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Funding | Investment
  • April 30 2019 Ombudsman supports Business Growth Fund for high growth SMEs

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Kate Carnell today welcomed the announcement of an Australian Business Growth Fund, a recommendation in the ASBFEO’s Affordable Capital for SME Growth report. “Our report identified the need to address a critical funding gap for long-term, patient capital to enable our up-and-coming, high growth potential small Read More…

  • April 29 2019 How to start a business from scratch

    Taking the leap of faith to establish a small business can be incredibly daunting. By no means an easy task, the myriad of formal loops to jump through, combined with business plans, prospective employees and the like, can be overwhelming. There are currently 2.25 million small businesses in Australia with that number growing each year. Read More…

  • April 23 2019 National research reveals SMEs’ top five funding frustrations

    Around 9 out of 10 Australian SMEs are frustrated about their business funding, naming onerous loan conditions, having to provide property security and a lack of flexibility as their major concerns. These are the findings of the latest SME Growth Index, conducted independently by banking market analysts East & Partners, on behalf of national working capital Read More…

  • April 16 2019 Skalata Ventures’ Seed Investment Program open for start-up applications

    Skalata Ventures is seeking applications from early-stage businesses with proven traction to join its seed investment program. The six-month program, customised for each company, will offer operational support and up to $250,000 in funding to early-stage businesses to become significant and sustainable. Backed by noted business leaders Paul Little and Carol Schwartz, the seed investment Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Banks rejecting SMEs for finance

    The challenge of securing bank finance is seeing a growing number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) turn to online lenders. One in four SMEs have been knocked back for bank finance Among SMEs rejected by a bank, one in three have turned to family/friends or a credit card for funding Of those SMEs that Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Crowdfunding tips from Audeara headphones founder

    Dr James Fielding founded Audeara Headphones in 2014 with Dr Chris Jeffrey – two doctors who saw patients with hearing issues and decided to act to solve a problem. In the public system, the wait for an appointment could be six months or longer – and then people could be turned away because they didn’t Read More…

  • April 5 2019 25 year old Newcastle entrepreneur launches ‘Tinder for Food’ app

    Meet Jessica Koncz: the founder of new food app EatSee where people can see their menu options before ordering A 25 year old female social media and technology entrepreneur from Newcastle, Australia, has won a $100,000 investment and a spot in the LAUNCH Accelerator program in San Francisco, after pitching the ‘Tinder for Food’ App Read More…

  • March 26 2019 Female investors support One Roof’s expansion in Melbourne

    Female only co-working space One Roof has secured investment from female investors to secure their next premise in Melbourne. Sheree Rubinstein, CEO of One Roof, set up the company with the inspiration to help women succeed in business and address the gender gap in entrepreneurship. After major success as a simple pop-up using an Airbnb Read More…

  • October 16 2018 Tech company Ed App completes $4M raise

    Dynamic Business has a chat to Darren Winterford.

  • October 10 2018 Can you build a business without seed funding?

    Many people struggle to know if funding is the way to go.

  • September 14 2018 Flare raises $21 million in Series B round

    Startup receives major funding.

  • July 9 2018 Never make these mistakes when you use a business plan to raise funds for investments

    Every single potential investor you contact wants to see a believable and highly readable business plan that contains a summary, the overview of the team, details about financials and a whole lot more. Many think that funding is going to come fast after the plan is submitted but this is just one of the mistakes Read More…

  • May 9 2018 Athena raises $15m in Series A funding to disrupt the $1.7 trillion home loan market

    Fintech startup Athena Home Loans has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Macquarie Bank, Square Peg Capital and Apex Capital for its cloud-native digital mortgage platform.  Athena, which previously raised $3 million in seed funding from Macquarie, Apex and Rice Warner, was launched in June 2017 by ex-bankers Nathan Walsh (CEO) and Michael Read More…

  • April 23 2018 BenchOn raises $650k to tackle staff underuse; CEO reveals how the military shaped his startup

    B2B Talent mobility platform BenchOn has raised $650,000 in seed capital to meet market demand for its software solution to employee underutilisation, estimated to cost the Australian economy $305 billion each year in lost productivity. [Related: Can ‘For-Profit’ businesses still have a Social Impact? BenchOn’s founder provides answers and Why the startup ecosystem needs more non-technical Read More…

  • April 11 2018 HappyCo raises US$10.8m to scale its property tech platform and capitalise on APAC growth

    Homegrown, US-based property tech startup HappyCo has completed a US$10.8 million Series A round led by Sydney’s Alium Capital Management. Australian VC firms Tempus Partners and PieLab Venture Partners also participated in the round along with HappyCo’s existing investors Larsen Ventures and Sandalphon Capital. Founded in Adelaide in 2011, before relocating to San Francisco the following year, Read More…