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Raising capital
  • 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 18 2019 Advice for young wanna-be entrepreneurs from Peta Shulman

    When Peta Shulam was only 25 when she came up with the simple concept of sampling health foods. Her passion for finding these products led to her creating the largest health food sampling service in Australia, GoodnessMe Box, where for just $25 her clients can sample 7-10 full sized products, allowing those products to be 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 2 2019 Xero’s Small Business Insights shares key small business findings

    The accounting app Xero share their Small Business Insights with us to shed light on what small businesses should be aware of, which is now made especially relevant with the federal budget announcement later today. The anonymous and aggregated data is collected monthly from hundreds of thousands of Xero’s Australian subscribers through the Xero platform. 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 10 2018 Can you build a business without seed funding?

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

  • April 9 2018 ‘Social media users are hungry”: Gather Online receives $1m to grow its ‘Snapchat for groups’

    Social networking startup Gather Online, which markets itself as ‘Snapchat for groups’, has accepted a $1 million seed investment from Brett Dawson and onboarded the former Dimension Data CEO as the chairman of its board. Based in Sydney, the social discovery and messaging platform boasts 40,000 active daily users and has now raised $2.5 million Read More…

  • March 22 2018 Strong capital raising activity amongst Aussie startups: how to ensure you are investor ready

    Australian startups are raising millions of dollars of venture capital funding, with recent high profile raises including Canva raising $50.9 million in January 2018, Hyper Anna raising $16 million in August 2017 and Culture Amp raising $26.4 million in June 2017. Hundreds of Australian startups are raising smaller amounts in seed and series A capital Read More…

  • March 12 2018 It’s a marriage: Camplify’s CEO on the need-to-knows before startups, investors tie the knot

    If 2018 is the year you want to take your business to the next level, you might be considering bringing investors on board. For startups, the world of investors can be a scary but necessary for growth and success. [Related: Let’s Talk… Founder/investor fit, Let’s Talk… Raising Capital (part 1) and Let’s Talk… Raising Capital Read More…

  • October 16 2017 Renewable energy startup Redback scores $8.9m to enhance its solar technology offering

    Solar tech startup Redback Technologies has raised US$7 million in capital from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund and Right Click Capital as part of its Series A-2 funding round. Based in Brisbane, Redback offers an energy management system that uses machine learning to optimise the generation, storage and management of solar energy for households and Read More…

  • October 13 2017 What to know about raising capital

    When GO1 raised our first seed round I went into negotiations knowing next to nothing about raising funds. But on the other side of the table, the investors that I spoke to did this every day. And that makes it dangerous. One of our first investors turned out to be a shark. Fortunately for us Read More…

  • October 12 2017 “I’ll Laundromap that”: NZ dry cleaning tech startup enters Australia seeking $3-4m to grow

    On-demand dry cleaning pick-up and delivery service Laundromap has now launched in Perth and Sydney, with the founders of the New Zealand tech startup in the midst of planned $3-4 million capital raise to service further capitals across Australia. Since launching in New Zealand last year, Laundromap has grown at a rate of 30% month-on-month. Read More…