Opinion

Australian universities will hasten their own demise if they try to save costs by ignoring startups

- June 16, 2020 5 MIN READ

Australia’s universities are in desperate trouble, and their first move has been to cut the entrepreneurship and innovation arms they should be defending at all costs. Sometimes, there’s no satisfaction in being right with predictions; like the time back in early March, when I predicted that the tech startup accelerator programs and incubators being offered by… Read more »

News & Analysis

Home loan data protection fintech raises NZ$1 million

- October 10, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

A cloud-based New Zealand fintech for home loan brokers to protect customer data has raised NZ$1 million, led by the Flying Kiwi Angels. FileInvite, a cloud-based platform that streamlines how mortgage brokers and other financial advisers request, receive and store documents in loan applications has now raised NZ$2 million in 18 months as laws around… Read more »

News & Analysis

Come hear some of Australia’s best angel investors talk about how it’s done

- September 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

Startup ecosystem analysts Techboard will announce the winners of the Australian Angel Awards 2019 at the Sydney Startup Hub next Friday, September 27, and as part of the event, is holding a panel session featuring four of the country’s best angel investors. Investible’s Trevor Folsom, Jelix Ventures founder and CEO Andrea Gardiner, Follow [the] Seed founding… Read more »

News & Analysis

3 things Australia’s most active angel investor does to succeed

- August 28, 2019 2 MIN READ

Bill Grierson is the best-known startup investor you’ve never heard of, although last year he was recognised as the country’s most active angel investor in Techboard’s Australian Angel Awards. Grierson earned the accolade with 22 investments in 16 companies in 2018. Four were new deal investments, with the remainder follow-ons. Over the past five years,… Read more »