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Climate Tech

KPMG is on the hunt for eco-startups tackling nature and biodiversity issues, offering a $100,000 prize

- April 5, 2022 2 MIN READ

Consultancy giant KPMG Australia is offering a $100,000 prize to a startup working on tech solutions to address nature and biodiversity-related problems as part of a new program. The KPMG Nature Positive Challenge is designed to encourage and support the growth of the nation’s most innovative startups and impact ventures in the eco space. The… Read more »

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Advice

KPMG: Fintech sector growth is being driven by M&A

- October 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

Consolidation in the financial services sector, as corporates swallow up fintechs, has been a key driver of growth in the fintech sector over the past 12 months according to analysis by KPMG. The KPMG Fintech Landscape 2021, an annual survey of independent fintechs that are either active and/or headquartered in Australia, reveals there are currently… Read more »

Fintech

Fintechs scored a staggering $133 billion in investment globally so far this year

- August 10, 2021 3 MIN READ

Fintech is hot with venture capitalists globally, with investment in the sector hitting US$98 billion (A$133bn) in the first half of 2021 according to global advisory firm KPMG. The company’s bi-annual Pulse of Fintech report on investment trends found a US$10.9bn jump in investment on H1 FY20, including M&A, private equity and VC. Australian fintech… Read more »

Advice

KPMG’s High Growth Ventures wants to hear from startup founders about their mental and physical health as part of its annual checkup

- November 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

KPMG Australia’s High Growth Ventures is conducting its annual research into the physical and mental wellbeing of startup founders and is keen to hear from them as the sector prepares to gear up for 2021. Amanda Price, Head of High Growth Ventures, said the personal performance of founders is a major factor for the success… Read more »

Topics

Here’s what startup founders and investors are saying about the future of VC funding after a massive start to 2020

- August 11, 2020 4 MIN READ

Startup investment in Australia hit new highs in the first six months of 2020, according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse report, but what does the reality of the raw numbers look like on the ground? KPMG’s Venture Pulse report found a jump of nearly 50% in venture capital investment compared to 12 months ago, reaching US$944.7 million… Read more »

Opinion

Why founders need to be fit for success

- November 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

  What is it that makes it possible for certain founders to build global companies like Atlassian, Canva and Airwallex, when so many fail? It’s the multi-billion dollar question facing every startup sector across the world. It’s not just about having a viable idea, because many evolve considerably from their conception to when they go… Read more »

Topics

7 charts on the state of VC investment in Australia

- September 3, 2019 3 MIN READ

Ian Gardiner has been working with the Australian startup ecosystem for more than 15 years co-founder of Innovation Bay, helping entrepreneurs network, raise capital and collaborate. But even the startup veteran admits that despite the millions raised in seed funding and the thousands of entrepreneurs he’s met and worked with over that time, little was… Read more »

Prospa
Other

KPMG is looking for the 100 best fintechs in the world

- July 16, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Prospa co-founders Beau Bertoli and Greg Moshal – an Australian fintech success story. Photo: supplied Global advisory firm KPMG is on the hunt for the best fintech startups in the world to compile its annual Fintech100. Nominations close on July 31, with the final list for the 2019 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech100 being… Read more »

Topics

KPMG just backed legal automation startup Plexus in a $4.65 million Series A raise

- May 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

Melbourne lawtech startup Plexus, has closed the largest venture capital raise in Australian legal history, $4.65 million in Series A funding, led by KPMG. The professional services company’s legal arm, KPMG Law has also formed a strategic alliance with Plexus. Aconex co-founders, Rob Philpot and Leigh Jasper, and Message Media co-founder Grant Rule also participated.… Read more »