A new approach to investing in early-stage startups has been developed by former Stone & Chalk national head of community Cheryl Mack. Aussie Angels is an investment platform that lets sophisticated investors join experienced startup investors in syndicates backing the next wave of Australian startups. Investors can find and join angel syndicates to get access… Read more »
Antler, a global early-stage VC, has made 18 new investments in early-stage Australian startups as part of a broader expansion of the firm, locally and globally. Read more on that here. The recent investments were made in the last five months alone, and see the firm’s portfolio swell to more than 60 early-stage startups across Sydney… Read more »
Victorian startup agency LaunchVic will back 75 potential startup investors to take part in a investor education programs to build angel investor capabilities. The VC Catalyst course at the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne focuses on giving venture investors with the knowledge, skills, confidence and networks to invest in early-stage startups. … Read more »
Scale Investors co-founder Susan Oliver has been named the Angel of the Year in Techboard’s annual Australian Angel Awards. Oliver, who early this year stepped away the governance side of Scale to chair the Alice Anderson Fund, the Victorian government’s sidecar fund, was a worthy recipient accord to Angel Awards founder and Techboard co-founder Rafael… Read more »
Antler is known for breaking down the barriers of entrepreneurship and now, via a new initiative, the “Antler Angel Experience,” is also providing access to untapped early-stage funding opportunities. Local investors and startup founders will know, Australia has an early-stage funding gap. It exists due to a market gaining in maturity and results in startups struggling… Read more »
Melbourne angel investment network Scale Investors has chose two co-CEOs, Chelsea Newell and Samar Mcheileh, to replace departed boss Ariane Barker. Scale invests in female-led startups and was founded in 2013 by a group of leading Melbourne businesswomen. With the backing of high net worth individuals, the organisation has backed 30 companies in that time… Read more »
Perth-based angel investor Greg Riebe has been named the Angel of the year for his contribution to and impact on angel investment in the startup community in the annual Techboard 2020 Australian Angel Investment Awards. Despite fears that it would be a lean year for angel investment, Techboard found that total funds deployed by… Read more »
The incredible story behind creating Buildkite, the $200 million ‘best-kept secret in DevOps’, by an investor there from the start
This week’s announcement that Buildkite has completed a raise at a valuation of $200 million was excellent to wake up to. It’s very exciting for me personally, because not only did I have a small role at the very beginning, but I’ve been able to witness the choices and events they’ve navigated over the past… Read more »
Connecting early stage startups to seed funding, Tank Stream Labs has launched Seed Money, a new program giving startups the chance to pitch to investors.
As Madeleine Albright once said and Taylor Swift once quoted, there’s a special place in hell reserved for women who don’t help other women. The startup world has taken this on board perhaps better than any other space over the last few years, with movement after movement launching to help women get their start.