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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...

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...

Want to know the inside secrets of venture capital and investor deals? [VIDEO]

This video from MAP (Melbourne Accelerator Program at Melbourne University) discusses the intricacies of venture capital. Joining Rohan Workman from MAP, are Stuart Richardson...

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...

Want to raise capital? Then it’s time to ask yourself these three curly questions.

How do investors perceive investment opportunities? What are they really thinking when they are being pitched to? What are their expectaions? What do they want...

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...

Isn’t it high time your million-dollar idea left the sketch pad?

Sketchbook Ventures is a new Australian start-up incubator under The Catch Group. The Catch Group was founded by entrepreneurial brothers Gabby and Hezi Leibovich in...

This wine start-up has brewed sweet success. Which startup will be next?

The horizon really looks quite bright for the start-up community of Australia, I must admit. I mean, how can it not be bright when...

Do you need funding? Or advice? Or a TechCrunch announcement that you got funding?...

So, you're seeking growth capital? Well, whatever you do, try not to sound like these guys, from everyone's favourite satirical startup, Vooza. How to get...

The top five mistakes that cause most investment deals in Australia to fail

Mistake #1 – Assuming the other side are idiots Mark Carnegie, the founder of M. H. Carnegie & Co. Investment Committee, was recently quoted as...

Crowdfunding: ‘Dumb money’ or democratisation of capitalism?

From what we have seen so far, crowdfunding is here to stay. It can be a boon to countries like Australia where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives and high-growth startups can be an engine of growth. Still, there are a lot of questions, notably about its structure and regulation.

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 prepare a Pitch Deck when raising venture capital [VIDEO SERIES]

In this short instructional video created by MBE Education and The Entourage, Jack Delosa shares what should be included in a Pitch Deck for...

How to prepare an Executive Summary when raising venture capital [VIDEO SERIES]

In this short instructional video created by MBE Education and The Entourage, Jack Delosa shares how to prepare an Executive Summary, one of the...

How to prepare an Information Memorandum when raising venture and angel capital [VIDEO SERIES]

In this short instructional video created by MBE Education and The Entourage, Jack Delosa shares an 11-part checklist for creating an Information Memorandum, one...

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.

Raising capital? Here’s why it’s never too early to start building buzz [VIDEO]

One of the first challenges of any new venture is deciding when the time is right to tell your family, your friends, investors, prospective customers and anyone who'll listen about your grand plan. There are generally two schools of thought. Hide or shout.

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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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