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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,...

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...

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,...

Four tips for raising early stage capital

Know when to cut your losses if an investor is not committing.

Millennial startups: worth your investment

Startup culture is booming in Australia, especially within the millennial marketplace. While creative freedom and drive is the backbone of many startups, it'll likely...

Ethical investing should be on business radars

The rise of fintech has made investing more simple than ever and the housing affordability crisis has led to a lot of people, especially...

Sydney set to host ‘super-sized’ start-up hub

The NSW Government is establishing a ‘supersized’ start-up hub in Sydney to generate new high-growth businesses and jobs, Deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced....

Slingshot and HCF reteam to accelerate the growth of promising health-tech start-ups

Seven start-ups and five scale-ups have been accepted into the second cohort of annual health-tech accelerator program, HCF Catalyst. The 12-week program, which is...

NSW jobs agency supports deal to facilitate the growth of 40 emerging fintech companies

A fintech start-up accelerator has received a $2 million loan guarantee from Jobs for NSW, the state government-backed job creation agency, to access $4...

Ten investing tips to level-up your start-up

As a savvy entrepreneur, you know that your brilliant start-up idea, together with your visionary approach to a certain industry niche, is going to need a...

New start-up fund affords investors tax breaks

With the launch of its second co-investment fund, this month, Sydney Angels is seeking to raise between $10 and 20 million to invest in...

Augmented and Virtual Reality — fads? angel and other early-stage investors don’t think so

If there’s one thing the start-up world is full of, its buzzwords. In an industry where speed of disruption and change are the only...

Latest Crossroads report includes policy options for a world-class start-up ecosystem

Australia’s tech start-up sector continues to face barriers to achieving world-class status, according to peak advocacy group StartupAUS, which yesterday launched a report recommending...

HR start-up Employment Hero lands third Series A investor and sees funding balloon to $4.5m

Cloud-based HR automation platform Employment Hero has added AirTree Ventures to team of Series A investors, bringing its total funding to $4.5 million. The...

Five Things the Melbourne Cup Can Teach Us about investing in early stage businesses

Securing early-stage venture capital is easy for quality start-ups. What’s often neglected, however, is the other side of the equation – the difficulty for...

Smart capital: the case for seeking start-up funding from investors who lend their smarts

By seeking out ‘smart capital’, as distinct from seed funding, early stage SMEs can enhance their business acumen, avoid unnecessary start-up mistakes and increase their...

Solar energy start-up Redback technologies draws $9.3m investment from EnergyAustralia

EnergyAustralia has invested $9.3 million in Brisbane-based solar energy start-up Redback Technologies, establishing a partnership aimed at increasing the uptake of reliable, affordable and...

Investible co-founder Trevor Folsom on the value created by astute start-up investors

By supporting the local start-up ecosystem, angel investors not only stem brain drain but keep IP in Australia. According to Trevor Folsom, co-founder of...

Westpac invests $16.5 in fintech start-up uno

Westpac has invested $16.5 million in uno Home Loans, a Sydney-based digital mortgage service that has attracted a number of investors since launching in...

Influencer marketing start-up TRIBE to expand into new regions with $5.35m Series A funding

Marketing tech company TRIBE has closed its Series A funding round, having raised $5.35 million from investors led by Sydney-based VC fund Exto Partners. Founded in Melbourne...