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Shaking the ‘money tree’: how to secure funding for your tech startup

Even the most game-changing business idea won’t fly on a wing and a prayer—sadly ideas aren’t currency, however visionary they happen to be. Before...

This Aussie sustainable share matching app has announced its first retail crowdfunding raise with...

Goodments, an investment app that matches people to shares and funds based on their environmental, social and ethical values recently announced its...

This Aussie wholesale food platform has raised AU$1.4 million to get a larger share...

Foodbomb, a wholesale food platform for the food service industry in Australia, recently announced a AU$1.4 million investment led by EVP Fund...

Do you have a grant application in the works? Here is a handful of...

Many companies will often lament the lack of funding in their sector, or the impossibly-strict development window they are supposed to slot...

What do Aussie startup founders think about the newly announced 2019 budget?

Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg recently delivered his inaugural budget speech for the financial year 2019/2020. However, this speech was...

Aussie startup advocacy group believes budget provides incremental gains but lacks vision on technology

Despite a welcome injection of $60 million over 3 years to the Export Market Development Grant, StartupAUS described the recently announced Budget...

Are the federal budget initiatives for SMEs really what the small businesses wanted?

The federal government released its budget with some initiatives that were targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However,...

The reigning Aussie fintech lender of the year continues to grow after loan originations...

Prospa, a leading Australian online lender to small business, is pleased to announce its pro-forma results for H1 FY19. The total loan originations for...

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...

How come VC funding is slowing despite the rise of Aussie start-ups and entrepreneurs?

It’s a surprise that The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s FY18 Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (ESVCLP) report has shown a decline in growth rates of new investments made by venture capital funds across Australia.

New HR tech startup Shortlyster raises $5m seed round to shake up traditional hiring

Shortlyster, an intelligent hiring optimisation platform, that helps companies make better and more informed hiring decisions, has announced it has successfully completed a AUD $5 million capital raise.

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.

Liven raises US$10 million, opens public token sale, signs ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

Leading dining rewards and payment app Liven has begun selling its new cryptocurrency LivenCoin (LVN) to the public, a key milestone in the company’s mission to transform the dining experience with world-class technology.

muru-D selects 10 startups in new SYD6 cohort to receive $75,000 seed capital each

The future of local workforce optimisation, farm connectivity, prevention of work stress, and personal loan financing, are some of the ideas being developed in muru-D’s new SYD6 cohort.

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

Tech startup Pendula doubling local team, expanding to US following $3.5 million capital raise

Australian technology start-up Pendula will extend its operations to the US and UK and more than double in size in 2019, following a $3.5 million capital raise to expand the business and escalate its go-to-market strategy.

Australian startups and young tech companies secured over $1 billion in funding in the...

During the December Quarter 2018 Australian Startups and young tech companies received $1.066B in funding. The December quarter was strong in general with a small reduction in funding from the September Q 2018

Gaingels – the world-first investment vehicle for LGBT founders – invests in its first...

Nexba, Australia’s leading Naturally Sugar Free beverage brand, has become the first Australian company to be backed by the world-first, investment vehicle for LGBT founders, Gaingels.

Australia’s only women-friendly rideshare Shebah announces equity crowdfunding bid to raise up to $3...

Australia’s only women-friendly ridesharing platform Shebah has turned to equity crowdfunding to raise the working capital required to fund the next phase of growth ahead of its launch into New Zealand in 2019.

Here are 7 tips to keep in mind about raising capital for your second...

Success breeds success, or so they say. ‘They’ probably weren’t running a successful business while trying to capital-raise for a second one at the same time.

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