raise capital? How your start-up can use crowdfunding to get off the...

The biggest mistake you can make when pitching your company to a crowdfunding platform is to over-value your company. A good business idea is a powerful thing but without funding it will likely come to nothing. So don’t make the mistake of assuming the idea is worth more than the funding that will make it a reality.

Mastering the VC game isn’t easy: how to raise your first round of capital...

Venture capital is the lifeblood of many start-ups but this game is as unpredictable as it gets. According to former entrepreneur turned VC, Jeff...

LawPath ‘the Xero of legal’ has raised $1.3 million from a bunch of interesting...

LawPath ‘the Xero of legal’ has raised $1.3 million from investors who have previously spotted hot Aussie tech start-ups Canva, Temple & Webster, Ansarada.

5 tips for budding entrepreneurs who want to gain international investors’ attention, from one...

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

What I’ve learned over the last 10 years about how to go from working...

Formerly an orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation physiotherapist, Leonie Henzell launched Bockers & Pony in April 2004. She shares her top eight tips for starting a business.

Getting an investor on board? Think it through before you make that pitch.

Your big idea has got to start somewhere, and that somewhere usually involves some start-up capital. Starting up a business often involves large costs initially...

Big banks beware! ThinCats is the new peer-to-peer business lending platform that’s music to...

Entrepreneurs and business owners now have the option to fund their dreams without selling a part of their soul to the banks. Enter ThinCats, a...

Ingogo raised another $9 million and is going places (not just in taxis)

Ingogo seemed to be the best thing to happen to Australian taxis since… the taxi. And with its recent announcement of an additional $9.1...

How to find the right investors for your startup

In the early days of starting up a business, it's common for entrepreneurs to accept any money that comes their way. Yet, this can backfire...

Understand how investors think and be the entrepreneur they beg to take their money

We all know getting investment as an entrepreneur is downright hard. There are many hoops and hurdles and it usually comes down to who...

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...

Startups and investors listen up! SSX is the new stock market just for you,...

Ah, there is nothing like a great idea. Don’t you just love it when an idea comes along that is so good you thing...

Read this, before you speak to any Investor about your startup online business

There is basic information an investor will want to see before they become interested in you and, your online venture. But basically, it’s all about returning tons of money to the investor. It's never about making you a multi-millionaire. If you can answer the following questions honestly, then, you're ready to speak to potential investors.

How P2P lending is making its way Down Under

SocietyOne is a new personal lending platform that is bringing peer to peer (P2P) lending to Australia. The fully-compliant service is letting users forego a trip to the bank by connecting borrowers to investors, directly. SocietyOne’s platform, ClearMatch, is safe, secure, and entirely online, allowing loan seekers to avoid the sometimes-stuffy and often-unnerving visit to the loan office at the bank. Moreover, SocietyOne is opening up would-be investors to a diversified field of borrowers.

Running a startup: things I’ve learned so far

This week marks two years since I dissolved my successful band management company to focus full-time on my startup. I'd just completed my first large fundraising round where 21 individuals had written me personal cheques to invest in the business. These angel investors came from a variety of backgrounds. I found them through speaking at pitch events and by presenting my PowerPoint deck an estimated 700 times over the previous year. Raising the first round of capital was the hardest thing I'd ever done. It required a huge amount of personal energy and growth, and at the end I had a massive sense of achievement from pulling it all together. Now, I thought, the fun could begin!

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