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3 angel investing groups just scored $900,000 in Victorian government grants

- August 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Victorian government has handed out $900,000 in grants to three new angel investor networks to back early-stage startups. Innovation, medical research and digital economy minister Jaala Pulford said Cut Through Angels, Climate Angel Network and Playbook Angel Network, each will receive $300,000. The grants will help the angel groups to establish operations in Victoria and… Read more »


Canberra medical imaging startup Aurabox banks $500,000 Angel round

- May 5, 2022 2 MIN READ

Canberra medical imaging startup Aurabox has raised $500,000 in Angel investment to transform how doctors and patients collaborate and share medical imaging. Founded in 2021, Aurabox is a software-as-a-service platform that enables the seamless sharing of medical imaging between doctors and patients.  The medtech startup plans to use the funds to complete technical development and run… Read more »

Dog, money, nurture

Australia’s ’20/12 rule’ is stifling angel investment and any chance of younger generations backing startups

- December 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

When the topic of regulations that need to change to increase angel investment in Australia, an excuse that often comes up is: “Retail investors aren’t prevented from investing in startups, there’s the 20/12 rule!” Well let me tell you why that’s largely unhelpful. I recently spoke with someone who told me they were looking to… Read more »

Scrooge McDuck

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 »


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 »


The winners of the 2019 Australian Angel Investment Awards

- September 30, 2019 4 MIN READ

Scale Investors director Lynda Coker accepts the award for Best angel exit of the year from Techboard CEO Peter van Bruchem.    The 2nd annual Australian Angel Awards recognised the most active investors in local startups. Brisbane led the sector in FY19. Women-focused Scale Investors won exit of the year for Trademark Vision’s sale to… Read more »


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 »


The national angel investor awards are returning for 2019

- August 5, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Startup ecosystem analysts Techboard will recognise the importance of angel investors in the sector’s growth with the second annual National Angel Awards to be held in Sydney this year. The awards recognise and celebrate people and companies active in the angel investment community, the role they play in the Australian startup and tech ecosystem… Read more »