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Which MP is most popular with startups? What do they really want from the...

The team over at Startup Muster, one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys of the Australian start-up ecosystem, though still buried in analysis...

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...

Is fear of private equity hurting growth of businesses?

Could Australian business be shooting themselves in the foot by ignoring real, and available, opportunities for growth?

Australia picks Southern Cross for ‘clean’ start with renewable energy fund

Australia’s renewable energy record is hardly laudable. Only 1.7% of all electricity produced in the country comes from renewable sources. In consumption, the record is a lot better at 5.2%, but that is because of generous exports of non-renewable energy. Consequently, the bid to tap venture capital is a critical step toward accomplishing the goal of 20% share for renewable energy by the year 2020.

Life sciences sector shines but policy gaps pose challenges to Australia’s continued innovation

Like many industries, private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity have suffered heavily from the global financial crisis, after peaking in 2007. PE...

New index reveals that private equity and venture capital beat traditional stocks for investor...

According to a new report, the Australian private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industries generated attractive returns over a one, three and five year period, as of June 2010, in comparison to traditional stock indexes.

Australian venture capitalists feast on crunched numbers

An investment consulting firm in Sydney and a national association of venture capitalists are joining forces to give members the research data they need to make investment decisions.
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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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