Startup incubators have their value but they aren’t a “silver bullet”, the CEO and founder of recently anointed Australian unicorn Go1 has warned as the six-year-old company gets ready to invest its newly acquired $272m ($US200m) VC windfall. The success of the newly-minted unicorn wasn’t always assured, CEO and founder Andrew Barnes told a recent ‘Ask Me… Read more »
It’s been 5 years on the board of Go1, last month they entered the unicorn club in Australia after raising $200m from Softbank and others. The Aussie startup space is humming. Each week there are new announcements on fundraising. Even better we are seeing exits as well in this space giving investors and, even better for… Read more »
Brisbane-based online corporate training marketplace Go1 is Australia’s newest unicorn startup after raising a whopping US$200 million (A$273m) series D. Japanese investment powerhouse SoftBank’s Vision 2 fund led the round, announced less than a fortnight after it backed another Brisbane startup, Skedulo’s $100 million raise. Others investors in the latest Go1 round include AirTree Ventures… Read more »
A few months on from raising $10 million in a Series A round led by Seek, Brisbane startup GO1 has added a raft of new names to its leadership team as it gears up to accelerate its growth.
GO1, which has created an online platform through which individuals and organisations can find or create courses, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Seek, with participation from investors including Our Innovation Fund. Launched in 2014, Brisbane startup GO1 allows users to browse its marketplace of courses, covering everything from compliance… Read more »
Looking to build the link between sport and entrepreneurship and encourage opportunities for greater collaboration and research across various areas, RMIT University has partnered with the AFL’s Essendon Football Club.
Brisbane-based edutech startup GO1 has raised $4 million in funding from a mix of new and existing investors to accelerate its global expansion.
Scaling the startup ecosystem requires two necessary ingredients; 1) enough raw founder talent and 2) the resources, both venture capital and experienced individuals, to nurture growth. Scaling without enough of either creates a quality vs quantity dilemma.