Investing

A new pooled funds investment syndicate model called Aussie Angels has been launched by Cheryl Mack

- December 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

A new approach to investing in early-stage startups has been developed by former Stone & Chalk national head of community Cheryl Mack. Aussie Angels is an investment platform that lets sophisticated investors join experienced startup investors in syndicates backing the next wave of Australian startups. Investors can find and join angel syndicates to get access… Read more »

Dog, money, nurture
Insights

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 »

STEM
Insights

Why investors should back female-led startups

- June 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

When deciding what startups to back, investors would be smart to consider female-led companies. Research shows that startups with female founders consistently outperform those led solely by men, generating higher profits and higher returns on investment. A study by BCG and MassChallenge found that female-led businesses generated 12% higher revenues annually, using an average of… Read more »

ASX
Fintech

Fintech Unhedged raised a $500,000 pre-seed round as it looks to reshape investment advice using AI

- April 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Robo-advisor Unhedged has raised $500,000 in a pre-seed round ahead of the release of the fintech’s investor app. The round was backed by Canadian venture capital firm Loyal VC, plus 18 individual investors, predominantly through founder Peter Bakker’s MBA network. The raise is being used to build the headcount, as well as enabling the team… Read more »

Profiles

The incredible story behind creating Buildkite, the $200 million ‘best-kept secret in DevOps’, by an investor there from the start

- August 21, 2020 5 MIN READ

This week’s announcement that Buildkite has completed a raise at a valuation of $200 million was excellent to wake up to. It’s very exciting for me personally, because not only did I have a small role at the very beginning, but I’ve been able to witness the choices and events they’ve navigated over the past… Read more »