News & Analysis

VentureCrowd democratises the investment game

- February 20, 2014 4 MIN READ

Australia’s first equity crowdfunding platform, VentureCrowd, is now open for business. The platform, developed by venture capital firm Artesian Venture Partners, allows wholesale investors to take equity positions in innovative and highly scalable startups. Over 200 investors have registered on VentureCrowd; and 36 startups have been pre-screened by some of Australia’s biggest accelerators, incubators, angel… Read more »

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Melbourne has a new home for social innovation

- February 13, 2014 < 1 MIN READ

Makeshift Studio, a shared working space for not-for-profit organisations and other social impact projects has opened its doors in Melbourne. Located adjacent to the Victoria Markets, the studio is the latest entry into Melbourne’s thriving co-working scene. Founder of Makeshift Studio, Julian O’Shea, says the studio aims to bring together individuals and organisations who are tackling… Read more »