After announcing its launch last November, investment bank Investec has raised $45 million to reach the first close of its Emerging Companies Fund 1.
New Zealand startup Parkable, which enables drivers to find and pay for a parking spot via an app, has acquired Brisbane outfit Park Genie.
Lending a hand to those suffering from swipe fatigue is Australian dating service Matchsmith. Founded by Holly Bartter, Matchsmith provides clients with assistance in “navigating their online dating life”.
Founded by husband and wife team Emma and Joel Inteman, ShopShare is a shoppable video platform aiming to help content creators give shoppers advice.
MyMedKit was founded with the aim of simpiifying healthcare. As founder Joe Zhou put it, “People should be able to access medicines while sick at home with a touch of a button.”
Startup community has reasons for optimism, but much room for improvement: StartupAUS Crossroads report
StartupAUS CEO Alex McCauley said while the political narrative around innovation has been up and down, overall he is optimistic about where the sector stands.
Government and business must overcome short-term thinking if Australia is to prosper: Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia
Having invested $900 million into venture capital so far, Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia believes the fund is helping to build a prosperous future for Australia.
CEDA has polled the nation on how we feel about Australia’s record-breaking 26-year period of economic growth and found that, according to the public at large, economic growth does not equal personal prosperity.
With startup founders working an average of 64 hours a week and the majority drawing a smaller salary than in their previous role, 96 percent report feeling stressed.
Sydney has been ranked 11th in a list of the top 50 cities globally for female entrepreneurs, with Melbourne also making the list, in 17th place.
The UK is a natural contender for an Australian business looking to go global, but there are a couple of key things to think about before making the move.
Peer-to-peer car sharing network Car Next Door has raised $2 million in a funding round led by Hyundai, with participation from existing backer Caltex.
Susanne Ronnqvist Ahmadi, VP of international marketing at HubSpot, who has balanced her marketing career with her love of MMA for 20 years.
One of Jason Calacanis’s personal theories is that a great founder can come from anywhere, he said, and the founders he met in Australia surpassed his expectations. One note, though: think bigger.