Prezi raises US$57M investment to accelerate global growth plans; surpasses 50M users worldwide

- November 20, 2014 2 MIN READ

Presentation software startup Prezi has today announced that it has raised an additional US$57 million in investment from Spectrum Equity and Accel Partners, taking total capital raised so far for the startup to $71.3 million. The latest round of funding is a major step forward for Prezi and will help accelerate the company’s global growth plans.


Do Australian VCs need a service like DataFox?

- November 17, 2014 9 MIN READ

A new startup DataFox has emerged, offering what appears to be a holistic and automated solution that allows investors to make better investment decisions. Google Ventures Partner Dave Munichiello even said that DataFox “is well positioned to help foster a new era of transparency in the world of private-company data.”

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Catcha Group is about to invest up to $100 million into high growth stage startups in South East Asia

- October 29, 2014 3 MIN READ

Yesterday, Catcha Group announced the launch of Catcha Ventures, its investment arm which will focus on funding high growth new media, technology and mobile companies in the South East Asian region. In a media release, the company stated it would invest between USD$50 to $100 million in chosen companies over the next three to five year period.


HUMANS IN TECH: Bao-Minh Tran-Vo and Charles Noble, c8apps

- September 22, 2014 3 MIN READ

Two young blokes from Melbourne met whilst studying at Australian National University (ANU) together in Canberra. They were both computer science and business graduates with a passion for sports, which seems fitting as to why they would go on to creating a mobile sports gaming company.

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BlueChilli secures $5 million from prominent investors and acquires Future Capital’s equity

- September 1, 2014 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based venture technology investor and startup incubator, BlueChilli has today announced it has closed AUD$5 million in investment, which will help the firm continue in its path to grow and strengthen Australia’s startup sector. The latest round of funding was led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments, as well as Adelaide-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Internode Simon Hackett.


The most common mistakes of startup budgets

- April 30, 2014 2 MIN READ

In order to bring revenue, every startup needs to have a solid financial backup provided by investors. Before planning your budget and handing it down to people that might be interested in financing your idea, it’s worth taking a moment to rethink your strategy to ensure your prospective funds are used as efficiently as possible.