Focia cofounders Mika Siddiqui and Umesh Wimalawardana
Antler Australia

Antler Investor Memo Series: Creator platform Focia uses AI to generate and optimise content

- May 1, 2023 3 MIN READ

Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed a new cohort of startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Startup Daily is sharing the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series, which is designed to give you a quick,  sharp understanding of the startups and people… Read more »

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Funding

LaunchVic chooses a new Fund-of-Funds firm to raise $60 million for the Victorian Startup Capital Fund

- February 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

A new Fund-of-Funds venture capital firm, formed by veterans of the super fund Hostplus VC team, has been chosen by the Victorian government to build LaunchVic’s $120 million Victorian Startup Capital Fund (VSCF).  Neil Stanford and Brighid Pappin have created V-Ignite to turn $60 million from the state government into $120 million for the VSCF.… Read more »

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 »

Advice

How startups can improve their early stage marketing

- February 16, 2016 6 MIN READ

Most startups are terrible at early stage marketing. If you don’t believe me, just take a quick search of any startup featured on Startup Daily – check out their social media profiles, and if they have a blog. What you’ll find is that there is not much is going on – kind of like Donald Trump’s hair once upon a time, but hey, he fixed that!