child, money

Is share liquidity a problem to be solved for crowdfunding investors?

- July 5, 2023 4 MIN READ

After an admittedly late start, crowdfunding is certainly coming of age in Australia. As was rightly pointed out recently by Birchal Co-Founder Matt Vitale, that Australian crowdsourced funding (CSF) platforms have raised $240 million for 320 start-up companies over the past five years is an unqualified success. Accessing otherwise unavailable investment opportunities in high growth… Read more »

Dog, money, nurture

Techboard analysed the first quarter of 2023 VC funding and found more than $1 billion went into 111 deals

- April 21, 2023 3 MIN READ

Venture capital funding at the start of 2023 may not have been as bad as many thought according to new analysis from Perth-based investment data company Techboard. Releasing its March quarter Funded report this week, Techboard identified $1.01 billion in capital deployed across 111 deals. That figure is 50% higher than the $661 million across… Read more »

Steve Vallas

Former Blockchain Australia boss Steve Vallas signs on as advisor to new impact startup ecosystem

- October 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

New innovation and investment firm, Skafold signed on former Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas as its new senior technology advisor. The role is responsible for exploring and advising all Skafold activities related to blockchain, digital currencies, digital regulation and technology more broadly. Skafold’s diverse innovation and investment ecosystem works closely with innovators and entrepreneurs to… Read more »


Corporate regulator ASIC puts a temporary halt on Sydney investment firm Holon offering 3 crypto funds to retail investors

- October 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Corporate regulator the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has sin-binned Sydney firm Holon Global Investments from offering three of its cryptocurrency funds to retail investors for three weeks due to concerns that they’re not suitable for the retail market, with the product disclosure statements pointing out that the funds could end up worthless. The… Read more »

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ETFs for Bitcoin and Ethereum are hitting the Australian market after Anzac Day

- April 21, 2022 2 MIN READ

Exchange-traded funds provider ETF Securities is launching two funds in an Australian first, allowing people to invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum. The ETFS 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (Code: EBTC), and ETFS 21Shares Ethereum ETF (Code: EETH) will list on Cboe Australia (formerly Chi-X) next week. They will both track the price of the respective cryptocurrency in Australian… Read more »


The NSW government just put some heavy hitters from tech and VC on a new panel for investment advice

- March 4, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Tesla chair and Blackbird operating partner Robyn Denholm is among three heavy hitters from the tech and VC scene on a new voluntary panel charged with advising the NSW government on local and international investment opportunities. Denholm, who’s also chair of the Tech Council of Australia, has been joined by AirTree Ventures founder Daniel Petre… Read more »


Investors are shifting the focus from fintech to climate startups in 2022

- March 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

The age of fintech for investors is shifting to climate tech startups in 2022, a landmark report into Australia’s startup ecosystem reveals. The inaugural State of Australian Startup Funding report, from Folklore Ventures and Cut Through Venture, has analysed data from more than 800 Australian founders and startup investors for a comprehensive look into the… Read more »

Mike Cannon-Brookes
Other tech

Mike Cannon-Brookes tips $200 million into renewables finance company Infradebt

- February 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has backed renewables funding firm Infradebt with $200 million from his private family VC firm Grok Ventures. The funding announcement emerged less than 48 hours after Cannon-Brookes had a $5 billion takeover offer for energy supplier AGL rejected as undervaluing the business by the company’s board. Infradebt is a specialist infrastructure project finance… Read more »

Rocket space ozone layer

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 »

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Australian fintechs now have a map of potential investors

- November 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has released a  new map for fintechs detailing investors in the sector. The map showcases investors from across the country, featuring a variety of funders including venture capitalists, angel funds, corporate investors, crowd-funding options and incubators. It’s available for free for people in the fintech and startup communities. The map is free to… Read more »